Rijkswaterstaat advises road users driving to Belgium on Friday to postpone their trip if possible. Several border crossings on highways to Belgium have been closed since Thursday evening due to farmer protests.
The border crossing on the A67 near Eersel, the one on the A16 near Hazeldonk and the one on the A4 near Markiezaat are closed on the Belgian side. Rijkswaterstaat is already diverting people from the highway on the Dutch side of the border, so that traffic does not get stuck behind the farmers’ blockades.
The A16 from Antwerp to Breda is largely free again, reports the ANWB. The road in the opposite direction is still closed.
Rijkswaterstaat announces that there are still options to drive to Belgium, on highways and local roads. “But we don’t know how quickly the situation can change,” the spokesperson said. Rijkswaterstaat advises you to keep a close eye on traffic information if you still want to travel to Belgium.
According to the ANWB, the roads around the A16 near Hazeldonk are busy on Friday morning due to detouring traffic. According to the spokesperson, detour options on the main roads are limited. “You are left with the Western Scheldt tunnel, the A2 near Maastricht and the A76 highway near Stein.”
On Thursday evening, Belgian farmers set up the first blockades on the highways near the border with the Netherlands. Some Dutch farmers have also joined these protests.
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