Noise barriers and traffic engineering.
Forster’s fitters are currently clustering around Linz. One hot spot concerns renewing and enlarging noise barriers at the Linz motorway intersection near Ansfelden, and a second one focuses on new safety installations at the Voest bridge of the A7 Mühlkreis Motorway.
Some 9,000 people living in the vicinity of the Ansfelden motorway section near Linz will soon be able to relax and breathe deeply again: the new noise control measures installed along the Linz intersection near Ansfelden will significantly improve their quality of living. Starting in early March 2019, new noise barriers of a height of up to 7 metres have been set up along the A1 Western Motorway, a work in progress that is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2020.
Voest bridge: at the heart of the traffic flow
At the same time, safety measures at the “heart” of traffic in Linz are progressing on the Voest bridge of the A7 Mühlkreis Motorway. Two additional “bypass” bridges are designed to ensure smooth crossing of the Danube by providing diversions to the flow of traffic. Forster motorway signs will be used in order to improve guidance and control of future traffic flows. Traffic noise will be damped down by a noise barrier, designed by Plant Architects TH GmbH, which combines aluminium panels with dyed plexiglass, similar to the scheme used at Ansfelden. The bypass bridges are scheduled to be finished by next summer, and the next issue of Forster Aktuell will include an extensive report on the project. Up till then, the ASFINAG webcam supplies images of the bridge which are updated on a daily basis.