Munich (dpa / lby) - In the dispute with Tyrol over the regular truck block handling, the Rosenheim District Administrator Otto Lederer (CSU) considers countermeasures on the German side to be inevitable. It's about protecting one's own population, Lederer told the German Press Agency in Munich on Wednesday. If block handling is continued on the Austrian side, one can only try to alleviate its effects as much as possible.
Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had previously announced that Bavaria is now planning to block roads for trucks on a daily basis. Due to the block processing in Tyrol, in which only a limited number of trucks are allowed to enter the Inntal autobahn, there are increasingly endless truck queues and alternative traffic in Bavaria, he told the "Münchner Merkur" (Wednesday).
The Bavarian goal is now to stop the alternative traffic through the towns in the Inn Valley and in the direction of Salzburg - ideally by banning trucks from leaving the A8 and A93 motorways left," said Lederer. If necessary, Lederer wants to close the through-roads for truck transit on these days: "Plan B would be that we make our own regulations for the state and district roads in order to protect our population from the effects of block handling."
Lederer 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.
The background 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, the Austrian federal state restricted entry for trucks on a total of 38 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 every hour. If necessary, heavy traffic is brought to a complete standstill. This regularly leads to traffic jams in the Munich area.