Woerden grants Witteveen+Bos framework agreement Woerden-West and Harmelerwaard

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To ensure a good flow of traffic and a safe and healthy living environment in Woerden-West and in the Harmelerwaard the traffic flow will be improved by realising two movable bridges. The municipality of Woerden has awarded Witteveen+Bos the framework contract to prepare these projects.

The framework agreement for both Woerden-West and Harmelerwaard includes the development of the plan and its integration into the zoning plan (from 2022 onwards: environmental plan), contract formation and tendering, and contract management during project realisation.


The dynamics and expected course of these projects are different. This means that Witteveen+Bos offers a tailor-made approach to each project, which safeguards the synergy between the projects and delivers advice and products of an appropriate level of quality. In Woerden-West, a new bridge over the Oude Rijn river will reduce congestion on the Rembrandtlaan-Boerendijk route, improve traffic flows and make the traffic network more robust.

In Harmelerwaard, a new bridge over the Leidsche Rijn will open up the greenhouse area.

Preferred route

Woerden has already chosen a preferred route for accessing the Harmelerwaard. A connection has been chosen between the Hugo de Vriesweg and the eastern ring road Harmelen, with a bridge over the Leidsche Rijn. This decision marks the start of the incorporation of the Harmelerwaard access road into the planning process. It is expected that the realisation of the project can be started at the beginning of 2022.

The preferred route for accessing Woerden-West is not yet known. The Municipal Council of Woerden is expected to take a decision on one of the four route alternatives after the summer of 2020. Witteveen+Bos will then support the development of the chosen solution into a feasible project.

The framework agreement has a term of 5.5 years with an option to extend twice a year. Witteveen+Bos cooperates with IPV Delft and Westia in this framework agreement.

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Maarten-Kees van Breukelen