An Arkefly jet above the Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Twitter/@Arke) - Credit: An Arkefly jet above the Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Twitter/@Arke)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 09:04
Large investment planned for Eindhoven Airport region
The government is investing a total of 40 million euros to improve Eindhoven Airport's accessibility. Last year nearly 4 million people flew through the airport. This agreement was made between Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen and State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment, the province of Noord Brabant, the Eindhoven region and Eindhoven Airport. The involved parties agreed on a package of measures designed to ensure faster and smarter road access to the airport. The capacity of Anthony Fokkerweg and the exits onto the N2 will be increased. Several lanes will be extended and there will be a direct ramp on the N2 south for traffic coming from the airport. This should allow a better flow to the existing ramps. Links will also be put between a goods distribution center east of the A2, the coming Brainport Industries Campus, Eindhoven Airport and the A58. For this a road will be built that will cross the A2 as well as a parallel road next to the Beatrixkanaal towards the connection Best. The aim is that these improvements will be done before 2020. The municipality of Eindhoven will take the lead in developing and implementing the measures. The government is investing 40 million euros into these improvements, the province of Noord Brabant is investing 20.8 million euros. The Eindhoven Region has already pledged 4.75 million. Eindhoven municipality is contributing 16.4 million and Eindhoven Airport 3 million. "It is very important for the region that Eindhoven Airport is easily accessible. With this we are ensuring a better flow of traffic. This will benefit travelers and businesses." Minister Schultz said about the agreement. "Eindhoven Airport is with approximately four million passengers the second airport of the country. This growing airport is important to support Schiphol, but also plays an increasing role in the region. This fits with better accessibility."