Life could be made easier for the more than 90,000 vehicles using the main motorway linking the capital to the south of Luxembourg, after a law to expand the A3 was tabled.
Draft law 7144 was presented to members of Luxembourg’s sustainable development committee on Monday. Among other things, it sets out a plan to add a third lane to ease the flow of traffic between the capital and the French border.
In a press release published on the chamber website on Monday 6 November, it explained that the roadworks for such a project would last five years and cost an estimated €356m. Once passed, the law would also enable the creation of a cycle lane between Bettembourg and Peppange, the creation of further wild animal corridors, as well as noise limiting measures beside the A3.
The highways agency said in the statement that the roadworks should not impact existing traffic. A number of MPs suggested that the new lane be reserved solely for public transport and car-pooling. A further meeting is expected to be held in future when sustainable development minister François Bausch will answer further questions about the new law.