The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has awarded Heijmans the contract for maintenance work on motorways in the southern part of the Zuid-Holland province. The Rosmalen-based company will start work next year to lay new asphalt on several motorways, combined with maintenance work on a number of civil engineering structures - such as viaducts - on those roads.
The work is part of one of two parcels in the Large Maintenance West Netherlands South (Groot Onderhoud West Nederland Zuid) tender, part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management’s frontrunner approach to sustainable road surfacing. It involves work on the A13 motorway (The Hague to Rotterdam section ), the A4 (Benelux tunnel, four tunnel tubes) and the A15 (near Ridderkerk). The work represents a revenue value of € 20.5 million for Heijmans.
Earlier this year, Heijmans announced it had won the contract for asphalt maintenance work in other regions from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. For example, in 2024 Heijmans will lay new sections of asphalt on the A2 and A12 motorways in the central part of the Netherlands. This project was also part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management’s frontrunner approach to sustainable road surfacing, which challenges companies to apply the most sustainable asphalt possible. This puts Heijmans on two of the three frontrunner projects in 2024. Heijmans also recently announced that it had won a four-year contract for the asphalt maintenance on various motorways in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
Heijmans was awarded this work after a tender, partly based on quality. Work is expected to start in March 2024 and is scheduled for completion the same year. To ensure that work is carried out as safely as possible, most of the work will be done during road closures, which will minimise inconvenience for road users.
This project is one of three Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management projects put out to tender in 2023 using the frontrunner approach to sustainable road surfacing. This challenges companies to apply asphalt as sustainably as possible. For this project, in addition to the sustainability of the asphalt, the level of sustainability of guide rails, road markings and expansion joints was added to the award criteria.
Picture: Beneluxtunnel - Rijkswaterstaat, Thomas Fasting