The importance of Rapid Transit Public Transport
Rapid Transit Public Transport is very important in Utrecht, which is why Van Boekel Bouw & Infra B.V was commissioned by the City of Utrecht to build a Rapid Transit viaduct.
The route runs from the temporary tram terminus at Jaarbeursplein to Stationsplein Oost, including the viaduct across the Leidsche Rijn, and is suitable for tram, bus and taxi traffic.
Minimal inconvenience for traffic and local residents
This was a challenging project, because of the inner-city location. Minimising inconvenience for traffic and local residents was a major concern, which is why logistics were carefully organised during the construction and demolition of the support structure. In order to guarantee traffic safety, at least two traffic controllers were present full-time during working hours. On top of that, three temporary underpasses were created for road traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, allowing the busy Utrecht traffic to flow as usual.