Düsseldorf The ADAC expects a lot of tourist traffic in NRW at the beginning of the autumn holidays. The routes to the low mountain ranges, to the coasts and in the hiking regions of the Alps are particularly at risk of congestion. More than 1000 autumn construction sites throughout Germany are causing additional delays.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, drivers start their autumn vacation at the weekend. “Holidaymakers, day-trippers and, on Fridays, also commuters, in combination with many construction sites and permanent closures due to flood damage, create a high risk of congestion in North Rhine-Westphalia,” says Roman Suthold, traffic expert at ADAC in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Suthold expects the heaviest traffic volume on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and late Sunday afternoon. Traditionally, the routes to the low mountain ranges, to the coasts and in the hiking regions of the Alps are particularly at risk of congestion. Throughout Germany around 1000 autumn construction sites on the autobahns are causing possible delays.
In NRW, drivers have to be in the Greater Cologne (A1, A3, A 4, A57, A61, A 555, A 565) continue to expect disabilities. Even if individual sections of the route have now been re-opened after the flood damage has been repaired, the failure of the A61 in the direction of Venlo and the full closure of the A1 between the Erfttal car triangle and the Hürth junction are causing overloaded alternative routes.
Im Ruhr area The A 40 from Essen in the direction of Dortmund between the Bochum-West motorway triangle and the Bochum-Zentrum junction remains closed. Drivers always need a lot of patience on the diversion route via the A 448 and A 43. Other congestion routes in North Rhine-Westphalia are the A 1 (Dortmund – Osnabrück – Bremen), the A 2 (Dortmund – Hanover) and the A 3 (Oberhausen – Cologne).
According to the ADAC, these are the motorways with the greatest potential for congestion in Germany (both directions):
– trunk roads to and from the North and Baltic Seas
– Greater Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich areas
– A 1 Euskirchen – Cologne and Hamburg – Bremen – Osnabrück – Dortmund
– A 2 Dortmund – Hannover
– A 1 / A 3 /A 4 Kölner Ring
– A 3 Oberhausen – Cologne – Frankfurt – Nuremberg – Passau
– A 5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Karlsruhe – Basel
– A 6 Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg
– A 7 Hamburg – Flensburg
– A 7 Würzburg – Füssen / Reutte
– A 8 Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg
– A 9 Munich – Nuremberg
– A 61 Koblenz – Mönchengladbach
– A 93 Inntal triangle – Kufstein
– A 95 / B 2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
– A 99 bypass Munich
Foreign countries: Because of the autumn holidays in Germany and other countries, the risk of traffic jams on the highways of the neighboring Alpine countries is greater than on the previous weekends. In addition to a number of autumn vacationers, there are also many motorists on their way to hiking in the mountains. The Tauern, Fernpass, Brenner, Rheintal and Gotthard routes are at risk of congestion. At the borders, waiting times due to intensive personal controls are to be expected. According to the ADAC, you should always allow for 30 minutes.