Nodo della Giustizia structural works: work contract for main line connection is signed

On March 29, 2011, AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. and the Giustizia Consortium signed the work contract for realisation of the connection from the AlpTransit line to the Swiss Federal Railways main line between Biasca and Osogna.

Member companies of the Giustizia Consortium are LVG AG, Ennis Ferrari AG, and Mancini & Marti AG. The contract for Construction Lot 626 is worth around 33 million Swiss francs. Execution work will start in May 2011 and complete in 2015.

"To implement the Nodo della Giustizia junction, important structures will be built", explains Walter Bernardi, Chief Construction Officer for the Ceneri Base Tunnel at AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. These include the bridge over the Froda Canal, the cut-and-cover Giustizia Tunnel, and the retention basin of the Stabiello stream with underground outflow into the Froda Canal. The cantonal road will also be routed over the new cut-and-cover tunnel.

Nodo della Giustizia, which is located between Biasca and Osogna, forms part of the overground section between the south portal of the Gotthard Base Tunnel and the junction with the SFR main line.