Bundesautobahn 66 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 66, short form Autobahn 66, abbreviated as BAB 66 or A 66) is an autobahn in southwestern Germany. It connects the Taunus to Fulda, passing close to Frankfurt am Main. The first part of the autobahn between Wiesbaden and the Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt, was opened as early as 1934, then called the Rhein-Main-Schnellweg. It became an autobahn in 1965.

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A66
Bundesautobahn 66
Route information
Length125.1 km (77.7 mi)
(planned: 127.3 km)
Location
StatesHesse
Highway system
A 65A 67

The autobahn is incomplete; there still is a gap within Frankfurt city limits. A tunnel was proposed as a solution; however, this has not been implemented because of the high cost of construction. A new section of roadway to close a second gap southwest of Fulda was opened to traffic on 13 September 2014.[1] The section includes a 1.6-kilometre (1.0 mi) cut-and-cover tunnel and replaces a diversion which saw traffic routed onto the B 40 for approximately 9 kilometers before rejoining the A 66 just prior to the junction with the A 7; the new segment cost 154 million euros. A portion of the Kinzig Valley Railway line was also rerouted along the new autobahn segment, which required an additional 60 million euros.

Near Frankfurt-Höchst, the highway is one of the busiest in Germany with an average of more than 130,000 vehicles per day.

Exit listEdit


  B 42
  Walluf (planned)
  (2) Wiesbaden-Frauenstein
  (3) Schiersteiner Kreuz   A 643
  (4) Wiesbaden-Biebrich
  (5) Wiesbaden-Mainzer Straße
  (6) Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   B 455
  Tankstelle Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
  (7) Wiesbaden-Nordenstadt
  (8) Wallau
  (9) Wiesbadener Kreuz   A 3
  (10) Diedenbergen
  (11) Hofheim am Taunus   B 40   B 519
  Tankstelle Weilbach
  (12) Hattersheim-Westteil
  (12) Hattersheim-Ostteil
  (13) Krifteler Dreieck   B 40
  (14) Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
  (15) Kelkheim
  (16) Frankfurt-Höchst   B 8
  Tankstelle Frankfurt
  (17) Eschborn
  (18) Eschborner Dreieck   A 648,   B 8
  (19) Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt   A 5
  (20) Frankfurt-Ludwig-Landmann-Straße   B 44
  Niddabrücke
  Volkspark Niddatal 540 m
  (21) Frankfurt-Miquelallee   B 8

  Tunnel Alleentunnel 2800 m (planned)
  Frankfurt-Bornheim (planned)
  3-way interchange F-Seckbach (planned)   A 661
    Tunnel Galerie Seckbacher Landstraße 240 m
    Baustelle Riedgrabentalbrücke 265 m
    3-way interchange Erlenbruch   A 661
    Riederwaldtunnel 1095 m/1025 m
  (32) Frankfurt-Borsigallee
  (32) Frankfurt-Bergen-Enkheim will be closed
  (33) Maintal-Bischofsheim   B 8   B 40
  (34) Maintal-Dörnigheim
  (35) Hanau-West
  (36) Hanau-Nord   B 45
  (37) Hanau-Stadtmitte   B 8/Erlensee
  Kinzigbrücke 50 m
  (38) Hanauer Kreuz   A 45   B 43a
  (39) Langenselbolder Dreieck   A 45
  (40) Langenselbold
  (41) Gründau-Rothenbergen
  (42) Gründau-Lieblos   B 457
  Kinzigbrücke 50 m
  (43) Gelnhausen-West
  Rest area Kinzigtal  
  (44) Gelnhausen-Ost
  (45) Bad Orb/Wächtersbach   B 276
    Rest area Salmünster (planned)
  (46) Bad Soden-Salmünster
  Kinzigbrücke 985 m
  Ulmbachtalbrücke 225 m
  (47) Steinau an der Straße
  Steinautalbrücke 541 m
  (48) Schlüchtern-Süd
  Straßen- und Bahnbbrücke 110 m
  Hagerwassertalbrücke 200 m
  (49) Schlüchtern-Nord  
  Bahnbrücke 144 m
  (50) Flieden
  (51) Neuhof-Süd
  Tunnel Neuhof 1590 m / 1610 m
  (52) Neuhof-Nord
  (53) Fulda-Süd   B 27
  Fuldatalbrücke 489 m
  (54) Eichenzell  
  (55) Dreieck Fulda 3-way interchange   A 7  E 45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A 66: Autobahn von Frankfurt bis Fulda vollständig befahrbar / Freigabe des Tunnel Neuhof" [A66: Autobahn completely drivable from Frankfurt to Fulda; opening of the Neuhof Tunnel] (in German). Hessen Mobil - Straßen- und Verkehrsmanagement. 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-11-04.

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