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.

07.07.2023

N06.28 NEB EM Lyss Süd – Schönbühl

We are pleased to provide managenent support and construction site management for the N06.28 NEB EM Lyss Süd - Schönbühl motorway maintenance project on behalf of the Federal Road Authority’s Thun branch. The project includes replacement of the pavement as well as extensive measures on the engineering structures. The construction work is scheduled to be carried out between 2025 and 2027.

News
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
07.07.2023
N06.28 NEB EM Lyss Süd – Schönbühl
Canton of Bern

N5 BIEL BYPASS

The project N5 Biel Bypass closes one of the last remaining gaps in the Swiss motorways network between Solothurn / Luterbach and Yverdon-les-Bains. In addition, it connects the N5 to the motorway N16 Transjurane and the motorway T6 Biel-Bern. The new bypass is an important development at supraregional level and intends to relieve Biel of its high traffic volume.

The N5 Biel Bypass looks back on a decades-long project history. The bypass is divided into two sections, an eastern branch and a western one. The eastern branch, called ‘Ostast’, was commissioned and put into service in October 2017. The western part of the bypass project is currently still in the procedural stage of project design and approval thereof. The three General Projects ‘Umfahrung Vingelz’, ‘Westast’ and ‘Zubringer rechtes Bielerseeufer’, all approved by the Swiss Federal Council, were merged for the subsequent planning stage ‘Ausführungsprojekt’. Studies of various options yielded solutions for the individual sections and elements of the project, ensuring that the requirements and needs of participants and affected parties are met to best advantage. Early in 2017, the planning approval procedure started with the publication of the official draft plans.


R+R is providing assistance in planning, project design and execution of the N5 Biel Bypass in its capacity as support unit for the overall project management team. R+R‘s main tasks are to advise and support the Cantonal Department of Civil Engineering in developing conceptual and administrative foundations, as well as to assist the project management team in strategic considerations and decision-making. This includes formulating objectives, developing project structures, defining processes and organisational aspects, together with economic investigations and legal assessments, all in close cooperation with the client. Further key activities lie in procuring external planning services, handling clarifications on issues regarding traffic operations and safety, and assisting in the process of finding and implementing project optimisation measures. In the context of the planning approval procedure, R+R supports the Department of Civil Engineering in processing objections and reservations.

Key data

Client
Canton of Bern

Processing period
since 2000

Project costs
approx. 3 billion 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, Project manager, member of the managing board