European roads congested as summer holidays begin

European roads congested as summer holidays begin

Summer vacation begins in the southern region

The ANWB traffic information expects heavy traffic on the roads this weekend due to the departure of holiday traffic. Schools in the southern region will be closed on Friday, July 5. Traffic jams start from noon. Police checks due to the European football championship are causing additional delays at the German border. Many holidaymakers are already on their way abroad this weekend, especially on Saturday.

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Holiday traffic congestion will be particularly noticeable in Germany this weekend, Saturday, July 6. This includes the southern Munich And with HamburgLarge-scale works cause a lot of delays in major cities such as Frankfurt in Nuremberg.
Germany Traffic Information


In France, traffic will be slow on Saturday, July 6. A7from the Soleil Highway on the A9 From Orange to the Spanish border. According to the French, this year’s “official” Black Saturdays fall on July 27 and August 3.
France Traffic Information


The A13 is partially passable again after severe weather
In Switzerland, the biggest bottleneck is A2, The route through the Gotthard Tunnel. It will be very busy there this summer because the alternative route via A13 (San Bernardino Tunnel Road) is only accessible to a limited extent following severe weather. Starting Friday, July 5, one lane will be open again in both directions, but this is not enough to handle the large traffic flows expected during the holidays.
Other alternatives to A13 Or Gotthard Tunnel is:

  • via A12 Bern – Montreux via the Great St. Bernard Tunnel
  • via austria A13 Innsbruck-Bolzano via Brennerpass
  • Via France Lyon – Chambery de Mont Blanctanel Number 206
  • Via France Lyon – Grenoble Frejus Tunnel
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Switzerland Traffic Information


There is a lot of holiday traffic on the road in Austria this weekend. A10/A11 Salzburg – Villach and routes to Slovenia and Croatia. It is also busy in Fernpas, B179In addition, holiday traffic in Tyrol and Salzburg is not allowed to deviate from the motorways during the weekend during the day to avoid traffic jams on the back roads. Destination traffic is exempt from this measure.
Austria Traffic Information


Holidaymakers heading to Italy should take into account traffic jams on the roads this weekend. A13/A22 Brenerba – Verona.
Italy Traffic Information


In our country, most of the delays occurred on the afternoon of Friday, July 5, on the roads in North Brabant, towards the Veluwe and on the highway. A2/A27 From Utrecht to the south. Furthermore, events and activities can cause local crowds/delays.


  • July 4, 5 and 6 – Taylor Swift concerts at Amsterdam Arena
  • 5 – 7 July – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival, Beuningen
  • 5 – 7 July – Summer Awakening Festival, Hilvarenbeek

Netherlands Traffic Information

Road closures:

  • The A73 Roer and Swalmens tunnel is closed in both directions, from Friday evening 5 July at 9:00pm until Wednesday 10 July at 6:00am.

Overview of road works in the Netherlands

Source: ANWB Traffic Information

More information:
Overseas Traffic Information
Summary (short article)
Traffic Calendars

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