The Environment

Motorway construction involves some very interesting environmental pros and cons. On the one hand, building a first-class motorway reduces travelling time and gives a region an economic boost. On the other hand, though, large areas of countryside are consumed and the landscape is altered. KMG defines the environment as the sum total of the motorway's surroundings, and includes – besides environmental aspects – also local interests.

Motorways meet a need for efficient infrastructure and are a fundamental precondition of European prosperity. It is, however, of vital importance that motorways are built with due responsibility for nature and the environment.

KMG would like to present its approach to the Kliplev-Sønderborg project, which is based on the objective that the motorway's size shall correspond to the needs of the region. The motorway shall serve Southern Jutland, not vice versa. KMG's motorway concept is based on this assertion, and can be summarised in the following points:
To build a new, optimally designed motorway which meets the specified requirements in accordance with current standards and guidelines

  • To achieve the best possible integration with the surrounding landscape
  • To provide a road construction which gives "best value for money" and ensures long service life
  • To minimise resource consumption through efficient utilisation of raw materials and soil
  • To limit the need for land
  • To limit negative environmental effects in the area
  • To utilise an environmentally optimised logistics and construction program
  • To consolidate the region's infrastructure
  • To create new jobs locally during the entire concession period
  • To utilise the potential of the local workforce

For KMG, the PPP motorway project is not simply a matter of building and operating a piece of infrastructure, it also involves acting with due regard for the region's needs and distinctive characteristics. This overall approach will guarantee that the project is a success for all parties and will also ensure that the region gets the most out of its investment.

KMG's policy is to build and operate the concession on the basis of the sustainability principle while safeguarding local interests. To consolidate this policy, KMG aims to become ISO 14001 certified. The sustainability concept consists basically of the principle "Southern Jutland above all else".


The architectural concept for the motorway between Kliplev and Sønderborg is a unifying design for all road structures. Our vision is to create the framework for a coherent top-class motorway based on quality and functionality and with an architectural connecting thread stretching from the E45 motorway to Alssund in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Our vision is an aesthetically simple, yet functional, motorway linking the E45 with Sønderborg and Als via the unique, beautiful countryside of the Sundeved peninsula. Through careful studies of the landscape and thorough architectural analysis, the road will be led through the area in character with the surrounding countryside.

The motorway structures have been designed in a creative, resource-conscious process, the objective of which was high architectural quality combined with operation-friendly, traffic-safe solutions.

The view from the Kliplev-Sønderborg motorway will be characterised by open countryside, fields, woods, scattered buildings and historic landmarks. Awareness will be focused on the entries/exits while bridges and underpasses will frame the views along the way.

Our perception of the stretch involved is based on a general perception of the topography of eastern Southern Jutland and the Sundeved peninsula, which views the individual landscapes in a broader, logical context. This landscape perception has formed the basis of the architectural concept for the individual motorway structures and of the roadside landscaping.