Govt okays A1 widening

(c) marc mongenet

The government has agreed the A1 autoroute needs to be expanded – especially on the Geneva-Lausanne route – but also from Bern to Zurich.

A motion put forward by Swiss People’s Party National Councillor, Erich Hess, calls for a highway of at least six lanes.

He says the A1 – which is 410 km long – is chronically overloaded. 

Many sections in the German speaking regions are already six lanes.

Although the Federal Council is backing the extension – it still needs to be voted on by parliament. 

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