The roof of the tunnel has been entirely replaced. Independent expert had discovered that part of the tunnels ceiling had subsided. The tunnel was closed for safety reasons. In the meantime work to renovate and repair the tunnel has been completed.
The inside of the tunnel has been completely renovated. Karel Lowette who works for the Brussels Transport Minister Pascal Smet (Flemish socialist) told VRT News that “New tarmac has been laid, and the wall coverings have been replaced and a completely new roof has been built. We have also taken the opportunity to change the electronics”.
The renovations of the Montgomery tunnel has cost around 4 million euro making it over budget. In the coming years all of Brussels road tunnels will be renovated.