Turmstraße Construction Site


The City of Aachen has communicated a new schedule for the opening of the Turmstraße bridge: The City plans to open the bridge to pedestrians and cyclists at the end of the year. However, the opening of the bridge to motor traffic is expected to be delayed until the first quarter of 2024



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According to the City, the delay is mainly due to the late installation of the precast components, which were mounted around six months later than originally planned. As a result, the subsequent work on the bridge deck and the cantilevers is now being delayed.

Within the next three months, the pedestrian walkways including railings, lighting above the tracks, and the necessary protective systems will be completed. Subsequently, the road surface can be sealed and paved with asphalt. However, such work depends on the weather and can therefore only be completed in the course of the first quarter of 2024. The bridge will subsequently be opened to motor traffic.

The detour route currently for motorized traffic will remain in place until completion. The delay in completion has no relevant impact on the increased traffic resulting from the upcoming closure of the Haarbachtal Bridge (A544), according to the calculations of the Aachen-based BSV engineering agency.

Since May 2, 2022, Turmstraße has been closed between Professor-Pirlet-Straße and Claßenstraße in both directions of travel. RWTH is not involved in this construction project but is in close contact with the City of Aachen to keep these restrictions as low as possible and communicate them quickly and transparently.

The City of Aachen has created a web page with the latest updates on the construction project. Please note that the information is only available in German.

The City of Aachen has also created the following email address for questions before and during the construction work: .

You can also find questions and answers about the construction project on our FAQ webpage.