The contract covers the financing, design, widening and refurbishment of a 46.5km section, followed by its operation and maintenance for 20 years. It represents a total investment in the order of €210m (£183m). The contact was awarded by the German government, represented by the Thuringian authority and DEGES, which is in charge of developing transport infrastructure in Eastern Germany.
The works, scheduled to take approximately three years, will be executed by a construction consortium led by Eurovia and including Royal BAM subsidiary Wayss & Freytag and Reinhold Meister.
This is the first partnership contract under Germany A-Modell scheme that includes no traffic risk. The concession company will be paid a fee calculated on the basis of the motorway’s availability to traffic.