The E411-E25 Road Works in Belgium. A Case Study

This report represents a case study of the major road works undertaken on the E411-E25 motorways in the south of Belgium. The works are being undertaken over a three year period and involve long-term operations on significant sections of two key routes. The report concentrates on traffic management issues; it presents the evolution of the planning for the road works, the performance of the initial layout, the reasons for, and consequences of, modifications to this layout, and the relationship of the results obtained to previous experience. It describes the genesis, the chronology and the course of the road works until mid-September 2004. The traffic management issues are developed extensively, including the equipment put in place and the layout options. The report provides an abundance of data pertaining to traffic and speed, both before and during the works. Information has been gathered on accident causation, which can be used to gain some insights into the additional risk associated with the presence of works. The many possible diversion routes are outlined, including their suitability and distinguishing features, as well as their level of adoption by the public, with an insight on mobility, accessibility and multimodality. Some possible problems and related recommendations are identified. The report does not study the perverse effects the diverted traffic causes on the various alternative routes, like the added risks and nuisance for the regular users or the roadside residents. Nor does it analyse the road user costs on these alternative routes.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Belgian Road Research Centre (BRRC)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication E 41/05
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2013 10:08AM