News: The Via Brugge consortium reached commercial close and financial close for the A11 Bruges public-private partnership project in Belgium. A consortium of Via Brugge and Via Invest will finance the project through the project company Via A11. The A11 project will provide a direct motorway connection between the port of Zeebrugge and the European motorway network. The project, which involves building a 12km section of the trunk-road link A11 between the regional roads N49, will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance basis for a 30-year period. Work on the project is expected to begin immediately. Construction work is scheduled to be completed in 3.5 years, with the road likely to be opened in September 2017.