11.07.2013 | Facts Check - Mr. Löchter, let's be honest
Bernd A. Löchter is spokesman of country roads Operating Office NRW. He was known for his comments on allegations of a failed transport policy and the disastrous state of the roads and highways in the state of North Rhine Westphalia. He seems to be an advocate for solutions of concrete in road construction.
Mr. Löchter, but we have to be honest, the actions of the construction agencies in NRW are for road users ultimately become unreasonable and at times threaten the safety and mobility.
As a report by the WDR5 under the title: "Faust thickness holes in the concrete. Nothing works on the A52 "wiedermal proves.
WDR.de spoke to the press officer Bernd A. NRW roads holes. He said: "On the construction site A 52 we route traffic on the emergency lane. Obviously the surface is not strong enough for the traffic. There arose big whopper of holes on a track. The concrete was not strong enough. Therefore, we had to close lanes as the emergency lane. For six weeks, we thought that the state can support the track. "
Mr. Löchter, but we have to be honest you have now of the roadworks on the A52 motorway setup? There's already enough problems with the rehabilitation of the bridge over the Rhine in the area.
WDR.de asks: "Is there a difference between the concrete floors of the normal carriageway and the hard shoulder? It's not unusual that the traffic is diverted to a hard shoulder. Why did it not work this time? "
Löchter answers: "The ground of a" normal lane "on a freeway is much stronger. We were indeed checked, but apparently the road is too old.
Mr. Löchter, but we have to be honest, that should not be known to those skilled in the operation of the country roads NRW?
WDR.de follows up: "What does the driver have to adjust now?"
Löchter replies: "We try to solve the problem in that we open up the left emergency lane to traffic. Our staff just mark the lanes. Then we would get the problem under control. It does not pay to repair the hard shoulder, which was anyway intended only as a temporary solution. And in four weeks he is already scheduled.
Mr. Löchter, but we have to be honest, now the mess is probably perfect. Time it is the concrete of the pavement, then there are landup and down the country bridge structures made of concrete, and also that the vehicle restraint systems made of concrete are added. When identify those responsible for the concrete for some applications unusable. NRW seems narrow-minded and stubborn is concreted unyielding.
The problems NRW makes the streets to be settled on the back of road users and taxpayers.
Interview by Andreas Sträter the comments are from PASS + CO.