Motorists will be able to drive through the Leopold II tunnel in Brussels as of Saturday, September 1st, announced Wednesday the Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Pascal Smet.
The Leopold II tunnel has been closed off since July 1st. Work was being carried out to eliminate asbestos, among other things. The air flow system and the lights have been renewed, and speed cameras have been installed.
As for the Porte de Hal tunnel, the four lanes will be open to traffic as of Friday, August 31st.
With a distance of 2.6 kilometers, the Leopold II tunnel is the longest one in Belgium. About 40,000 vehicles come into and out of it every day.
The renovation works are not yet finished. Two closures are still scheduled for the next two summers to renew the coating.
Throughout the year, late-night works are also planned to repair the roof.