Date: 10 August 2012 at 03:33
The Government has decided to proceed with an airport tunnel and will be costing this through a tendering process. In an official notice for publication by the press on Monday, Number Six Convent Place invites interest for the design and construction of a new access road and tunnel for the Gibraltar Airport and frontier. An announcement on the full opening of the new air terminal is expected shortly.
It says the works consist of the construction of a new road access linking the City of Gibraltar to the land frontier with Spain and the airport terminal. They include a dual carriageway, as part of which a 350-metre long tunnel under the runway will be built. The total length of the scheme is one and a quarter kilometres. The closing date is the 12th October.
The airport tunnel was part of the new airport scheme initiated by the previous GSD administration but the contractors OHL had their contract terminated in July last year, and works have never resumed. Three months ago, the company served a claim of 20 million pounds on the Government, which Number Six said it would strenuously defend and mount a counter claim of its own.