Brussels’ longest road tunnel reopens

The road tunnel that brings traffic into the centre of the capital from the northwest has reopened after having been closed for two months for essential maintenance work. The 2.5 km-long  Leopold II Tunnel reopened at 6am on Monday morning, just in time for the rush hour. A little further along the Brussels Inner Ring road both lanes reopened in the Rogier Tunnel. The maintenance work in both tunnels will continue during weekday nights.  

With around  80,000 vehicles passing through it on an average weekday the Leopold II Tunnel is one of the busiest arterial routes into and out of the centre of Brussels. The tunnel had been closed completely for the past 9 weeks. In the run up to the closure, the Brussels regional traffic agency Brussels Mobility had taken preparatory measures such as the introduction of a one way system around the Elizabeth Park and the National Basilica in the municipalities of Koekelberg and Ganshoren.  

In addition to the re-opening of the Leopold II Tunnel, the lane restrictions in the Rogier Tunnel have also been lifted.   

Although both tunnels will be open during the day, they will both continue to be closed between 10pm and 6am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The Leopold II tunnel will close completely for a final time during July and August 2020.   

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