Bundesautobahn 524

Bundesautobahn 524

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A524
Bundesautobahn 524
Route information
Length: 6 km (4 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Huckingen
East end: Breitscheid
Location
States: North Rhine-Westphalia
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

Bundesautobahn 524 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 524, short form Autobahn 524, abbreviated as BAB 524 or A 524) is an autobahn in Germany.

The A 524 is a short connector, heading west from Breitscheid and the A 52 towards Krefeld. The autobahn was built in the 1980s by upgrading the B 288. A short (1 km) section of freeway from the A 57 into Krefeld is also designated as part of the A 524.

Currently, an extension westward to the A 59 is listed as "high priority" in the latest Bundesverkehrswegeplan (Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan), and has started construction with completion slated for 2013. This project will be accompanied by a new free-flowing 4-way interchange to replace two low-capacity junctions: a T-intersection with the A 59 and a half-folded-diamond interchange with the B 8. Completion of the interchange is also set for 2013, with the older junctions expected to be closed at the same time.

Further extension along the B 288, across the Rhine and into Krefeld, is not listed in the Bundesverkehrswegeplan as being necessary at the present time. Rather, it is considered something that will only become important in the future. Therefore, it is only in planning, with construction beginning in 2015 at the earliest.

Exit list

Western section

Road continues as a branch of the B 57 into Krefeld
(-) Krefeld-Oppum 3-way interchange

Eastern section

For clarity, this list is reversed; east is at the top.
(5) Breitscheid 3-way interchange
(to )
(4) Ratingen-Lintorf
(3) Duisburg-Rahm

End of the motorway End of the motorway
Road continues as the B 288 towards Krefeld

(-) Duisburg-Süd 3-way interchange
Closing planned for 2013
4-way interchange Duisburg-Süd
Completion by 2013; connection to B 8 by 2011
(-) Duisburg-Huckingen
Closing planned for 2013

External links

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Deutsch WorldHeritage.

Autobahn Atlas: A524