A $4-billion-plus highway that includes what will be one of the world’s longest highway tunnels will soon be under construction along the west side of Stockholm, Sweden. Image: Courtesy of Foster + Partners A rendering of the winning Slussen master plan to revitalize the waterfront area. + Image image: Courtesy of Vägverket. The route for the Stockholm Bypass Project, which will include one of the world’s longest road tunnels, skirts the city’s west side. Related Links: Foster+Partners Slussen Masterplan slideshow Project for Public Spaces blog: “Is Stockholm in Danger of Losing Its Waterfront?” Vägverket’s official site Stockholm Traffic Bypass Gets
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.