A future proof N279 Veghel-Asten is essential for the economic power of south-east Brabant. The road is also important for maintaining the accessibility and liveability of the region. The province of North-Brabant, the municipalities of Meijerijstad, Helmond, Laarbeek, Gemert-Bakel, Asten en Deurne, Waterschap Aa en Maas and the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management are working together to make the N279 safer, smarter and a smoother ride.
Regional governors of the municipalities involved, water board Aa and Maas and Rijkswaterstaat gave advice to the province on 26 June 2017 for the future-proof approach of the provincial road N279 between Veghel and Asten. The Provincial Executive of Noord-Brabant decided on 11 July 2017 to adopt this advice. This means that there is a definite preferred alternative.
• An approach of the N279 Veghel-Asten while maintaining the 2x1-lane road profile with non-level crossings and connections.
• Expansion of the N279 on the current route through Veghel to 2x2 lanes with ground-level connections between the Amert and the Taylor Bridge.
• A non-level connection at Keldonk-Noord with a transition over the Zuid-Willemsvaart.
• At Helmond, the road will go around the Dierdonk district. With additional measures to limit nuisance caused by the new road for the residents of the Dierdonk, Brouwhuis and Rijpelberg districts and for a good integration of the road.
• Beekse Brug bottleneck becomes part of the regional study into the N615, A270 and Kennedylaan corridors. Based on the outcomes, it is determined which solution is feasible.
• In view of the innovative character of the N279 Veghel - Asten, besides the deployment of smart mobility, investments are made in the application of innovative noise measures.