Burgberg Tunnel

Escape Tunnel and Tunnelupgrade


Landesbetrieb Mobilität Trier
54292 Trier


BeMo Tunnelling GmbH

Project location

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Start of construction


End of construction


Project total value

3.75 million €


shales (Hunsrück slate) with layers of milk quartz and gaps

Technical Data

Construction of an escape tunnel with 2 cross-passages to the existing road tunnel (Burgbergtunnel between road B 50 and B 53) incl. upgrade of the existing tunnel with 1 emergency call niche and 3 hydrant niches

• emergency tunnel
length: 270 m
cross-section: 14 - 33 m²
• 2 cross-passages
length: each 20 m
Excavation: NATM, drill and blast method
Execution: shotcrete (reinforced)
Secondary Lining: 52 m (formwork) / 238 m sprayed concrete lining
• Construction of slot channels incl. retention basin (load capacity
106 m³) in prefabricated construction incl. pipelines
• fire-extinguishing pipelines incl. 3 hydrants in the tunnel
• Renovation of the tunnel drainage
• Restructuring of the portal buildings
• Replacement of the asphalt overlay

Further project related information

• blasting in urban area / only 30 m distance between buildings and tunnelling works (tunnel portal)
• excavation with 6,8 % downward slope
• Structural Analysis and Detailed Design by BeMo’s Tunnel Design Department