The Koningstunnel will be completely renewed over a 7-month period. The tunnel will be closed to traffic during the renovation project from March 1st to October 1st 2019.
The Koningstunnel, which was completed in 2000, is due for a major overhaul after more than 18 years of daily use. The tunnel needs to be updated to comply with the new requirements for tunnel safety. Renovation of the Koningstunnel will begin on 1 March 2019.
In order to ensure that the Koningstunnel meets the new safety requirements for tunnels, the existing installations will be completed renewed and expanded in 2019. Installations on the roads leading to the Koningstunnel will also be renewed and placed. This will involve more than 40 different types of installations, such as lighting, ventilation, traffic detection, cameras, emergency telephones and pumps for dirty water. More installations are required than now and because the installations have to be operated locally, more space is needed in the service building. The building, located under the Prins Bernhardviaduct, was therefore enlarged.