07.02.2020 | Tunnelling work starts for the Kramertunnel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
On February 7, 2020, work began for the tunnelling work of the main tube of the Kramertunnel near the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is to be constructed using mining techniques. The Federal Republic of Germany, as the public client, honoured this event at the planned north portal of the tunnel in the village of Burgrain with an official celebration. The Kramertunnel, with a length of 3.6 kilometres, is the main element of the 5.6 kilometre long bypass west of the city of Garmisch, which will be connected to the federal route B23 in the north. The opening to traffic is expected in 2024 and will then reduce through traffic in the centre of Garmisch.
Representatives of politics were attending this day: Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer, Kerstin Schreyer - the Bavarian State Minister of Housing, Construction and Transport and the former Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt. Also attending were the Mayor of Garmisch-Partenkirchen Dr. Sigrid Meierhofer, the District Administrator Anton Speer and other key local politicians. Tanja Dobrindt, the wife of the CSU regional committee chairman Alexander Dobrindt, was chosen by the State Construction Authority of Weilheim as patron of the tunnel. She had the symbolic privilege of initiating the first blasting during this event. During the construction period, the tunnel will be named "Tanja Tunnel".
EDR was represented by the managing director Mr. Benedikt Sander-Kessels and the head of tunnelling and geotechnical works division Mr. Guenther Eger. As a member of an engineering consortium, EDR is responsible for the site management and site supervision of the Kramertunnel.