The most obvious change at the Amstel interchange will be the disappearance of the small cloverleaf. This intersection currently takes you from the Utrechtsebrug bridge to the A10 Oost. The A10 Zuid is being widened to make it easier to reach the northern Randstad, the region and Amsterdam. At the heart of Zuidas, the A10 Zuid will be re-diverted underground. Between the Amstel interchange and De Nieuwe Meer, we are separating through traffic from local traffic. There will be two additional lanes in each direction. The space required for this means that the cloverleaf has to go. After the Amstel interchange has been modified, there will be four lanes on the S109 (off Europaboulevard) in the direction of the A10 Oost instead of the current two. Alternatively, you can access the A10 Oost via the S111.
The area covered by the Amstel interchange reconstruction project is located on the A10 Zuid, between the S109 access road/exit (off Europaboulevard) and the Amstel interchange. The Amstel interchange is been completely reconstructed. A total of 23 viaducts are being built/modified.
Bicycle routes and ‘bicycle streets’
Connections for bikes are high on everyone’s agenda. Will anything be changing? The cycle path along the Rozenoordbrug bridge will continue to exist in the new situation. But before that, we will build a new motorway bridge on the southern and northern side of the existing Rozenoordbrug and then replace the existing southern Rozenoordbrug. We will ensure that it is always possible for cyclists to cross the Amstel during the works. We are working on a map to show the cycle routes as they are now and as they will be after the reconstruction. When the work is in progress, we will use diversion maps that will be regularly updated. Because the A10 Zuid will have two additional lanes in both directions, this will require space. Ouderkerkerdijk, in the direction of the police academy, will become a bicycle street, where bikes have priority and cars are ‘guests only’ instead of a normal road with a cycle path as it is now. Residents on the other side of the Rozenoordbrug bridge would also like to see Jan Vroegopsingel and Ouderkerkerdijk converted into a bicycle street. This area is in the Zuid city district. We have passed on this request to Zuid.
We recently compiled a map providing an overview of all noise barriers (pdf). It provides a lot of information on the type of barrier that will be used and at what height. Zuidasdok uses barriers that meet the statutory requirements. In addition, Amsterdam has commissioned Zuidasdok to use additional barriers to protect the quality of the living environment.
The southern Rozenoordbrug is being replaced. This bridge could last around another ten years. Investigations by RVS (Public Works Department) have revealed that the best option will be to replace the bridge during the renovation of the Amstel interchange. Combining these works rather than doing them consecutively will save time, money and reduce disruption.
People who attended the meeting showed an interest in the decision-making process, plans and background information and where to find it. This information has been stored in the library. If you place a checkmark alongside the topics, you can do a targeted search. For your convenience, this link takes you to the Amstel interchange.
We do not yet have artist’s impressions or images of everything at this stage. Not everyone is able to find the information that is available, in spite of the demand for it. We have saved all the images in our image database (albums tab). Videos about Zuidasdok and the works can be found at Vimeo Zuidasdok.
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