Maastunnel Rotterdam


Maastunnel Rotterdam

Yellow Asphalt

The Maas Tunnel in Rotterdam is a monument and the oldest tunnel in the Netherlands (1942). The tunnel has been completely renovated over the last two years.

Not brutal demolition work, but precision work, where for example the natural stone bands had to be removed and then replaced undamaged. Contractor van Gelder was responsible for carrying out this project.

Many old elements had to be removed with great care so that they could be replaced. In addition, the asphalt had to be removed and the concrete treated with an impermeable membrane. After the natural stone strips had been replaced, asphalting could be started.

Yellow asphalt was chosen so the tunnel could be restored to its original design. In combination with special LED lighting and Rotim's reflective crushed stone, the entire tunnel has a soft yellow appearance.