Denmark: rest area between Padborg and Kolding is expanded
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Seventeen new truck parking spaces have been added to the Øster Løgum Vest rest area on Denmark's E45 motorway. The extension is part of a national project to expand the capacity of the country's rest areas.
The aforementioned project, named ‘Infrastructure Plan 2035,’ is backed with DKK 65 million of funds (approximately €8.7m). The money will be used to expand nine rest areas with parking spaces for lorries. The Øster Løgum Vest rest area is the first to benefit from the scheme.
Commenting on the first results of the plan, Project manager Charlotte Veiss-Pedersen of the Road Directorate said:
“There is frustration about the lack of parking spaces along the state road network, and therefore nine rest areas have been designated where capacity must be expanded. Øster Løgum Vest has now got 17 new spaces for trucks and other vehicles, and together with the upcoming expansions of the other rest areas, it will soon be easier for truck drivers to get a well-deserved rest in southern Jutland.”
By the end of the year, truck drivers will have new parking spaces at four more rest areas in Jutland, as well as two in Funen and two in Zealand.
The Danish Road Directorate is responsible for the work and expects the whole project to be completed in the spring of 2023.