In Germany, The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is responsible for the highway network. With as with more than 13.000 kilometers of highway, Germany has one of the most modern expressway networks in the world. Repairs and the extension of the roads are accomplished thereby by the respective Land (they know also much better what is needed straight and where tax funds for the road construction are used best). Well-developed roads are safer for all road users.
According to the German Automobile Association (ADAC), the damage to many German highways has dangerously revealed that far too little has been invested in maintaining the country’s trunk roads in recent years. ADAC continues to see a huge deficit and roads would be driven to wear and tear.
The former road works information system from the BMVI has been discontinued. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) now manages the roadworks directory for roadworks on freeways and federal roads. This will map traffic data in Germany.
According to a study by the German Institute for Economic Research (IW), two-thirds of commuters take the car to get from home to work. There are about 30 million commuters in Germany and only one in eight uses public transportation to get to work. So it’s no wonder that rail strikes have a low impact. But there are also many environmentally conscious people. So one in six gets on their bike or walks to their job. Among the motorists, this includes 11.5 million men and 8 million women.
Construction sites in Brandenburg
Since Berlin, or more precisely East Berlin, was already a capital city before German reunification, namely that of the GDR, many important cornerstones of today’s very dense freeway network in Brandenburg were laid in pre-reunification times. The heart and starting point of all freeways in Brandenburg is today’s federal freeway 10 [More…]
Freeway construction sites in Rhineland-Palatinate
The state of Rhineland-Palatinate has, approximately, 862 kilometers of highway. Here is the list of the largest stretches of highway. The A3 has three lanes throughout and is in good condition. On Fridays and in the morning and evening hours it is very busy. The A61 is mostly only two lanes. [More…]
Road works Saxony-Anhalt
The state of Saxony-Anhalt has a well-structured freeway network (550 kilometers of freeway) developed to a high quality level. The complete expansion of the lines is almost complete and most of the sections have 6 lanes. However, some minor construction sites are still on the A9. [Read more…]
construction sites north rhine-westphalia
Due to the high density of cities, there are many highways in North Rhine-Westphalia. Especially the A3, but also the A2 are the main roads in this state and therefore very busy. Especially commuter traffic is very high here in the morning hours and late afternoon. [More…]