Roadwork season gets underway now in Austria. Over the winter work on the roads stops because of the extreme cold that make it impossible to carry out repairs or new building.
Concrete and tarmac for example can only be laid at certain temperatures.
But the Austrians make up for that in spring and summer with an intensive programme of roadworks.
Different regions restart the roadwork building programme at different times – in Burgenland for example it will start this weekend whereas in Vienna it has already started.