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01 July 2021
Elia starts repairing road surface of Maalse Steenweg (N9)
Elia, the operator of Belgium's high-voltage grid, recently laid underground cables (36 kV) between Bruges and Sijsele with a view to ensuring security of supply for the Bruges area.
15 June 2021
First water-permeable road in Flanders runs above Elia cablesElia has laid new 36-kV underground electricity cables in Vossenberg and Rijckeveldestraat in Damme (phase 7) as part of the Brugge-Sijsele project. Intermunicipal company Farys then handled the disconnection from the sewer system.
01 April 2021
Temporary change in traffic rules on Maalse Steenweg (N9) starting on 8 March 2021
Elia is laying new 36-kV underground electricity cables between Bruges and Sijsele. This will mainly happen via the central reservation on Maalse Steenweg (N9).
30 December 2020
Preview of the schedule for 2021Elia is laying new 36-kV underground electricity cables between Bruges and Sijsele.
01 July 2020
Project schedule updated due to coronavirusTo limit the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the project, Elia has drawn up a new project schedule for the installation of underground electricity cables between Bruges and Sijsele.
15 May 2020
Directional drilling under intersections on Maalse SteenwegOn Friday 15 May, Elia began directional drilling on Maalse Steenweg (N9) at the intersections with Assebroeklaan and Fortuinstraat. This means that traffic on Maalse Steenweg can continue to use these intersections during cable-laying work taking place in the middle lane.
20 April 2020
Work on Maalse Steenweg and Altebijstraat to restart on 20 AprilElia will resume work on Maalse Steenweg (N9) and Altebijstraat on 20 April 2020 and will implement the measures announced with a view to limiting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
03 March 2020
Two information sessions organised regarding the start of the workElia held information sessions on Tuesday 18 February (in Sijsele) and Wednesday 19 February (in Bruges) to provide local residents and businesses with information about the start of the work
01 June 2019
Elia submits permit application for work on high-voltage cable between Bruges and Sijsele
Elia is set to replace the old HV cable between Bruges and Sijsele with a new double 36-kV underground cable connection.
01 June 2018
In dialogue with local residents at an information sessionOn 4 June 2018, Elia organised an information session for residents of Bruges and Damme.
01 May 2018
Elia organises information session on the Brugge-Sijsele projectTo ensure that local residents are as well informed as possible, Elia is inviting them to the information session on the Bruges-Sijsele project.