4 BERGHAUSNEWS ProTec 80 in use three times on the BAB 71 in Thuringia In March we presented the ProTec 80 lightweight mobile crash barrier for containment levels T1, T3 and H1 as a trade fair novelty at INTERTRAFFIC. And since April, a total of over eight kilometres of ProTec 80 have already been in operation on three different construction projects in Thuringia on the A71 motorway. AVS Mellingen GmbH has taken over traffic safety for road surface renewal between the Ilmenau-Ost and Stadtilm junctions (km 103.0 - 95.8). Maintenance and repair work on structures and the road will be carried out on this section. In order to keep the adverse effects on commuters as low as possible, the work will be carried out in three construction phases and should be completed at the beginning of September. For the first time, the AVS team erected 5,300 meters of the new ProTec 80 mobile crash barrier for safe traffic guidance through the construction site area. Advertising During the construction period, traffic was partly guided through the construction site in a 2+0 or 3+0 control system. For this purpose, ProTec 80 had to be implemented while maintaining traffic. As a full-service provider, the AVS Mellingen teams not only ensure traffic safety on the motorway, but also set up the necessary diversion signs and mobile traffic light systems for the downstream network and carry out regular inspection and maintenance runs. For the construction project on the A71 in the Sömmerda-Ost area, AVS Mellingen will install around 1,300 metres of ProTec 80 mobile crash barrier by mid-July. Not only the lanes of the A71 motorway on the section (km 35.8 - 36.5) will be renewed here, but also the other lanes in the entire junction area. In the course of the construction work, it was necessary to convert the complete length of the mobile protective wall. Since April, AVS Mellingen has also been securing another construction project on the A71 motorway, between the Graefenroda and Oberhof junctions. 1,800 meters of ProTec 80 will be used to secure the Schwarzbachtal viaduct and retrofit the equipment of the Alte Burg tunnel. The first construction phase was still underway at the time of going to press and is scheduled to be completed after about 200 construction days, probably at the beginning of November, before a winter break. Extremely positive conclusion for ProTec 80 after first use: for all these construction sites on which the new crash barrier was used, it became apparent that the installation, dismantling and conversion of the ProTec 80 for a T3 / H1-System can really be done quickly. And this is not only thanks to the well-trained and well-coordinated AVS teams, because the ProTec 80 assembly is also easy to handle: only one single screw needs to be fastened from above per element for a force-fit connection. Due to the low dead weight of only 80 kg per metre, this mobile protective device can be transported to and from the construction site very efficiently. www.mobile-schutzwaende.de AVS is growing International A new face at AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH: Dirk Schönauer (46), from Montabaur, COO International. Dirk Schönauer practically grew up with this industry. After his apprenticeship as a banker, his bachelor’s degree (GM) and several years in the marketing and IT industry, he followed in his father’s footsteps into road safety. For the last 12 years he was COO of Saferoad RRS GmbH, Briteline Europe GmbH and supervised Saferoad’s foreign subsidiaries. With them he acquired expertise in the areas of steel crash barriers and road marking tapes, and he supplemented his experience in securing construction sites as Managing Director of Limes Mobil GmbH. Dirk Schönauer is now responsible for the AVS Group as COO International for Growth outside Germany. The constantly increasing requirements for construction site safety in many European countries and globally make the high-quality products of AVS and Peter Berghaus GmbH a helpful tool for implementing the goals. Mr. Schönauer will focus on the support of newly added branches abroad as well as the representation of interests in global associations and congresses. We are very pleased to welcome Dirk Schönauer to our young, motivated team and wish him a good start in his new position. AVS Oranienburg opening „Tackling the job. Knuckling down. Cooperating. That’s why I’m at AVS!“ Jan Witte Site fitter for traffic safety. AVS is Germany’s number 1 for professional traffic safety. From traffic sign plans to diversion routes to complete construction site marking and mobile safety barriers, we offer everything from a single source. With over 500 AVS specialists at 14 AVS locations throughout Germany, we have been supporting regional and national road safety projects for over 50 years. Become part of our team. Current job offers at avs-verkehrssicherung.de AVS Mellingen GmbH has now established another location in Oranienburg, north of Berlin. AVS has been awarded the contract for the traffic safety of the PPP project A10 / A24 in Brandenburg. The six-lane expansion of the A10 between the Havelland and Pankow intersections and the refurbishment of the A24 between the Neuruppin and Kremmen junctions is expected to continue until 2022. During this long construction period, the AVS team at Oranienburg will ensure safe travel. In addition, these colleagues will also carry out traffic safety on federal and state roads in Berlin and Brandenburg. AVS Mellingen GmbH, Oranienburg branch, is located in Sachsenhausener Straße 29 a – 31 in 16515 Oranienburg and can be reached by telephone at Tel. +49 (0)3301 / 429567–0. 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