Redevelopment of Woluwelaan

1. Uplace project entry and exit (bridge and tunnel connection with Woluwelaan)
2. Tunnel on Woluwelaan for Diegem – Machelen through traffic near the new Ring/Woluwelaan connection
3. Redevelopment of Nieuwbrugstraat junctiont
4. Redevelopment of Beaulieustraat/Woluwelaan junction
5. Redevelopment of Woluwelaan

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1. Uplace project entry and exit (bridge and tunnel connection with Woluwelaan)

In future, you will be able to reach Uplace via the renovated entry/exit complex on the Ring and Woluwelaan. Uplace must therefore be made accessible via Woluwelaan. To ensure a smooth flow of traffic on Woluwelaan, access to the project will be provided from Woluwelaan via a specially designed bridge, taking you straight to the project. Exiting traffic in the direction of Diegem will take Woluwelaan via a specially designed tunnel.

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The Tunnel
EObviously, Uplace visitors will be coming from several directions. Here is an overview of how traffic to and from Uplace will be organised.

For incoming traffic:
– From Antwerp (E19): via Nieuwbrugstraat (green arrows)
– From Louvain (via the Ring): via the new Ring/Woluwelaan connection, from Woluwelaan, then via a bridge across Woluwelaan near the project area (blue arrows)
– From Ghent (via the Ring): via the new Ring/Woluwelaan connection, then from Woluwelaan via a bridge across Woluwelaan near the project area as described above (pink arrows)

For outgoing traffic:

– To Antwerp (E19): traffic to the north can exit via the bridge across Woluwelaan then onto Woluwelaan (green arrows)
– To Louvain (Ring): via the tunnel on Woluwelaan which takes outgoing traffic from the Machelen Uplace project to the south, before reaching the Woluwelaan/Ring connection (blue arrows)
– To Ghent (Ring): same as to Louvain (pink arrows)

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2. Woluwelaan tunnel for Diegem – Machelen through traffic near the new Ring/Woluwelaan connection

A tunnel will ensure smooth through traffic on Woluwelaan from the Diegem direction. This tunnel is located close to the connection of the new exit from the Ring with Woluwelaan.

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Traffic coming from the Uplace Machelen project will be able to access the Ring thanks to traffic lights installed at the Ring/Woluwelaan junction. Traffic from the Ring in the direction of the Uplace Machelen project shall remain at street level. Through traffic from Diegem to the north will pass through a tunnel at this connection. These measures shall ensure a smooth flow of traffic.


3. Redevelopment of Nieuwbrugstraat junction

The Woluwelaan/Nieuwbrugstraat junction will be completely redeveloped to ensure traffic flows smoothly around the Uplace project. Below is a sketch of its location and what the junction will look like.

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4. Redevelopment of Beaulieustraat/Woluwelaan junction

In future, Beaulieustraat will no longer allow through traffic via Woluwelaan.


5. Redevelopment of Woluwelaan

The redevelopment of Woluwelaan is also included in the new access plan. The ‘green avenue’ design for Woluwelaan will turn it into an attractive green boulevard. Here are images of the design and cross-sections showing what it will look like:

 

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