Speckhorn rest-area on Germany’s A43 reopens after renovation
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The Speckhorn rest area on Germany’s A43, located north of Recklinghausen, has reopened with more truck parking spaces as well as new toilets and seating places. The development is part of the country’s plans to improve the quantity and quality of lorry parking areas.
In a recently published press release, Germany’s highways authority revealed details of the improvements made to the rest aforementioned rest area.
The amount of spaces for trucks in the rest area on the road to Munster has increased from 6 to 32. On the other side of the motorway, an additional 29 lorry parking spaces have been created, bringing the total to 35.
A noise barrier has also been built by the facility to help lorry drivers trying to get some kip during their rest periods.
According to the highways authority, the new toilets are “gender-neutral, accessible to the disabled, and thanks clearly visible cubicles, have no fearful spaces.”
Moreover, the rest areas have been redesigned and equipped with modern seating and shall be completely illuminated at night. In addition, emergency telephones have been installed.
The renovation of both lorry parks cost just over 10 million euros. The rest area on the northbound side opened at the end of the May, but its counterpart on the southbound route only opened as a recently as last week.