1 to 3 November: A10 South closed and no trains at RAI and Zuid stations
A4 and A10 South
As from 22.00 on Thursday evening 31 October the A10 South will be closed on the south side until 05:00 on Monday morning 4 November. Coming from the A10 West, the A10 South will be closed off from De Nieuwe Meer junction in the direction of the A2 and A10 East (Amstel junction). Coming from the A4/Schiphol the motorways (A4 and A10 South) will be closed off from the Badhoevedorp junction onwards. Traffic will be diverted via the A5 and A9. The S109 slip road in the direction of Amstel junction will remain in use, as will the A10 South and the A4 in the direction of Schiphol.
Friday 1 November and Saturday 2 November it will not be possible to travel by train from, to and via Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam RAI stations. Passengers will be diverted via Amsterdam Central and can then travel to Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam RAI stations using the metro. Limited train traffic is possible from, to and via Amsterdam Zuid station and RAI on Sunday 3 November. The NS recommends that passengers consult the NS travel planner before they leave and allow extra time for their journey.
Traffic in the Amsterdam region is expected to be extremely busy on Friday 1 November in particular. The A10 South will then be closed off in the direction of Utrecht. Normally, the volume of traffic there during the Friday morning rush-hour is 10,000 cars per hour. The A5 and A9 diversion routes do not have sufficient capacity to cope with this amount of traffic. People who commute by car are therefore urgently advised to work from home or elsewhere and to leave the alternative routes as free as possible for those for whom car travel is absolutely essential. The three-day closure of the south side of the A10 South and the railway is necessary because the tracks and roadway have to be removed (and later put back) in order to allow the installation of the gigantic roof section of the station passageway.