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.

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 – march 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 Lorentz locks Kornwerderzand

March 8.9 and 10, 2023

The Lorentz locks will be completely blocked for a few days due to the lifting of the roller gate of the new floodgate.

Blocking all shipping Lorentz locks Kornwerderzand (reserve)

21,22 and 23 March 2023

If the work cannot take place on March 8.9 and 10 due to unfavorable weather conditions,
then these activities will be carried out on 21, 22 and 23 March.

Night closure Stevinsluis Den Oever

December 12 tot December 15, 2022, daily from 10 PM to 2 AM

Because all systems of the newly built floodgate are tested in their entirety, the Stevin lock is completely blocked daily from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Waterway users can circumnavigate via the Lorentz locks.

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.

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