Austria

Roppen Tunnel fully
commissioned

A second tube was produced largely by mining means together with cross-passages to the existing bore for the more than 5 km long, single-tube Roppen Tunnel near Imst for the Inntal motorway (A12). After it became operational (September 23, 2009) the original bore was redeveloped and the tunnel system adjusted to the latest safety requirements in order to facilitate self-rescue and assistance by emergency forces in case of need.

Apart from the 23 cross-passages, of which 9 are open to vehicles, there are 26 emergency bays and 46 for fire extinguishing appliances as well as video technology and...

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