The Marieholm Connection Project milestones during 2017
In December 2017 the project lowered the first of three tunnel elements in the Göta Älv River. A major milestone amongst other important events during the past year.
It surely has been an eventful year for the Marieholm Connection 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, connecting Hisingen with Gamlestan.
The first of three tunnel elements comprising the Marieholm Tunnel was launched in April 2017. This was parked throughout the summer and autumn, and in December 2017 was lowered beneath the bed of the Göta Älv River. Now the first tunnel element is on the river bed, the second will be towed out and lowered in the first quarter of 2018. The third and final tunnel element will be ready for launch later in 2018.
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.