Mid 2020, Jan De Nul, together with its partners from the Joint Venture 'Combinatie Oosterweel' (TM COTU), secures the jewel in the crown of the Oosterweel link: the construction of the Scheldt tunnel between the left and right bank.
Six months later the subproject Right bank was added. As part of the Tijdelijke Maatschap Rechteroever Compleet (“Temporary Partnership Right Bank Complete), abbreviated to TM ROCO, Jan De Nul will also work on the connection between the Scheldt tunnel and the R1, both in northern and eastern direction.
Crown jewel: the Scheldt tunnel
The Scheldt tunnel is the most important connecting element in the Oosterweel link and will close the Antwerp Ring road on the north side. With its 1.8 kilometers and three lanes in each direction, the tunnel will reduce traffic density in the Kennedy tunnel and on the southern Ring Road and allow direct travelling between both banks.
Moreover, thanks to a separate six-metre-wide bicycle tube in the Scheldt tunnel, cyclists will be able to make the same trip safely and easily.