A7 Bockenem - Göttingen (PPP)

  • A7 Bockenem - Göttingen (PPP)
    part of the hightway

The Federal Motorway A7 is the longest motorway in Germany and one of the most important north-south connections between Scandinavia and Central Europe. It runs from the Danish border near Flensburg to the Austrian border and is one of the most heavily used traffic arteries within Germany. By the end of 2020, 29.2 kilometres of the project route, which is 60 kilometres long in total, will be expanded and modernised while the system remains in operation. The project includes the six-lane expansion of a section of 29 kilometres, which was previously only four-lane, and the operation and maintenance of the project section over a period of 30 years.

The PPP project (public-private partnership), which is designed as an availability model, guarantees the Federal Government as the owner of the motorway a high construction quality as well as the operation and maintenance of the entire infrastructure. The client is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the State of Lower Saxony, which in turn is represented by the Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport. VIA NIEDERSACHSEN is the contractor, with VINCI Concessions Deutschland GmbH (50%) and Meridiam Investments SAS (50%) responsible for the planning, expansion, modernisation and operation of the A7 motorway between Bockenem and Göttingen.


Facts and figures:

  • Contract period: 30 years, start 1.9.2014 • project length: ca. 60 km
  • Start of construction: July 2017
  • End of construction: December 2022
  • Project volume approx. 1 billion € (over 30 years) • Construction costs: approx. 330 million. €
  • Construction time: approx. 5,5 years
  • Junctions: 9
  • Pitches and restrooms: 12
  • Bridge structures:
    o Demolation: 7
    o Demolation/new construction: 35
  • Noise barriers: 40.000m2
  • Earth moving construction and removal: 800.000 m3        

    Further information: via-niedersachsen



Benjamin König
Benjamin König
Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. (FH)
Sales & Marketing
phone: +49 (931) 35503-551
Sven Söhlmann
Sven Söhlmann

Project Manager
phone: +49 (931) 35503-735

Successful project management with EPLASS:

Like the successful PPP projects A6 Weinsberg - Wiesloch and A7 Hamburg - Bordesholm, EPLASS Professional was chosen as the common drawing management system. Via several, project-specific workflows, all those involved work in a structured manner on the examination of the drawings and documents. With the parallel review of drawings and the very high flexibility of the workflows, the drawing management could be optimised. Each of the parties involved, from the client (Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Traffic representing the Federal Republic of Germany) to the contractors Via Niedersachsen GmbH und Co KG and the building consortium CJV A7, receives their tasks fully automatically via the EPLASS workflows. In addition, the checking deadlines and due end dates are monitored with the time management integrated in EPLASS Professional.