R1 ring road (Belgium)

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

Route information
Maintained by the Roads and Traffic Agency of the Flemish government
Length17 km (11 mi)
Major junctions
FromAntwerpen-Noord junction
  Antwerpen-Noord junction
E 19 / A1, A12

1 Merksem N129
Merksem Viaduct
2 Deurne
N129, N120
Antwerpen-Oost junction E 313 / E 34 / A13
3 Borgerhout N184
4 Berchem N1
Antwerpen-Zuid junction
A12, E 19 / A1, N155
5 La Grellelaan N150
Antwerpen-Centrum junction A122
5a Het Zuid N113
6 Linkeroever N70
Antwerpen-West junction E 17 / A14

7 Sint-Anna Linkeroever E 34 / A11 N49a
ToSint-Anna Linkeroever
Highway system
Motorways in 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. In order to increase the liveability of the Antwerp people by diminishing particulate matter and noise disturbance, the organisation Ringland proposed that the ring road would be fully roofed.[1]

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.[2]


  1. wer; jvt (4 May 2014). "Overkappen Antwerpse ring redt mensenlevens". De Standaard. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. "Berchem - Inventaris Bouwkundig Erfgoed" (in Dutch). Inventaris Onroerend Ergoed. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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