Standby recovery operators at twenty locations

Friday 8 June 2018
Rijkswaterstaat has decided to issue an order for standby services by recovery operators at twenty locations alongside Dutch motorways. This was announced today by Stichting IMN in its Second Summary of Additional Information and Changes relative to the tendering procedure for recovery activities on IM roads for the contract period 2019 - 2022. The decision follows on from a statement by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, C. van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga, in January of this year.

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen at the Eastern Scheldt surge barrier

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen bij de Oosterscheldekering

The standby services will start on 1 April 2019. More than half of the designated standby locations are in the Amsterdam and The Hague area. Only two locations are outside the Randstad conurbation. At each standby location, a recovery vehicle must be present on standby, on working days, during the morning and evening rush hour periods, ready to respond immediately to any recovery report. The standby work will be undertaken by the IM recovery operator in the district that covers the standby location.

Standby locations 2019 - 2022

Road Leadway Location District
A108Amsterdam-Oud ZuidNH131
A1211Gouda ZH158
A1310TU DelftZH161
A1311Berkel en RodenrijsZH164
A1626Kralingen ZH163
A58Verzorgingsplaats KriekampenNB320

The aim of standby services is to shorten the response time by recovery operators following an incident report. Past experience with standby work has revealed that a standby recovery operator will arrive at the scene on the road section in question on average five minutes earlier than an IM recovery operator not working on a standby basis.

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