The design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract will be carried out by Strabag Großprojekte and Leonhard Weiss. The contract involves construction of a 31 km long section of the A49 motorway between Schwalmstadt and the Ohmtal interchange in northern and central Hesse. The planned construction contract value is over €700 m.
The overall project also includes the maintenance and operation of the motorway over a distance of nearly 62 km between the Fritzlar junction and the Ohmtal A5/A49 interchange.
The first section to the Neuental junction is already open to traffic. Work on the new sections, three and four, from Schwalmstadt over the Stadtallendorf-Nord junction to the Ohmtal interchange, is due to begin this month.
The main construction works are scheduled for completion in autumn 2024.