Leipzig enjoys a central position in Germany's motorway network thanks to the A9 (Berlin-Leipzig-Nuremberg) and the A14 (Magdeburg-Leipzig-Dresden). The orbital around Leipzig is completed by the A38 (Leipzig-Göttingen).
Following the opening of the 20 kilometres long stretch between Rochlitz and Borna of the A72 motorway, the Chemnitz region is now fully connected to Leipzig by dual carriageway.
Leipzig's road network with a total length of about 1,800 kilometres has to meet the needs of different users - from individual drivers to heavy commercial traffic. Fast, multilane roads between the city districts and the motorway orbital surrounding Leipzig, modern rapid transit tramways ensuring the optimum use of the existing road space by road traffic and trams, and the convenient siting of tram and bus stops near local railway stations are key elements of the City of Leipzig's diverse transport upgrade programme.
|Total Roads (kilometres)||1,575.8||1,673.5||1,749.0||1,780.2||1,783.3|
|Federal roads (kilometres)||91.3||90.7||82.1 *||80.3||80.3|
|State roads (kilometres)||47.7||54.9||58.4||59.1||59.1|
|District roads (kilometres)||65.6||65.6||66.5||67.1||67.3|
|Local roads (kilometres)||1,200.6||1,213.5||1,262.8||1,269.5||1,271.5|
*Decrease due to reclassification of the B87
Sources: Statistical Office of the city of Leipzig