The project ‘N247 Accessibility Waterland' was awarded last week by the province of North Holland to the combination KWS - Van Hattum en Blankevoort, both VolkerWessels companies. The work consists of carrying out major maintenance on the N247 between Amsterdam and Edam, the construction of underpasses at the Schouw junction, the modification of the Bernardlaan intersection and the renovation of navigable culverts, the Slochterbrug and the complete renovation of the Dijksbrug in the N247. Details about the execution of this comprehensive job will be worked out in the coming period, work is likely to start mid-2021.
The reconstruction of the N247 is desperately needed as the flow and accessibility for public transport and road traffic in this region will come under increasing pressure. The N247, situated between the A10 near Amsterdam and the A7 near Hoorn, is an important provincial road for the processing of traffic in the Waterland region. With the reconstruction, the province of North Holland wants to improve the traffic flow, accessibility and safety of this road, while maintaining the quality of life and nature values.
The client was impressed by the combination's plans to limit the inconvenience to the surrounding area as much as possible during the work. Guaranteeing traffic flow, road safety and good communication with the surrounding area and road users will contribute to this nuisance reduction during the realisation phase.
The combination KWS - Van Hattum en Blankevoort is pleased with the award of project N247. "For this multi-faceted project, we are deploying the knowledge and expertise of various VolkerWessels companies. With branches of both KWS and Van Hattum en Blankevoort in Diemen, we are also very familiar with the area. Together with the province of North Holland, we are going to ensure a sustainable and future-proof N247," says project leader Marco van Woerkom of the combination KWS - Van Hattum en Blankevoort.
The coming period will be used for the preparatory work for the implementation. Among other things, introductory talks between the client and the contractor and the finalisation of the design and preparation of the planning and phasing are part of the preparations. The combination is expected to start work outside in mid-2021. The work is scheduled for completion at the end of 2023.