A high profile tunnel

We are paving the Nordhavnsvej tunnel, which will ease traffic considerably for commuters in Copenhagen, Denmark. The requirements for this project are extremely high.

Every day, commuters pile up at the end of Lyngbyvej, the road which leads into Copenhagen from the northern part of the island Sjælland. A solution is on its way – a completely new road, Nordhavnsvej, including a 600-metre long tunnel, which will lead cars and heavy traffic under four railway tracks and a road.

The project is the City of Copenhagen's most expensive infrastructure project so far, and the requirements are extremely high.

"For example, we have to get right curve and the thickness of the layers completely right in the tunnel. And the paving along the walls has to be completely even; edges are unacceptable," says Contract Manager Christian Clausen.

It takes about one week to pave the four lanes in the tunnel and part of the connecting road with three layers of special asphalt.

"The advantage of working on the Nordhavnsvej project is that it is a completely new road. This means that we don't worry about passing cars, trucks and other traffic. It gives us a chance to work more efficiently when compared to other projects," Christian explains.

When complete, the combined road and tunnel will make life easier for both commuters and residents in the area.

"We are happy to work on a project which is so important for the City of Copenhagen," says Christian.

It has been decided that the next step will be the construction of Nordhavnstunnel – this will connect Nordhavnsvej with the northern part of the harbour.

Facts

  • Nordhavnsvej will be 1.65 kilometres long in total. It has 4 lanes and connects Lyngbyvej with Strandvænget.
  • 620 metres of the road is in a "cut and cover" tunnel, which leads traffic under four railway tracks and a road.
  • The combined road and tunnel should be open for traffic by the end of 2017.
  • The customer is the City of Copenhagen.

Details

Nordhavnsvej tunnel
City of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Denmark
2017