cars trafficjam on the Afsluitdijk
cars trafficjam on the Afsluitdijk

Hindrance

You may experience hindrance the coming years on the Afsluitdijk. You can find a hindrance table on our homepage. Please find below more details and contact information.

Because of road work, you have to take extra travel time into account. The A7 Afsluitdijk will remain open to road users as much as possible during the large-scale renovation. If work has to be carried out on the road, one lane will be closed to traffic (always on different parts of the road). From May to September 2022, a lot of work will take place at the same time on the Afsluitdijk. For both road and shipping traffic, the Afsluitdijk is always busier in summer than in winter.

Bicycle bus

Safe cycling and walking on the Afsluitdijk is not possible during the work on the dike. The cycle paths are closed. That’s why we offer cyclists and walkers free transport across the Afsluitdijk with the bicycle bus. The stops are easy to find thanks to the pink bicycle signs.

Obstacle table

In the table below we inform you about the largest planned works.

Work and nuisance

In various sections of the road traffic can use only a single lane. This applies to both directions.

A new water pump station and new sea locks are being built and the existing lock system is being renovated.

Parkingsite Vlietermonument Waddensea side closed to road traffic

Due to the renovation of the A7 around the Vlieter Monument, the parking spaces on the north side are not accessible for the time being.

Parkingsite Vlietermonument IJsselmeer side closed to road traffic

Due to the renovation of the A7 around the Vlieter Monument, the parking spaces on the north side are not accessible for the time being.

Kornwerderzand exit from Friesland and Kornwerderzand entrance to North Holland closed

At Kornwerderzand, the road surface of the A7 is being improved. Road users from Friesland in the direction of Kornwerderzand can use the Zurich exit to reach Kornwerderzand via the southern Parallelweg (extra travel time approximately 2 minutes). Road users in the direction of Noord-Holland will be diverted via the A7 in direction Zurich.

Kornwerderzand access road to Friesland closed

Due to work to improve the A7 road surface, road users in the direction of Friesland will be diverted via the southern Parallelroad (extra travel time approximately 2 minutes).

Closure of the southern parallel road at Kornwerderzand

In order to renew the top layer of the asphalt, the southern parallel road Kornwerderzand is closed to traffic. Road users from Kornwerderzand in the direction of Friesland will be diverted via the northern parallel road (extra travel time is approximately 3 minutes).

Closure Kapitein Boers Kornwerderzand viaduct

The viaduct at Kornwerderzand is closed to traffic due to work to improve the road surface. Road users from Kornwerderzand in the direction of Friesland will be diverted via the southern parallel road (extra travel time is approximately 5 minutes). Road users from Kornwerderzand to North Holland detour via the southern parallel road and the[…]

Closure of local roads at Breezanddijk

In order to provide the local roads around the petrol station with new asphalt, the intersection next to the station has been closed to traffic. The pumping station can only be reached from the highway, coming from Noord-Holland. Road users from Breezanddijk in the direction of Friesland will be diverted via Den Oever (extra travel[…]

Night closure Afsluitdijk A7 between Den Oever and Zurich (both directions)

Due to various works, including the installation of a footbridge near the Vlieter Monument, the A7 is closed to road traffic between Zurich and Den Oever in both directions.

Night closure Afsluitdijk A7 between Den Oever and Zurich (both directions)

Due to various works, the A7 between Den Oever and Zurich is closed in both directions. If the new footbridge near the Vlieter Monument cannot take place on October 21 due to unfavorable weather conditions, these work will take place on the night of October 28.

Lock kolkkade Den Oever and boat ramp / trailer ramp Zuiderhaven closed

Due to the elevation of the dike at the outport of Den Oever, the lock channel and the Zuiderhaven boat ramp/trailer ramp are closed. For bringing boats in and out of the water, one can use the public boat ramp/trailer ramp in the harbor of Oude Zeug (Noorderdijkweg Wieringerwerf).

Emergency port Breezanddijk closed

19 August 2019 – 2022

On the side of the Wadden Sea Levvel will set up a worksite at the complex, which will therefore be closed. The emergency port will be available for ships in need and in case of calamities.

Partial blockage at the Lorentz lock complex in Korwerderzand

1 october 2022 – february 2023

Due to the construction of a new flood barrier on the Waddenzee side of the lock complex bridges, easterly passage is blocked, westerly passage is available for shipping vessels.  Shipping traffic shall experience some delays because vessels using the north-south passage will only be able to pass the bridges by taking turns.

Blockage of all shipping traffic at Lorenz locks in Kornwerderzand

Dates to be determined in 2023

Due to the construction of a new flood barrier on the Waddenzee side of the lock complex bridges, the entire lock complex shall be completely blocked for all shipping traffic over a period of 2 days and another period of 7 days. The exact dates shall follow. During these periods you can circumnavigate this area[…]

Nocturnal obstruction of shipping lock Den Oever

Various dates from 13th july 2022 and on

Tests will take place at the new gates of the floodgate on various nights during low water. During the blockage, shipping can bypass the Lorentz locks in Kornwerderzand.
July 13, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.
July 14 02:00 AM – 06:00 AM
28 July 1:30 AM – 5:30 AM
July 29 2am – 6am

Closure Stevin lock complex Den Oever

12th – 14th september 2022 – daily from 08.00-17.00 h

Various activities are being carried out, including hanging the lock gates. The Stevinsluis will be closed to shipping from 12 to 14 September, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shipping can use the Lorentz locks Kornwerderzand.

Blockage large chamber Lorentz lock Kornwerderzand

19-21 september 2022 – daily from 8.00-05.00 h

Various activities are carried out, including inspections and hanging the lock gates. The large chamber will be closed to shipping on 19, 20 and 21 September daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shipping can use the small chamber or circumnavigate through the Stevin lock Den Oever.

Nightly blockage Stevin lock Den Oever

various dates between August 1 and August 11, 2022

Tests are carried out at the gates of the floodgate during low or high water. Shipping detours via Lorentz locks Kornwerderzand. 1 Aug 10pm – 2am *, 3 Aug 11pm – 3am *, 6 Aug 12am – 4am , 8 Aug 10pm – 2am, 9 Aug 11:30pm – 3:30am, 11 Aug 1am – 5am (Test[…]

Nightly blockage Stevin lock Den Oever (2)

various dates between 15 August 2022 – 31 August 2022

Tests are carried out at the gates of the floodgate during low or high water. Shipping can circumnavigate the Lorentz locks at Kornwerderzand. 15 Aug 23.00-03.00 *, 16 Aug 23.30-03.30 *, 18 Aug 00.00-04.00 , 30 Aug 03.00-06.00, 31 Aug 04.00-06.00 (Test on these dates during high water)

Nightly blockage Stevin lock Den Oever (3)

various dates and times between September 1 and 24, 2022

Tests will take place at the new doors during low water. Shipping detours via Lorentz locks Kornwerderzand. Sept 1st 4:00am – 6:00am, Sept 7th 11:00pm – 3:00am, Sept 9th 12:00am – 4:30am, Sept 10th 01:30am – 5:30am, Sept 21st 10:30pm – 2:30am, Sept 23rd 12:00am – 4:00am, Sept 24th 01:30am – 5:30am

Afsluitdijk biking lane closed, free shuttle bus service for cyclists and their bikes

April 2019 – End of 2025

Windpark Fryslân is installing power cables for the new wind farm Read more alternative transportation.

Day recreation area Kornwerderzand closed

1 February 2019 – 2023

The day recreation area (the so-called motorhome pitches) is closed for the establishment of a work site at Kornwerderzand.

Emergency port Breezanddijk closed

19 August 2019 – 2022

On the side of the Wadden Sea Levvel will set up a worksite at the complex, which will therefore be closed. The emergency port will be available for ships in need and in case of calamities.

Parkingsite Vlietermonument Waddensea side closed to road traffic

22 march 2022 – to be determined

Due to the renovation of the A7 around the Vlieter Monument, the parking spaces on the north side are not accessible for the time being.

Parkingsite Vlietermonument IJsselmeer side closed to road traffic

6th of April 2022 – to be determined

Due to the renovation of the A7 around the Vlieter Monument, the parking spaces on the north side are not accessible for the time being.

Kornwerderzand exit from Friesland and Kornwerderzand entrance to North Holland closed

11 June – 11th August 2022

At Kornwerderzand, the road surface of the A7 is being improved. Road users from Friesland in the direction of Kornwerderzand can use the Zurich exit to reach Kornwerderzand via the southern Parallelweg (extra travel time approximately 2 minutes). Road users in the direction of Noord-Holland will be diverted via the A7 in direction Zurich.

Kornwerderzand access road to Friesland closed

11th august 2022 – 23rd september 2022

Due to work to improve the A7 road surface, road users in the direction of Friesland will be diverted via the southern Parallelroad (extra travel time approximately 2 minutes).

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