Update Feb. 17, 2023 - Zuidweg

The Zuidweg is back in full use.

Update Jan. 24, 2023 - Zuidweg

The detour on the Zuidweg will remain for some time. In order to restore two lanes of traffic on the Zuidweg , the road will be modified. It is expected that the Zuidweg can be fully used again during February.

Update December 31, 2022 - A12 and Zuidweg

The A12 freeway near Zoetermeer reopened to traffic in both directions at 11:45 p.m. Friday evening, December 30. This was possible earlier than planned because the work on the Nelson Mandela Bridge went smoothly.


Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2023, the northbound lane of South Road will be closed. This is the lane towards the Afrikaweg. The closure of the Zuidweg begins at the intersection with the Mahatma Gandhisingel. There is a detour via the Mahatma Gandhisingel, Albert Schweitzersingel and Houtsingel. This is indicated with signs.

On the southbound carriageway of Zuidweg (towards Oostweg), the bus lane and part of the right turn lane will be closed from January 2 only at the Nelson Mandela Bridge. This will allow traffic to continue on the southern carriageway of Zuidweg. The duration of the closure is not yet known. It depends on the completion of work to support the bridge section of the Nelson Mandela Bridge above Zuidweg.

The bus stop near the Nelson Mandela Bridge has been closed since Dec. 19, 2022.

Emergency services will use the Zuidweg and the detour. Therefore, emergency services will not experience any inconvenience from the bridge closure.

Inevitably, the work and traffic measures will lead to increased traffic in Rokkeveen in the coming period, especially around the Nelson Mandela Bridge and the Rokkeveen shopping center.

From Wednesday, December 14, 7 a.m., the bicycle path (Nootdorpsepad) along the north side of the A12 will be completely closed between the junction with the bicycle path Waterpad and on the other side near the junction with the bicycle path Delftsewallenpad. Moped and bicycle traffic will be diverted via signs. More information can be found under the topic'Cyclists'.