Relief of the Lauterbrunnen village center, which is burdened by through traffic, cannot be financed. This is the conclusion of a study commissioned by the municipality together with the Oberland-Ost regional conference.
An engineering office examined four different variants for a road bypass and an extension of the Bernese Oberland Bahn, a connection through the Wengeralpbahn or an aerial cableway to open up the rear valley floor. This was announced by the municipality and regional conference on Wednesday.
“Little chance of success”
Accordingly, even the cheapest option would cost around 60 million Swiss francs. In relation to the relief effect – 2000 fewer vehicles per day – this is too expensive. A bypass project has “hardly any chance of success” because the cost-effectiveness required by the Canton of Bern is not achieved
The local authorities are therefore refraining from further clarifications for a bypass or other development. They are now opting for a redesign of the existing thoroughfare. (SDA)