Motorways in Belgium

In Belgium, the motorways (French: autoroutes) are indicated by an A and an E (for European) number. The E numbers are used most often. Roads that are (part of) a ring road around a town or city are mostly indicated by an R number.

Since 1989, all highways are built and maintained by the governments of the three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).

For safety on motorways in Belgium,

  • 60% of killed travelers did not wear their seat-belt;
  • 38% of crash are impacted by speed;
  • around 30% of accident occur near or on a motorway exit or entry, and 5% of accidents are in a junction;
  • 19% of drivers were stopped at the time of the accident;
  • 13% of accidents occur in a work zone[1].

A1 - A12 (Radial Motorways)

This first list concerns the motorways which start from the ring of Brussels to other cities and are which are clockwise : A1 towards the north, A2 towards the north-east, A3 towards the east, etc.

NB. the motorways A5,A6 and A9 have never been built.

A11 - A54 (Secondary Motorways)

A27 near to St. Vith

A112 - A604 (Local Motorways)

Aborted projects

Ring roads (R)

Main

Secondary

Antwerp

Brabant

Former province of Brabant, corresponds to Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and the Brussels-Capital Region nowadays.

West Flanders

East Flanders

Hainaut

Liège

Limburg

Link roads (B)

Prefixed by the letter B from the French word "bretelle".

Antwerp

Brabant

Former province of Brabant, corresponds to Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and the Brussels-Capital Region nowadays.

  • B201: R0 - Érasme/Erasmus
  • B202: R0 - Avenue de l'Humanité/Humaniteitslaan
  • B202a: R202 - N266

East Flanders

Hainaut

  • B505: A7/E19/E42 - R50 (Mons)

Liège

  • B601: A27/E42 - N640 (Tiège, Jalhay)
  • B602: A26/E25 - N633 (Tilff, Esneux)

Namur

  • B901: A4/E411 - N90 (Loyers, Namur)

See also

References

  1. ^ https://newmobility.news/2017/10/23/autoroute-un-tiers-des-accidents-mortels-aux-alentours-dune-bretelle-2/

External links

  • Highways in the Benelux