The construction of the new A11 motorway between Bruges and Knokke-Heist (Westkapelle) is well on schedule. As of today, the intersection Westkapelle and the roundabout near Knokke are opened. For the first time, traffic from Antwerp to Bruges will enter the tunnel of the new A11-N49 complex . Almost all sections of the new complex were put into use this afternoon. Only the connection between the A11 and the N49 in the direction of Knokke is still under construction.
Via Brugge commissioned ZJA with the architectural design of the new motorway A11 Bruges and Knokke-Heist. The 12 km motorway connects the N31 in Bruges with the N49 in Westkapelle. The construction of the motorway A11 started two years ago. The new motorway will ensure a better connection between the port of Zeebrugge and the hinterland. Also road safety and the quality of life in the region will be increased, by separating port traffic from local traffic.
The completion of the project is expected in the second half of 2017.
Photographs: Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer