April 26, 2017 / 10:55 AM / 4 months ago

Dutch court okays 1.9 bln euro Amsterdam financial district project

AMSTERDAM, April 26 (Reuters) - A high Dutch court on Wednesday rejected attempts to block a 1.9 billion euro ($2.07 billion) project to improve road and rail access to Amsterdam's financial district.

The Council of State said in a written ruling that objections to the "Zuidasdok" project were unfounded, clearing the way for a decade of construction to begin in 2019.

The project will see a six km stretch of the A-10 highway expanded and a one km stretch taken underground near Amsterdam Zuid (South) station. The station itself will be modernised and expanded.

Contracts have been awarded to Dutch builder Heijmans , Germany's Hochtief and Fluor of the United States. ($1 = 0.9185 euros) (Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Jason Neely)

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