R9 (southern part) - Charleroi

Description 

Public works contract for the complete reconstruction of the southern part of the Charleroi R9 ringroad, (1, 670 m + 2 x 400 m of A503 sliproads), on both the upper and lower faces of the viaduct section, while maintaining traffic circulation.
This work includes the treatment of the steel structure above 1,100 metres of rail track (Charleroi station) with waterproof sheeting and dust extraction.
The contract also includes the supply and installation of crash barriers, replacement of the bridge cantilever beaks of the "L'Abeille" bridge, the replacement of a bridge girder, and reinforcing the concrete and the structure with bonded plates and metallic quadripodes.

Contract details:

  • Baring the deck of each bridge/viaduct,
  • Repairing and treating the deck slab,
  • Installing a new waterproofing system,
  • Laying of new bitumen road surfaces,
  • Laying new water drainage elements,
  • Replacing all expansion joints,
  • Laying crash barriers to the latest standards,
  • Replacing signage, signal gantries and lighting,

Further work will be undertaken to address specific problems:

  • Complete replacement of the beam 138 of zone 6
  • Complete replacement of the cantilever beaks of the L'Abeille bridge
  • Localized reinforcement of zone 6 with bonded plates
  • Underpinning with quadripodes under all column tables in zone 8
  • Anticorrosion treatment (repainting) of the entire steel structure in zone 7.

Work started in September 2014.
This is one of the major stages of the Road Plan, launched in 2010 and aimed at rehabilitating the black spots on the Walloon motorway and strategic trunk road network. The R9 rehabilitation site is important for locals and residents not only in terms of mobility, but also visually, as most of its constituent parts go to make up the urban landscape.

Willemen Infra - the largest Belgian road construction company - came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen and the infrastructure department of Kumpen.

Since 1998 Franki has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.

 
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Project Details

Contractors
rue de l'acier, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Client 
Sofico, SPW
Price 
€23.903.186
Temporary partnership 
Willemen Infra, Franki
Construction period
2 years 8 months
Start work
09-2014
End of work
05-2017