To ensure the relief of congestion on the course of Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) and to improve the accessibility and quality of life, Rijkswaterstaat initiated a huge improvement plan. The A6 Almere is one of the big projects in this program.
Over the course of 13km, the capacity of the A6 is to be doubled and a parallel structure will be realised to separate through-traffic and destination traffic. In addition, the Almere driveways are being relocated, in view of the decennial horticultural Floriade 2022 World exhibition. Arup supported the preparation of the reference design and the reference phasing, demonstrating the feasibility and malleability.
We supported the preparation of the reference design and the specifications, enabling Rijkswaterstaat to contract out the project. We were responsible for the highway design, civil engineering, water management system design, landscape design, construction phasing and construction planning. We also advised on the materials and their environmental impact, which helped Rijkswaterstaat to win the European sustainability Procura +Award (category Sustainable Procurement procedures).
The delivery is planned in 2018.