According to EIB website, The Oosterweel link, part of the Trans-European Networks (TEN) motorway Amsterdam-Paris, will close the northern part of the ring road around Antwerp. It is one of the major projects of the Master Plan made by the Flemish Government aimed to reduce traffic congestion in the Antwerp Region. The Antwerp ring road is part of two Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) Core Network Corridors: North Sea – Baltic and North Sea – Mediterranean. It intends to improve road traffic conditions on a section of a core road network. Also, the project is expected to significantly reduce the existing road traffic bottlenecks on the Antwerp ring road and provide more efficient access to the port by diverting heavy traffic from the city. The project closes the Antwerp ring road, reducing congestions on the highway network and mitigating traffic pressure in the urban region. The project also offers substantial safety and environmental benefits.
In terms of environmental aspects, the project involves new road, bridge and tunnel construction in largely urban and industrial environment along a new alignment, thus the project must comply with the provisions of EU.
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