BROADENING A15 HIGHWAY
|Location and Year:||Rotterdam, 2011 - 2014|
|Features:||Geotechnical design A15 highway|
The project ‘Broadening A15’ contains the capacity expansion of the approx. 37 kilometers of the A15 highway between the ‘Maasvlakte’ and the Vaanplein junction. This part of the A15 is the most important connection between the harbor and industrial area of Rotterdam, the surrounding residential areas and the (European) hinterland.
The project includes the following items:
- Improvement of the traffic circulation and safety on the A15 through the construction of additional traffic lanes and traffic management systems.
- The construction of a new, larger lifting bridge, replacing the present Botlek bridge, crossing the Oude Maas river.
- Maintenance of the A15 during the coming 25 years.
Furthermore, this project comprises the Management of these 37 kilometers of the A15 (by its DBFM-contract), which makes it the largest assignment tendered at once in the history of Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch Department of Waterways and Public Works).