A9 Open to traffic
After a construction period of not quite 3 years, the A9 motorway section between Triptis and Schleiz was opened to traffic in a ceremony on September 5, 2014 by the Federal Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt. Thus, the last construction section of the A9 motorway between the border of the federal states of Thuringia and Bavaria and the “Lederhose” junction has been completed. The traffic now flows on six lanes. In the course of the A9 PPP project from Triptis to Schleiz, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau, in a joint venture with their partner Eurovia, built a new 19 km long section of the A9 motorway as well as 24 new structures.
W&F board member Dr.-Ing. Michael Blaschko emphasized the European dimension of the project, which is not only limited to the infrastructural significance for passenger and goods transport. The members of the joint venture belong to French and Dutch groups of companies. The project brought seven different nationalities together. 3 million cubic meters of earth was moved and a total of 551,000 square metres of concrete road surface poured.