Government and region invest in sustainable and traffic-safe N59




On 6 December 2017, during the Administrative Consultation of the Multi-Annual Programme for Infrastructure, Space and Transport (MIRT), the Provinces of Zuid-Holland and Zeeland, the related municipalities and the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) agreed to collaborate on the improved road safety and sustainability of motorway N59.

On 6 December 2017, during the Administrative Consultation of the Multi-Annual Programme for Infrastructure, Space and Transport (MIRT), the Provinces of Zuid-Holland and Zeeland, the related municipalities and the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) agreed to collaborate on the improved road safety and sustainability of motorway N59. In 2018, they will compile a package of measures to improve road safety, which will include the use of new techniques and developments. The participating partners will also take measures to promote the sustainability.

Period 2018-2024

The Government contributes €5 million to road safety measures. The regional authorities contribute over €5 million to work on the N59. The measures will be implemented over the period from 2018 to 2024.

In 2016, the region drafted the Energy Highway N59 plan, to improve the road's sustainability, accessibility and road safety. Various innovative funding options were considered over the past year, to render the N59 more sustainable and to improve the quality of the road as an important connection.

The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (RDW), in collaboration with the regional government, implements the new national government's ambition to improve the road safety on the N-roads. The provinces and municipalities want the improve the road safety and the accessibility of the islands, and to apply smart mobility and sustainability. In February 2018, the agreements reached will be set out in a formal agreement.