Fluor Infrastructure has announced the official opening of the widened and upgraded A27/A1 motorways in the Netherlands.

The motorways link the A1 between the Eemnes Junction and the Bunschoten-Spakenburg connection, as well as joining Utrecht North and the Eemnes Junction.

Fluor business president Terence Easton said: “Fluor and the integrated construction team are pleased to have met all key milestones, allowing us to deliver this significant upgrade project ahead of schedule.

“Using smart construction methods and sustainable materials have reduced the impact on the community and the environment, important requirements for this project.”

“Using smart construction methods and sustainable materials have reduced the impact on the community and the environment.”

In 2016, the directorate-general for infrastructure and water management of the Netherlands awarded the A27/A1 project to 3Angle, a special purpose company established by Fluor, 3i Infrastructure, and Heijmans Capital.

The contractor completed the construction of more than 23km of motorway that increased the A27 to two three-lane traffic lanes and the A1 motorway to two four-lanes.

In order to lessen the impact of construction on the surrounding communities, over 125,000 metric tonnes of quieter asphalt were installed while 10km of sound barrier and smart construction methods were implemented. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Recycled asphalt was also used to provide a sustainable new top layer of the road.

Besides construction, 3Angle will provide management and maintenance of the widened A27 and A1 motorways for a period of 25 years until 2043.

Fluor is a global engineering and construction firm that registered revenues of $19.5bn last year.