The A4 is open. How do you look upon this new road?
Well, we would rather have kept this region as it was, without a road running through it, but at the same time we understand that there are other interests. So yes, if it is really necessary, then do it in a way so that the quality of life in the region at least remains stable. That certainly worked with the A4 thanks to measures such as the sinking of the road below ground level, the large eco-aquaduct, space for grassland birds and the 100 hectares of new nature reserve. Part of the nature reserve is actually not yet finished. We will follow the developments closely.
Why has it taken 60 years to reach this solution?
Projects such as the A4 and the Maasvlakte have an enormous impact on the densely populated province of South Holland. It is not an easy task to get everyone to pull together. The secret, in our opinion, is to take an integrated approach to these types of large road projects. See it as a regional development instead of an accessibility issue. Taking a wider perspective will create shared interests and will bring partners to the table with a more open and positive attitude. People want to contribute to a total solution instead of protesting against asphalt.