Bundesautobahn 15

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A15
Bundesautobahn 15
Route information
Part of
Length 64 km (40 mi)
Major junctions
West end Bundesautobahn 13 number.svg A 13 in Lübbenau
East end Forst
A18-PL.svg A18 border with  Poland
Location
States Brandenburg
Highway system
A 14A 17
A 15 near Kolkwitz

Bundesautobahn 15 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 15, short form Autobahn 15, abbreviated as BAB 15 or A 15) is an autobahn in eastern Germany. It is one of the original Reichsautobahns and connected Breslau to Berlin, via Wroclaw (Breslau) and Görlitz. It connects Germany and Poland. A 15 is part of European route E36.

History[edit]

The A 15 was initially planned as a Reichsautobahn Berlin - Wroclaw - Upper Silesia, and was completed until the beginning of the war, one lane to Wroclaw. Until the reunification, only a few lanes (south side) to a few hundred metres as the triangle Spreewald. In the GDR, the highway was internally named A 5. As a peculiarity of the route, many bridges are destroyed in the World War II. Those were restored in the GDR. The Spreebrücke near the junction of South Cottbus, was restored in the northern side. In this area, the road was then pivoted. The triangle Spreewald was completed in 1962. Until then, the traffic to and from the A 13 in the direction of Berlin, on the opposite direction on the ramps. During the 1990s, the north side of the highway was gradually built. The first completed section was three kilometres from the triangle Spreewald. In the course of construction work, the traffic had to be regulated by traffic light. Before the reunification, at the AVUS in Berlin (West), was gradually named A 15. After the reunification, it was renumbered A 115.

During the construction work on the April 8, 2016, a bomb from the World War II was found, after which the A 15 was cordoned off from both sides. Since a targeted blasting of the object was not possible, it was determined to expose the object from THW. It turned out that a bomb was not the World War II bomb, but the metal pipe, which does not need to be transported to Faversham for blasting.

Exit list[edit]

AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (1) Spreewald 3-way interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg (2) Boblitz
AB-AS-blau.svg (3) Vetschau/Spreewald
AB-AS-blau.svg (4) Cottbus-West
AB-AS-blau.svg (5) Cottbus-Süd
AB-Brücke.svg Spreebrücke
AB-AS-blau.svg (6) Roggosen
AB-AS-blau.svg (7) Forst
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Groß Bademeusel
AB-AS-blau.svg (8) Bademeusel
EU-Icon.svg (9) Bademeusel border crossing
 Poland - DK18 National road 18

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