E40 motorway parking areas

Closures and security at E40 motorway parking areas

In recent months, the drivers of heavy goods vehicles on the E40 motorway heading towards France and the United Kingdom have been confronted by refugees trying to board their trucks illegally.

A number of measures have now been taken to ensure the safety and security of the truck drivers. The number of long-term areas where HGVs can park has been reduced and those areas intended for long-stay, overnight parking are now better protected.

Please take these changes into account when planning your route. Parking on the emergency hard shoulder is expressly forbidden!

Changes to parking areas

Mannekensvere towards Calais: Limited access to HGV parking areas. Short-stay parking between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm is only still permitted at a few parking areas.

Jabbeke towards the coast: Security surveillance overnight.

Drongen towards the coast: The truck parking area is closed between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am. Security surveillance between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm.  

Wetteren towards the coast: Parking will be free of charge.

This summary will change again over the course of the coming months. The most up-to-date summary is available at all times from www.wegenenverkeer.be/status-parking

Those areas where long-stay parking is forbidden are indicated by this sign.