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Improving traffic flows at the intersection of the German federal motorways A 6 and A 9: Today, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer held the ground-breaking ceremony for the upgrading of the Nürnberg-Ost motorway interchange – together with Markus Söder, Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria.

Scheuer said:

The people from Nuremberg live at an international transport hub where traffic flows from Berlin and Munich, from France and the Czech Republic. In order to reduce the risk of congestion, we have been consistently expanding the A 6 in the past years to six lanes. Today’s ground-breaking ceremony will give the go-ahead for the elimination of the bottleneck at the Nürnberg-Ost interchange. This is good for transit operations but also for the local people, who will be able to get to work and return back home faster.

The Federal Government is investing around 118 million euros in the upgrading of the Nürnberg-Ost interchange. The ramps of the Berlin (A 9) – Heilbronn (A 6) intersection and of the opposite direction are to be extended to two lanes for each ramp. Among other things, a 600-meter-long bridge, otherwise known as “overfly”, will be built.

The current volume of traffic is up to 82,000 vehicles per day; on some sections, the share of HGVs is up to 30 percent. The upgrading of the Nürnberg-Ost interchange is therefore classified as a highly economical measure. The benefit-cost ratio determined is higher than ten – this means that every euro invested will generate ten euros of benefit to the national economy.