The municipality of Somfalva/Schattendorf has decided to make commuting on the road to Ágfalva/Agendorf virtually impossible from 1 March. Mayor Thomas Hoffmann announced that a pedestrian zone will be created along the Somfalva cemetery, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the border crossing.
For the time being, the road is closed due to reconstruction work, reports volksgruppen.orf.at. By creating a pedestrian zone, the municipality wants to put an end to the traffic passing through the village. According to Mayor Thomas Hoffmann’s plans, once the zone is in place, only residents of Ágfalva and Somfalva will be able to use the road.
The issue of the border crossing, which is important for commuters from the Sopron area to Austria, has long been of concern to the people of Somfalva, as well as to the Austrian Ministry of the Interior, the news portal writes. Thomas Hoffmann has been asking the Interior Ministry for weeks to close the border crossing and to allow only residents of neighbouring villages to cross the border with their vehicles.
The complete road closure will now last for 12 weeks. After that, a so-called “sinking pile” will be placed in the road, which can only be crossed with a permit. Residents of Somfalva/Schattendorf and Ágfalva/Agendorf can apply for a permit at the Somfalva village hall. It costs EUR 160 for two years and can be purchased in the form of a voucher in village shops.
Source: volksgruppen.orf.at, DNH
Hi, i was reading the Austrian newspapers today and there is no such decision taken by the AT government. Can you please provide any source to, where it mentions that Austria did close the border. Because i could not find any evidence that AT gov decided this.
Dear Rado, Thomas Hoffmann, the Mayor of Schattendorf, announced the decision in a local paper a few days ago. Here are some sources: https://volksgruppen.orf.at/magyarok/stories/3195216/, https://www.enyugat.hu/cikk/29962_az_agfalviaknak_is_fizetniuk_kell_majd_ha_a_osztrak