This access road, which we announced previously, is intended to ensure that construction traffic can run smoothly and safely. It will start at the end of Christian Neefestraat (along the A10 embankment) and will run behind the St. Nicolaaslyceum (see the map below). The road will be 6.5 m wide and completely asphalted. Work on it starts on 13 September and will be completed by 8 October. It will remain in use until construction activities finish, which is expected to be at the end of 2025.
Traffic measures during work on the road
While the site access road is being built, work traffic will use Christian Neefestraat. There will be no work traffic on the cycle paths. During the morning and evening peak periods (8:00-9:30 and 16:30-18:00) no work traffic will run at all. The cycle and pedestrian path across Beethovenplein (from the gardens next to AkzoNobel) will be closed between 20 September and 1 October. However, it will be open in the week from 13 September and the week from 4 October. The footpath along the A10 embankment (between Christian Neefestraat and the RAI) will be closed between 13 September and 8 October. During work on the site access road, cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use Prinses Irenestraat. After 8 October, when the site access road is in place, all cycle and pedestrian paths will be accessible again.
This site access road is necessary to enable three developments in this area. Later this year, refurbishment work starts on the municipal monuments Kapel & Convict. These buildings will house an annex of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The Conservatorium is expected to move into the building at the end of 2022.
The other two developments involve the construction of two housing complexes, which together will provide 450 homes. The plans for these construction projects have been in place for a long time. The preparatory work started in 2019. On plot 6/7, there will be an apartment building with approximately 300 homes and an underground car park. There will be public amenities on the ground floor. Construction is expected to take place between the summer of 2022 and the end of 2024. On plot 2, there will be an apartment building with around 150 homes and an underground car park. We still need to launch a tender before construction work starts on these homes. This is expected to happen later this year. The homes will be built between the start of 2024 and the end of 2025.