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Old January 26th, 2015, 12:19 PM   #2981
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The major missing link on French network is a highway between Tolouse and Lyon.
Any plans to close this gap?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 12:43 PM   #2982
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Any plans to close this gap?
They are slowly building expressway.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 12:52 PM   #2983
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They are slowly building expressway.
Thank you! What do you mean slowly? They have a complete plan and is taking a while to build or they have many different plans?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #2984
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Some sections are U/C i think ,while some sections are planed .
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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #2985
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The A150 Barentin - Yvetot was inaugurated today. It will open to traffic on 2 February.

http://www.normandie-actu.fr/le-tron...r-2015_111469/
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Old January 30th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #2986
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A7 Lançon - Marseille

Another video of A7, from Lançon to Marseille. The A7-A8 interchange is situated quite nicely. This stretch of autoroute opened in 1969-1970 and still features some of the original signage.

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Old January 31st, 2015, 11:23 PM   #2987
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The A7/A8 interchange has a segregated northbound truck ramp (it can be used by cars as well).
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Old January 31st, 2015, 11:35 PM   #2988
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Astey Highways noted that in the comments as well. I didn't notice it, because I only drove north to south and north to east through the interchange. Apparently it's the only such truck bypass in France.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 07:46 PM   #2989
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A570 Hyères - Toulon

A few photos of A570 from Hyères to Toulon. I took them in September 2014. The motorway has nice palm trees and views on the mountains near Toulon.

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:57 PM   #2990
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Apparently they did want to extend A570 until East of Hyères following D98, but somehow this is not going to happen. The bypass of La Londe-les Maures has a space reservation for a second carriageway throughout all its length, but some of it has already been turned to a cycle path. It's a road that works well in winter (there's a green wave that allows you to cross Hyères and its 20-something traffic lights without stopping), but it's badly congested in summer. There are no motorways close to the coast between Hyères and Fréjus, and roads are narrow and winding. Reaching Saint-Tropez from the West is particularly rough because the town is in the middle of this no-motorway zone, and the only roads going there are D98 and D559. Which are 1960s roads (narrow, steep, no passing lanes, etc) coping with 2010s traffic.

France had great plans for that region but it has turned out to be the worst of them all when it comes to road transport, and transport in general. Even the TGV goes through Corniche de l'Estérel and the old railway. And traffic along the coast in summer is basically stationary.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 09:29 PM   #2991
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Yeah, I was looking for campsites near St. Tropez and reviews all commented on how bad the traffic was in July / August. It could take half an hour to cover a few kilometers to the mall, according to several reviews.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 09:43 PM   #2992
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A450 Brignais - Lyon

I made another video of a motorway in the Lyon area, A450 from Brignais to Lyon, including a scenic part of A7 along the Rhône River. A450 is a bit 'off the beaten path' for most tourists. It's only a suburban commuter route.

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Old February 4th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #2993
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Perhaps the most important gap of France motorways is the gap between Tolouse and Lyon but seeing the map, there are a lot of gaps unfinished. For example:

- In Bretagne N164 between Loudeac and Pleyben.

- Also in Bretagne D768 and D700 between Guenin and Saint-Brieuc.

- A77 between Moulins and Saint Pierra Le Moutier.
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Opening of A150 northwest of Rouen has been postponed to early next week (before or at 11 February)

http://www.normandie-actu.fr/en-sein...%C2%BB_112687/
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Old February 7th, 2015, 09:48 PM   #2995
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Old February 8th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #2996
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Opening of A150 northwest of Rouen has been postponed to early next week (before or at 11 February)

http://www.normandie-actu.fr/en-sein...%C2%BB_112687/
It is now planned to open tomorrow, 9 February

http://france3-regions.francetvinfo....50-651139.html

One source even says it will open at 2 p.m.

http://www.normandie-actu.fr/en-sein...-a-14h_112687/
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A51 Sisteron - Gap

A video I made of A51 between Sisteron and Gap. It was my first time driving there, but I fell in love with it. Very light traffic and great wide open landscapes.

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I made another video of a motorway in the Lyon area, A450 from Brignais to Lyon, including a scenic part of A7 along the Rhône River. A450 is a bit 'off the beaten path' for most tourists. It's only a suburban commuter route.

Isn't that the motorway that is planned to be prolonged (as A45) until St. Etienne?
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Yes, there were plans, but the current government is not really pro-roads. Although they did open several motorways in the past 2 years, these were the result of earlier policy. The Hollande government issued only one DUP in 2014.

On the other hand it was announced that the A89-A6 link near Lyon will get a DUP soon and construction could begin even this year.
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