The Bad Zurzach community is a huge step forward with the Century East Bypass project: the federal court has not responded to the complaint of the last opponent. In June, the Aargau Administrative Court did not respond to a woman's appeal for formal reasons.
"We are very happy that after a clear" yes "from the voting population in January 2012, there is finally a free path," says Réto S. Fuchs, the Bad Zurzach municipality team. "The Eastern Bypass helps us develop a center and improve our quality of life. Along with the canton, we now want to take immediate action immediately. "The Aargau Canton also wants to systematically release the historic Old Town from traffic. The Eastern Bypass is designed to drive north-south traffic from the city center, modernize the historic cities in the cities, and strengthen Bad Zurzach as a center for regional development. About 9,900 vehicles daily traffic in the main and around 11 & # 39; 000 vehicles on the promenade is a big burden for the public.
Opponent from Dietikon
Initially there were 28 objections to the Eastern Bypass. VCS filed a complaint, but later it was gone. A pensioner who grew up in Bad Zurzach and lives in Dietikon was opposed to the project by the very end. Together with the heirloom community, it has an undeveloped plot of land near the planned eastern ring road and fought against 75 million projects after the Aarhus Governing Council granted its green light in March 2018.
The woman complained, among other things, in her opinion, too high, without disturbances in the right gradient tunnels. In an emergency, this would be an unacceptable risk. The canton wrote in writing on Wednesday: "The Federal Supreme Court has not responded to the complaint filed." More precise information on the reasons is not available, says Simone Britschgi of the Construction Department, Construction and Transport Department (BVU). "But that's good news for the canton and the Bad Zurzach community."
The beginning of the land acquisition procedure
"If the Federal Supreme Court had initiated a case, the project would be postponed for at least another year," says Cantonese Project Manager Guido Sutter. However, there are other obstacles: the next step is the land purchase procedure. "We will consult landowners and conclude contracts." If no agreement is reached, the court will again be required. "However, it's no longer about the project itself, but about the price of the land," says Sutter. Along with the purchase of land, the main work application is prepared. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020, as announced by the Canton Department of Construction, Transport and the Environment. The construction period is about four years. The roundabout is a 530-meter long tunnel, passing through the village center and connecting two new roads to Bruggerstrasse and Zürcherstrasse.
In January 2013, Parliament approved a loan of CHF 49 million. An additional emergency exit and tunnel ventilation was one of the reasons why the 2014 Big Council had to vote for an additional loan of 16 million francs. The Austrian ring road Bad Zurzach has a total cost of 75.26 million francs, of which the canton receives 65.26 million francs. Bad Zurzah's community is 10 million francs.