Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria is getting serious: As announced, roads in the Free State are to be closed to national truck traffic on days with truck block processing in Tyrol. Prime Minister Markus Söder, Minister of Transport Christian Bernreiter, District Administrator Otto Lederer (all CSU) and Vice President Frank Hellwig of the Police Headquarters Oberbayern Süd want to present the new signage and the details of the control concept this Friday morning. The Bavarian Ministry of Transport invited to the appointment directly on the Autobahn 8 on Wednesday.
According to reports, the road closures could be put into effect for the first time as early as next Monday - because then the next time a truck block clearance at the border with Tyrol is announced. According to the ministry, roads in the Inn Valley after the motorway exits will be closed to truck transit traffic on such days.
The reason for the Bavarian step is the dispute between Bavaria and Tyrol about traffic management that has been smoldering for years. In order to relieve the pressure on the Inntal autobahn leading to the Brenner Pass, the Austrian federal state has restricted entry for trucks on several dozen days this year - at the Kufstein/Kiefersfelden border crossing, a maximum of around 300 trucks coming from Germany will be allowed to enter the country per hour.
If necessary, heavy traffic is brought to a complete standstill. This regularly leads to traffic jams in the Munich area - and to sometimes chaotic conditions in communities along the Autobahn.
Lederer recently reported that on days with block processing, many through-roads are hopelessly overloaded by trucks trying to avoid the motorway traffic jam. This often led to hours of traffic jams - with massive problems for the rescue service or nursing services, for school transport or for commuters. Söder had therefore recently announced the specific Bavarian countermeasures.