08.09.2022

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.

20.06.2022

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.

10.06.2022

Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating

Bane NOR, developer and operator of the Norwegian railway infrastructure, has commissioned R+R as project manager cost estimation. R+R will help Bane NOR to improve cost estimation processes and develop cost estimation metrics and models based on Norwegian and international best practice.

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

News
08.09.2022
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
20.06.2022
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

RESEARCH PROJECT VSS 2011/705: LIFE CYCLE COSTING FOR MANAGING ROAD MAINTENANCE

R+R has carried out a research study on behalf of the Swiss Association of Road and Traffic Professionals (VSS) on Life Cycle Costing in road maintenace. The report represents a general guide and manual for improved maintenance strategies, providing basic knowledge as well as specific instructions.

Das InstruLife Cycle Costing (LCC), as a tool to minimise life cycle costs, is not restricted to mere analysis, but also includes a design task. An iterative process leads to the definition of optimal system boundaries (maintenance strategy, construction variant, etc.) resulting in minimal costs over the entire life cycle of the road infrastructure. Function and benefits are predetermined.

The research study presents a process sequence that highlights the individual elements and steps belonging to a comprehensive LCC. Irrespective of the actual decision-making scenario, this process sequence is the same for all subsystems in accordance with SN 640 900. The specific method of evaluation, the period under observation and the risk analysis are to be determined on a situational basis.

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
2012 – 2015

Project type
Road

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Forecast Models

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors