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Motorway A11 Bruges-Westkapelle

Project Details

Civil Engineering
Railway infrastructure & stations
Water engineering
Road construction
General roadworks
Asphalt works
Concrete works
Integral projects
Design & Build

Franki Construct
Willemen Infra

8000 Brugge
West-Vlaanderen BE

Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer

Temporary partnership
Via A11

Construction period 
3 years 5 months

Start work 

End of work 

Project website


22 March 2014, Agentschap Wegen enVerkeer (AWV – the Flemish Roads and Traffic Agency) started  construction of an important link in the West-Flemish traffic network: the A11. This new, 12 km long motorway is the missing link between two important roads: the N31 in Bruges and the N49 in Westkapelle.

In building this ‘missing link’, the Flemish government aims to improve the mobility around the polder and port district. The A11 makes possible the separation of commercial and passenger traffic. A new, safe local road and bicycle infrastructure was also foreseen. The new motorway also provides extra opportunities for development of the port activities and regional tourism. It is important to know that the new motorway was constructed with respect for people and environment.

The work comprises numerous constructions, distributed across 18 zones. Completion was planned within 42 months, for the autumn of 2017.

To eliminate a number of ‘missing links’ in the Flemish road network, various projects were executed via a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In a PPP project, the government works with a private partner and concludes a DBFM agreement (Design, Build, Finance & Maintain). This means that a private, special purpose company handles the design, construction, financing and 30-year maintenance of the A11. In exchange, the government pays an annual fee depending on the work done.

The contractor is the private special purpose company ‘Via A11’.

Shareholders are:

  • Private parties DG Infra+, Inframan, companies Jan De Nul, general contractors Van Laere, Aswebo, Aclagro and Franki Construct 
  • Via-Invest, a cooperative venture between AWV and Flemish investment company PMV.
Franki Construct

Kartuizersweg 1
2550 Kontich (Belgium)
tel +32 3 821 16 80

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.
Willemen Infra

Booiebos 4
9031 Drongen (Belgium)
tel + 32 9 282 60 30

Willemen Infra came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen and the infrastructure department of Kumpen and is a leading road builder and asphalt and concrete manufacturer.