A hub, meeting place and safe drinking water
Ever since 1642, there has been a lock between Södermalm and the Old Town in Stockholm. It has been rebuilt four times. The current structure was built in the 1930s but is now worn out. Problems with the foundations, crumbling cement and rusting reinforcements mean that Slussen must be demolished and reconstructed from scratch. Skanska is one of the construction companies that is assisting the City of Stockholm with this project.
As part of the construction, Slussen is being adapted to cater to the needs of the Stockholmers of today and tomorrow. The main concepts for the new Slussen according to the City of Stockholm are:
- More meeting places
- More space for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport
- Clean drinking water
The reconstruction of Slussen has been divided into about 25 sub-projects. We have been assigned the two largest projects as well as three others. We will work with the following:
- A lock system with quays
- Engineering structures
- A main bridge over Söderström
- Drainage openings
- Traffic measures within the building site (preparation work up until summer 2016)
Construction work will start in summer 2016, with expected completion in 2022. The two largest projects will be carried out with enhanced cooperation with the client.
Facts about Slussen
Every day water equal to about 27 full Globe arenas, is lost through Slussen, from Lake Mälaren to the Saltsjön (source Ports of Stockholm). After the reconstruction even more will be lost.
Traffic that passes through Slussen, per day:
- 30,000 motorists
- 60,000 city bus passengers
- 70,000 Nacka/Värmdö bus passengers
- 26,000 cyclists
- 23,000 pedestrians
- 270,000 Metro passengers
Read more about the Slussen project on the City of Stockholm’s website www.stockholm.se/slussen.