The tunnel is meant to enhance accessibility to the Nordhavn neighbourhood in Copenhagen, at the moment beneath growth beneath a scheme to offer new housing and job alternatives.
The €346m (£301m) contract entails the design and building of a 1.4km cut-and-cover highway tunnel from Svanevænget to Nordhavn with roughly 700m of it working beneath water.
The Nordhavn Tunnel will lengthen an present tunnel and supply extra direct entry to the city growth zones in each internal and outer Nordhavn.
Work on the tunnel began final week with a ground-breaking ceremony on the Nordhavn building website attended by about 100 folks.
“The Nordhavn Tunnel extension will enhance entry for residents and commuters to and from Nordhavn whereas redirecting heavy site visitors away from Østerbro’s streets. Moreover, the tunnel is designed to accommodate future infrastructure selections, such because the potential building of an Japanese Ring Highway,” mentioned Danish minister of transport Thomas Danielsen.
The mission may even enhance entry to harbour actions within the space and divert a good portion of heavy site visitors from Østerbro’s highway community. Vejdirektoratet, the Danish highway directorate, in collaboration with the Metropolis of Copenhagen and port growth physique By & Havn, is overseeing the development of the Nordhavn Tunnel, with Besix/MT Højgaard JV appearing as primary contractor.
The Metropolis of Copenhagen will assume possession of the tunnel upon its completion in 2027.