Green light for the Gotthard Tunnel
Closed for five days, the Gotthard road tunnel in Switzerland reopened on Friday evening, 15 September 2023. Stress redistributions in the mountain had led to a shift or crack in the intermediate ceiling near the north portal, so that concrete parts fell onto the carriageway and the tunnel had to be closed.
Since then, repair work has been going on around the clock. A steel structure has been installed to replace the intermediate ceiling, the Swiss Federal Roads Office (Astra) said. For safety reasons, the speed limit in the affected section is 60 km/h. (ben)