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Source: Swiss Canton of Nidwalden News in German

August 12, 2019

The high volume of traffic, especially on Sunday, once again to back traffic jams on the A2 motorway and the main roads. The traffic flowed better than the previous weekend. This is also due to the additional posted signs and dosing systems at the exits. The upcoming weekend optimizations to the existing measures will be sought.

The locked Axenstrasse, is the construction site on the A2 motorway in Hergiswil and the holiday return traffic have brought the cantonal road network on the weekend again to its limits. “The Situation presented itself but it is less drastic than a week before,” stated police commander Jürg von Gunten. On Saturday, the traffic stopped on the A2, relatively only slightly. More time in buying motorists who were from the South to the North had to take on Sunday. To back-up peak periods of traffic on the A2 from Hergiswil to Buochs, the loss of time was a maximum of around 50 minutes. Due to the evasive movements prevailed in the afternoon until the evening also on the Canton’s roads between Hergiswil and Stans way line of traffic route. “Overall, the traffic ran smoother and looked less automobilists streets of a supposedly faster way on the main,” says Jürg von Gunten. To the weekend prepared by dosing have contributed to the exits, equipment and signs at the A2 between Beckenried and Hergiswil, is convinced the police commander. With the note, the Handlebars were made of boards to the longer travel time carefully when you take the exit, and with Green/red phases of the dosing equipment was sent to the still outbound traffic only DRIBs and drabs on the Canton’s roads. In addition, the traffic intensified messages through Radio, back-up times are regularly updated and also the navigation systems are supported with this information.

“The measures have proved effective,” says mayor Alfred Bossard, who was on the weekend itself, in the traffic-plagued Region on the way to make an image of the location. “The traffic we get, but we are on the right path. Selectively, we aim to further improvements.” For this purpose, the Canton police Department is still in discussion with the parish presidents of the concerned municipalities, the Federal roads office, and neighboring police corps. Be made to the metering equipment due to the experience to date adjustments. In cooperation with the cantonal police of appropriate measures are discussed in Obwalden, the A8-diverted traffic from the Sarneraatal on the main road along the Loppers in the direction of Stansstad and Hergiswil to weaken. Also will be sought with the police of the Canton of Lucerne in the conversation, in the opposite direction on the A2, the Arm indicate at an early stage to avoid the exits in Hergiswil and, if necessary, Stansstad. As a result, the through traffic should be reduced in these places, and a better resolution of the local traffic can be achieved.

In spite of the already taken and further action is expected this coming weekend, hardly a reassurance to the cantonal road network, because the return traffic is expected to cause a high volume of traffic. In addition, the holiday on Thursday (assumption) and possible a bridge could generate additional excursion traffic in the Region. “If necessary, we can describe the System with the note and metering systems during the week within a short space of time,” says police commander Jürg von Gunten.

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