28.06.2024

LZK-Project

Cost optimization for sustainability: With knowledge of life cycle costs, ASTRA can optimize the costs of building and maintaining national roads over their entire service life. This enables better, economically sustainable use of the financial resources available. Together with ASTRA, R+R is preparing documentation that describes the method for estimating and applying life cycle costs for the structural infrastructure from the operator's perspective. The focus is on the planning level and applicability by project managers and project teams.

07.02.2024

N01.22 Motorway section Schönbühl – Kirchberg, Lindenrain rest area upgrade

The service building at the Lindenrain motorway rest area has been equipped with a new toilet module made of chrome steel; construction was completed at the end of 2023. The new toilet module offers better protection against vandalism, and it will be possible to continue its use in the event of a future replacement of the service building. R+R supported the Federal Road Office’s overall project manager in project planning and execution.

12.01.2024

ERTMS Netherlands

Other countries, same problems: Modern railway technology requires time and money to implement. Jost Lüking was member of a team of six European experts on the ETCS train control system who assessed the status of the national ETCS program for the Dutch Parliament in mid-2023. Our Second Opinion formulated recommendations on program governance and management, on the technical, spatial and temporal scope of the program, on system integration and integration management, and last but not least on program costs and their current forecast. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Waterways published the Second Opinion at the beginning of November.

01.11.2023

EP Hagnau – Augst N02

Within the Hagnau – Augst motorway maintenance project, structural changes to the western tunnel portal (direction Basel/Germany) have to be carried out to enable longitudinal ventilation in both traffic directions. We are pleased that the plans for the extension of the western portal of Schweizerhalle tunnel have officially been approved. This allows us to finalise the detailed design and approach the contractor submission process according to our project schedule.

News
28.06.2024
LZK-Project
07.02.2024
N01.22 Motorway section Schönbühl – Kirchberg, Lindenrain rest area upgrade
12.01.2024
ERTMS Netherlands
01.11.2023
EP Hagnau – Augst N02
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

A1 OHRINGEN – OBERWINTERTHUR MEASURES TO OPTIMIZE TRAFFIC FLOW

During peak hours, the motorway section between Winterthur Ohringen and Oberwinterthur is highly congested. To ensure a stable flow of traffic, as well as to minimise potential backlog at the junctions, measures are being taken by the Federal Roads Office to improve and optimise the traffic situation. In addition, constructional adjustments are being made and traffic signal systems are being installed at the junctions.

Section 48 on the national motorway A1 between Winterthur Ohringen and Oberwinterthur ranks among the most congested motorway sections in Switzerland. Stretching 4.3 kilometers, it is jammed during peak hours on a nearly-daily basis. This bears negative consequences for the road networks of the Winterthur city agglomeration. The implementation of measures to optimise traffic flow is due to alleviate congestion during peak hours on both the motorway and secondary road networks, as well as to minimise the risk of accidents. Amongst other things, these measures include extensions of the Oberwinterthur motorway junction and the acceleration lane at Forrenberg service station, the widening of existing emergency bays and the installation of a total of 19 signalling portals. The total costs of the project amount to 29 million Swiss francs. In order to prevent traffic backlog at the junctions, constructional adjustments are undertaken and new traffic signal systems are being installed at the junctions Winterthur Ohringen and Oberwinterthur.

The scheduled measures serve as an interim solution until the 6-lane extension between Winterthur Töss and the intersection Winterthur Ost will be commissioned. Current plans call for the motorway extension to be implemented between 2035 and 2040. Holding mandates as project-owner support unit and construction supervisor, R+R has been providing assistance to the general project management team of the Federal Roads Office since early project stages. In this capacity, R+R supports and advises the general project management team in project management, project controlling and in other selected issues.

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
2017 – 2021

Project costs
about 29 Mio. CHF

Project type
Road

Services
Project Management

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning
Project Planning and Organization
Project Controlling
Procurement
Professional Support
Communication Support

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Christoph Marti

Consultant, Project manager, managing director, member of the board of directors