The size and complexity of the Right Bank subproject is unprecedented in Flanders. It will be the largest construction site in the country, right through a highly urbanised area with busy traffic arteries.
On the right bank, the R1 will have a lower alignment and be partly covered, so that the Merksem viaduct will disappear and the urban landscape will undergo a thorough transformation. Antwerp will get a contemporary green and social friendly environment.
In order to achieve all this in the shortest possible time, it is necessary to temporarily build a new R1 east of the existing R1.