Traffic jam on Ascension Day: ADAC is already expecting massive delays

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According to ADAC estimates, the risk of traffic jams on German autobahns is particularly high on the Ascension Day weekend. Experts warn of traffic jams around big cities.

Because of the holiday of Ascension Day on May 26th, for many people in Germany the long weekend begins on Wednesday (May 25th). In some federal states – such as Berlin, Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – the Friday (May 27) after the holiday is officially no school, which is why many short vacationers and day-trippers are on the streets.

But in other federal states, too, many people have taken Friday off as a bridging day and are also romping around on the streets. In addition, the one-week holidays in Hamburg and Saxony-Anhalt are coming to an end. All of this means that from Wednesday an extremely large number of people could be on German roads and motorways. According to the ADAC, drivers who want to travel over the holiday must expect a lot of traffic jams.

Danger of traffic jams on Ascension Day: These motorways are particularly vulnerable

According to the General German Automobile Club (ADAC), the streets on the Ascension Day weekend are likely to be significantly busier this year than in the previous two years. Because there is no longer a Corona regulation in Germany that restricts travel.

Accordingly, the first traffic jam peaks are expected on Wednesday (May 25) from around 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The return wave reaches its peak on Sunday afternoon. It should be relatively quiet on the trunk roads in Germany on Friday.

Motorists must reckon with a particularly high risk of traffic jams on these motorways:

Greater Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich areas

A3 Cologne – Frankfurt – Würzburg – Nuremberg

A5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Darmstadt – Karlsruhe

A6 Heilbronn – Nürnberg

A8 Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg

A81 Stuttgart – singing

etc. (Those: adac.de)

Traffic on Ascension Day: Longer traffic jams due to construction sites and road closures

The numerous motorway construction sites in Germany also contribute to long traffic jams and obstructions. The A6 near Heilbronn has to be completely closed again and again due to renovation work.

The following motorway closures are active or announced:

A36 Vienenburg in the direction of the Bernburg motorway junction between the Hoym junction and the Aschersleben-Zentrum junction until July 25th

A45 Giessen in the direction of Hagen between Lüdenscheid and Lüdenscheid-Nord until further notice

A66 Wiesbaden – Frankfurt in both directions between Wiesbaden-Biebrich and Wiesbaden-Mainzer Straße until October 8th

A71 Schweinfurt in the direction of Erfurt, between the Meiningen-Nord junction and the Suhl/Zella-Mehlis junction until October 21

etc. (Those: adac.de)

According to ADAC, there are diversions signposted. Short-term changes and further blackout dates cannot be ruled out.

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