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The goal of Schiphol’s construction projects is to prepare our airport for the future. Some changes will take place along the way – and you can stay up-to-date about those changes right here.
A busy intersection at Schiphol will be renovated from mid-April. The intersection is the junction of Handelskade, Havenmeesterweg and Herbergierstraat (HHH).
The roads will be redesigned. All traffic will continue as normal, and work will happen incrementally because this is a very busy bus route. Traffic controllers will be on-site to manage traffic where necessary. This will not happen frequently because most of the works will take place at night.
Building works will commence on Cockpitplein as of 1 September 2018. As a result, Cockpitplein, P8 and P10 will be closed permanently.
Cables and pipes will be laid in the ground between P1 car park and the site of the former P2 car park. These works are essential for the new pier and terminal. Once the foundations are complete, we will build a new viaduct that will connect to the new terminal on departure level, which will be the future Ceintuurbaan Zuid. It will be placed next to the current viaduct. There will be minimal interruptions to traffic during this time.
The P3 Long-term Car Park building will temporarily close in order to safely accomodate expansion works. The P3 exits will also be temporarily closed. Drivers can only use the P3 Privium exit, or the one-way passage to the P40 car park. Number plate scanners will be placed there to recognise and register exiting P3 customers who have an reservation. The normal exits will be back in use at the end of February 2019.
As early as July 2018, part of the P3 Car Park building will be re-opened. Schiphol will open the entire renovated car park sometime in 2019. It will have an extra 2535 car spaces, bringing the total available car spaces to 5207. It will also have a brand new roof with solar panels. Until that time, P3 will be busier than usual, but we will do our best to limit any inconvenience.
Access to Jan Dellaertplein and the Skyport area will be changed. This situation is due to growth in traveller numbers, as well as construction of our new pier and terminal. Both Jan Dellaertplein and the Skyport area will remain accessible for buses, cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The pedestrian tunnel to the old P2 will also be removed. In addition, traffic controllers will be deployed to direct traffic during the works, where necessary.
There is a roundabout in front of the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Police Station) at Bemanningencentrum. From here, cars from Havenmeesterweg will not be able to turn into the Arrivals Passage. The reverse loop will remain the same, but with some slight adjustments because we will remove the remaining part of the Departure Passage ramp, which is above the roundabout. The roads will not close during the works, and the Koninklijke Marechaussee Office (Police Station), Skyport, the Cockpitplein and the traffic tower will remain accessible as usual.
The remainder of the old elevated Departure Passage ramp will be demolished to make way for the new Ceintuurbaan Zuid viaduct.
The site of the former P2 car park will be used as a construction site, and will remain that way until the new terminal opens around 2023.
New vertical transportation methods will be installed behind Rembrandt Café in Departures and Arrivals 1 – in other words, new stairs, elevators and escalators. Only one elevator and the toilets will remain. This means that all travellers must use the central vertical transportation options for all of 2018. Once works are complete in January 2019, there will be new connections to the Panorama Terrace on the third floor.
We are removing Café Touch Down on the third floor of the terminal. This is due to new lifts and a new tunnel coming soon for travellers from both Schengen and non-Schengen countries. On the second floor, there will be less room to walk around in because the construction site is being set up there. The site will be operational until October 2018. and the café and lifts will remain accessible. The restaurants Touch Down and Dakota's are temporarily closed. The Panorama Terrace will remain accessible by a stairway in Departures 1.
We are hard at work preparing Schiphol for the future – under a very tight deadline. Planner Pieter-Bas Siebers has been involved with the construction of the new pier and terminal since day one.
Project manager Marco Schravesande is currently involved in part of the infrastructural adjustments on landside. As Marco himself said, ‘roads, intersections, pipelines ... everything that’s needed around the construction of the new pier and terminal.'
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