Work on the Reeweg scheduled from the end of June to the end of August 2021. As Reeweg and the viaduct are subject to very heavy use, work on the road surface and the viaduct is required to keep the road in good condition. At the same time as these roadworks, major maintenance work will be carried out on the bicycle bridge over the Port Railway Line and the public lighting.
Where is the Reeweg?
The Reeweg forms the access road to the Waalhaven and Eemhaven area, the Heijplaat residential area, Distripark Eemhaven, and links to the A15 motorway. The work will be carried out along Reeweg from the junction with Waalhavenweg and Waalhavenzuidzijde up to Abeltasmanstraat (Distripark Eemhaven).
To minimise inconvenience, we will be carrying out these road works at weekends. While work is being done, the Waalhaven and Eemhaven, the Heijplaat residential area and Distripark Eemhaven will remain accessible at all times. For each phase of the work, the diversions for each direction of travel will be clearly signposted. These diversions mainly affect the connections to and from the A15 motorway and the Coolport and Distripark Eemhaven approach roads.
We will be carrying out maintenance on the cycle bridge over the Port Railway Line. Since working above the railway tracks is not allowed, we are going to carry out work on the cycle bridge at another location, which means we will be hoisting parts of the cycle bridge away from the Port Railway Line. This will involve closing the cycle path for six weeks. We will carry out as much work as possible on the cycle bridge in the summer holiday period, during which time diversions for cycle traffic will be signposted. During the closure of the cycle bridge, people will be able to take part in an e-bike borrowing scheme.
This spring we will hold an information evening for residents of Heijplaat and Pernis. The format of the evening (in-person or remote) will depend on the Covid-19 rules in place at the time.
Please use the contact form to register, stating ‘residents’ evening’
Frequently asked questions and answers
The work will be carried out from the end of June to the end of August 2021. Work will only be done at weekends between 10.00 pm on Friday and 6.00 am on Monday.
We will be carrying out the work in phases. For each phase of the work, the diversions for each direction of travel will be clearly signposted. These diversions mainly affect the connections to and from the A15 motorway and the Coolport and Distripark Eemhaven approach roads.
In the first phase, we will be replacing the Reeweg road surface as far as the Reeweg viaduct. The road closure will only affect one direction of traffic at a time. The road will remain open to traffic travelling in the other direction. Diversions will be signposted for traffic travelling to and from the A15.
Once the Reeweg has been completed, work will start on the Reeweg viaduct over the A15. This will involve closing the viaduct and diverting traffic. Distripark Eemhaven will remain accessible via Vondelingenweg.
Finally, we will be working on the junction between Reeweg and Waalhavenweg/Waalhaven Zuidzijde. We will organise these roadworks so that Heijplaat remains easily accessible at all times.
We will be conducting repair work on the cycle bridge. As such, the cycle bridge will be closed for six weeks.
The 68 bus will carry on running as usual.
E-bike for cycle traffic from Pernis and Heijplaat
While the cycle bridge is closed, cyclists making regular use of the route from Pernis and Heijplaat will have the option of borrowing an e-bike.
If you are interested in borrowing an e-bike, please get in touch with us using our contact form stating ‘e-bike borrowing scheme’.
Companies in the immediate vicinity of the project have the option of taking part in an e-bike scheme for their staff.
If you are interested in using the e-bike scheme for your staff, please contact us before 1 May using our contact form, stating ‘company e-bikes’.
If you have questions or comments about the maintenance work on Reeweg and the Reeweg viaduct or the accessibility of Coolpoort, Waalhaven-Zuid, Distripark Eemhaven, Pernis and Heijplaat, then please get in touch with the Environmental Manager.