Some motorists out Dortmund and the surrounding area are angry. Angry at a huge construction project, which for the A44 is now being implemented.
It’s nothing unusual for drivers to break their hat cords when the streets are full, there’s traffic jams, they’re looking for a parking space or construction sites. Now there is a new exciting topic: A construction project on the A44 near Dortmund.
As reported by “Hellweg Radio”, the Unna/Dortmund motorway junction will be extensively renovated over the next ten years. The A44 is connected to the A1 there. So far, there have been regular traffic jams and slowdowns there.
The mega-project aims to alleviate the traffic situation. The classic cloverleaf shape of the motorway junction is eliminated. The groundbreaking has already been done. The project is expected to cost a total of around 268 million euros.
A44 near Dortmund: no closures are planned
There shouldn’t be a blockage. All traces should be preserved in a condensed form, as “Hellweg Radio” writes.
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But the project is apparently not well received by many motorists. Numerous nasty comments mix under the shared Facebook post.
A44 near Dortmund: Drivers let their anger run free
“What bullshit,” says one man. “Pointlessly thrown away money,” criticizes another person.
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“Ten to 15 years of traffic chaos and lots of money wasted. Great thing!”
“It was also converted in the same way in Münster Süd. waste of money. But in Germany, changing lanes doesn’t really work that well. You drive against each other rather than with each other.”
“Unnecessary. Better give the money to the pensioners who have to collect a deposit.”
“What’s the point of that? It will probably end after two years because a rare species of lizard was discovered.”