Exit 8 in Wemmel, on the Brussels Outer Ring, will be removed in forthcoming redevelopment plans of the Flemish Government. The municipality of Wemmel applauds the decision, but Jette protests. The next Flemish government will have to make decisions about a variety of things to do with the Brussels Outer Ring, but the removal of the exit in Wemmel is looking certain. The plan to get rid of the exit is included in three different proposals, reports La Dernière Heure.
In Wemmel, where the exit meets the De Limburg Stirumlaan on a very traffic-heavy point, the decision is welcomed. “It will give some more prestige to that central axis in the municipality,” said Vincent Jonkheere, responsible for Mobility.
However, in Jette, on the other side of the regional border, they don’t like the decision at all. “This is obviously a bad plan for our municipality,” said mayor Hervé Doyen (CDH). “The people from Jette already experience a lot of bother from the Ring, and this measure will only lead to more traffic here, which in turn will make the air quality deteriorate.”
The Flemish Government wants to completely change the Brussels Outer Ring. Through traffic will be separated from local traffic, between the Groot-Bijgaarden and Sterrebeek junctions.
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