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Frisange opposes traffic lights an notorious crossing
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Frisange opposes traffic lights an notorious crossing

21.05.2015 From our online archive
The Frisange council has unanimously opposed the installation of traffic lights at the 'Schlammesté' crossing, which were only recently proposed by the Infrastructure Ministry to help slow down traffic at the accident hot spot.

(CS/jag) The Frisange council has unanimously opposed the installation of traffic lights at the 'Schlammesté' crossing, which were only recently proposed by the Infrastructure Ministry to help slow down traffic at the accident hot spot.

After a number of serious accidents at the site, Infrastructure Minister François Bausch had announced the reduction of the speed limit around the crossing to 70km/h, as well as the installation of lights to regulate traffic. A fixed speed camera is also to be set up along the route.

However, Frisange mayor Marie Louise Aulner has now commented that traffic lights would not be able to cope with the traffic that makes it way along this route every day, especially during the morning and evening commute.

She is supported in her fears of heavy traffic jams blocking the surrounding villages by the community council, which unanimously spoke out against the plans for traffic lights. Instead, they propose a roundabout, which they argue would be able to ensure better flow of traffic.

A roundabout to replace the crossing had, however, already been ruled out under previous Infrastructure Minister Claude Wiseler. It had been concluded that this would not improve safety or meet the demands of traffic in the area.

Local authorities have called on François Bausch to reconsider the decision.