When you pass a construction site on a German autobahn you’ll probably see a sign that says something like: “Construction until winter 2008”. Usually, you have to add about half a year to the already not very concrete statement to get a more realistic prediction.

Now in Switzerland the signs tell a different story. They give concrete dates, such as: “Construction until December 19, 2008”.

Unfortunately, I cannot say, whether these predictions are always correct, although I’d assume they are. In either case it gives you an impression how well-planned things in Switzerland are.