On Saturday the 26th of August, the A11 motorway was officially inaugurated. The A11 construction was one of the largest road infrastructure works in Flanders. This missing link, a 12 kilometer long connection between the N31 in Bruges and the N49 in Knokke, will make a fast connection between two important arterial roads.
The port of Zeebrugge is glad this infrastructural realization has reached the last phase. Freight traffic will reach the hinterland in a much more efficient way. This is a crucial advantage for the further development of the port. Nearly 70 percent of port traffic goes by road and the smallest time gain makes a great difference.
The A11 strengthens the port's competitive position. Clients react to any difference in speed, because this inevitably also means a difference in costs. Quicker transport is beneficial to all port users.
The new motorway will also improve the livability for the people in the region. The missing link will divide two traffic flows, the local traffic and the freight traffic, which will help keep heavy traffic away from living zones. This is also of great importance.