Traffic jam warning – the start of the holiday in the east means a lot of travel


The summer holidays in Eastern Austria start on Friday. From the afternoon, the ARBÖ expects delays, especially on the highways in and around the federal capital and on city exits. On Saturday, the traditional main travel day, traffic shifts to the classic traffic jams in the south. Traffic jams are to be expected, especially from morning to late afternoon.

On Friday, not only the students in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland receive their diploma. In addition, the holidays will also start in the German states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein – this will also affect traffic in Austria.

The ARBÖ traffic jam forecast in detail: From Friday afternoon – possibly long delays – are expected on the Donauuferautobahn (A22), Südautobahn (A2), Südwestautobahn (A23) and Westautobahn (A1). City exits such as Altmannsdorfer Strae, Hadikgasse, Triester Straße and inner-city routes including Franz-Josefs-Kai and the Gurtel are also affected.

Columns expected towards the south
On Saturday, columns are expected to move south from midmorning to late afternoon. Transit routes in the west are affected, such as the Brennerautobahn (A13), Fernpassstraße (B179), Inntalautobahn (A12), Pinzgauerstraße (B311) and the Tauernautobahn (A10). But also for the Karawankentunnel on the Karawankenautobahn (A11) in Carinthia and at the motorway border crossings at Kufstein/Kiefersfelden (A12), Suben (A8), Walserberg (A1) and Arnoldstein (A2 will require a lot of patience). “If possible, drivers should avoid busy days and choose alternative routes,” advised the ARBÖ information service.

In addition to the start of the holiday, some major events also cause more traffic. In Vienna, the music concert “Elisabeth” (June 30 to July 2) and a concert by Rainhard Fendrich (July 3) in the courtyard of Schönbrunn Palace are on the program. The betting fair “Level up” (1 and 2 July) takes place in Salzburg and the Ironman (3 July) in Klagenfurt. This is another reason why traffic jams and delays are expected. The ARBÖ recommended using public transport to get to the concerts in Schönbrunn and the gambling fair, as the official parking lots would fill up relatively quickly.

Ironman in Klagenfurt creates roadblocks
Roadblocks are expected in Klagenfurt on Sunday. On that day, thousands of Ironman athletes start swimming 3.8 kilometers, followed by 180 kilometers of cycling and 42.2 kilometers of running. To guarantee the safety of the participants, many roads in Klagenfurt and around the Wörthersee will be closed. The cycle route, which includes the Klagenfurter Schnellstraße (S37), Harbacherstraße (B70d), Faakerseestraße (B84) and Rosentalstraße (B85), is largely closed from 5.30am to 7pm. The walking route runs through Klagenfurt and Krumpendorf. Therefore, there will also be numerous roadblocks there. “Motorists should avoid the affected streets and towns as much as possible on Sundays and drive around them extensively,” the ARBÖ suggested.

Source: Krone


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