Chances for noise protection on A623 increase

At peak times, more than 4000 cars rush past here every hour. The houses on Richard-Wagner-Strasse are only a few meters away
At peak times, more than 4000 cars roar by here an hour. The houses on Richard-Wagner-Straße are only a few meters away | Image: City of Sulzbach
For decades, Sulzbach has been discussing the topic of “noise protection” in the residential area near the A623. Now things could get moving.

For decades, Sulzbach has been discussing the topic of “noise protection” in the residential area near the A623. Now things could get moving.

According to information from the Regio-Journal, the noise level between the Friedrichsthal motorway triangle and the Camphausen junction was recalculated in a “sound analysis”.

At peak times, more than 4000 vehicles drive an hour on the A623 and make “lots of noise“, As the city administration announces.

In the most recent meeting of the Environment Committee, Jochen Hahn, Head of the Special Planning Department at LfS, presented the results. And Hahn's statements give hope that noise protection measures could come now.

In the overall assessment of the situation, Jochen Hahn sees a need to improve noise protection along the A 623. In some cases, the noise level is very high. In the Hühnerfeld and Sulzbach area, he considers an improvement of the active Noise protection for economically feasible. At the Klaraschacht and Altenwald passive Prefer measures. Speed ​​reduction, according to the man from LfS, had no noteworthy effects on the A 623. In the area of ​​Grühlingstraße and Tal- und Wiesenstraße in Altenwald, the calculations according to Hahn have shown that the permissible values ​​for twelve buildings were exceeded during the day and 22 at night.

A noise barrier is probably not feasible here due to lack of space, and was also rejected by the local citizens at an earlier citizens' meeting.

According to Hahn, there are exceedances in Hühnerfeld in six buildings during the day and 36 at night in Grühlingstrasse, Josefstrasse, Knappenstrasse and Quierschieder Weg. Active noise control is a good idea here.

The cost of noise protection is estimated at around 2,6 million euros.

But Jochen Hahn also considers noise protection to be sensible for Sulzbach-West. Here the Quierschieder Weg, Parkstraße, Kieselborn and Richard-Wagner-Straße are affected.

According to the calculations, the values ​​in six buildings are exceeded there during the day and 35 at night. The LfS man stated the cost of building the noise protection at 1,3 million euros.

However, it will take years for the measures to be implemented. From January 1, 2021, the new “Autobahn GmbH” would be responsible for the implementation - and no longer the LfS.

For Sulzbach's Mayor Michael Adam (CDU), however, good news: "It has paid off that the city has always stayed on the ball“Said Adam.

Picture sources:

  • A623 Sulzbach: City of Sulzbach