Project ID: PA1A157
Project website: http://www.wna-aschaffenburg.wsv.de/wir_ueber_uns/sachbereich_3/mainausbau/index.html (German)
The Main is 524 km long, of which 388 km are navigable. The Main connects the Rhine and the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal and is therefore an important part of the inland waterway network of the Danube Region. All measures concerning the upgrade of the waterway infrastructure at the Main are thus beneficial for the transport on the Danube as well.
Currently, the fairway depth is 2.5 m at the Upper Main.
The upgrade of the Upper Main to class Vb is intended to enable a fairway depth of 2.9m, increasing the possible depth by 4 dm. The fairway width is intended to be increased from 36m to 40m.
Planning, approval and construction phases are conducted subsequently for different sections and are expected to be completed by 2020.
(c) Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Aschaffenburg
Works from Würzburg (Main km 252) to Wipfeld (Main km 316) have already been completed. Also the impoundment between Limbach and Viereth is already completed. The deepening of the fairway between Wipfeld and Limbach is ongoing and financing is secured. Planned: Implementation of the remaining sections Wipfeld-Garstadt-Schweinfurt and Ottendorf-Knetzgau.
The Main connects the Danube and the Rhine via the Main-Danube Canal. The result of the works will be an increase in transnational transports along the Rhine-Main-Danube axis.
Start date: ongoing since before 2000
End date: 2020
The project is implemented in several sections, please see conducted and planned activities.
Total budget: approx. 55 million EUR for the already completed sections
The total amount is financed from national budget.
Project leader: Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Aschaffenburg / Germany (website: www.wsv.de)
Address: Hockstraße 10, 63743 Aschaffenburg / Germany
Contact data: firstname.lastname@example.org; +49 6021 312 - 0
Data provided by: viadonau (based on information from the project website) - 25.09.2018