Transit measures – handling truck blockades in Tyrol, blockades in Bavaria

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In the fight against the transit flood and to maintain road safety, Tyrol is known to rely on the handling of truck blockades at the Bavarian-Austrian border near Kufstein this year. Next Monday, the first mission will take place in 2023. Bavaria will respond again on these days with roadblocks.

“The closures of the roads beyond the motorway to through freight traffic and the police checks have proven their worth,” Bavarian Transport Minister Christian Bernreiter (CSU) told the data protection authority. “We therefore stick to the days with block processing in order to relieve the people in the Inn Valley of truck traffic.”

Maximum 300 trucks per hour
Tyrol will limit the access of trucks from Germany on the Inntalautobahn for the first time this year on Monday. A maximum of 300 trucks are then allowed to pass through the checkpoint at the German-Austrian border – which regularly causes traffic jams for kilometers on the German side.

The Bavarian locks away from the motorway are intended to prevent truck drivers from trying to avoid traffic jams on country roads and in cities.

Tyrolean measure still under criticism
The block handling of the neighboring state has long been a thorn in the side of the Bavarian state government. Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) already pushed for a decision at EU level last summer, assuming that the procedure was “de facto illegal in the EU”.

The Bavarian Ministry of Transport said there was an exchange with Tyrol. “We are in exchange with Tyrol and the first meeting with the State Transport Council will take place soon,” said a spokesman. “We hope for a fresh start in the talks as block handling and other restrictions continue.” In addition, several concrete projects are being worked on to shift freight transport to rail, which should lead to an improvement of the situation.

24 block treatments in the first half of the year
For the first half of 2023, Tyrol plans 24 days of block processing. Freight traffic is metered accordingly in Kufstein-Nord on these days. In addition, block handling days can be arranged at short notice due to weather and natural events, accidents or urgently needed construction work, the Tyrolean side said.

Source: Krone

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