NOHNIK has been selected by Rijkswaterstaat (the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) to integrate and update existing visions and plans, in order to develop a vision on the spatial quality of the A-roads and some N-roads in Eastern Netherlands. The area roughly covers the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland.
Rijkswaterstaat is constantly working on innovations and improvements to routes, road sections, junctions and connections. Much value is attached to the spatial quality and integration of the road network into the landscape. In addition, the environment of the highway is becoming more dynamic, such as the arrival of more houses, businesses or the energy transition. The vision must provide a guide for maintaining and strengthening the spatial qualities of the road network. It serves as a guideline for the landscape plans in future projects. In addition, the vision makes a connection between the specific layout of the road landscape and the developments in the surrounding area. The vision must be ready by 2021.