If Schongau had no “intelligent traffic lights”, the traffic chaos would be even greater at the moment, say those responsible at the State Building Authority.
For three and a half weeks, the traffic on the B17 still flows through Lechstadt.
The authorities recommend switching to bicycles or walking straight away if possible.
- “It's unbearable”, says Cornelia Voit from Schongau.
The short distance from Schongau to Peiting now takes around 20 to 30 minutes, no matter what time, she complains.
The backwater begins in Schongau West and extends to the roundabout to Peiting.
In Schongau on the "Spider" (Bahnhofstrasse / Altenstadter Strasse / Augsburger Strasse) and the Butterwerk intersection (Bahnhofstrasse / Sonnenstrasse), according to her observations, the greatest disabilities are currently occurring.
At both intersections, the traffic light phases are “much too short,” says Voit.
Therefore, the driver turned to the traffic authority in the district office.
With the request to check the situation and switch the traffic light phases differently.
Conclusion of the district office: "The traffic is ultimately too much."
The answer was not long in coming: A change to the traffic light circuits is not possible in the short time, according to the district authority.
The traffic lights would run depending on the traffic, pedestrians and "side directions" would also have to be taken into account in the circulation of the traffic lights.
The conclusion of the district office: "The traffic is ultimately too much."
When traffic increases from all sides, the intelligent traffic lights reach their limits
Andreas Lang from the responsible state building authority in Weilheim sees it similarly: The “intelligent traffic lights” installed only four years ago would learn and adapt to the volume of traffic.
Without this function, in his opinion, there would be even greater disabilities.
The expert admits, however, that it becomes problematic when traffic increases from all sides.
And that is currently often the case in Lechstadt.
The state building authority recommends avoiding rush hour and switching to a bicycle
In short: “You won't get the traffic jam out of Schongau,” regrets the building authority employee.
He therefore recommends that drivers avoid rush hour in the coming weeks or, if possible, “switch to their bikes” straight away.
No delays in rescue trips, ambulances get through
After all, the State Building Authority considers it positive that the police, fire brigade and rescue services have not yet received any complaints.
"As far as I have heard, they have always come through well so far," Lang said on Tuesday.
Police station chief Herbert Kieweg made a similar statement last week (we reported).
And the head of the BRK rescue service, Michael Limbrunner, now confirms on request that there have been no delays in rescue drives so far: "We'll get through."
Light at the end of the tunnel: the worst will be over in three weeks
And there is light at the end of the tunnel: after the five-week closure of the B17 section between Schongau-West and Peiting-West, residents and road users in Schongau and Peiting have survived the worst, according to the state building authorities.
During the next construction phase of the B17 between Schongau West and Altenstadt, traffic will also be diverted parallel to the B17 via Altenstadt.
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