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EU support to help German motorway works between Frankfurt and Nürnberg

Creation date: January 28, 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.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Press Release in German - doc.doc (36 KB)