MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Swiss Canton of Uri – news in German
October 1, 2020
On the occasion of the annual rock clearance work it was found that there are several unstable rock sections in the Graggerhofstatt area, between Gurtnellen and Intschi. This is a total of 120 cubic meters of rock material that has to be removed. For safety reasons, the cantonal road must be closed to all traffic during this work. Alternative routes for motorized traffic and non-motorized traffic are signposted.
The Uri Building Department invests in the safety of its streets and thus also in the safety of all road users. Because larger rock compartments must be expected to slide in the Graggerhofstatt area between Gurtnellen and Intschi, the Civil Engineering Office has decided to remove around 120 cubic meters of rock.
The installation work and the provisional securing work are to start on October 5, 2020. It is then planned to remove the unstable rock sections in multiple shifts. For security reasons, the cantonal road will be closed to all traffic from October 19 to October 30, 2020. Automobile and truck traffic will be diverted via the A2 motorway. For people who rely on public transport, an additional shuttle bus will be set up between Wassen and Meitschligen. Cyclists generally have the option of driving around the construction site on a dirt road via Ried. Racing cyclists are advised to load their bikes and pass the section of the route by bus or train, or to refrain from using the route. The corresponding alternative routes are signposted.
Securing work on the rock In the second phase, from November 2 to November 20, 2020, the area will be secured with anchors. During the duration of this work, the traffic in the affected section must in some cases be single-lane. Short-term closures must also be expected. Waiting times of up to 20 minutes are possible. The restaurants and tourist facilities in Intschi are always accessible from the north without restrictions during this time. The total costs are around 400,000 francs.
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