|Length:||50 km (30 mi)|
|Existed:||2002 – present|
|States:||Lower Saxony, Hamburg|
Bundesautobahn 26 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 26, short form Autobahn 26, abbreviated as BAB 26 or A 26) is an autobahn in northwestern Germany. Construction of a first, 12 kilometres long section started 2002 and was opened on 23 October 2008.
Part of the second section connecting Horneburg with Jork was finished mid 2014 but open only to west bound motor bikes and passenger cars since 28 November 2014 and east bound since 17 July 2015.
The third section will connect Buxtehude with Neu Wulmstorf/Rübke. First construction started 5 September 2013. It is planned to open by 2020. Due to the missing connection of the A26 towards A7 and Hamburg north bound on ramp and off ramp traffic is expected to harm Rübke and thus the ramp will not open until the connection is finished.
The fourth section is planned to connect Neu Wulmstorf with the A7 at a new interlink 'Hamburg-Süderelbe'. Start of construction is unknown.
The so-called 'Hafenquerspange' is planned as an east–west connection south of the Elbe between A7, A253 and A1. It will involve a new bridge to replace the aging Köhlbrand Bridge. Optimistisc plans estimate opening this section as early as 2017.
|3-way interchange Drochtersen (planned)|
|Kehdinger Land (planned)|
|Lühe 176 m|
|Buxtehude (under construction)|
|Neu Wulmstorf (under construction)|
|Kreuz Hamburg-Süderelbe (planned)|
|Süderlbebrücke 400 m (planned)|
|Hamburg-Hohe Schaar (planned)|
|Kreuz Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg-Süd (planned)|
|Tunnel Kornweide 900 m (planned)|
|3-way interchange Hamburg-Stillhorn (planned)|
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