The ViA15 project involves extending the A15 motorway in the Netherlands by 12km and carrying out 23km of widening work along the A15 and A12. The centrepiece of the new road will be the 2.5km-long bridge over the Pannerdensch Canal.

Rijkswaterstaat, the operational arm of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, has appointed the GelreGroen consortium to carry out the contract, which covers design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance. The GelreGroen consortium is made up of Hochtief (40%), John Laing (40%), Dura Vermeer (10%) and Besix (10%). The project design, construction and maintenance works will be executed by a consortium consisting of Hochtief (25%), Dura Vermeer (25%), BESIX (25%) and Van Oord (25%).


Above: image by, Rijkswaterstaat/Joop van Houdt

The work will take place in the vicinity of Arnhem. GelreGroen will extend the A15 by 12km and widen over 23km of the A12 and A15 by adding extra lanes. The construction works also include the construction of 45 bridges and 10 road junctions as well as noise barriers.

The work is scheduled to start by the end of 2020. The new section of the A15 and the extra lanes on the A12/A15 are due to open by the end of 2024.