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After the traffic jams on Good Friday, a lot also happened on the motorways for the “change of bed” on Saturday. It will probably be quieter on Easter Sunday.

Traffic experts expect the streets to relax on Sunday. On Easter Monday, however, most travelers are likely to return home. There could also be traffic jams again on Tuesday, as it is the last holiday day in Lower Saxony and Bremen.

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On Saturday, traffic was interrupted early in the morning on Autobahn 7 near Bad Fallingbostel in the Heidekreis, as an ADAC spokeswoman said. There are always delays, especially in the area of ​​major construction sites on the highways, he said. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the ADAC also expected full streets for Saturday. Traditionally, in addition to Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday in particular is a day when much more traffic can be expected on the streets. In order to avoid traffic jams, the State Office for Road Construction and Transport said it had completed or dismantled some construction sites before Easter. Among other things, the two bridges to Usedom – the Peenebrücke in Wolgast and the Zecheriner Weighbridge – were able to be used normally again for a few days.

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Long traffic jams on Good Friday

On Good Friday, motorists on the A1, 7 and 31 northbound had to be patient. Between Hanover and Hamburg, traffic on the A7 from the Walsroder Dreieck was temporarily interrupted up to 15 kilometers long. There was an equally long traffic jam on the northbound A1 between Bramsche and Holdorf. A traffic jam on the A31 between the Bunde triangle and Jemgum also caused a loss of time of up to two hours.

The problem is the high volume of traffic at peak times, especially where works are underway – in Lower Saxony, for example, on the A1 between Osnabrück and Bremen, on the A7 between the Harz mountains and Göttingen and just after Hanover and Hildesheim.

Travel isn’t as strong as it was before the pandemic

According to the ADAC, the main reason for the increase in travel this year is that domestic travel is possible again. It can be assumed that the traffic jam situation will be more tense than in the last two Easter holidays, because this year probably many more people will take their cars to visit relatives, short trips and excursions in the region, a he announced in advance. This time, however, the travel wave does not seem to reach the magnitude it had before Corona – the experts had also assumed this. Many people would probably refrain from longer trips and trips abroad. The reasons for this are the high number of corona infections The war in Ukraine and the very high fuel prices.

Fuel prices: important differences

A current analysis by the ADAC of fuel prices in the 16 federal states shows that there are currently significant differences in fuel costs in Germany. The price difference is therefore particularly significant for diesel: drivers in Bremen and Hamburg pay an average of 1,925 euros per liter of diesel. For the same amount they have to pay 1,996 euros in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This means a price premium of 7.1 cents per liter for customers at petrol stations in the northeast.

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