After construction works on the southern section of the ring road in Groningen were put on ice for a while, the parties involved in the plans have come to an agreement about the future of the project. Road works are now projected to be completed in 2024, which is three years later than originally planned.
Translation by Traci White
Project organiser Aanpak Ring Zuid and contractors consortium Herepoort have reportedly come to a good working agreement about the next phase of the plans. Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the project parties announced that the plans would be moving forward during a press conference on Thursday.
Works on the road came to a virtual standstill late last year due to differences of opinion among the involved parties about the plans. A special committee was appointed to get the project back on track.
The planning through the end of 2019 has now been finalised, but the entire project is now set to be completed in 2024. It remains to be seen who will ultimately be responsible for covering the additional costs incurred due to the delay. This summer, sheet piling will be installed which will provide the structure for the deeper position of the new ring road.