New Gotthard tunnel construction could start in 2020
The government says drilling on a new road tunnel for the Gotthard could start in 2020. The people voted to build the tunnel in February last year. The new bore will be close to the existing tunnel and will share infrastructure, such as ventilation shafts, and will also use partially dug sections currently used as depots.
The tunnel should be finished by 2027. But don’t think that will make things easier. As soon as that’s done the first tunnel will be shut for renovation. There won’t be two full operational routes until 2030 at the earliest.