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The september time bubble

The planning process used by Major Projects is not always easy to understand. It is a long process in which we need to go through many different stages before reaching the start of the construction phase.

The West Link is a big project and big projects require a lot of planning. The project is run in line with the statutory planning process. It is a long and complex process, where planning gradually becomes increasingly detailed and many steps need to be reviewed before work can start on the construction site. It is not only the Swedish Transport Administration that is involved in the process. The issue is also dealt with in different ways by the County Administrative Board, the City of Gothenburg and the Land and Environment Court.

The process is not obvoius and easy to understan. With this article we want to give an insight into everyday life and work in the project at the moment, by making stops at various places in the project organisation.

Preparatory work

During the autumn, we will begin the preparatory work to rebuild the post terminal on Kruthusgatan. We will be carrying out this work to ensure efficient post handling during and after the construction of the West Link. This will include demolishing and moving buildings, tracks and points. The work will not involve any significant disruption for neighbouring businesses, and will be carried out on weekdays between 07:00 and 16:00.

Continued preparations in Haga

During the autumn, we will continue planning and working on preparing trees in Haga for moving or protective structures. The trees will need two growth seasons in leaf-bearing condition in order to be able to develop their root systems before being moved. This is why it is important for us to carry out these preparations at this early stage, since construction of the West Link will begin in 2017/2018. We began the preparatory work in April, and will continue in September 2016. The actual process of moving the trees is planned for autumn 2017.