The B388 bypass around Taufkirchen has been the subject of debate for decades. Yesterday, the official groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the 52 million euro project.
Taufkirchen - "Barely 25 years have passed and a road is planned." Taufkirchen's former mayor and deputy district administrator Franz Hofstetter could not resist this dig at the ground-breaking ceremony for the B 388 local bypass of his home municipality on Tuesday afternoon.
Nevertheless, he emphasized that it was a big day for Taufkirchen because the burden on those who live and work in the town center would be reduced.
At the same time, the bypass is an opportunity for the community that the center can develop and become a place to stay - in times when more and more town centers are deserted.
The bypass has its upsides and downsides, as is the case with all transport projects.
Hofstetter, who had to endure a lot of hostility during his tenure as mayor for his personal commitment, did not go into detail.
Their representatives showed how important this road construction project is for the federal and state governments.
Christian Mattmann, Head of Road Construction at the Freising State Building Authority, not only welcomed everyone involved, but also thanked the property owners.
Michael Theurer (FDP), State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, emphasized that the B 388 is an important cross-regional east-west connection in Bavaria, but also for Germany and connects the Lower Bavarian economic area with Upper Bavaria and Munich.
In order to get through traffic, noise and exhaust fumes out of the town center and bring in more quality of life, the previous route will be replaced by the bypass, he explained.
At the same time, the performance of the B 388 is increased.
So it's a win-win situation.
Even if the future of transport has to be intermodal and climate-neutral, the traffic forecasts assume an increase in personal transport by 31 percent and road freight traffic by 46 percent by 2051, stressed Theurer.
The federal government is investing a good 52 million euros in this Taufkirchen bypass, 11.2 million euros of which is for the purchase of land.
The car is still the most important means of transport in rural areas, emphasized his Bavarian colleague Christian Bernreiter (CSU).
More than 11,000 vehicles per day would burden the Taufkirchen through road today.
The five-kilometre bypass, which leads from Stadl on the B 388 via Atting past Emling (B 15) and rejoins the B 388 shortly before Aham, will also improve road safety.
“The eight bridges will be built first, followed by the track construction.
If everything goes according to plan, we will release the bypass in 2027.
It is a well-invested investment in Taufkirchen,” emphasized Bernreiter.
According to reports, the relief effect for the B 388 is 50 percent per day.
For the B 15, the experts are assuming around 25 percent fewer vehicles (then 11,300 instead of the current 17,200 vehicles).
Taufkirchen's Mayor Stefan Haberl recalled the long history that began in 1937 with the first considerations for a bypass, as a building line plan bears witness to.
86 years later, it is now becoming a reality.
The prospering economy has led to more and more road traffic and, above all, heavy traffic in the area.
There were up to 30,000 vehicles per day in traffic counts at peak times.
In 2008, after long planning and public participation, the municipal council voted in favor of the northern variant, and the process was set in motion: "The die has been cast", headlined the Dorfener Anzeiger at the time.
The speakers of this "historical moment" were allowed to immortalize themselves with an entry in the Golden Book.