Autoclub (ARBÖ) traffic experts expect long traffic jams on transit routes this weekend, following the most vital travel weekend of the summer of 2023.
According to experience, this is a second wave of travel from the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and the end of the vacations for around 2.6 million schoolchildren from North Rhine-Westphalia.
A wave of travel and the end of vacation cause traffic jams and heavy traffic
Experience shows that the most extended traffic jams will be measured on the transit routes and at the borders on Saturday. But also, from the afternoons on Friday and Sunday, a long thread of patience is a good travel companion. In Austria, the following routes are particularly affected by long delays, according to ARBÖ traffic experts:
These borders are likely to see the most traffic jams
The most patience will probably be required at the borders before the Karwanken Tunnel on the A11, both when entering and leaving the country. Good nerves will also be needed in both directions before the boundaries Kufstein/Kiefersfelden on the A12 or the German A93 at Suben/Passau on the A8 or the German A3 and at Walserberg on the Westautobahn (A1). There will be a lot of standing time when entering Austria before the Nickelsdorf/Hegyeshalom border on the Hungarian M1 and at Spiefeld/Sentilj on the Slovenian A1. When leaving Austria, a similar picture will be seen before the Drasenhofen/Mikulov border on the Brno road (B7).
The second wave of travel from Germany causes traffic jams and delays.
In neighbouring countries, the second wave of travel from the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg will cause traffic jams on the Munich-Salzburg (A8) and Rosenheim/Kufstein connection. In Slovenia, the construction site in front of the Maleènik tunnel on the Maribor bypass (A1) will cause long waiting times, as will already the exit to Austria in front of the Karawanken tunnel on the A2. In South Tyrol, the Brenner freeway (A22) before the Sterzing/Vipiteno toll station and between the toll station and the Brenner border is classic in congestion reporting.
Avoid Friday and Sunday as travel times.
“If you want to avoid traffic jams, you should avoid Saturday completely and the afternoons on Friday and Sunday as travel times if possible. If that doesn’t work, prepare for traffic jams with a full tank of gas before you leave, plenty of light provisions and non-alcoholic beverages, and plans for alternate routes. Even if you have been stuck in a traffic jam, don’t forget to plan breaks of at least 15 minutes during longer car journeys,” the ARBÖ traffic experts conclude by appealing to motorists.
- source: vienna.at/picture: pixabay.com
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