The Mariehom project is proceeding as planned and now, there are some visible results of our work. Here you you can read about a few of the major milestones from the last couple of years.
The Marieholm Connection Project milestones 2017–2020
2017 has surely has been an eventful year for the project. The South Marieholm Bridge has been completed, doubling the capacity of the Port of Gothenburg and creating a more robust railway system. The Marieholm Connection project has also constructed a new footway and cycle track across the Göta Älv River, which connects Hisingen with Gamlestan.
The first of three tunnel elements comprising the Marieholm Tunnel was launched in April. The element was first parked in the river during the summer and autumn, and in December 2017 it was lowered beneath the bed of the Göta Älv River. This completes the first tunnel element embedded in the riverbed.
To adapt existing roads and construct junctions with the future Marieholm Tunnel from the Hisingen side, we undertook an extensive diversion of traffic at the Tingstad interchange during the summer and autumn of 2017. The new interchange at Tingstad will open when the Marieholm Tunnel is completed in 2020.
2018 was the year when the tunnel was completed and now for the first time you can walk underneath the river, from the mainland to the Hisingen island. In the first half of the year, the second tunnelelement was launched and in september it was time for the last and third, element to be paired with the other two on the river bed.
In 2019 we continue with the conrete work with the cut and cover and the tunneltrough. During the autumn we will be finish with all the concrete work, and then we will start the work with installation in the tunnel.
2020 includes a lot of work: traffic areas, new lanes and rigorous tunnel tests will be completed during the year. At the turn of the year, the connection will be opened for traffic. Before that, there will be an inauguration ceremony.
Installation work in the Marieholm Tunnel in June 2020.
The Marieholm Tunnel in November 2019.
In August 2019, the tunnel became visible at Marieholm. The picture below shows the tunnel in September 2019.