Traffic lights damaged in accident

A black BMW being driven by an 18-year-old was travelling along the Frankfurter Landstraße on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 at 11.41pm.  On turning into the Homburger Landstraße the car for some unknown reason ended up travelling towarsds the middle of the road and in doing so hit the traffic lights.  These were pulled out of their anchorage, causing €13,000 of damage.

Road junction closed

During the coming week (Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August, 2017) work will be taking place on underground utility pipes near the “Drei Hasen” bridge.  The slip road connecting the Nassauer Straße with the Homburger Landstraße travelling towards Bommersheim will be closed during this time.

Traffic will be diverted along the Willy-Brandt-Straße and “An den Drei Hasen” back towards and then under the bridge.

The slip road in the other direction is not affected.

Willy-Brandt-Straße – right turn closed off

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe lane to turn right into the Willy-Brandt-Straße at the “An den Drei Hasen” estate from the Homburger Landstraße has been closed due to work on the new garden centre.

It will remain closed until Saturday, 15th February, 2014.

Accidents in the Homburger Landstraße

Two accidents occured in the Homburger Landstraße on Thursday, 10th October, 2013.

The first was a at around 8am when a driver in the Lessingstraße wanted to turn left into the Homburger Landstraße in a Chrysler Jeep and overlooked a Daimler CLK coming from the right which had right-of-way.  The cars collided and the Jeep was shunted onto a Chrevrolet whilst the Daimler hit a Ford Mondeo.

The drivers of the Jeep, Daimler and Mondeo, along with a 15-year-old passenger in the Daimler were slightly hurt.  The road was closed for 1½ hours causing delays during the rush hour at around €12,750 of damage.

Around 10am a similar accident occured when the driver of an Opel Corsa went to turn out of the Geschwister-Scholl-Straße into the Homburger Landstraße and collided with a VW Lupo which had right-of-way.  The Lupo then hit a VW Golf on the other side of the road.  The damage to the cars is esitmated at €4,500.

How Oberursel is planning to re-develop the station area with the help of its citizens

The discussion taking place in Oberursel about the re-development of the station area is not new.  In fact, it has been going on for several decades as Mayor Hans-Georg Brum reminded local residents at a meeting in the Stadthalle this week.  He had even brought along a copy of the 1976 traffic concept to prove it!

But whilst some members of the town council may still be reminding people of how expensive the plan was to put a tunnel under the Nassauer Straße and join the road coming from Bad Homburg with the Weingärten by-pass, others – indeed a group of ordinary people from the town – had brought along suggestions of their own. [Read more…]

The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel

One of the most hotly discussed topics in Oberursel this month must surely be the re-development of an area called the “Bahnhofsareal”.  Roughly speaking, that is the area between the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” where the Homburger Landstraße meets the Nassauer Straße, and the other end of the Nassauer Straße where it almost – but not quite – joins up with the Weingärtenumgehung.  Not quite, unless you include the temporary road that was put in place for the Hessentag to give residents access to the area.

In the middle of this area is the newly restored station, hence the term “Bahnhofsareal” – the area around the station.

The future of that area is not just being discussed now, it has been a topic of discussion and in the town council for the past 25 years, as Councillor Dr. Eggert Winter of the SPD reminded councillors last week before launching into a blow-by-blow account of the various plans that had been on the cards in that time, including plans for a tunnel under the area and closing the level crossing at the end of the Adenauerallee, and a new station combining both S-Bahn and U-Bahn tracks.

“It is good in part when things take longer, because sometimes you notice that the things that you have decided upon are not good”, he said. [Read more…]

Medicine may have caused Blackout and accident

An accident at the “Drei Hasen” on Wednesday morning (6th February, 2013) may have been caused by the 75-year-old drive suffering a “blackout” after taking some form of medicine.

The Audi A6 crashed on the Homburger Landstraße whilst travelling towards Bad Homburg at high speed and without braking into a Mercedes Vito on the right-hand lane to Bommersheim.

Although the car was severely damaged, the Audi driver continued on his way and only stopped when he reached the “Zeilweg”.  From their he called the police himself.

His driving license was confiscated.  The damage is estimated at around €17,000.

 

Bridge hit by lorry despite warning signs

Despite warning signs advising of the 3.9m clearance under the bridge, a lorry from Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia with a higher trailer tried to pass under the bridge at the junction of the Homburger Landstraße and the Frankfurter Landstraße, in the area known as “An den Drei Hasen”, last Tuesday, 11th December, 2012.

The trailer was caught by the bridge, with the damage caused to the trailer itself estimated at €8,300.

It remains to be seen whether the bridge was damaged in any way.

 

Witness sought after near traffic accident

A police carPolice in Oberursel are asking a witness to come forward, who may be able to help in the case of a endangering traffic and verbal assault last week.

On Tuesday, 1st November, at around 5.10pm a driver ignored the right of way  of another car at the junction of the Homburger Landstraße and Lange Straße.  The driver of a Skoda was able to brake in time to avoid an accident, but at the same time a child who was using the pedestrian crossing at the point in the road was caught up in the situation.

The female driver of a large, red vehicle who had stopped at the crossing may be able to help police with their enquiries and is asked to call 06171 62400.

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