Eastern Ring Zone
The Eastern Ring zone is the part of the Ring that contains four major traffic junctions: Vierarmen intersection, Leonard intersection, Groenendaal intersection and the Brabandtlaan.
Working on the Ring aims to increase traffic safety to reduce the number of incidents and enhance traffic flows. The current infrastructure has become outmoded. We are improving poorly designed intersections and creating direct links between the Ring and the connecting motorways. The infrastructure will be made safer and more logical, and detouring traffic will be diverted away from residential areas.
We are actively working to upgrade various aspects of liveability, such as noise and biodiversity. Development of bicycle highways and public transport into Brussels is being bolstered. Barriers between residential and natural areas must be eliminated. One significant challenge is the Sonian Forest, which is currently spilt in half by the Ring.
An integrated planning process for the four major interchanges will be launched, and will lead to a new Regional Development Implementation plan for each of the junctions. A number of issues, such as the development of the Jezus-Eik village centre, will be brought forward.
Read more about phase 2 of Ring East in our 2019 annual report.