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The october 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.

Procurement

Pre-qualification for contract Kvarnberget starts on 1 October.

The West Link Project out around the city

On 18 August 18, we manned a booth at the Gothenburg Culture Festival together with the West Swedish Package and the City of Gothenburg. This gave the public the chance to get answers to their questions about the projects, and project manager Bo Larsson had been booked for the evening's Q&A session with the Youth Council.

On 5 October, we participated in Mångfald i trafiken (Diversity in traffic) – a day on road safety arranged by NTF at Frölunda Kulturhus.

Environmental Application

The Land and Environment Court has asked the Swedish Transport Administration for further supplements to its application for the West Link Project.These supplements mainly involve providing more in-depth and specific information regarding parts of the material already submitted, particularly in terms of hydrogeology, issues related to groundwater impact. The supplements were submitted to the court in September, 2016.