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Chaos in Bonn city center: Long traffic jam due to closure of Rabinstraße

Chaos in Bonn city center : Long traffic jam due to closure of Rabinstraße

The announced closure of Rabinstraße in Bonn still came suddenly for car and bus drivers. As a result, they are currently stuck in traffic jams in front of and around the main train station for a long time - traffic chaos.

All of a sudden, nothing worked: the city started construction work on Rabinstraße on Wednesday and then also closed it off."We were surprised ourselves," said some bus drivers who struggled with the cars around the main station in the traffic jam. The queue reached as far as the Old Town Hall - on Maximilianstraße, around Kaiserplatz and also through the south underpass, everyone was bumper to bumper.Due to the cut-off of Rabinstraße in the direction of Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz, there is now only one bottleneck for the outflowing traffic: This is located between the two bollards on Thomas-Mann-Straße in the direction of the Stadthaus loggia.

As reported, the asphalt of Rabinstraße will be rehabilitated until June. Civil engineering department head Peter Esch is glad that this is finally happening. The costs amount to about 485,000 euros, including lighting, signage and markings, the city says. Traffic there will have to settle in over the next few days.

(Original text: Richard Bongartz and Luca Samlidis / Translation: Mareike Graepel)