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Germany’s Hessen to invest €640 million to revamp motorways

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Staff Writer | May 23, 2017
Hessen will spend around €640 million renovating and expanding six motorway interchanges.
Europe   The internationally important motorway routes
According to media reports, around €126 million will go toward construction of new parking areas for trucks, WorldHighways reports.

Hesse state has one of Germany’s most dense road networks that includes 24 motorways. The internationally important motorway routes through Hesse are the A3, A5, and A7.

Close to the airport of Frankfurt is the Frankfurter Kreuz, Germany's busiest and one of Europe's busiest motorway junctions, where the motorways A3 (Arnhem-Cologne-Frankfurt-Nuremberg-Passau) and A5 (Hattenbach-Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel) intersect.

Meanwhile, in the state of Lower Saxony, upgrading and extension of the A7 motorway between Bockenem and Göttingen has started.

A contract was recently awarded to the consortium Via Niedersachsen consisting of VINCI Concessions Deutschland and Meridiam Investments.

Via Niedersachsen will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of 60km stretch for 30 years under a public-private partnership.

Works include the widening from four to six lanes over a stretch of nearly 30km between Seesen and Northeim.