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De Nieuwe Meer interchange presents logistical puzzle

Update Tuesday, 3 October 2023
We have added a map showing the construction roads.

The reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange is set to become a megaproject that is expected to be completed in 2031. Its reconstruction is necessary in order to enable the regeneration of the A10 Zuid and improve traffic flow on one of Amsterdam’s busiest traffic arteries. A job like this presents an enormous logistical challenge involving people, machinery and materials. That will require a lot of space, which is precisely what is in short supply around the De Nieuwe Meer interchange.

Logistical bypass

The Schinkelbrug bridge, a key component of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange, is currently used by around 240,000 vehicles travelling to and from the A10 Zuid every day. It symbolises the huge challenge we face in the next seven years: how do you ensure that the city remains accessible while you are completely rebuilding a busy interchange with very little space in which to do it? Part of it will involve creating a logistical bypass around the river Schinkel: people and materials will access the sites from the A4 and outgoing transport will go via Jaagpad. For this purpose, we are building a temporary exit where the A4 turns off towards the A10 West, connecting to a construction road leading to our work sites on the western side of the Schinkelbrug bridge. This will restrict construction traffic on Jaagpad and the footpath and cycle path will remain accessible. Motorised traffic will also be able to make use of Jaagpad, although some temporary closures will be necessary.

To supply the construction sites on both the western and eastern side of the Schinkelbrug, we are setting up even more transport routes. There will be some temporary road closures to enable this. From May 2024 until the work is complete, Jachthavenweg will be used solely as a construction road. Piet Kranenbergpad will be completely closed for at least a year and will serve as a transport route. Cyclists and pedestrians on both roads will be diverted via Amstelveenseweg. In addition, we will actually facilitate more intensive use of the A10 Zuid: from the summer of 2024, the rush-hour lane running along the A10 Zuid will become a permanent lane.

Preparation for the reconstruction of Nieuwe Meer interchange

Since the awarding of the contract in November 2022, the TriAX construction consortium (Besix, Dura Vermeer and Heijmans) have been hard at work preparing for the reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange. This process involves becoming acquainted with the local community and conducting surveys and investigations. A short time ago, we reported about the removal of trees, shrubs and bushes in places where we need to conduct surveys. It’s now time to work out the construction logistics.


The reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange is part of the Zuidasdok project. We are building a new flyover and bridges across the Schinkel and widening the A10 Zuid from four to six lanes in each direction. We are creating the space needed to improve traffic flow on the A10 Zuid and make it safer. To make this possible, major changes are required at the De Nieuwe Meer interchange (and later also at the Amstel interchange). At the heart of Zuidas, the A10 is being diverted underground in order to make space for the expansion of Amsterdam Zuid station.

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