Münster (dpa/lnw) - Two North Rhine-Westphalian state authorities are facing each other in court: The district government of Münster, as the state's representative for monument protection, and the state road construction company of North Rhine-Westphalia will meet on June 9th in front of the administrative court in Münster. Topic of the oral hearing: Is a former processional route between Münster and Telgte a monument in its course? If so, the road builders have a problem with that, because the federal highway 51 between the two cities in eastern Münsterland is to be expanded to four lanes in this area.
The conservationists want to preserve it because the route, as a national trade and route connection from the direction of Münster, is of particular importance for the city of Telgte. The fact that the path with wayside shrines that are under monument protection is no longer used for processions is irrelevant. According to the court, the road builders doubt that an entire road route is listed as a monument. In addition, there is no public interest in maintaining and using the path.