14 January 2014
The European Union will co-finance with just over €6 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to expand and upgrade the A3 motorway in Germany.
The initiative, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, involves the upgrade of nearly 8 km of the A3 Frankfurt-Nürnberg motorway to three lanes in each direction - from east of the Kauppen Bridge to west of junction 64 (at Rohrbrunn). Presently the motorway has two lanes in each direction of traffic and a standard width of 30 metres. In the future, the A3 will have a six-lane cross-section with an expanded width of 36 metres.
Once finalised, the project is expected to raise the safety and capacity of a key German and European east-west road link. The project will be monitored by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and is set to be completed by the end of 2015.