I'm going to drive from Antwerp out coastwards later today, google maps says A11 is closed

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No more info in google (apart from maps). Anyone from Belgium, could you clarify what's going on?

  • This question is going to go out of date really quickly. Oct 17, 2014 at 12:44
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    This question is far too specific to be of long-term value. If it were broadened to "how do I find out road closure issues in Belgium?", it might be of more future value. Oct 19, 2014 at 9:20
  • @AndrewFerrier: or "in Europe" in general, because it's not the first time I notice Maps to be unreliable in this respect. I'm personally not particularly interested, but feel free to edit.
    – georg
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:04
  • An answer for Belgium is more likely to be meaningful than one for all of Europe, as each country may have their own road closures reporting system, for instance.
    – Flimzy
    Oct 19, 2014 at 20:05

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As I recall I got the same notice on my phone last night, after having taken that exact road to get home. It seems to either be a bug or they've interpreted a traffic notice incorrectly: there are roadworks on that particular freeway with single-lane traffic from Vrasene (on the left on your map) going east to just past where it joins the R2 with part of the exit closed (E34 > R2 closed, take next exit; R2 > E34 West closed; R2 > E34 open).

However, since you're driving west, not east, you shouldn't even encounter any delays. That road is most definitely open.

Additional source to confirm: Verkeerscentrum.be

  • Thanks, everything went fine (except that you usually don't expect to see that many traffic lights on a freeway :)
    – georg
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:05

I'm not from Belgium, but I suspect it might be a bug. The A11 in the UK was closed today following a collision (see twitter tweets about it and perhaps Google's placed it on the wrong A11.

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    @pnuts Or, on the opposite, an alarmingly wrong automation.
    – Aleks G
    Oct 17, 2014 at 14:39

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