Traffic lights on the Frankfurter Landstrasse

This short film shows the Frankfurter Landstraße, to the south-west of Oberursel, where a new Edeka supermarket recently opened.

Since then motorists and residents have been complaining that the traffic lights into the store’s car park are not synchronised with those at the corner of the Kurmainzer Straße in Weißkirchen, causing tailbacks during the daily rush hour.

To make matters worse, the right-hand turn land has been blocked off as well.

And whilst motorists are complaining about the traffic jams, U-Bahn passengers say that they have to wait longer now to cross the road.

I decided to go and take a look and see for myself how long it took to get from the bus stop across to the train station.  I waited for the green man to go out so that I could  time how long the wait is between pressing the button and being allowed to cross.  After around 30 seconds the train to Oberursel left, and in all I had to wait about a minute so catching the train may well depend on if the bus is on time and how fast you walk.

The town hall have said in their online forum that the traffic lights are still provisional and that they hope to have a new system in place during the first half of 2013.  Until then, the evening traffic jam is here to stay.

Frankfurter Landstraße re-opened

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Frankfurter Landstraße was re-opened in both directions yesterday.

The new lane that leads to the Edeka store which is being built there will remain closed until the traffic lights have been upgraded.


Frankfurter Landstraße to be one-way for building work

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaPart of the Frankfurter Landstraße will be closed from Wednesday, 11th July, until Wednesday, 25th July, 2012 to allow work on the access road to the new Edeka supermarket in Weißkirchen to take place.

Traffic travelling from Frankfurt to Oberursel will remain on the usual road, which will be reduced to a single one-way lane between the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße and the Kurmainzer Straße.

Traffic travelling from Oberursel to Frankfurt will be diverted via the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße, Oberurseler Straße and Kurmainzer Straße.

Delays are expected on this part of the road and as a consequence drivers are asked to allow extra time for their journeys.

Asparagus at Edeka in Camp King

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionEdeka in Oberursel will be opening the asparagus season on the 13th and 14th of May by offering “asparagus peeling”.

At a stall in front of the supermarket they will not only be selling fresh asparagus, but peeling it for you at no extra charge.

Edeka is located on the corner of the Hohemarkstraße and Camp-King-Allee.  The nearest U-Bahn stop is “Kupferhammer”.


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