Cut & Cover

The cut-and-cover method is a fast and relatively easy way to construct a tunnel. We start out by building a construction pit or trench, in which all or part of the tunnel is constructed. The next step is to close the construction pit.


Strukton has many years of experience with this proven technology, which it has so far used successfully in the construction of the Noord-Zuid-lijn metro tunnel in Amsterdam and the Avenue2 tunnel in Maastricht. We also use this method in Riyadh, for the construction of the world’s largest unmanned metro system.