Overhaul of the A42 between Essen-Nord and Gelsenkirchen-Zentrum

A 42 Gelsenkirchen


Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW, RNL Bochum

Project volume

EUR 20 m (joint venture)

Construction time

November 2017 – December 2020

The construction of motorways in the Ruhr area is always a challenge due to the high volume of traffic. Here the construction site is divided into different construction sites due to the many structures requiring renovation. This makes construction work logistically very challenging. In addition, approx.

60,000 tonnes of PAH contaminated material need disposing. This is transported directly from the construction site to a ship for thermal recycling in Rotterdam NL. High levels of planning and coordinating effort is also required due to each structure requiring a renovation plan.