New sea lock, what's happening in September and October?
The construction of the new sea lock will continue unabated in the coming months. Work is being carried out on the maintenance dock situated in the inner lock head (number 1 in the picture) and preparations for the Loswal (quay) on the South Lock island (number 2 in the picture) are underway.
Work is also underway on the layout of the public road on the north side (number 3 in the picture).
Maintenance dock of the inner lock head
The maintenance dock situated in the inner lock head (number 1 in the picture) is part of the lock gate chamber of the inner head (the one on the side of the North Sea Canal) where the spare lock gate will be installed. In the coming months, work will be carried out on the finishing of the walls and the floor of this part of the lock gate chamber. When work on the walls and floor has been completed, work will start on the completion of the remaining parts of the maintenance dock.
Loswal (quay) on the South Lock island
In the coming period, OpenIJ will start the construction of a new quay on the South Lock island next to the premises of towage company Heida (number 2 in the picture). The new quay, which can also be used as a car landing place for inland barges, will be built on this part of the island. The turning loop on the eastern part of the South Lock island will be retained. Preparatory work and the layout of the construction site will start in September 2020.
Road on the north side
OpenIJ will realise the layout of the public road on the north side of the new sea lock in the coming period. The road is to be situated on the south side of the North Lock (number 3 in the picture). Obstacles situated on the south side of the North Lock will have to be removed to connect the existing road to the new road. The fence along the North Lock will also be removed and relocated to the new boundary before the work on the new road can start.