As a national airport located in the heart of Europe, Brussels Airport is the ideal gateway to Brussels, Belgium and the rest of the world. The extensive road network surrounding the airport is a valuable asset, but it requires regular maintenance and occasional roadworks. Here, you will find a summary of ongoing and upcoming roadworks near Brussels Airport.
The Vilvoorde Viaduct is one of the busiest traffic junctions in the country, with more than 150,000 vehicles passing over it every day. After 50 years, the viaduct is in need of thorough renovation.
Between August 2023 and the end of 2025, the works will mainly concern the inner ring road. To carry out the work, the speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h and the traffic lanes will be narrowed. Traffic coming from Ghent, Bruges and the north/north-west of Brussels to the airport may be disrupted.
Vilvoorde, on the northern edge of Brussels
The renovation of the Hector Henneaulaan bridge over the Ring has begun. At the same time, the corresponding connections to the Ring Road are being tackled. The result will be better accessibility for residents, traders and local businesses.
Works will involve narrowed lanes and a 70 km/h speed limit. During works on the bridge, the Ring Road will be interrupted at times. A diversion en route to the airport is possible as a result, but we will of course remain accessible. These works will mainly affect traffic from the west and south of Brussels.
Northern side Zaventem
Since spring 2023, works are being carried out in the Leonard Tunnel of the Brussels Ring Road. Works are also ongoing in the central reservation of the ring road between the Leonard and Four Arms intersection.
Tunnel R0 closed at night (April 2023 - July 2024). The tunnel shafts will be completely closed at night, traffic will have to follow a diversion. On weekdays, the tunnels will reopen from 5.30am. These works affect mainly traffic from the west and south of Brussels.
Ring 0 South
Do you prefer travelling by public transport? The train station at Brussels Airport is situated below the terminal (level -1), while the bus station is one floor below the Arrivals Hall (level 0).
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