08.04.2022

A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof

At the beginning of April 2022, construction work will start on the N14 motorway section between the Gisikon and Rütihof junctions. The task includes maintenance of the drainage system as well as pavement replacement and renewal of the guard rails and animal fences over the entire section.

The traffic installations required for the maintenance work will also be used to enable renewal of the expansion joints on the 420 m long Reuss bridge. R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

Projekt sheet

A14, view towards Reuss river and Rotkreuz

11.01.2022

Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project

After two tendering rounds with, at first, four tenderers, Sporveien, the operator of Oslo City’s public transport system, awarded the contract for equipping the metro with a CBTC system to Siemens. R+R has edited the price formats, evaluated the commercial tenders, and supported the negotiations. At the same time, in the Datalink sub-project, Sporveien procures the communication services and the necessary upgrading of the communication infrastructure.

01.11.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

Twenty years ago, a serious fire disaster occurred in the Gotthard motorway tunnel. To commemorate this event, the «SRF Aktuell» TV program has produced a report on road tunnel safety in Switzerland, which was broadcast on October 21, 2021. Many lessons have been learned from this disaster. By using the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel, now under construction, as an example, the FEDRO project managers explain recent developments concerning the safety of road tunnels.

Tunnelsicherheit 20 Jahre nach dem Gotthardunglück

24.08.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

The main construction work for the Weiningen motorway exit and the covered road section will start on August 16, 2021. The Weiningen exit will be relocated and moved around 200m closer to the Limmattalerkreuz junction. In addition, all three Gubrist tunnel tubes will be extended by a new 100m covered motorway section. This will reduce the noise and pollution levels of the adjacent residential areas. From mid-August, the top pavement layer of the roadway in the new third Gubrist tunnel tube will be installed over a period of approximately 3 weeks. Thus, most of the construction work will have been completed. In autumn 2021, installation of the traffic control and safety systems for the third Gubrist tunnel tube will start.

News
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
11.01.2022
Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project
01.11.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
24.08.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

MOTORWAY MAINTENANCE PROJECT A14 BUCHRAIN EXIT – RÜTIHOF JUNCTION

All sections of the Swiss motorway network need to be regularly maintained. Corrective maintenance measures for the A14 motorway section between Buchrain exit and Rütihof junction are scheduled to take place between 2021 and 2022. The roadway, as well as a number of associated structures, have either reached the end of their life span or no longer meet the necessary requirements. Along with the maintenance work, noise protection systems are to be refurbished and the access and exit lanes of the service station St. Katharina will be adjusted to meet current regulatory standards.

The objective of the motorway maintenance project is to ensure continuous and intervention- free operation for the next 15 to 20 years. Extensive pavement renewal work is required to meet this end, during which the wearing and binder courses will be fully renewed and partially strengthened. Additionally, the Foren overpass needs to be refurbished and road restraint systems as well as operation and security installations need to be updated to meet current requirements. Existing precautionary measures for the protection of local groundwater resources will also be reviewed. Another aspect concerns noise protection. In addition to the other measures, the installation of a low-noise pavement surface and sound-proof windows in adjacent buildings help to ensure compliance with current threshold values.

R+R supports and advises the project management team of the Federal Roads Office in project management and controlling tasks. In particular, this includes the development and establishment of project basics, procurement, technical support, controlling and public relations. Furthermore, R+R will provide construction site management during the subsequent construction phase.

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
since 2014

Project costs
63.6 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

Renato Käppeli

Consultant, member of the managing board