NCC to widen the E12, relieving Umeå of heavy traffic

NCC has signed a contract with the Swedish Transport Administration to widen the European route E12 as part of the new ring road around Umeå. The assignment includes building ten bridges and laying seven kilometers of new road. The order value is approximately SEK 400 million.

The E12 is being widened between Röbäck and the Northern Link (Norra Länken). The route is part of the Western Link (Västra länken), and is a further phase in the ring road around Umeå. Once it is finished, the ring road will relieve the heavily trafficked roads in Umeå, moving traffic out of the central areas of the city.

“With the expanded road network, there will be less motor traffic in the city center, and therefore a better environment and cleaner air in Umeå. As a former resident of Umeå, it is particularly satisfying to contribute to a healthy urban environment,” says Henrik Löfgren, Division Manager of Infra at NCC Infrastructure.

The project involves NCC laying seven kilometers of new road, ten bridges – of which four are rail bridges – and two interchanges. The volumes of earth and stone that will be generated will used as much as possible in the project.

An important aspect is coordinating motorists and the general public as the work is being conducted close to existing buildings.

“The various challenges in the project put demands on good planning to minimize disruptions and to create a safe traffic environment for motorists as well as a safe work environment for the people working on the project. That’s something we have a great deal of experience in,” says Anders Gard, Production Manager of Infra at NCC Infrastructure.

Construction work will start in March 2019 and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021.

The assignment is a turnkey contract totaling approximately SEK 400 million. The transaction will be registered among orders during the first quarter of 2019 in the NCC Infrastructure business area.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Gard, Production Manager, NCC, +46 70 088 88 44
Anna Trane, Head of Corporate Media Relations, NCC +46 708 84 74 69

NCC’s media line: +46 8 585 519 00, e-mail:, NCC’s Mediabank

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