First part of new A9 highway opening Saturday

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Badhoevedorp residents cycling, walking and rollerblading on a new piece of the A9 highway, 4 June 2016 (Photo: Rijkswaterstaat) . Badhoevedorp residents cycling, walking and rollerblading on a new piece of the A9 highway, 4 June 2016 (Photo: Rijkswaterstaat)

The first part of the new A9 near Badhoevedorp is opening at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Rijkswaterstaat. The part opening is a new A9 connection at the Raasdorp junction to the A4 in the direction of Amsterdam. 

The contractor will finalize the road markings and road signs on Friday night.

The A9 near Badoevedorp is being rebuilt to run around the village instead of through it. The entire project is expected to be compete in 2018.

The opening of the new piece of highway was celebrated last Saturday already. Local residents were given the opportunity to walk, cycle or rollerblade on the highway. Children were also allowed to make chalk drawings on the new asphalt.

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