The new rush hour lanes are being introduced soon and should address congestion during the busiest part of the day. The lanes will be set out on the E40 between Sterrebeek and Holsbeek on the Leuven Brussels run and on the E19 between Antwerp North and Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor.
At present only one special rush hour lane operates on the E313 from the connection with the Antwerp ring road to Ranst. Figures show that it is a success. Drivers have been able to shave a quarter off their journey time.
The Flemish Government has approved the introduction of the two new lanes. Last year the volume of traffic on Flemish roads rose by 2%.