Following risk analyses of potential threats carried out as a result of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, SCK•CEN, in consultation with the relevant authorities, has decided to close off part of the Boeretang road to through traffic. New sign posts have been installed in the vicinity of SCK•CEN.
From 14 May 2016 part of the Boeretang will be closed to through traffic (vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians) between:
- the roundabout at the entrance to SCK•CEN, VITO and Belgoprocess site 2
- and the connecting road to EURIDICE-Goorstraat at the end of the SCK•CEN site.
Address and roadmap
Locations not accessible via Mol
The entrances to SCK•CEN, VITO and Belgoprocess sites 1 and 2, the residential quarter, hotel-restaurant Lakehouse and Nuclea sports infrastructure are accessible to visitors, suppliers and other external parties via Gravenstraat
(Dessel-Retie). During the day these locations are also accessible via the canal road alongside lock 6 and 7
; between 23.30 and 05.30 hrs this road will be closed at lock 6.
can make deliveries between 8.30 and 12.00 hrs and 13.00 and 16.00 hrs at the VITO goods reception
near the roundabout (Boeretang 200).
Locations not accessible via Dessel
The EURIDICE site will remain accessible via the Boeretang (Mol). The connecting road between the Boeretang and the EURIDICE site will be closed between 19.00 and 07.00 hrs.
SCK•CEN and the communities of Mol and Dessel have installed additional signposting to indicate the routes to be followed. "The closing of the Boeretang is part of a series of security measures we are implementing, in close consultation with the authorities, following the terror attacks in Brussels and, more generally, as part of the safeguarding of nuclear sites," states Eric van Walle, Director-General of SCK•CEN. "We understand that these changes will to some extent disrupt the normal routes taken by the residents of Mol and Dessel, but would like to thank them in advance for their understanding in this matter."