Rijkswaterstaat commissions Witteveen+Bos to develop the plan for the A7/A8 between Amsterdam and Hoorn

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Rijkswaterstaat has commissioned Witteveen+Bos, in partnership with BoschSlabbers and AT Osborne, to develop the plan for the A7/A8 between Amsterdam and Hoorn.  Accessibility along the corridor is under pressure, and studies have shown that congestion between Amsterdam and Hoorn is set to worsen significantly after 2020.

In 2019 is in een structuurvisie op hoofdlijnen vastgelegd welke maatregelen worden getroffen om de doorstroming te verbeteren. Het gaat om een breed pakket gericht op onder andere fiets, openbaar vervoer en de auto.

De opdracht aan Witteveen+Bos betreft de maatregelen aan het hoofdwegennet. Het gaat daarbij om verbreding en realisatie van spitsstroken op verschillende trajectdelen, openstelling van een extra rijstrook in de Coentunnel en aanpak van onder andere knooppunt Zaandam.

Routing decision

Over the next few years, Witteveen+Bos will develop measures for the main road network of the A7/A8. The goal of the assignment is to come up with an agreed routing decision. The assignment encompasses the design process, various studies, an Environmental Impact Assessment and support in the zoning process.

Spatial quality and added value

One of the challenges, and ambitions, of this project is to give full consideration to spatial quality – especially as the route runs through two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Defence Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster region. To get this right, we will work closely with the landscape architects at BoschSlabbers.

Witteveen+Bos and Rijkswaterstaat also share the ambition to create added value in the zoning process. We will work alongside the various parties involved to find opportunities to improve spatial quality, sustainability and liveability. And we will strive to capitalise on these opportunities.  For this project and for strategic engagement and stakeholder management, we are working closely with AT Osborne.

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Anke Springer-Rouwette