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Roskilde Fjord Link

Fjord Link Frederikssund

Roskilde Fjord Link

A new link across Roskilde Fjord will bring Hornsherred and Frederikssund closer to the Greater Copenhagen Area. This will make it easier and faster for the many daily commuters from Hornsherred to get to the Danish capital. And they will no longer have to pass through Frederikssund, thereby avoiding the problematic bottleneck at the Crown Prince Frederik Bridge.

A new link across Roskilde Fjord will bring Hornsherred and Frederikssund closer to the Greater Copenhagen Area. This will make it easier and faster for the many daily commuters from Hornsherred to get to the Danish capital. And they will no longer have to pass through Frederikssund, thereby avoiding the problematic bottleneck at the Crown Prince Frederik Bridge.

The construction of the new Roskilde Fjord Link has been split into three separate contracts:

The Access road Eastern side: An access road has been constructed between Frederikssundsvej and Marbækvej. It is approximately 1.4 km long. This contract was executed by Barslund A/S between April and October 2016.

Expressway and high bridge: Approximately 8.4 km of expressway from Skibbyvej to Marbækvej, including a 1.4 km bridge across Roskilde Fjord is to be constructed. This project was put out to tender as a turnkey contract and awarded to a large European Joint Venture comprising Rizzani de Eccher (Italy), Besix (Belgium) and Acciona Infraestructuras (Spain). The construction phase commensed at the end of 2016 and will continue until 2019. The expressway section passing through Tørslev Hage will be placed in a cut section between sheet piling walls.

Frederikssundsvej Interchange: This is the final part of the project. It is expected to be put out to tender later in 2017, with the construction taking place 2018-2019.

Project challenges

The main bridge is to be built across Roskilde Fjord, which has been designated a Natura 2000 area, a highly vulnerable natural area.

At Tørslev Hage, the Link passes very close to its neighbours, and therefore requires special care to be taken by the contractor.

Project background

Traffic across Crown Prince Frederik Bridge, the existing bascule bridge, has increased significantly, causing ever-worsening delays. In 2014, the Danish parliament, therefore decided to build a new Fjord Link.

In 1995, 16,000 vehicles crossed Crown Prince Frederik Bridge every day. Today, that figure is approximately 21,700 vehicles – an increase of more than 30 per cent.

This significant increase in traffic causes congestion on both sides of the fjord resulting in considerable delays – especially during peak hours – but also at weekends, with heavy traffic heading to the holiday cottage areas in Hornsherred. Restrictions have therefore been imposed on maritime traffic, on Roskilde Fjord, because the bascule bridge is not raised during rush hour traffic to reduce congestion as much as possible.
 
To alleviate these traffic-related challenges, a new bridge spanning the fjord is being built. An estimated 13,000 vehicles a day are expected to use the new crossing.

Further information

Henrik Vincentsen
Project Director
Tel.: + 45 72 44 37 03
Mail: roskildefjord@vd.dk

Anne-Mette Nyhuus
Communication Consultant
Tel.: +45 72 44 30 78
Mail: an6@vd.dk

The  Danish Road Directorate: www.vd.dk

Project period:

2016 – 2019

Project costs:

DKK 2b (270m €)

Funding:

State funding: DKK 685m
The remainder of the project is to be financed via user tolls. This part is to be administered by the state-owned enterprise Fjordforbindelsen Frederikssund, which is responsible for construction of the new expressway and the link across Roskilde Fjord. They are also responsible for collecting the bridge tolls.

The enterprise was formed on 27 November 2015 with the backing of the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing. The Enterprise will be dissolved again once the funding for the Roskilde Fjord Link has been repaid.

Location:

Distance to Roskilde: 27 km

Distance to Copenhagen City: 44 km


Further information

Henrik Vincentsen
Project Director
Tel.: + 45 72 44 37 03
Mail: roskildefjord@vd.dk

Anne-Mette Nyhuus
Communication Consultant
Tel.: +45 72 44 30 78
Mail: an6@vd.dk

The  Danish Road Directorate: www.vd.dk