Sätaröd-Vä, Sweden

European route 22 (E22) is no less than 5,320 km long, from Holyhead in the UK via the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Latvia to Ishim in Russia. The part of the E22 that runs through Sweden plays a major role for the country’s southern region, not least because of the link to the Copenhagen area. The problem is that the road is very busy and accident-prone, and is also close to residential areas that are affected by noise.

This is the background to the rebuilding work that started in 2018 and should be completed by summer 2021 at a cost of around SEK 780 million (approx. EUR 76 million). The assignment that the construction company Peab was awarded by the Swedish Transport Administration includes 16 km of motorway (18.5 m wide), 26 bridges, 4 of which are pipe bridges, and one intersection.

Construction work is taking place largely on virgin land. The base course consists of asphalt gravel (AG) with 70/100 binder, the binder course is asphalt-based (ABB), also 70/100, and the wearing course is an asphalt concrete (ABS) with 50/70 – in total approximately 45,000 tonnes, of which 2,250 tonnes consist of binder.

Projects

The Rotebro Link, Sweden

County road 267 in northern Stockholm is an important, busy link between the E4 and the E18. To improve the traffic flow on this section, the contractor Svevia has been hired by the Swedish Transport Administration to widen a 6 km section from one to two lanes in each direction.

Projects

Punt Val Mulinaun, Switzerland

High-quality waterproofing of a bridge is generally carried out using mastic asphalt. This is all the more true if there are increased stresses due to climatic conditions or traffic loads. One example is the Punt-Val-Mulinaun arch bridge on the Oberalpstrasse H19 in Graubünden, Switzerland.

Projects

Asphalt in High Cross Slope, Germany

In summer 2017, Nynas delivered a carefully chosen PMB grade, Nypol 25, for asphalt layers of a test track.

Interview

Focus on the future in Athens

Carl Robertus, Technical & Research Director Nynas Bitumen, talks about his expectations ahead of the Argus bitumen and asphalt conference in Athens.

Noted

The score for quality is lower

Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.

Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness


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