Wolgast/Waren (dpa/mv) - Good news for Usedom visitors, problems in the Müritz region: As a spokesman for the State Office for Road Construction in Rostock said on Thursday, the road construction site on a moor bridge in Waren an der Müritz will not be completed until the start of the holidays on April 1 July finished as planned. This means that the main access to the city center and to the water in the largest city on the Müritz is closed for at least another week. The traffic should continue to run on a service road, which has already led to regular traffic jams in the tourist center.
The reason for the delays are delivery problems with the transition structures for the bridge structure over the boggy ground. In Waren, the federal highway 192 has been renewed as the main thoroughfare for 1.3 million euros for months. It contains several bog bridges.
On the other hand, motorists at the Peenebrücke in Wolgast (West Pomerania-Greifswald) will again have unlimited free travel to the island of Usedom from July 1st. According to the state office, the entire lane width of federal highway 111 will be available again by September 1st. Until now, the road width was limited and the speed was reduced. The B111 is the only access to Germany's second largest island from the north. There is also a second access road to the south via the Zecherin Bridge.
There are regular traffic jams on both bridges due to the bridge openings for ships in the high season. The bridge repairs in Wolgast started at the beginning of the year, are expected to cost 5.7 million euros and run for 18 months, with traffic being guaranteed during peak tourist periods. The damage was discovered during bridge inspections and is due to heavy use. 12,500 cars roll over the 256 meter long bridge every day, significantly more in summer. A bypass with a new bridge is under construction but not yet ready.