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EXPANSION OF THE A9

The Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is going to expand the busy motorways between Schiphol, Amsterdam and Almere: the A9, A10, A1 and the A6. The A9 will moreover be expended between the interchanges Badhoevedorp and Holendrecht. The Directorate General intends to reduce the number of traffic jams, create better access to the northern Randstad and enhance the living conditions. A total of 12 kilometres of new baffle boards (noise reduction) will be fitted alongside the A9 and near a number of slip exits.

WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?
The motorway will be expanded from three to four lanes over a section of 1.3 kilometres between Badhoevedorp and Holendrecht. Coverings will be fitted at the Oude Dorp, the Stadshart and Bovenlandpad. The living conditions on this section will be improved compared to the current situation with the construction of the new baffle boards. Green areas will as much as possible be preserved and created in the process.

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WHY IS EXPANDING NECESSARY?
The A9 between Ouderkerk and Aalsmeer was opened in 1969. In 1976, 56,500 cars used this road on a daily basis. In 1986, the number of cars was 80,000 per day and in 2014 130,000. More than 160,000 vehicles are expected to be using the A9 on a daily basis up to the year 2030. The Directorate General must make sure that all these cars keep moving smoothly and safely. 

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE?

Measures for Amstelveen’s local roads  
First quarter 2018 Traffic-control measures at Laan van Langerhuize
Second quarter 2018 Maintanance work at Amsterdamseweg North
Third quater 2018 Traffic-control measures at Oranjebaan
Fourth quarter 2018 Traffic-control measures at Keizer Karelweg
Mid 2019 – mid 2020 The fly-over at Ouderkerkerlaan will be expanded
Start of work on the A9 
End of 2019 2019 Start of construction work
Middle of 2020–2022 The traffic will be shifted to the current northern lane for the construction of a wider southern lane.
Middle of 2022–2024 The traffic will be shifted to the current southern lane for the construction of a wider northern lane.
2024–2026 Completion of the Badhoevedorp–Holendrecht project

FURTHER INFORMATION?
Please check out: bezoekerscentrum.rijkswaterstaat.nl for further information about the widening of the A9. You may also want to sign up for the digital newsletter here. Or follow the project via Twitter (@RWS_SAA) and via Facebook (Bezoekerscentrum SAA). Any questions? The Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management can be contacted by telephone on 0800 – 8002 and by e-mail: a9badhoevedorp-holendrecht@rws.nl. Or visit us at Amstelveen InZicht! Staff of the A9 project team is available every Thursday afternoon.

Please note, project website and newsletter are in Dutch.

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