News & Infos Overview of the Tauern tunnel
The 2nd tube of the Tauern tunnel has been driven from both tunnel portals. The breakthrough of 26 cross-passages has been carried out during the refurbishment of the 1st tube
News & Infos Open to traffic 2nd tube
Tauern tunnel 2nd tube has been opened on 2010-04-30. At the same day refurbishment of the 1st tube has been started.
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Tauern tunnel 1st and 2nd tube

Tender design, project for public inquiry, detail design

  • Tunnel length: 1st tube 6801m, 2nd tube 6545 m
  • Construction cost: € 210 million
  • Design and construction period: 2000-2011
Due to permanent rising of volume of traffic the construction of the 2nd tube of the Tauern tunnel has become necessary to provide a higher level of safety for road-users.

Since completion traffic was led through the newly built 2nd tube, while the 1st tube was refurbished and the crosscuts were driven through. In june 2011 all works were finished and both tubes were open to traffic.

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