De Groene Boog consortium announces financial close of A16 Rotterdam Project
De Groene Boog consortium has successfully concluded the financing agreement for the A16 Rotterdam project on Wednesday 6 June. De Groene Boog is a combination of Besix, Dura Vermeer, Van Oord, John Laing, Rebel and TBI (Mobilis, CroonWolter&Dros), Van Oord said in its press release.
Traffic congestion clogs the A13 motorway at Overschie and the A20 between Kleinpolderplein and Terbregseplein almost every day. To improve access to and quality of life in the Rotterdam region, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) plans to construct a new motorway: the A16 Rotterdam. The motorway will be located along the northeast periphery of Rotterdam and will link to the N471, Ankie Verbeek-Ohrlaan and Terbregseplein.
The route will cut through Lage Bergse Bos, where a semi-immersed tunnel will be constructed. Noise pollution will be averted by using extra noise-reducing asphalt on the A16 road surface (dual-layer fine porous asphalt, ZOAB) as well as noise barriers and earth embankments.
The road will be incorporated into the landscape as effectively as possible and will be energy-neutral for 20 years. Adjoining areas, such as Terbregseveld, Vlinderstrik and Lage Bergse Bos, will be re-landscaped and connected by cycling and walking paths.