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Circular road reconstruction Ede- Grisjoord junction

The Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands. It is responsible for the reconstruction project of 19 km of the A12 near Arnhem. The project is a Design, Build, Maintain and Finance (DBFM) contract that demonstrates the benefits that circular thinking and procurement practices can enable in large scale infrastructure projects.The A12 refurbishment project is in two parts. The first part comprised the reconstruction of the A12 motorway between Ede and Grisjoord junction. Civil engineering works included widening, adaptation and re-laying of carriageways; mitigation works (including noise reduction) and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure over 16 years. The second part of the DBFM contract is an 18 year contract for the regular maintenance of the A12 between Ede and Veenendal. This includes the availability of the infrastructure and technical facilities such as emergency lanes, connections and lighting.