With the start of the project "Expansion of A 7" between Hamburg and the Bordesholm highway junction north of Neumünster on September 1, the first preparatory construction measures are also moving closer. Federal Transport Minister Dobrindt, Schleswig-Holstein Transport Minister Meyer, Hamburg‘s Transport Senator Horch and Hochtief board member Graf von Matuschka jointly explained preparations for the start of construction and presented the A 7 expansion phases. Initial preparatory measures for construction are scheduled to commence in 2014. At the beginning of 2015, work will start to widen today‘s most important road link to Schleswig-Holstein and Scandinavia. The public private partnership project is being implemented by the Via Solutions Nord consortium, consisting of Hochtief PPP Solutions, Kemna Bau, and institutional investor Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF).