Combiplan Nijverdal

Project description

The centre of Nijverdal is one of the last city centres in the Netherlands that is split in two by a national highway. This obviously has a detrimental effect on the liveability, traffic flow and traffic safety in the Nijverdal centre. To improve this situation, the city council, together with the Netherlands Ministry of Transport and Public Works have initiated the “Combiplan” project that aims at abandoning the through traffic from crossing the city centre. The Nijverdal Combiplan project includes a 400-m long tunnel section, with an open-tunnel section and approach ramps on both ends. The tunnel will accommodate 2 x 2 traffic lanes, each of which will be in a separate tube. The tunnel will also accommodate the double track railway line.

scope of work

The complete project that also includes all associated works on the surface is realised under Design & Built. The contractor for the project invited Royal Haskoning to provide the structural design for the road and railway tunnel. Royal Haskoning has undertaken this assignment using System Engineering methodology.

Specification sheet 2 page(s) - 146 kB


Royal Haskoning

In co-operation with

Not applicable

Type of project

Cut & Cover Tunnels


The Netherlands



Project duration

2008 - 2012

Project phase

Design & execution

Construction cost

EUR 60.000.000 (excl. VAT)

Consultancy fee

EUR 1.200.000 (excl. VAT)