Posted on June 19, 2015
The Directorate General of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) has awarded the project to improve the Hoevelaken motorway interchange to the A1/28 joint venture established by BAM and Van Oord. Hoevelaken is the most troublesome spot on the Dutch motorway network. The Draft Transport Infrastructure Planning Procedures Decree (Ontwerp Tracé Besluit) and the Environmental Impact Report are expected at the end of 2017. The actual work can be started once the final Transport Infrastructure Planning Procedures Decree is issued in 2018. The project is expected to be completed somewhere between 2022 and 2024.
Rijkswaterstaat opted for a Plan, Design & Construct contract for the tender, which entails that the joint venture will undertake all phases of the project, from planning through construction. Using a meticulously developed design, sustainable work methods, and thorough planning, BAM and Van Oord have succeeded in their efforts to ensure that the available budget will take maximum account of the needs of both the State and the region, while keeping nuisance to a minimum. The joint venture’s innovativeness is utilised to its fullest through this type of contract.
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