Bundesstraße 455

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B455
Bundesstraße 455
Route information
Length: 100 km (100 mi)
Major junctions
From: Schotten
 
To: Mainz-Kastel
Location
States: Hesse
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

Bundesstraße 455 (abbreviated B-455) is a German Bundesstraße (German for "federal highway") in the federal state of Hesse. The route runs southwest from Schotten in Vogelsbergkreis to Mainz-Kastel, a borough of the Hessian capital city of Wiesbaden.

Route[edit]

Bundesstraße 455 begins in Schotten in Vogelsbergkreis. The road continues through the Wetteraukreis, including the municipalities of Nidda, Wölfersheim, Friedberg and Rosbach vor der Höhe. Route 455 merges with Bundesautobahn 5 (A-5) at the Friedberg exit and follows this autobahn to the Bad Homburg interchange. It then follows Bundesautobahn 661 (A-661) to its source in Oberursel-Nord.

Bundesstraße 455 originally went through Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and Friedrichsdorf. These parts of the route were replaced by the A-5 and A-661 sections, and the original highway has now been downgraded to a state road (Landesstraße). Nevertheless, the signs on B-455 from Königstein as well as from Friedberg continue to refer to Bad Homburg.

From Oberursel-Nord, Bundesstraße 455 then takes the so-called "Northern Bypass" (Nordumgehung) around Oberursel. Before this tunnel was built, the route originally went through Oberursel. After its construction, the former route was downgraded to a state road (L 3004) and a district highway (Kreisstraße, K 772).

Bundesstraße 455 then continues through Königstein im Taunus and Eppstein. It crosses the A-3 and enters Wiesbaden's northeast suburbs. Bundesstraße 455 ends at the Rhine River at the Theodor Heuss Bridge in Mainz-Kastel, a borough of Wiesbaden.

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Sources[edit]

  • This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding German Wikipedia article as of 2009-01-04.