Longer and heavier morning traffic jams in 2019
In 2019, traffic on the Flemish highways increased again, especially during rush hours. The morning traffic jams became more substantial and more prolonged. In Brussels and Antwerp, they became heavier by an average of 8%. Figures are from the Flemish Traffic Center.
An average morning traffic jam of 155 km
In 2019, car traffic increased by 0,4% on weekdays and 1,1% at weekends. Cargo traffic on working days grew by 0,8%. The extra traffic volumes were mainly generated during rush hours.
The average morning traffic jam last year was 155 km long, which is 5 km longer than in 2018. The average evening traffic jam shrank by 4 km to 115 km, compared to 119 km a year earlier.
The Brussels and Antwerp ring roads together account for a third of all morning traffic jams and more than half of all evening traffic jams on the Flemish highways.
With 139 000 vehicles per working day, the zone between Berchem and Antwerp East was once again the busiest stretch of highway in Flanders last year. With an average of 10,5 hours of traffic jams per day, the Kennedy tunnel remains the record holder.
It is also the busiest Flemish tunnel with an average of 156 000 vehicles per day.