A3: restrictions at bonn/siegburg interchange – several lanes closed

Traffic jam on the A 61 at a roadworks site due to high traffic volume (symbol image)

All information on the situation on the highways around Cologne at a glance: Currently there are closures and construction work on the A1, A3, A4, A40, A44, A61 and A553.

Cologne – Anyone traveling on the autobahns at the moment will need a lot of patience on some routes. Because on the highways in North Rhine-Westphalia is a lot going on – traffic jams, disruptions and closures characterize the roads. Drivers have to plan for delays and detours to reach their destination. Where are there currently bottlenecks?

A1, A2, A4, A40, A43, A44, A61, A542, A553: There are disruptions, closures or traffic jams on these highways

  • A1 between Cologne-Lovenich and Cologne-Bocklemund in the direction of Dortmund: only three narrowed lanes free
  • A1 at the Leverkusen-West intersection in the direction of Cologne, the connection to the A59 to Leverkusen is closed due to construction work
  • A1 between Hurth and the Erfttal interchange: full closure in both directions
  • A1: From 1. From November 1 through spring 2022, only one of two lanes will be available to traffic in both directions at the Mechernich junction. The background to this is the renovation of the Krebsbachtal bridge.
  • A1: Due to repair work on the road surface, the A1 in the area of the Lengerich junction in the direction of Cologne will be closed from Monday, 15.11., until Friday, 19.11, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Only one lane is free there during this period (on Saturday until 8 a.m.). The Exterheide parking lot will also be closed on these nights.
  • A1/A61The section between Kreuz Bliesheim and Dreieck Erfttal in the direction of Venlo/Dortmund is completely closed. The carriageway there is being rehabilitated until the end of 2021.
  • A1/A61: Since 26. October, around 3 p.m., road users on the A61 in the direction of Koblenz will again be able to drive on and off at the Erftstadt junction.
  • A3 Mettmann slip road closed in the direction of Cologne due to construction work.
  • A3 Bonn/Siegburg intersection: From 15. November, several lanes will be closed at the Bonn/Siegburg intersection in the direction of Cologne/Oberhausen, Hennef, Bonn and Frankfurt. The measures will last until Christmas.
  • A4 At U-turns in the Olpe district, only one lane is free in each direction. Affected is the section between Wenden and the district Krombach in Kreuztal. Reason are bridge works. (period from 28. September until the end of November)
  • A43 between Kreuz Herne and Kreuz Recklinghausen: the A43 bridge over the Rhine-Herne Canal is closed to trucks over 3.5 tons. The connections at the Recklinghausen intersection from the A2 to the A43 in the direction of Wuppertal and at the Herne intersection from the A42 to the A43 in the direction of Munster will be closed to all traffic. The Recklinghausen-Hochlarmark junction in the direction of Wuppertal will also be closed.
  • A61 at the Bliesheim junction: From 15. November the lane towards Koblenz will be narrowed to two lanes. The closure is scheduled to last until the beginning of December.
  • A61 Between Meckenheim and Swisttal-Heimerzheim: Closure in the direction of Monchengladbach/Venlo. The section between Swisttal and Weilerswist will be open to local traffic again.
  • A61 between “Goldene Meile” rest area and Sinzig interchange: only one lane in the direction of Koblenz
  • A553 Kreuz Bliesheim: Connection to the A1 in the direction of Cologne due to construction work until 31. July 2022 closed
  • Status: 17. November, 19:41 (Source: Traffic.NRW, freeway.de)

A1, A2, A43, A44, A59: These roadworks and bottlenecks are coming up

  • A1: On Saturday (20. November) there will be lane closures at the Koln-Nord interchange. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the connection from the A1 coming from Dortmund to the A57 in the direction of Cologne city center is closed. This closure will be in place on Saturday (27. November) repeated from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • A1/A46 Kreuz Wuppertal-Nord: The slip road from the A46 coming from Dusseldorf and from the B326 will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday (24./25.11.) in each case from 19.30 o’clock to 5 o’clock closed.
  • A1/A61/A553 Weilerswist-West and Kreuz Bliesheim: the A1 will be closed from 21. November until probably 12. December direction Cologne/Dortmund fully closed. For the approach to the A553 in the direction of Bruhl, you will be diverted from Weilerswist-West. In addition, the direct connection from the A1/A61 coming from Venlo/Dortmund to the A553 in the direction of Bruhl cannot be used at the Bliesheim intersection during the three weeks. From 20. December traffic will be diverted from the A1 (toward Euskirchen) to the A553 (toward Bruhl) via a narrowed lane. The connection from A1 to A61 in the direction of Koblenz remains closed.
  • A3 between Konigsforst junction and Cologne-Heumar interchange: On Saturday (20. November), two of three lanes will be closed in the direction of Oberhausen between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The traffic routing of the bridge construction sites “Eiler Strabe” and “Rather Schulstrabe” will be rebuilt.
  • A40 Dortmund-Lutgendortmund: On Tuesday (23. November), only one lane is free in the direction of Dortmund from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only one lane is free in the direction of Essen between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • A45 The exit from the A45 in the direction of Frankfurt onto the city road in the direction of Dortmund-Marten will be closed on Wednesday (24. November) in the time from 11 to 13 o’clock closed
  • A57: On Saturday (20. November), there will be junction closures at the Cologne-North interchange. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the connection from the A57 coming from Cologne city center to the A1 in the direction of Koblenz is closed. This closure will take place on Saturday (27. November) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. repeated.
  • Status: 19. November, 8:40 am (Source: Traffic.NRW, freeway.de)

Floods in NRW: disruptions and traffic jams on A1, A61 and A3 near Cologne and Leverkusen

The flood disaster caused massive damage to the highways in July. In the Rhineland alone, about 90 kilometers of highway are affected by flood damage. Autobahn GmbH Rheinland recorded the most damage on the A1 and A61 freeways, some of which are still fully blocked. Nevertheless, there is positive news: The section of the A61 between Erftstadt-Gymnich and Kerpen-Turnich is passable again in the direction of Venlo and the closure has been lifted.

This article is constantly updated.

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