Lüdenscheid (dpa / lnw) - The transport committee of the North Rhine-Westphalia state parliament showed solidarity with the polluted region at an external meeting in Lüdenscheid and a site visit at the dilapidated A45 Rahmede viaduct. With the visit, they want to send a signal "how important the Rahmede Viaduct project is to us," said committee chairman Matthias Goeken (CDU) on Wednesday, according to the announcement. You will continue to do your best "in the interests of the people who live here and the local economy".
The bridge has been closed since December 2, 2021, interrupting the nationwide important north-south axis. Residents, commuters, employees and companies in the Sauerland town and the neighboring region complain about significant impairments. Many thousands of vehicles are also diverted through the city every day, leading to massive traffic jams and economic slumps due to delivery problems and the exodus of workers.
"We all know that the consequences of the lockdown are nerve-wracking for the whole region," emphasized Goeken. The state parliament has no direct responsibility for the A45 as a federal motorway and therefore has little influence on accelerating the current planning process. Nevertheless, the process is accompanied "politically intensively". Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) is expected in Lüdenscheid next Monday.