It is expected that the first cars will be driving through the Gaasperdammertunnel in 2020. The tunnel is located under part of the current A9 Gaasperdammerweg, has a length of three kilometres. The tunnel will increase the traffic capacity for road users, but it will also improve the quality of life for local residents. ICT Group supplies part of the software for the tunnel technical installations and participates in the testing of the systems.
Constructing a tunnel involves a lot more than merely installing tubes and laying asphalt. Customer requirements, design considerations and the stringent safety requirements as defined in the National Tunnel Standard (LTR, version 1.2+) make this into a complex project, during the construction phase as well as during the operational use of the tunnel. The communication between the various technical installations of the tunnel and traffic must be guaranteed to function at all times and in every possible situation: during ordinary traffic, in maintenance mode, during calamities and when the tunnel needs to be evacuated.