Uetliberg Tunnel

Switzerland

Project

Various excavation methods were employed when constructing the Uetliberg Tunnel. Blasting, excavation by tunnel boring machine (TBM), a tunnel bore extender (TBE) using the undercut technique, calotte driving and surface mining. The volume excavated was 1.7 million m3.

2 x 4.4 km (dual lane)


Client

Civil Engineering Office, Canton of Zurich


Construction timeframe

2001 - 2006

Execution by Renaissance Construction Schweiz