Half of the Öland bridge is closed for renovation and there are still queues in busy traffic, but Johan Wesley of the Swedish Transport Administration believes this has improved.
"We have accelerated to an average of 25 kilometers per hour," he says.
On the first day of the renovation on Monday there were giant cows for three hours. Subsequently, the Swedish Transport Agency measured 15 kilometers per hour as average speed past road works.
Then the Swedish transport administration was forced to change the lay-out and move the locks to make the road lonely closer to Svinö on the mainland, instead of the traffic in two files that join just before the road works on the bridge. .
photo: Mats Holmertz
"I think it's getting better now, what I can watch webcams, etc. Now it's more frequent commuting than Monday," said project manager at Trafikverket Johan Wesley on Wednesday evening. Stock Photo.
"It's signposted at 70 kilometers per hour, but ideally I want to accelerate 50 kilometers per hour for those who drive past renovations, you drive in the outermost map near the bridge deck and it can feel frightening and some slow down, and the rest should also do that, "says Johan Wesley, Trafikverket's project manager for the renovation of Ölandsbron, which is now running for another month.
"It may sound strange that the Swedish transport company wants to speed people up, but we want this to be the right momentum: Daytime cars are 60-70 kilometers per hour, but at rush hour about 25 kilometers per hour.
Johan Wesley believes in a gradual improvement, because people get used to passing by the road workers who work in the two closed middle files.
"Let it go three days for something, so drivers get used to it and the speed will increase," he says.