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Old October 12th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #5601
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Another update: On the A5 between Basel and Karlsruhe the last 50 km before Karlsruhe are nearly finished as 2x3 (was 2x2). Hopefully the extra lanes open to traffic soon!
The traffic is already running in 7 of 9 sections on its own carriageways, but there are only 2 lanes available. The traffic in the last two A5 sections (no. 4 and no. 8) is still running on one carriageway ("4+0"). I guess the section will be opened 2x3 all at once in January or February 2014.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #5602
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WÜ-Heidingsfeld to Mainbrücke Randersacker: 170 million € for 5.4km (preliminary works has started; estimated completion: 2018; OSM).
The addition plan approval order was challenged. The Federal Administrative Court rejected it, but attached a condition to an approval for temporary construction objects. An plan addition procedure started in April 2012, the order was passed last week (see press release).
The plan addition procedure was also challenged, but the Federal Administrative Court has recently rejected it . The subject was a bridge over the B19 south of the AS Würzburg-Heidingsfeld which was enlarged by 16m (28m --> 44m) w/o an additional environmental review. The bridge was already completed in the meantime .

The project page contains a time schedule:
September 2012: start of preliminary construction
Mid 2014: start of Talbrücke Heidingsfeld construction
Early 2015: start of Katzenberg tunnel construction and begin of all works on the entire section
Late 2018: Completion

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Two further plan approval orders for widening the A3 between Würzburg and Nürnberg have recently passed. These are the 4.0km long section 5 from AS Geiselwind to the Lower Franconia/Upper Franconia border near Aschberg (OSM) and the 9.4km long section 10 from service area Aurach to interchange AK Fürth/Erlangen (OSM).
Estimated costs for section 10: 219 million € (see press release). Note: there are 5 viaducts with a length between 50m and 280m. The 94m Regnitzbrücke was already replaced and widened some years ago.
Preliminary works for the replacement of the A3 bridge over the Rhine-Main-Danube Canel has now started, see project info . The bridge is located on section 10, has a width of 94m and will be upgraded to 2x3 lanes. The total construction length is 1.3km and costs 25 million €. The section will temporary feature 4 lanes after completion in late 2015 until the entire 9.4km section 10 will be widened.

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The plan approval procedure of the next section b/n AK Herne and AS Bochum-Riemke (OSM) will be started "shortly" . The predicted AADT 2025 is over 100,000 vehicles/day.
The plan approval procedure for the A43 section b/n AK Herne and AS Bochum-Riemke was now started, see press release .

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The Federal Administrative Court dismissed an action by BUND (nature conservation organization) against a A44 plan-approval order today, see press release BVerwG .
It concerns the 7.2km long section from AS Waldkappel to Hoheneiche (see OSM). The next 5.4km section from Hoheneiche to AS Sontra-Nord is also challenged by BUND .
The BUND has withdrawn the complain against A44 Hoheneiche-Sontra plan approval order .

Clearance works for the A46 widening b/n AK Möchengladbach-Wanlo (A61) and AK Holz (A44) will be started next week, see press release. The 2.3km long section will be widened to 2x3 lanes until 2017 (OSM). The project is funded by RWE.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #5603
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I think this bridge (exit Marsdorf) requires immediate reconstruction:


sorry for the necro-post but this is a temporary structure. It replaces the original pre-war(?) bridge which was hit by a Truck in fall 2010.
The current Bridge was put there in April 2011 and will stay until this stretch of the A13 is widened to six lanes (2015 according to the plan).
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Old October 12th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #5604
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The current Bridge was put there in April 2011 and will stay until this stretch of the A13 is widened to six lanes (2015 according to the plan).
There is no plan to widen the Saxon A13 to 2x3!
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Old October 12th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #5605
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I guess you are right, seems like they just want to add shoulders and redo a few curves for better visibility.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #5606
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Length of Autobahn network

I've counted the length of the German Autobahn network. According to my counting the current total length is 12940.8km.

Length (sorted by numbering):
1. A7 961.6km
2. A3 769.1km
3. A1 747.8km
4. A4 581.6km
5. A9 527.6km
6. A8 505.3km
7. A6 474.0km
8. A2 473.1km
9. A5 440.0km
10. A20 344.6km
11. A61 319.7km
12. A81 276.2km
13. A93 268.3km
14. A14 267.5km
15. A44 258.1km
16. A45 256.6km
17. A31 240.4km
18. A24 236.9km
19. A38 219.3km
20. A71 210.2km
21. A10 195.8km
22. A96 179.3km
23. A73 167.2km
24. A27 162.0km
25. A72 153.1km
26. A13 151.1km
27. A46 146.9km
28. A92 134.3km
29. A30 127.5km
30. A19 122.8km
31. A70 120.0km
32. A66 121.4km
33. A57 116.0km
34. A60 113.3km
35. A28 96.5km
36. A52 96.3km
37. A29 94.5km
38. A40 92.4km
39. A43 91.5km
40. A11 90.7km
41. A23 89.3km
42. A94 87.4km
43. A33 80.6km
44. A62 79.0km
45. A48 77.6km
46. A63 70.0km
47. A59 69.3km
48. A95 68.8km
49. A39 67.8km
50. A15 64.1km
51. A65 58.7km
52. A67 58.4km
53. A42 58.3km
54. A12 58.0km
55. A99 57.7km
56. A21 51.6km
57. A49 45.1km
58. A17 44.7km
59. A98 44.2km
60. A661 36.9km
61. A395 35.5km
62. A620 32.1km
63. A250 31.3km
64. A115 28.1km
65. A565 27.2km
66. A210 25.3km
67. A111 24.0km
68. A100 23.6km
69. A215 20.5km
70. A555 20.0km
71. A480 19.4km
72. A485 19.4km
73. A113 19.1km
74. A352 17.3km
75. A25 16.4km
76. A535 15.8km
77. A37 14.2km
78. A650 14.0km
79. A64 13.7km
80. A560 13.2km
81. A553 13.2km
82. A659 12.0km
83. A391 12.0km
84. A671 11.6km
85. A656 11.5km
86. A26 10.9km
87. A270 10.5km
88. A995 10.5km
89. A445 10.4km
90. A602 10.2km
91. A623 9.8km
92. A261 9.0km
93. A143 9.0km
94. A293 8.6km
95. A114 8.5km
96. A643 8.1km
97. A540 6.9km
98. A281 6.2km
99. A864 6.0km
100. A542 5.6km
101. A544 5.4km
102. A524 5.4km
103. A648 5.3km
104. A516 5.1km
105. A980 5.1km
106. A117 4.8km
107. A280 4.6km
108. A952 4.5km
109. A253 4.4km
110. A861 4.3km
111. A226 4.2km
112. A562 4.1km
113. A392 3.9km
114. A103 3.7km
115. A559 3.4km
116. A573 3.4km
117. A672 2.6km
118. A571 2.6km
119. A255 2.4km
120. A831 2.3km
121. A252 1.5km


Length (sorted by states):
1. Bavaria 2,533.2km
2. North Rhine-Westphalia 2,218.3km
3. Lower Saxony 1,433.3km
4. Baden-Württemberg 1,067.2km
5. Hesse 977.4km
6. Rhineland-Palatinate 874.6km
7. Brandenburg 795.9km
8. Saxony 566.9km
9. Mecklenburg-West Pomerania 552.9km
10. Schleswig-Holstein 538.5km
11. Thuringia 511.7km
12. Saxony-Anhalt 409.8km
13. Saarland 241.3km
14. Hamburg 80.2km
15. Berlin 78.2km
16. Bremen 61.4km

In addition Germany has also several expressways - so-called "Gelbe Autobahnen" ("Yellow Autobahns").
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Old October 13th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #5607
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In addition Germany has also several expressways - so-called "Gelbe Autobahnen" ("Yellow Autobahns").
I did a count on 1/1/13 and came to 2365 km of Autobahnähnliche Straße. However, the design standards of such roads vary a lot. I counted stretches with at least 2 grade-separated interchanges and a divided roadway with at least 2 lanes per direction.
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I did a count on 1/1/13 and came to 2365 km of Autobahnähnliche Straße. However, the design standards of such roads vary a lot. I counted stretches with at least 2 grade-separated interchanges and a divided roadway with at least 2 lanes per direction.
The verying standard makes counting difficult. Well, 12,940km + 2,365km + 9km (opened in 2013) means we have 15,324km of motorway-like roads in Germany.

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About 62km of the Autobahn network have only one carriageway though they are dedicated as Autobahns. Most of these sections (38km in total) are located in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Considering that we have 15,262km of motorway-like roads in Germany.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #5610
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About 62km of the Autobahn network have only one carriageway though they are dedicated as Autobahns.
I guess that they are parts of the A8, A60, A62, A64, A94*(?), A98 and A281.

* AFAIK It's the B12 now.

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1. A7 961.6km
1. A7 971.0 km

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4. A4 581.6km
4. A4 606.0 km

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7. A6 474.0km
7. A6 484.0 km

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22. A96 179.3km
22. A96 172.2 km

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40. A11 90.7km
35. A11 109.9 km

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42. A94 87.4km
50. A94 64.1 km

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63. A250 31.3km
Why not added to the A39?

..., so according to my calculations, the current total length is 12968.2 km of which ca. 70.7% is 4-lane and ~25.2% is 6-lane.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #5611
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I guess that they are parts of the A8, A60, A62, A64, A94*(?), A98 and A281.
Exactly!

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Why not added to the A39?
Well, I calculated it in June 2010 when the A250 was still the A250 . I've only updated the old calculation yesterday.

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How have you calculated it?
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Nit-Picking (Erbsen zählen).
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How have you calculated it?
The total length like you, but more perceptively.
Lanes percentage just as total length, but with color recognition.
At the end, lanes length/total length.
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Source: FAZ

The left column "Straßennetz" shows the motorway length per square kilometer.
The 2nd column "Eisenbahnnetz" shows the railwey network length per square kilometer.
The right column "Investitionen in Straßenbau" shows the road infrastructure investment per inhabitant.

I am very surprised that the Netherlands investment per inhabitant is lower than the Germany's!?

The FAZ Europe comprises only Western Europe .
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I am very surprised that the Netherlands investment per inhabitant is lower than the Germany's!?
When I compared the two countries a little while ago, I came at € 72 per inhabitant in Germany and € 163 per inhabitant in the Netherlands.

This comparison was made by comparing the 2013 budget of the Bundesfernstraßen and Rijkswegen to population.

When comparing road length, the difference is bigger, € 111,500 per kilometer Bundesfernstraße in Germany and € 533,000 per kilometer rijksweg in the Netherlands. But the German Bundesfernstraßennetz is relatively large compared to the rijkswegennet in the Netherlands.

German road projects are generally cheaper than the Netherlands, expressed as a "per kilometer" price in construction cost (including acquiring land). The Netherlands has a number of outrageously expensive projects (similar to A100 in Berlin). Also, Dutch road works are much faster than in Germany, which leads to a higher construction cost. But then again, traffic congestion due to road works is very minimal (6% of all congestion on average).
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The plan approval procedure for the German part of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel was started, see press release. The ministry estimates a duration b/n 18 and 24 month.


The plan approval procedure for the B8 Bad Camberg bypass (6.7km; 36 million €; OSM; layout plan) was started in 2005. The documents were modified in 2007/08 thus the plan approval procedure was practically restarted. Now the documents have been modified and outlayed again, see press release.

I don't know why I have add the B8 info directly after...


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A7, bridge over the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal), near Rendsburg.
I knew this bridge was closed for trucks but I was in Denmark this Sunday so I have personal experiences now.
The bridge is in a very bad state so the authorities made three restrictions:
- Vehicles over 7.5t are not allowed to use the bridge
- Max. speed is 60 km/h, constant speed checks are installed
- Only one lane per direction may be used, the outside lane of the bridge is closed in both sides.
The maintenance works at the A7 bridge over the Kiel Canal (German name "Nord-Ostsee-Kanal") will be completed in late November 2013, see press release. Costs: 2.7 million €. An expertise is planned to get the life expectancy of the bridge.

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I have no up-to-date info, but it was announced that the A23 b/n AS Itzehoe-North – AS Itzehoe-Center (OSM; 1.7km).
The traffic is now using both A23 carriageways b/n AS Itzehoe-North – AS Itzehoe-Center, see press release. There is currently only one lane per direction in service.

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The groundbreaking ceremony for the 3rd section will be on 5th September 2013. 4.1km. About 100 million €. Completion 2020. The preliminary works ("Vorschüttungen") are funded by Infrastrukturbeschleunigungsprogramm II (infrastructure speed-up program II).
The works should been started about one month after the groundbreaking ceremony - on 7th October. But the contract was not signed before groundbreaking. The authority decided not to accept the cheapest offer but the best offer. Thus the bidder of the cheapest offer took action. The court decision is estimated within the next four weeks therefore the works should probably been started in November 2013.


Last but not least a completion: The B404 b/n Trittau-North and Trittau/Grande (3.5km; 8 million €; OSM) was reopened for traffic on Friday after the section was upgraded to 3 lanes, see press release. The traffic was using the through-road of Trittau within the last 3.5 month. The first B404 section b/n A1 and A24 was already upgraded in 2009. The missing two section upgrades will be started in 2015 and 2017. Thus 15 of 19km will feature 3 lanes. Predicted AADT 2025: 20,000 vehicles/day, thereof 12% heavy traffic. The current B404 is planned to be the first carriageway of the future A21.
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The plan approval procedure for the German part of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel was started, see press release. The ministry estimates a duration b/n 18 and 24 month.
Do you think this is realistic? If you read the German media, you read about delays with procedures and klage all the time. Hopefully Femern presented a solid EIA that will stand up in court. On the other hand, the German side will impact close to nobody, there are no buildings in the way (per 2010 Google Earth imagery). But I can see BUND making appeals against the dredging of the seabed.
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Despite there being no direct impact, environmental arguments and fears of Fehmarn becoming a transit island (= less tourism and work opportunities) will probably be expressed.
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Do you think this is realistic?
No! It is common that the authority announces a duration of 1-2 years for the procedure. I can only remember a few road upgrades w/o a delay of the plan approval procedure.

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If you read the German media, you read about delays with procedures and klage all the time. Hopefully Femern presented a solid EIA that will stand up in court. On the other hand, the German side will impact close to nobody, there are no buildings in the way (per 2010 Google Earth imagery). But I can see BUND making appeals against the dredging of the seabed.
Actions ("Klagen") are most likely! There were already a lot of discussions within the last couple of years.
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Last but not least a completion: The B404 b/n Trittau-North and Trittau/Grande (3.5km; 8 million €; OSM) was reopened for traffic on Friday after the section was upgraded to 3 lanes, see press release. The traffic was using the through-road of Trittau within the last 3.5 month. The first B404 section b/n A1 and A24 was already upgraded in 2009. The missing two section upgrades will be started in 2015 and 2017. Thus 15 of 19km will feature 3 lanes. Predicted AADT 2025: 20,000 vehicles/day, thereof 12% heavy traffic. The current B404 is planned to be the first carriageway of the future A21.
Is it true? Are there realistic plannings to upgrade this sections to a motorway (which would only be realistic) or is it just on the wish list?
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