Yesterday at noon, the official starting signal was given for what, at 3.8 million euros, has been the most expensive single project in the district of bamberg in recent years: the widening of the district road that runs through the buttenheim district of stackendorf. A project about which the decision-makers have been racking their brains for the past 25 years…
As proof, county chief gunther denzler had the copy of the FT article of 28. November 1987. As can be read there, mdl philipp vollkommer also made a stop in stackendorf during his district tour. There, mayor friedrich kauer explained that they were striving for a new road layout for the local thoroughfare in order to achieve more traffic safety.
The problem: the deichselbach practically divides the county road BA 12, the roadway for one direction is to the west, the other to the east of the creek. On the western side there is no sidewalk. All local traffic, including heavy goods traffic, will travel on the divided state highway. As denzler recalled, there had been efforts to merge the two halves of the roadway, and consequently to "move" the stream. As denzler explained, a lot of water flowed down during the planning process, and plans were made back and forth. "Now the stream stays where it is", noted denzler.
This year and next year bridges and walls will be built, in 2014 trenches and sidewalks. About the project itself and its long run-up he remarked: "what lasts a long time, finally becomes good"."
Buttenheim’s mayor johann kalb even spoke of paradisiacal conditions for the people of stackendorf – after completion of the project. The local population has had to suffer for quite a long time in view of the unsatisfactory traffic situation, and will probably have to continue to do so during the construction period. But afterwards he predicted "a state like in paradise". For this, he thanked the county and especially the construction committee. He had recognized the explosive nature of the situation. Those who do not know the situation, he suggested, only need to go to the crossroads early in the morning.
After the ground-breaking ceremony, during which the spades remained practically absolutely clean, the excavator was allowed to continue its work: its field of activity was test drilling, which is to provide information about the composition of the soil under the flowing water.
600 meter long construction site
the construction site will have a length of about 600 meters, the creek bed will be somewhat narrowed in favor of the new walkway. The municipality will have to contribute about 300,000 euros to the costs of this project, which is why road expansion contributions will be due according to the specified formula. In the future, three bridges will cross the deichselbach instead of the previous two. During the construction period, the creek will be relocated in sections, and the road through the village will be closed on one side.