|Bundesstrasse 252 in Germany|
|Operator:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Overall length:||approx. 160 km|
The federal highway 252 (abbreviation: B 252 ) has a length of about 160 km and leads from Blomberg via Diemelstadt , Korbach , Frankenberg (Eder) and Wetter to Lahntal-Göttingen near Marburg , where it joins the B 62 . Between Blomberg and Warburg , the B 252 is part of Ostwestfalenstrasse . The federal highway is particularly interesting as an abbreviation for truck drivers who want to drive from the East Westphalian-Lippe region in the direction of Frankfurt. The route is much shorter than the connection via Kassel , which leads to Frankfurt via the A 44 , A 7 and A 5 . For this reason, a night driving ban for transit trucks over 12 tons was set up until 2006 to protect the residents, which was in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. From 2006, there was a general ban on through traffic from 12 tons on the Lahntal-Diemelstadt section , as the truck toll was often bypassed on this route. Signs about the prohibition are already shortly before the Diemelstadt exit in the north and in front of the Gambacher Kreuz near Gießen and Marburg and at every confluence with the B 252 between Diemelstadt and Lahntal-Göttingen. Since March 15, 2010, there is a night driving ban for trucks over 3.5 tons on this section.
Bypass roads in NRW
B 252 bypass roads in NRW exist in:
- Schieder-Schwalenberg - Wöbbel
- Never home
- Nieheim- Holzhausen
- Willebadessen - sneezing
- Willebadessen- Peckelsheim
- Warburg - Hohenwepel
The Brakeler districts Rheder and Siddessen do not have a bypass . They were included in the further requirements of the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2003 with a high ecological risk. North Rhine-Westphalia did not register it for inclusion in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030, as, in addition to the high risks, a low cost-benefit ratio was expected.
Bypass roads in Hessen
B 252 bypass roads in Hessen exist in:
- Bad Arolsen - Schmillinghausen
- Bad Arolsen
- Bad Arolsen- Mengeringhausen
- Frankenberg (Eder)
The places Twiste, Berndorf, Dorfitter , Herzhausen (Vöhl) , Kirchlotheim , Bottendorf, Ernsthausen, Münchhausen, Simtshausen, Wetter, Niederwetter and Lahntal-Göttingen do not (yet) have a bypass road. The plans were disclosed in early 2011.
In some places there is no possibility of a bypass road due to mountains or rivers.
The Berndorf bypass is included in the 2016 amendment to the Federal Highway Code as a further requirement with planning rights ; the Twiste bypass was granted the status of urgent need . The construction of the bypass around Dorfitter in the large municipality of Vöhl began in August 2017, is to be completed at the end of 2022 and is therefore in the status of ongoing and fixed in the trunk road expansion law .
The Frankenberg-Marburg section contains a lot of protest signs from the residents in the respective places, due to the noise from the trucks. They are protesting for a bypass. Places with protest signs on the roadsides are among others
At the beginning of 2013, after decades of planning , the Federal Ministry of Transport made the first funds available for the construction of a bypass for the towns from Münchhausen to Göttingen. In the long term, all through-roads between Marburg and Frankenberg are to be bypassed, thereby relieving the burden on the population, but also ensuring better connections to central and southern Hesse . The project is being carried out by Hessen Mobil , has been under construction since July 9, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. The first construction phase between Wetter and Lahntal was opened to traffic on December 21, 2019, the second construction phase began on October 6, 2016 and is to be completed in its northern part near Münchhausen at the end of 2023 and in the south near Göttingen at the end of 2024 252 will then no longer meet the B 62 in Göttingen, but north of Goßfelden.
In May 2018, Hessen Mobil announced that the completion of the project previously planned for 2021 would be postponed by two years to the end of 2023. The reasons given include extensive revisions to the drainage planning and delays due to erosion phenomena. The further postponement to 2024 was established in 2019 with the complex detailed planning in the southern section.
The northern continuation of the new route in the municipality of Burgwald is to bypass Ernsthausen and is classified as an urgent need in the trunk road expansion law, which was amended in 2016, the Bottendorf bypass with planning rights in further need.
Changed history / replacements
The course of the B 252 was changed after the Willebadessen-Peckelsheim bypass was completed. The B 252 now follows the course of the so-called Ostwestfalenstraße to the Warburg junction of the A 44 . The B 252 will be replaced by the A 44 Kassel-Dortmund between Warburg and Diemelstadt . From Diemelstadt-Rhoden on, it is back to normal. The old route from Peckelsheim via Löwen , Ikenhausen (all 3 Willebadessen districts), Warburg- Bonenburg and past Warburg- Scherfede (bypass road) to AS Diemelstadt of the A 44 has been downgraded to L 837.
Current state of development
The route from Blomberg to the Warburg junction of the A 44 is continuously developed with at least one wide shoulder. In the area of the Nieheim-Holzhausen bypass, the road has been expanded to 3 lanes since December 2009. From the junction with the B 7 near Warburg to the motorway , the route has also been expanded to 3 lanes since November 2008. In the long term, the B 252 is to be rebuilt from Steinheim to the Autobahn to consist of 3 lanes.
According to a Spiegel article, there are 14 surveillance devices in Wetter (Hessen) over a distance of 23 km. A 30-time change of the permissible maximum speed including changing validity times easily leads to speed violations by mistake. The fines amount to around EUR 1.2 million annually.
- Night driving ban for B 3 and B 252 applies from March 15th
- Federal Transport 2003, Appendix North Rhine-Westphalia ( Memento from June 27, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 102 kB)
- Printed matter 16/5381 Answer of the state government to the minor inquiry 1979 of January 29, 2014. Accessed on May 6, 2017 (for Rheder see printed matter 16/5380 ).
- B 252: Plans are disclosed. In: Upper Hessian Press. Retrieved May 28, 2011 .
- Construction - Projects - North Hesse - Waldeck-Frankenberg district - B 252 - Vöhl / Dorfitter bypass . In: Hessen Mobil - Road and Traffic Management . February 23, 2016 ( hessen.de [accessed on May 6, 2017]).
- Federal government provides the first money for circumvention
- Oberhessische Presse "Now the traffic can roll" from December 22nd, 2019
- HNA "B252 Münchhausen-Lahntal: Construction of the bypass completed one year later" from 08/22/2019
- Construction - Projects - West Hesse Marburg-Biedenkopf - Münchhausen / Wetter / Lahntal - B 252 / B 62 - bypass . In: Hessen Mobil - Road and Traffic Management . March 1, 2016 ( hessen.de [accessed May 5, 2017]).
- nh / mab: B-252 bypass in bad weather only finished later. In: HNA. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018 .
- Speeding mile in weather. In: Spiegel TV . spiegel.tv, accessed on January 1, 2017 .