Rock spoil are transported away from the establishment zones by trucks using specifically designated public roads. These transport routes are approved by the Land and Environment Court and contractors are not allowed to take any other route. This is monitored carefully.
Rock spoils are loaded onto trucks under ground, inside the tunnel, so as to cause as little disruption as possible. The trucks travel along specifically designated public roads. They must stick to the speed limits applicable to the road in question.
The rock spoil are then transported to a crushing plant. From there, the contractor will decide where the spoil is to be transported to.
Transportation of rock spoil from work sites will create noise that may disrupt people living nearby. Disruptive work may take place between 7am and 10pm on weekdays. This does not mean that trucks will be constantly operating between these times.
The contractor has the option of storing the spoil so that it can be transported outside rush hour – in the middle of the day, for example, or in the evening.