German federal minister of transport Alexander Dobrindt has issued permits for construction of six new national road projects representing a total cost of approximately US$560 million. According to Dobrindt, infrastructure funding has been increased by 40% and is now at record levels.

Two schemes are in Bavaria; Neu-Ulm to AS Nersingen and the western bypass of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and two are in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, including the Wesel bypass and eastern Rhine bridge. The others are a new motorway junction on the B231 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and a bypass around Saarlouis-Roden.