Millions for accelerated widening A1

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The provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel are willing to contribute 140 million to an accelerated widening of the A1 between Apeldoorn and Azelo. With the additional finances construction can start in 2017.Overijssel will contribute Euro 89 million and Gelderland Euro 40 million. The Provincial Council of both provinces will decide on the contributions in September . The Twente region has already decided  late last year to help pay Euro 10 million.

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The provinces want to solve the serious problems on the A1 with an additional lane in both directions. The section between  Apeldoorn and Deventer will be upgraded to four lanes both ways and the section between Deventer and Azelo to three lanes both ways.

Not only will this improve employment, but also accessibility, safety and economy, says commissioner Gerrit Jan Cook of Overijssel.

In response to a motion in April, Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure) promised parliament she would decide on the accelerated construction as soon as  possible.