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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #3001
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Why does France have such ugly text font and italic on their road signs and highway overhead signs? I wish they changed them!!
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Old February 13th, 2015, 06:25 PM   #3002
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I actually love them. And French road signage works.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 10:32 PM   #3003
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Now that I've got a road atlas of metropolitan France and the Channel Islands (), I plan to restore the former N roads. And not just the recently downgraded ones, I plan to bring back the dense N road network of the 60s . And I will add a ton of new motorways too, like my wet dream of an A65 extension to the Spanish border.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 11:52 PM   #3004
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Does anyone now where exactly this tunnel will go?
I like the idea, it's always very tiresome when you enter and leave Monaco westward to go through Cap d'Ail.

http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.ph...an-option.html

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New tunnel to reduce Cap d’Ail traffic an option

Traffic jams and congestion near Cap d’Ail have long been the bane of drivers travelling between Nice and Monaco. A mini tunnel to bypass the area could provide a much-needed solution, according to the Principality’s Minister for State Michel Roger.


Congestion in Cap d'Ail is becoming an increasing problem for drivers. Photo: Google Maps


For a large portion of drivers, the A500 and the Moyenne Corniche provide the easiest way to access Monaco when approaching from Nice. As a result, the Cap d’Ail traffic lights on this route are notorious for congestion during rush hour. In an interview with the Monaco Matin, Michel Roger revealed that plans were being discussed to build a tunnel linking the end of the A500, directly with the Principality, in an attempt to ease traffic.

“This would require a partnership with the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur,” said Roger. “Monaco could participate in the financing of the project. We have commissioned studies which are set to be discussed and I’m optimistic that it could be completed within two or three years.”

The Principality has already announced developments to help reduce traffic during rush hour. Work is underway on a tunnel connecting the boulevard Jardin Exotique with Fontvielle below and will be completed by the end of 2016, according to the Minister for State. The developments will also encompass a new subterranean car park which, when finished, will be able to hold 2,000 vehicles.

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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #3005
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I wish French-speaking Europe used Arret "stop" signs like in Canada.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:16 PM   #3006
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They can't. Some treaty says stop signs have to say "stop." As if no one would know what an octagonal red sign meant no matter what word was on it.

Of course, it would open a can of worms in, say, Belgium.

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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #3007
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They can't. Some treaty says stop signs have to say "stop." As if no one would know what an octagonal red sign meant no matter what word was on it.

Of course, it would open a can of worms in, say, Belgium.

(Visualizing a sign reading "Hou op!" on the top and something vandalized on the bottom....)
Europe mostly uses Yield signs everywhere anyway with very few stop signs unlike in North America.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:52 PM   #3008
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I wish French-speaking Europe used Arret "stop" signs like in Canada.
Well, that would be extremely weird, at least in France, since the word "stop" has entered over here the common/every day language since a very, very long time (since at least the late XVIIIth century), not to mention the French verb "stopper" (literally "to stop") or the expression "auto-stop" (i.e. "hitch-hiking"), etc, etc...

BTW, the proper translation, if we had to use one, is not "arret", but "halte!".
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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:58 AM   #3009
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Indeed, Quebec's use of "ARRET" is non-standard and not grammatically correct anyway.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #3010
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Europe mostly uses Yield signs everywhere anyway with very few stop signs unlike in North America.
I don't think so. There are plenty of situations where STOP is used. In some countries (Italy) more than others (France). What is not present here much is the 4-way stop.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 09:06 AM   #3011
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Agreement to be reached in the coming days for network works up to 3.2 billions euros.



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The A10 in Orléans between A19 and A20 interchanges is planned to be widened ?
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #3013
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yep 2x4 lanes
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #3014
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I see they are going to add shoulders to A29 west of St-Quentin.


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There are still one or two single lane bridges on A29.

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There are still one or two single lane bridges on A29.
Also on the A28 between Rouen en Le Mans. Two of them. That stretch of motorway is about 7 years old, and if it traffic stays light as it is now they'll keep it that way.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #3016
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Is it me, or is the A714 number for two spurs of the A71 on the RCEA (E62) corridor really weird?

It would be concurrent with the A71 for longer than it is its own route. Give the planned A714 Est the number A715 or something!

And I hope the widening of the A480 would be used to renumber it A51...
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Agreement to be reached in the coming days for network works up to 3.2 billions euros.
http://www.lemoniteur.fr/147-transpo...ees-rapidement
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Old February 21st, 2015, 02:59 AM   #3018
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I see they are going to add shoulders to A29 west of St-Quentin.
There are still one or two single lane bridges on A29.

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Lack of funding,low AADT,or something else ?
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To make the toll road more profitable. They saved a lot of money by not building another 465 meter long bridge across the Somme River while charging tolls as usual. The traffic volume is quite low there. According to this PDF the traffic volume on that stretch is only 6,600 vehicles per day.
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It's a mess in the Alps. TomTom reports a 10 hour (!) delay on A40 from Genève to Bourg-en-Bresse, and a 6.5 hour delay in the other direction. N5 and N57 are also slow. There is also a 2 hour delay in both directions on A43 between Lyon and Chambéry.
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