Relocation of the Diversion Tunnel of Ringweg R1

Construction Alliance

At the Right Bank, the iconic Merksem viaduct is being demolished. In its place, the Antwerp Ring will be relocated to a deeper trench, which will be partially covered.

Before this change, several preparatory works are carried out, in which CI-Engineers has become involved. Next to the R1 ring road, a water pipe and a large collective sewer pipe are being relocated. Additionally, a diversion tunnel is being moved, which prevents waterlogging in Merksem during heavy rainfall.

CI-Engineers was responsible for designing several concrete coupling structures and temporary steel constructions. Several construction pits were also detailed around these installations over a length of approximately 1 km.