A massive task for the Rijkswaterstaat on the A9 motorway this weekend: the temporary bridge deck of the Schiphol Bridge will be raised on Saturday. The highway will therefore be closed to traffic in one direction (from Badhoevedorp junction to Holendrecht junction) from tomorrow evening until Monday morning.
The intention is for traffic to use the temporary bridge later this month. This provides Rijkswaterstaat and contractor Veenix with space to remove the existing bridge sections one by one and replace them with new ones, without closing the A9 for an extended period.
The A9 motorway will therefore be closed twice this month: this weekend in one direction and on the weekend of November 24-27 in both directions. From tomorrow evening at 8pm until November 13 at 5am, the highway will be closed to traffic from the Badhoevedorp junction to the Holendrecht junction. The motorway can be accessed by traffic from the Holendrecht intersection.
Local traffic can also use the highway. The slopes of Amstelveen-Stadchart (5) and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (4) towards Utrecht/Almere are open all weekend.
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The temporary bridge deck is 20 meters long and 13 meters wide. The 260-square-metre giant statue was built in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the south of the Netherlands, and transported from there by water to Ringvaart.
Rijkswaterstaat expects the temporary bridge section to be lifted as of tomorrow morning at 12 noon, but a margin of one hour will be allowed (sooner or later). Since the space around the project is limited, the Rijkswaterstaat is urgently appealing to the public not to come en masse to view it.
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The Rijkswaterstaat will publish photos and a time lapse of the work in a few days, the spokesman said.
Wolf Water Tunnel
The A9 motorway is not the only road in the area with limited access this weekend. The Waterwolf Tunnel on Burgemeester Brouwerweg (N201) was also partially closed this weekend. The tunnel is undergoing maintenance. Art installations will be updated, tunnel walls and drainage will be cleaned and garbage will be removed.
To minimize disruption, work will be carried out in the evening and at night. The tunnel is scheduled to close tonight at 7 pm, and will be opened again on Saturday morning at 6 am. The same closing times apply from Saturday to Sunday. During the closure, traffic will be diverted on the N201 between Legmeerdijk in Aalsmeer and the connection with Fokkerweg in Haarlemmermeer via the N231 and N232.
The Amstella Canal is also undergoing maintenance, which also happens at night. The tunnel, located on the border of the municipality of Othorn and the province of Utrecht, will be closed from seven o’clock this evening until five o’clock tomorrow morning. Traffic is being diverted via the A2, A4 and A9.
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