R1 ring road (Belgium)

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Ring R1
Route information
Maintained by the Roads and Traffic Agency of the Flemish government
Length17 km (11 mi)
Major junctions
FromAntwerpen-Noord junction
Major intersectionsAB-Kreuz.svg Antwerpen-Noord junction
E19 / A1, A12

AB-AS.svg 1 Merksem N129
AB-Brücke.svg Merksem Viaduct
AB-AS.svg 2 Deurne
N129, N120
AB-Kreuz.svg Antwerpen-Oost junction E313 / E34 / A13
AB-AS.svg 3 Borgerhout N184
AB-AS.svg 4 Berchem N1
AB-Kreuz.svg Antwerpen-Zuid junction
A12, E19 / A1, N155
AB-AS.svg 5 La Grellelaan N150
AB-Kreuz.svg Antwerpen-Centrum junction A122
AB-AS.svg 5a Het Zuid N113
AB-Tunnel.svg Kennedytunnel
AB-AS.svg 6 Linkeroever N70
AB-Kreuz.svg Antwerpen-West junction E17 / A14

AB-AS.svg 7 Sint-Anna Linkeroever E34 / A11 N49a
ToSint-Anna Linkeroever
Highway system
  • Highways of Belgium

The R1 is the ring road around the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

The ring road is not complete; however, its completion is planned with the long running proposed construction of the Oosterweel Link which would cross the Scheldt river. The existing Scheldt crossing is via the Kennedy Tunnel.

The road is largely built on the area of the former Brialmont Fortress around the city of Antwerp, which was constructed between 1859 and 1863.[1]

In the course of planning the procurement of the construction works, the Flemish authorities raised several queries with the European Commission, intending to ensure that their plans did not conflict with EU public procurement law. One query related to their proposal to award a concession contract, without market consultation, to SA Tunnel Liefkenshoek for the construction and operation of a new link from the River Scheldt to Antwerp, in reply to which it was confirmed that the proposed concession was "unlikely to give rise to problems of compatibiloty with Eueopean public procurement law".[2]

In order to diminish particulate matter and noise disturbance, the non-governmental organization Ringland has demanded that the ring road should be fully roofed.[3]

Antwerp ring road


  1. ^ "Berchem - Inventaris Bouwkundig Erfgoed" (in Dutch). Inventaris Onroerend Ergoed. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ European Commission, Joint press release from Commissioner Barnier and Kris Peeters, Minister-President of the Government of the Flemish Region, concerning the Oosterweel project (completion of the Antwerp Ring), published 4 November 2013, accessed 24 December 2020
  3. ^ wer; jvt (4 May 2014). "Overkappen Antwerpse ring redt mensenlevens". De Standaard. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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