In the federal state of Belgium, there used to be one uniform standard of signposting, but Flanders and Wallonia are now moving in their own direction, with the district of Brussels somewhere in between. Flanders has introduced new white signs. Signage on Walloon motorways is in many cases still the old Belgian style, but new signage has been spotted on some Walloon motorways. Its introduction runs slowly though.

Flanders (Vlaanderen)
Flanders exit signage starts with a sign indicating the name of the exit and the exit number in yellow on green. Up next is a fork sign and the ID sign is overhead with the exit number integrated at the bottom. There is a distance sign after each exit, but it does not show the road number. Speaking of road numbers, the Belgians rely heavily on European road numbers. Their roads do have national numbers as well, but where a road has a European number as well, Belgians will invariably speak about the E-number.

Wallonia (Wallonie)
Another white first approach sign in Wallonia, but it looks clearly different than its Flanders counterpart (even though the exit name is not always printed in Italics). The next signs are not fork signs as in the Dutch-speaking part of the nation, but signs on which only the exit destinations are printed. This second sign does feature the exit number though. In French style, the road number is placed on a rider. The ID sign is is a way the opposite of the second AD sign, with the white part of the sign placed at the top of the sign. As far as the reassurance sign is concerned, Flanders en Wallonia still follow the old Belgian style, so that sign looks the same on both sides of the border. One characteristic difference though is that the sign is placed on the left of the road in Flanders and on the right-hand side of the road in Wallonia.

Motorway signs (c) M.M. Roelofs, Amsterdam, NL
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