MIL-OSI Translation: WOV and Schächen nodes: The canton of Uri receives the green light from the federal court


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Source: Swiss Canton of Uri – news in German

September 28, 2021

The Federal Supreme Court has passed the last outstanding decision on the West-East connection (WOV) and the Schächen node. The complaint from a private person was completely dismissed.

“The government council is very pleased that we can now implement this generation project,” says building director Roger Nager. With the federal court ruling, all objections and complaints relating to the WOV route, noise pollution, flood protection and the safety and number of roundabout entries are settled. All federal court judgments are entirely in favor of the canton.

District administrator and federal court support government

The Federal Court ruling was served on the Uri Building Department on September 22, 2021. On this very day, the Uri district administrator also dealt with the “Lex Kreisel Schächen” and recommended it for rejection after extensive discussion. At this point in time, the government and the district administrator were not yet aware of the positive federal court decision. The Federal Supreme Court indirectly confirms the district administrator’s decision. The transitional provision for the “Lex Kreisel Schächen” stipulates that this initiative should not only apply to future roundabouts, but also to pending proceedings. With the verdict it is now clear: The Schächen node can be built as it was planned and publicly displayed.

Is construction going to start now? “We will be able to provide information on the exact timetable in mid-November 2021,” says Building Director Roger Nager. For the time being, the government council wants to meet again with the “IG WOV for all”. In addition, he considers it politically advisable to wait until after the referendum to implement the roundabout. The tenders for the work are now being prepared. An alternative for low-speed traffic at the Langmatt junction on the other side of the shaft is now also being examined. “However, this has no effect on the WOV and the Schächen node,” says Roger Nager. In addition, the appraisal commission can now start its work and examine questions about compensation for land acquisition or feared depreciation of individual properties.

On behalf of the government council: registry office

Inquiries from media professionals: Building Director Roger Nager, phone +41 41 875 2600, email

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