|Bundesstrasse 48 in Germany|
|Operator:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Start of the street:||
Bingen am Rhein
|End of street:||
|Overall length:||almost 130 km|
|In Bad Münster-Ebernburg :
bridge of B 48 and the railway line over the Nahe
The federal highway 48 (abbreviation: B 48 ) is a federal highway in Germany . In the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, it leads from Bingen am Rhein in the north to almost 130 km to Bad Bergzabern in the south.
It then runs via Bad Kreuznach (after 16 km) - Alsenz (after 35 km) - Rockenhausen (after 45 km) - Winnweiler (after 56 km) - Hochspeyer (after 74 km) - Annweiler am Trifels (after 112 km) to Bad Bergzabern (almost 130 km).
The trunk road 48 established in 1932 , called Reichsstrasse 48 (R 48) from 1934 , was initially a 16 km short connecting route between Bingen and Bad Kreuznach, which connected the R 9 (in Bingen) and the R 41 (in Bad Kreuznach). Later (around 1937) the R 48 was extended to Winnweiler, where it merged into the R 40 ( Mainz - Saarbrücken ). The route from Winnweiler to Bad Bergzabern was only elevated to a federal highway after 1949.
The Imsweiler bypass has been under construction since 2017 . At its heart is a 400 meter long tunnel that bypasses the town to the east. With the bypass, Imsweiler is to be relieved of through traffic and the middle center of Rockenhausen is better connected to the motorway. The construction work should be completed by the end of 2023, the costs are estimated at 28 million euros.