SCBA E17 Temse-Kruibeke

From 2020 to 2021
Within this project, we perform a SCBA study for the infrastructural development of the network of the E17 between Temse and Kruibeke. In doing so, we will weigh various alternatives against each other, with the goal of improving traffic flow on the E17.

There are problems today with the traffic flow on the E17. Due to the limited passage in the Kennedy tunnel, traffic jams are building up on the E17. This also means that traffic flow to the E34 and the Liefkenshoek Tunnel via Antwerp West is compromised. This is exacerbated in the event of an emergency, when traffic jams increase and overflow to the underlying road network.
In the event of very serious emergencies, the underlying road network in Waasland acts as a 'switch' between the E17 and E34.
In this study, we examine the extent to which an infrastructural adjustment on the E17 can offer a solution to these problems.

The final result of this work is a SCBA that examines the extent to which the benefits of an infrastructural change are greater than the costs.

We start the project with a case study, in which we do an extensive context analysis. We draw up various alternatives as a solution to the problem. From this list, we select the most promising alternatives, which we will then include in the SCBA.
In the second part of the study, we carry out a social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) with the main objective of determining the current (social) added value of these alternatives, taking into account the wider context.

TML uses its expertise to make an objective analysis of the situation by means of a cost-benefit analysis. Not only do we consider the direct benefits of the alternatives, such as time savings for car traffic, but also the external effects, such as (environmental) nuisance in the vicinity, and the costs of realising the project. In this way, we consider all aspects and weigh them against each other.

​​​​​​​Depending on the results of the SCBA, further work may be done towards an Environmental Impact Assessment document and a Regional Spatial Implementation Plan (GRUP). At this time, however, it is too early to decide whether this will be the case.


From 2020 to 2021


Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer (AWV) Oost-Vlaanderen

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Gitte Van Den Bergh, Rosanne Vanpée
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