Amsterdam motorway upgrade

19 November 2014

A funding loan of €200 million towards an upgrade of the A9 motorway south of Amsterdam has been provided by the European Investment Bank.

The stretch of key Netherlands road between Holendrecht and the river Gaasp near Diemen is a core route serving Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and Almere.

As part of the works, the route will be widened to five lanes in each direction and it will also involve creating a tunnel that will be covered by a new park in Amsterdam-Zuidoost. Its construction is scheduled to begin next year and due for completion in 2020.

Pim van Ballekom, European Investment Bank vice president, said, “Investing in transport infrastructure is essential both to reduce congestion and to cope with expected increased traffic.

“The European Investment Bank has a strong track record of backing long-term investment in Dutch roads, railways, ports and airport infrastructure and supporting transport investment in the Netherlands is a priority. We are pleased to continue this engagement through significant new support for upgrading the A9 Gaasperdammerweg in Amsterdam.”

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