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Old April 21st, 2017, 11:27 PM   #3181
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AdBlue manipulation

The Swiss authorities are going to increase truck controls in regards to AdBlue manipulation. AdBlue is an additive that is sprayed in the exhaust system of a heavy vehicle (some passenger cars also use it). It cleans the exhaust of NOx, thereby complying to recent euro emission standards.

Mostly eastern European trucking companies manipulate the system, fooling the AdBlue system is operational while in reality it is not functional, increasing pollution and in some countries they pay less tolls than they should (i.e. fraud).

They worked out a quick scan for the common truck types to quickly determine if AdBlue manipulation devices are installed in the truck. They checked 'several hundred' trucks and detected over 100 instances of AdBlue manipulation.

https://www.astra.admin.ch/astra/de/...-id-66432.html

Other countries are also aware of this, Norway also increased their inspections for AdBlue manipulation in recent months and detected a large number of violators. If more countries do this, it will become less profitable to manipulate AdBlue systems. The chances of getting caught will need to be increased, but in some countries the volume of trucks on motorways is just too great to effectively enforce it, as the inspections are relatively time-consuming.

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Old April 25th, 2017, 10:51 PM   #3182
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Smoke on the water

The A9 viaduct at Montreux.

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Old May 29th, 2017, 09:46 PM   #3183
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The Canton Council of Zürich has approved two motorway projects today.

The missing link of A53 between Uster and Hinwil was approved 93:45, it will be partially built underground. The missing link is approximately 9 kilometers long and has been planned since the 1970s.

The extension of A51 as a 'Mini Autobahn' north of Zürich has been approved 103:59. It will expand the existing two-lane road to four lanes over a distance of 2.5 km to the A50 roundabout. It runs through a forest. The current two-lane road carries 27,000 vehicles per day.

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Old June 23rd, 2017, 11:11 PM   #3184
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The number of days of congestion at the top bottlenecks in Switzerland. As you can see A1/A4 around Zürich has congestion almost every single day. Also notice the considerable increase in congestion at Lausanne.




The strongest relative traffic growth in 2016 was at the San Bernardino Tunnel.

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Old July 18th, 2017, 09:15 PM   #3185
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A3 Nordtangente Basel

I found this map detailing the opening years of the A3 'Nordtangente' in Basel. Construction on the 3.2 kilometer route started in 1994, it was completed 14 years later. 87% is underground. They also built a double-deck bridge across the Rhine. It is not used by many tourists (most use A2 to Germany) so this is a relatively unknown section of motorway except for those in the region.

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Old July 27th, 2017, 12:01 AM   #3186
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I was in Swiss again, came back today. Again i am amazed that they do construction without to much hindering the traffic. Everything flows very well compared with good ol germany.

Of course the Northern Ring of Zurich is an exception.... Last Night there was a traffic jam on the direction east. Something happened between ZH-Affoltern and Seebach. The Traffic jam went back into the Gubris tunnel, which then was closed. The police led all cars out at ZH-Affoltern, and i could see, that they managed the cars further east backwards to this exit also. But there is no news about it. Does anyone can provide me some?
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Old August 17th, 2017, 08:55 PM   #3187
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A9

The plan approval for the 8.5 kilometer long section of A9 through the Pfynwald between Sierre and Leuk/Susten will be put to public comment tomorrow.

The Pfynwald section is the last of the A9 sections in Wallis/Valais to have its final plans approved. The construction cost is a staggering 1.2 billion CHF. It will mostly be built underground.

Source: https://www.vs.ch/de/highlights/-/as..._col_count%3D1

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Old August 24th, 2017, 02:44 PM   #3188
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Hauptstrasse 3

A large rockslide in Bregaglia (Graubünden) has blocked Hauptstrasse 3 from St. Moritz to Chiavenna (Italy). The village of Bondo has been evacuated. I once spent a vacation here, I remember there were a number of observation posts that keeps track of any movement on the mountain.



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Old August 25th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #3189
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The debris came from a lateral river. Here a map: https://map.geo.admin.ch/?lang=it&to...019.92&zoom=11

The bypass road through the tunnel is still closed, traffic is rerouted through the old one lane road with alternate traffic.

There were no injuries or deaths in the village itself, but 8 hikers which were on the mountain are missing, and possibly dead.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 08:25 PM   #3190
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A5 Biel/Bienne

The eastern leg of the A5 bypass of Biel/Bienne opened to traffic today. It is a 5 kilometer section from the Brüggmoos interchange to the Bözingenfeld interchange. It runs in two tunnels, the 2480 m long Langholz Tunnel and the 1460 meter long Büttenberg Tunnel.







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Old October 28th, 2017, 03:21 AM   #3191
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Bütschwil bypass, 3.8 km, CHF 200 Mio., 2014 - 2020

Website: www.umfahrungbuetschwil.ch



Tunnel Engi, 500m



more photos: https://www.umfahrungbuetschwil.ch/b...-2/tunnel-engi
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Brücke Loch, 51.5m



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Brücke Dorfbach, 88m



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Tunnel Bahnhof, 480m



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Brücke Thur, 67m



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Old October 28th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #3192
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Verzweigung Brüggmoos

Google Earth has June 2017 imagery of the new Brüggmoos interchange in Biel/Bienne.

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Old October 29th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #3193
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Nice. Are there plans to widen the A6 into a 4-lane motorway between Biel and Lyss? It makes sense now.
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A1 Ausbau Nordumfahrung Zürich / A1 expansion northern bypass Zurich

Website: www.nordumfahrung.ch

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A1 Zürich

The first explosions for the third tube at the Gubrist Tunnel in Zürich have started today: http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/15317330


https://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/aktuell/d...lgt-ld.1330726

The Gubrist Tunnel is part of the northern bypass of Zürich, which is the most congested spot in Switzerland. A1 will be expanded to six lanes. The third tube is planned to be completed by 2022, followed by a renovation of the existing two tubes, which will be completed by 2025.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 03:31 PM   #3196
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A4 Schaffhausen

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A4 in the northern city of Schaffhausen will be expanded to a four lane motorway. ASTRA has approved its plans, which will now move into review and consultation phase.

The plan is to expand the Fäsenstaub Tunnel to two tubes, and turn the present two-lane A4 north of the tunnel into a double-deck motorway (it probably will replace the current double-deck structure, the wording isn't too clear on it).

The Schaffhausen-Nord exit will be eliminated, as a compensation, the Mutzentäli interchange will be reconstructed for access to Schaffhausen.

The project has a budget of 473 million CHF (€ 439 million, or € 125 million per kilometer). It is expected to begin construction in 2025, which will take 8-9 years.

Presently some 30,000 vehicles per day drive through the single-tube Fäsenstaub Tunnel.

http://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/nationalst...usen-ld.131250

http://www.cholfirsttunnel.ch/images...es_Projekt.pdf
The Federal Council has now approved the project of A4 in Schaffhausen.
Bei der Einfahrt in den Fäsenstaubtunnel in Schaffhausen Süd sind eine Verbreiterung der bestehenden Autobahnbrücke über die Mühlenstrasse auf zwei Spuren je Fahrtrichtung und ein Überleitungstunnel zur neuen Tunnelröhre vorgesehen. Anschliessend wird die neue Tunnelröhre parallel zum bestehenden Fäsenstaubtunnel geführt. Aufgrund der äusserst engen Platzverhältnisse zwischen Wohngebiet und SBB-Gleisen im Abschnitt der Galerie Schönenberg werden die Fahrspuren der neu vierspurigen A4 doppelstöckig geführt: Der Verkehr in Richtung Schaffhausen-Süd fährt auf der unteren Ebene, der Verkehr in Richtung Thayngen/Bargen auf der oberen.
The start of construction has been pushed back from 2025 to 2030 though, and they expect a construction time of 8-9 years, so with no further delays, it won't be completed until 2038 or 2039.

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Old December 10th, 2017, 12:42 PM   #3197
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The A9 viaduct at Montreux.
It would never be built if proposed nowadays as it is a real eyesore, but it offers spectacular views of the lake when one drives on it.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #3198
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The Gotthard Tunnel is closed since this morning due to a deadly car-truck crash, which damaged the infrastructure itself.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/collisi...nnel-/43752088
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This is how will look like the area south of the Gotthard tunnel in the future. A new tunnel will be built (~1 km long) by building a box around the motorway and covering it with spoil from the second Gotthard tube. This is done both to reduce noise, create more flat space near the village of Airolo and find a way do store excavated rock.

A new junction will be built, both to reduce visual impact of the existing bridges and permit the construction of the new tunnel while avoiding lane merging underground.

The previous idea was to dump the excavated rock in a deposit site near Biasca already used for the Gotthard base tunnel, partly recycling the infrastructure used by that project.

http://www.tio.ch/ticino/attualita/1...oni-di-franchi

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The Bundesrat has decided to put the 'Ausbauschritt 2019' in motion. Parliamant will have to approve funding to start this plan. This will finance 4 road projects for the tune of 2.2 billion CHF. In total 13.5 billion CHF of road projects is planned until 2030. They are mapped here:

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