In the weekend of 18 and 19 December 2021, we installed the final two switches in the metro tracks. At the same time, 1,000 sq. m. of floor was replaced from the removable railway platform for tracks 1 and 2. The work went smoothly.
From 22 July until 3 August 2022, major traffic disruption is expected on the south side of Amsterdam. Throughout these 11 days, the A4 and A10 Zuid will be closed from the Badhoevedorp junction to the S109 RAI access road. This is because of works on Amsterdam Zuid station.
Next to Beethovenstraat, a new switch was added to the metro tracks during the weekend of 4 and 5 December 2021. This was the third weekend in which we have been installing new switches. We also replaced the temporary platform that serves railway tracks 3 and 4.
Again this year, we are conducting a survey on mobility in Zuidas, in partnership with the ‘Taskforce Bereikbaarheid’ (Accessibility Taskforce) and the ‘Van A tot Zuidas’ platform. We will use the results to improve the accessibility of Zuidas. Is this something that also matters to you? If so, be sure to complete the survey.
On Tuesday, 28 September, Amsterdam Zuidas organised the Green Walk through Verdi. With around 45 local residents, we took a walk through the area and discussed the Verdi Green Plan ('Groenplan Verdi').
Next to the southern entrance to Valley, the first piece of Maurice Ravellaan is now in place. This avenue will be the access route to the new Ravel residential neighbourhood. A crossroads has now appeared where Mahlerlaan previously formed a T-junction with Beethovenstraat.
Starting on Friday, 19 November 2021, one lane for car traffic on the southern side and the southern cycle lane on De Boelelaan will be closed for at least six days, close to Antonio Vivaldistraat. This is because of urgent works.
In the weekend of 13 and 14 November 2021, we installed two additional switches in the metro tracks. These will enable metro trains to switch from one track to another. We need to do this to make it possible to have a larger work site, on which to build new roof sections for two passageways.
The Zuidasdok meetings scheduled for 24 and 25 November about the De Nieuwe Meer and Amstel interchanges will not go ahead. Because of the stricter coronavirus restrictions, we will be unable to organise these physical meetings in a responsible way.
Valley is now virtually complete. Developer EDGE and the Valley construction consortium have successfully built a multifunctional building that will give Zuidas a new look. Hundreds of construction workers have spent around three and a half years working on it. Below is a visual retrospective.
The Zuidasdok programme includes some major work on the De Nieuwe Meer and Amstel interchanges. We are organising meetings to inform you about this on Wednesday 24 and Thursday, 25 November 2021. They will also include information about other Zuidasdok projects.