Water

Project

Flood protection at Borghorster Hauptdeich

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Public contractor

Flood protection at Borghorster Hauptdeich

The flood protection program for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg intends that the earth dyke in the floodwater protection line along the Elbe is to be adapted to new technical requirements and protection heights to provide safety against storm surges.

The 2 km long Borghorster Hauptdeich is an earth dyke along the north bank of the Elbe which is characterised by partially historic buildings on the land side along the existing old dyke, the adjacent water conservation area and also the adjacent nature reserve on the water side of the dike which is registered as an EU flora-fauna habitat area.

Due to the traffic requirements a roundabout was constructed at the junction with the dyke protection road in order to improve the traffic flow.

Engineering services included all planning phases, especially drawing up of the planning commission documents to follow water law, accompanying of the continuing approval process, drawing up the implementation and bid documents in addition to technical engineering supervision during the construction phase.

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