The Nelson Mandela Bridge has been closed to pedestrians, cyclists and travelers for over two weeks due to cracks. Part of the blue-yellow cap will be removed and the bridge will receive extra supports. This causes road closures at the Zuidweg and later also the A12 motorway. We list them.

    Zuidweg partly closed: Monday 19 December 07:00 – Friday 23 December 16:00

    From Monday, December 19 at 7 a.m the northern lane of the Zuidweg is closed. This is the road towards the Afrikaweg. The closure of the Zuidweg starts at the intersection with the Mahatma Gandhisingel. There is a diversion via the Mahatma Gandhisingel, Albert Schweitzersingel and Houtsingel. This is indicated with signs.

    From 19 December on the southern carriageway of Zuidweg (towards Oostweg), the bus lane and part of the right-turn lane will only be closed near the Nelson Mandela Bridge. As a result, traffic on the southern carriageway of Zuidweg will remain possible. The bus stop at Zoetermeer station (bus 170) will be temporarily moved to the Mahatma Gandhisingel. read here more information about the changes.

    Zuidweg partly closed: Monday 2 January 07:00 – Monday 16 January

    From 07:00 on Monday 2 January 2023, the northern carriageway of Zuidweg will be closed. This is the road towards the Afrikaweg. The closure of the Zuidweg starts at the intersection with the Mahatma Gandhisingel. There is a diversion via the Mahatma Gandhisingel, Albert Schweitzersingel and Houtsingel. This is indicated with signs.

    Closure of the A12 motorway during the Christmas holidays

    Bridge sections and the glass roof will be removed in the coming weeks. These will be moved to a piece of land along the A12. For this, the highway must be closed for one or more days. This will happen during the Christmas holidays: from December 27 to December 31. Read here (or below this article) everything about the closure and the diversion routes.

    The bridge is being reinforced and prepared for safe use. The intention is that the Mandela Bridge will reopen on January 15 for walkers, cyclists, tram and train passengers. In the future, the entire station area will be changed with the arrival of the new Entree district, with the Mandela Bridge ultimately only intended for pedestrians.

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