Rijkswaterstaat – the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment – has entrusted BESIX with widening the A6. We managed to win the project by submitting an exhaustive quality plan, which describes the impact on the local residents and surrounding nature in great detail.
BESIX is responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the A6. The works started in 2017, and apart from the widening of the road from two to four lanes, also include the renovation of interchanges, bridges and viaducts. Our plan will increase the capacity of the highway and improve the flow of traffic to and from Almere.
BESIX has joined forces with Dura Vermeer, RebelValley and John Laing Investments Limited. The consortium is responsible for:
- the design of the new, wider A6;
- the renovation of the existing road, widening by two additional lanes in each direction, and revamping of the surrounding infrastructure;
- attracting and monitoring financing;
- maintenance for 20 years after project completion.
An absolute priority for this busy traffic axis is to limit inconvenience during the works. To do that, we will first renovate the existing lanes, which can then be used to maximum capacity during the construction of the additional lanes. Some of the work will be done at night to minimize traffic disruption.
When it comes to safety – for both our workers and road users – we leave nothing to chance. For instance, we shield the work areas along the motorway with concrete barriers and we repeatedly urge passing traffic to abide by the speed limit.