Maintenance to bring travel delays around Amsterdam this summer
Residents and visitors are being warned to expect delays in Amsterdam this summer as maintenance projects get underway.
27 June 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch nationals and tourists visiting Amsterdam were warned that travel times in the Amsterdam metropolitan area would lengthen as maintenance is carried out this summer, a municipal spokesman told Dutch media Thursday.
The city is using the summertime, when traffic lessens, to execute multiple maintenance projects in and around the city, causing delays for people travelling by car or public transportation, he said.
On Friday, the IJ tunnel on Amsterdam's northbound ring road is to partially close until August 25 for maintenance.
The east-west road near the Central Station, which is undergoing a massive expansion and is not to be finished until 2011, is to also be closed for the summer.
The subway between two of Amsterdam's major stations, Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam Amstel, was also not to operate between Monday and August 17.