Traffic chaos due to construction work at hochbrucke

Traffic chaos due to construction work at hochbrucke

At the rader hochbrucke on the A7 near rendsburg, traffic was temporarily backed up for 25 kilometers in the northbound direction and 17 kilometers in the southbound direction on sunday evening. Only one lane was available to drivers in each direction of travel.

In addition, the bridge was temporarily closed to trucks over 7.5 tons, because during the rehabilitation work that began on thursday, serious damage to the piers was discovered. The ministry of transport of schleswig-holstein expects the work to last up to four months. Transport minister reinhard meyer (SPD) inspected the damage on saturday. "It has become clear that we are indeed in a dramatic situation," he said after inspecting the dilapidated pillars. The decision to close schleswig-holstein’s most important highway to trucks was not taken lightly, but traffic safety was the top priority.

Thomas rackow, managing director of the schleswig-holstein logistics association, fears that the construction site will add millions of euros to the transport industry’s costs. "I am stunned, it is a catastrophe," he told the "flensburger tageblatt" (saturday edition). He had never before imagined that a construction site of this magnitude would be set up from one day to the next.