The final construction works on the new A11 motorway between Knokke-Heist and Brugge are in sight. On August 26th, the A11 will be inaugurated and a period of three and a half years of intensive work will come to an end. In the following week, the A11 will be opened to all traffic.
One of the highlights of the A11 is the double movable bridge over the Boudewijn Canal. It is also the first movable bridge on a highway in Belgium. The largest construction of the A11 is the new viaduct near Bruges. Measuring 17 meters high and 800 meters long it is one of the eye catchers of the A11 project.
The 12 km long new highway provides for a better connection between the seaport of Bruges and the inland. The new A11 includes several tunnels, bridges and junctions, and also provides for new cycle paths. The new A11 motorway will also separate port traffic from local traffic.
Via Brugge commissioned ZJA with the architectural design of the new A11 motorway and its associated junctions, tunnels, bridges, fauna underpasses, roundabouts and cycle paths. Bureau Bas Smets is responsible for the landscaping of the project.