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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

In the beginning of November, we started with the preparatory work on Norra Sjöfarten (which will continue to the first quarter of 2017).

Measurements

To get a picture of the current noise levels, we have carried out noise measurements around the city, including at Hagakyrkan and Skattehuset. To ascertain the levels we have set up sensors that measure the noise level over a fourteen-day period. This year's measurements were completed in November. New measurements are planned for late February/early March 2017.

Procurement

This autumn has seen a lot of work with procurements for Haga, Korsvägen and Kvarnberget. In late October, we released tender request documentation for the Haga contract. The documentation was sent to five prequalified contractors. The deadline for submitting tenders is 1 May 2017.

The closing date for tender applications for the Korsvägen contract is in mid-December. In February 2017, requests will be sent to those contractors who have been prequalified.