Major motorway south of Copenhagen to open one year early – The Post

Major motorway south of Copenhagen to open one year early

Køge Bay motorway expansion will be finished well ahead of schedule

Road users will rejoice at the newly announced completion date (photo: iStock)
July 7th, 2016 11:00 am| by Anna Clarke
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After years of extensive roadworks, the new Køge Bay motorway should be finished by the end of 2017, it has been announced.

The busy thoroughfare – which sees around 100,000 cars pass through it per day – is one of the main arterial routes into Copenhagen.

The expansion will mean the current six carriageway route will be increased to eight in a project that is almost a year ahead of schedule.

“It is incredibly gratifying both for drivers and for the citizens of the region that such a large and complex road project will be completed nearly a year early,” said the transport and construction minister, Hans Christian Schmidt.

Mild winter speeds up construction
Good project planning coupled with mild winters have meant construction could race along, with contractors able to work during the winter months without any disturbances.

The completion of the project – which began back in 2012 – is welcomed by Robin Højen Madsen, a project manager at the highway administration Vejdirektoratet. 

“We look forward to delivering the finished road that also marks the end of a long and complicated construction process.”