Bundesautobahn 99

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Bundesautobahn 99
Route information
Length: 53.5 km (33.2 mi)
Location
States: Bavaria
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

Bundesautobahn 99 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 99, short form Autobahn 99, abbreviated as BAB 99 or A 99) is an autobahn in southern Germany, It is the Munich ring road.

History[edit]

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A ring Autobahn round Munich was planned in 1938,[1] but war intervened and construction was deferred. Sections of the road were constructed to the north and east of the city in the 1960s and 1970s, following a route significantly further from the city centre than the ring planned in the 1930s.[1] In an interview published in 1977 Munich Mayor Georg Kronawitter questioned whether it was necessary ever to close the ring completely.[1] At that stage appeared that a full "closed ring" Autobahn was not in prospect before 2000.[1]

By 2009 further sections to the north and west had been constructed, but the ring was still "incomplete". Building a final section to the south of the city has become a contentious political issue, subject of several politically commissioned studies during the early years of the twenty-first century.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Auto Motor und Sport Heft 23 Seite 8 - 10. Stuttgart: Vereinigte Motor-Verlag GmbH & Co KG. 1977. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°05′25″N 11°44′42″E / 48.0903°N 11.745°E / 48.0903; 11.745