Heijmans wins North Holland road contract
By Sarah Ann McCay08 June 2014
Heijmans has been awarded a €200 million contract by the Province of North Holland to upgrade the N23/Westfrisiaweg provincial road.
The Dutch contractor will work on a 42km route running from the N242 provincial road near Heerhugowaard to Enkhuizen. The route connects to the A7 motorway at two points near Hoorn. These A7 slip roads will be modified to improve traffic circulation.
Heijmans Roads and Heijmans Civil Engineering will work together on the project, which comprises the reconstruction and partial widening of the roadway, the replacement of the intersections with under/overpasses and roundabouts, a number of civil works, bicycle underpasses, pedestrian bridges, parallel roads for slow traffic and measures designed to reduce noise pollution.
Planning is already underway, and the final design with financial substantiation is expected to be ready in April 2015, with constructing starting in mid-May 2015. Full opening of the upgraded road is expected by the end of 2017.