Hamburg (dpa) - The costs for the construction of the port motorway A26 East have been estimated by those responsible at 1.85 billion euros, significantly higher than before.

This is due, among other things, to a calculated risk surcharge, announced the federal project company Deges on Thursday in Hamburg.

A year ago, a volume of around one billion was given.

The 9.7 kilometer long motorway is divided into three sections.

For the part “Wilhelmsburg”, to which a tunnel belongs, the planning approval documents are to be displayed in the district office of Hamburg-Mitte from Monday to April 28th - an insight will also be possible online.

Those responsible assume that construction will start in 2025 for this section.

Completion could then be 2031, as the last of the three pieces.

The “Moorburg” section connects directly to the A 26 West.

In the "Harbor" part, the high-altitude motorway to cross the Elbe is being built.

The so-called Hafenpassage Hamburg is intended as an east-west connection to close the gap between the A1 and A7.

As an extension of the A26 West coming from Lower Saxony, it will, according to the information, enable a direct connection to the A1.

Depending on the section, 40,000 to 60,000 vehicles are expected daily on the planned port passage, a large proportion of which are trucks.

According to the traffic authorities, the A26 relieves the Wilhelmsburg and Harburg districts from noise and pollutant emissions and bundles transit traffic.


The nature conservation association Nabu rejects the planned construction of the port motorway in the south of Hamburg.

The highway is destroying intact nature and is also disproportionately expensive, it said.

In terms of transport policy it is a completely wrong signal to want to build new highways against the backdrop of the climate catastrophe.

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Economic and traffic authority via the port passage A26-Ost


Authority information for the public hearing

Nabu to the A26 east

Nabu criticism of the hearing


Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030

Plan approval documents section 6c from Monday

Video animation overflight planned motorway