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A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, more than 20,000 visitors took the opportunity to participate in the «tunnel festival» and inspected the new third tube of the Gubrist motorway tunnel  Bicycles were available for transiting the whole length of the tunnel and were in constant use from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in both directions. Many guests also enjoyed the tunnel atmosphere by taking a ride on the rubber-wheeled sightseeing train. In addition, the program included a show presented by the emergency services, tours of the huge control centers and a wide range of catering options.

Early on Thursday morning, April 20, 2023, the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel was commissioned. Westbound traffic has been flowing through the new tunnel tube since shortly before 4 a.m. As part of the drainage, surfacing and foundation work has not yet been completed, some construction space is still required in Weiningen. Therefore, for the time being, only two lanes are available for traffic in the new tube. The official opening with the release of the third lane will take place on July 3, 2023 in the presence of Federal Councillor A. Rösti.


A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The new third tube of the Gubrist tunnel will start operating after a "silent opening" during the night of April 22, 2023. A major public festival will take place one week earlier on April 15, 2023. The formal opening event with Federal Councillor A. Rösti is envisaged for July 4, 2023, when all three westbound lanes will be available to road users.


A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The commissioning of the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel has been postponed until spring 2023 due to the current global economic situation (Covid).

During the night of April 22/23, 2023, there will be a "silent opening" of the third tube to regular traffic. A public festival and the authorities’ event are expected to take place in mid-April 2023.

In early May 2023, the renovation work of the existing second Gubrist tube will start. Westbound traffic (direction Bern) will be accomodated on two lanes in the new third tube, while eastbound traffic (direction St. Gallen) will occupy two lanes in the first tube.


Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst

The GS-DETEC (General secretary of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication) has approved the "Operations Center South East" project. No complaints were received against this decision. Thus, details concerning the construction process of the new operations center next to the east portal of the Schweizerhalle tunnel are now being planned. Procurement of services is expected to take place in 2023.

A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst

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We use suitable methods and tools to carry out strategic analyses on the requirements of infrastructure maintenance. We also develop planning and management tools for planning adequate measures and document them in the form of databases and manuals.
In Switzerland, the steady growth in mobility poses major challenges. According to federal forecasts, road and rail traffic will have increased by around a quarter by 2030. Mobility pricing is the concept of supply- and demand-oriented traffic management. R+R supports public enterprises in developing new approaches of usage-related charges for the utilisation of private and public transport infrastructure.
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