Bundesautobahn 52

Bundesautobahn 52 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 52, short form Autobahn 52, abbreviated as BAB 52 or A 52) is an autobahn in western Germany. It starts at the Dutch-German border near the community of Niederkrüchten, district of Viersen. From Elmpt it runs northeast.

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Bundesautobahn 52
Route information
Length92 km (57 mi)
StatesNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Highway system

Its westernmost part serves as an important commuter route into Düsseldorf. The autobahn becomes Bundesstraße 7 shortly before the Rheinkniebrücke, which leads into the Düsseldorf city centre. Traffic of the A 52 is routed through the Düsseldorf city centre on the B 8 and B 1 secondary roads up to Düsseldorf-Mörsenbroich, where the A 52 becomes a road of its own again.

The autobahn has three parts:

  1. Dutch-German border - Niederkrüchten-Elmpt - Mönchengladbach - Düsseldorf-Heerdt
  2. Düsseldorf-Mörsenbroich - Dreieck Essen-Ost
  3. Gladbeck - Gelsenkirchen - Marl-Nord

A new connection from the Dutch border to Elmpt opened in May 2009.[1] An extension connecting the interchange Essen-Ost with the interchange Gladbeck has been proposed for several years, but has not been built yet, due to the need for several kilometers of tunnels below densely populated areas.

Exit listEdit

From interchange Roermond   A73 (NL)
N280 Netherlands

  (1) Niederkrüchten border crossing
  Grünbrücke 50 m
  (2) Elmpt
  (3) Niederkrüchten   B221
  Schwalmtal 254 m
  (4) Schwalmtal
  Straßenbrücke 60 m
  Kranenbachbrücke 60 m
  (5) Hostert  
  (6) Mönchengladbach-Hardt
  (7) Mönchengladbach 4-way interchange   A61
  Rest area Wolfskull/Bockerter
  (8) Mönchengladbach-Nord
  (9) Mönchengladbach-Neuwerk
  (10) Neersen 4-way interchange   A44
    Services Kleinraststätt Cloerbruch
  (11) Willich-Schiefbahn
  (12) Kaarst-Nord
  (13) Kaarst 4-way interchange   A57  E31
  (14) Büderich

  B1  B7   B8

  (21) Düsseldorf-Rath
  (22) Düsseldorf-Nord 4-way interchange   A44
  (23) Ratingen
  Tiefenbroich parking area  
  Straßenbrücke 50 m
  (24) Tiefenbroich
  (25) Breitscheid 3-way interchange   A524
  (25a) Breitscheid 4-way interchange   A3  E35
  (25b) Breitscheid   B227
  Auberg parking area  
  Mintarder Ruhrtal 1830 m
  Ickten parking area  
  (26) Essen-Kettwig
  (27) Essen-Haarzopf
  (28) Essen-Rüttenscheid   B224
  (29) Essen-Süd  
  (30) Essen-Bergerhausen   B227
  Kreuz Essen-Bergerhausen (planned)   A44
  Tunnel Huttrop 340 m
  (32) Essen-Ost 4-way interchange   A40

  Tunnel Frillendorf 680 m (planned)
  Essen-Frillend-West (planned)
  Tunnel 700 m (planned)
  Essen-Stoppenberg (planned)
  Tunnel 870 m (planned)

  B224 interrupted (further need)

  Tankstelle Buer
  (42) Gelsenkirchen-Buer-West   B226
  (43) Gelsenkirchen-Scholven
  Straßenbrücke 220 m
  (44) Gelsenkirchen-Hassel   B224
  (45) Dorsten-Ost  
  (46) Marl-Frentrop   B225
  (47) Marl-Brassert
  (48) Marl-Zentrum
  Bahn- und Straßenbrücke 50 m
  (49) Marl-Hamm
  (50) Marl-Nord 4-way interchange   A43

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  1. ^ "Duitse A52 sluit aan op Nederlandse N280" Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, De Limburger, May 18th, 2009 (in Dutch)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bundesautobahn 52 at Wikimedia Commons