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Old 15.05.2020, 21:10
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Rest area of Wileroltigen (BE) on the A1 is closed until further notice

Just in case anyone was planning to stop there in the foreseeable future.

"The rest area of Wileroltigen (BE) on the A1 is closed until further notice due to the presence of travellers, the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) said on Friday. Safe operation of the site is not possible.

Around 50 caravans have taken up residence at the rest area between Murten (FR) and Bern, some of them in the area designated by FEDRO for this purpose, but others are encroaching on truck parking spaces. The safety of pedestrians in particular is no longer assured, as travellers' vehicles have been seen driving in the wrong direction on the square.

FEDRO intends to take organisational and construction measures and also to prevent more Travellers from coming. Until then, the site will remain closed to other users, the office said on Friday in Keystone-ATS, confirming information from the Berner Zeitung.

The creation of a permanent transit place for foreign Travellers in Wileroltigen had been accepted in a cantonal vote last February after extensive controversy and tension with the local population. By 2017, some 200 vehicles and 500 people had settled there.

The project accepted by 53% of the voters was opposed by the commune of Wileroltigen and its 360 inhabitants. The plot of land one kilometre from the village offers 36 places for caravans on an area of 8500 m2."

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Old 15.05.2020, 21:54
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What an utter disgrace.
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Old 15.05.2020, 22:02
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Re: Rest area of Wileroltigen (BE) on the A1 is closed until further notice

Fascinating. Thank you for sharing!
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the ones near us always seem to have mercedes 4x4's to tug the caravans!
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Yeah we noticed the numbers had gone up there from when we drove by it last week on the way to Bern.
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Re: Rest area of Wileroltigen (BE) on the A1 is closed until further notice

Passed it Sunday on the motorbike.... indeed, not just the field for the 36 allowed caravans was full, but the entire tarmacked space where the rest stop is too....if you need the loo, you have to cross your legs until Bern where with Grauholz (A1) and Münsingen (A6) the closest public loos from Wilteroltigen can be found.
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