Mobility manager needed for Brussels Ring roadworks, says minister
Major works on Brussels’ ring road will start in 2019, and Flanders’ mobility ministers says a central contact for businesses is crucial
Works will be carried out to split local and through traffic into different lanes, which should decrease congestion and the number of accidents. The works cover a stretch of 20 kilometres between the junctions with the E40. The project has a budget of €2 billion.
“We will do everything we can to limit the inconvenience as much as possible,” Weyts said. His department would work together with the Flemish chamber of commerce, Voka, to create the post of accessibility manager, whose role would be to inform businesses about expected problems on the road, and offer possible alternatives.
“Antwerp’s mobility manager has been incredibly useful,” Weyts said. “We plan to repeat that success in the Flemish periphery.”