Minister signs proposed route for A9 motorway

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, signed on Tuesday 7 March 2017 the decision to widen a section of the A9 Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere motorway. Between the junctions of Badhoevedorp and Holendrecht, the motorway will get four lanes in each direction plus an alternating lane. Near Amstelveen, the motorway will be sunk. Two canopies will interconnect Amstelveen South and North.

Minister Schultz van Haegen said: ‘By taking this decision we are taking another important step towards improving traffic flow in the northern part of the Randstad. At the same time we will improve liveability in Amstelveen, because it will be quieter and cleaner’.

The work on the A9 at Amstelveen forms part of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) road enlargement programme. In each direction the motorway will have four instead of three lanes and will be sunk over a section of 1.3 km. Near Oude Dorp and near Stadshart (city centre) there will be a canopy. At other places along the motorway Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) will erect noise barriers, over a total length of 12 km. Work is scheduled to begin in 2019. The extra lanes will become available to road users between 2024 and 2026s.

The contract formalising the decision was signed on 30 September 2014 by Hans Ruijter, Programme Director for Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere at Rijkswaterstaat, and René de Boer, Head of the Infrastructure and Mobility Sector at Witteveen+Bos. Witteveen+Bos provided the design and planning study for the road alteration decision. The contract was acquired based on Best Value Procurement (BVP).

More information

Between 21 March and 2 May 2017, the road alteration decision will be available for public inspection at places including Amstelveen Town Hall and at the office of Rijkswaterstaat West-Netherlands-North in Haarlem. From 21 March, the decision will also be viewable on the Participation Platform. You will find more information about Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) at the Online Visitor Centre and the A9: Badhoevedorp-Holendrecht project page.