The main entrance of the Maasvlakte will be adapted so that ships can also access the new port basins. All the required infrastructure will be constructed in the strip of vacant land. For example, around the current entrance, the contractor will be moving the existing bend in the main road. In addition, the new main road, Maasvlakteweg, will be connected to the N15. Next to Maasvlakteweg, plans outline a secondary road for slow and recreational traffic. Both Maasvlakteweg and the secondary road will be realised in 2011 and taken into use at the end of 2012.
Europaweg-Madoerastraat junction ready in 2012
The intensification of traffic means that the Europaweg-Madoerastraat junction will have to be adapted. A flyover will be realised here, so that rail transport and road transport can cross each other without hindrance. In the near future, traffic for the Distripark will run via Europaweg. This adaptation will be rounded off in 2012.
Dune viaduct ready in 2011
To ensure that the current Distripark remains accessible, the N15 will be extended with a flyover junction. This will allow the rail track, roads and bike paths to safely intersect without hindering one another. This grade separation will be incorporated in the dune landscape. The dune viaduct is necessary because the existing entrance does not offer space for a complete hub for the current Maasvlakte and Maasvlakte 2.
The contractor is required to follow a tight schedule, because the road network between the entrance and the dune viaduct needs to be finished by the end of 2011. If not, the Distripark will no longer be accessible. The design of the dune viaduct forms a unique challenge for the contractor. There will be a bend in the road, while the viaduct is supported by slanting piles. The rail track will run under the flyover. This dune viaduct will serve as a blueprint for future flyovers on Maasvlakte 2 and will contribute in a major way to the appearance of the new port area.