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Old September 14th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #3241
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A segment of voie express N79 opened to traffic on 23 June 2015 between Verosves en Col de Vaux. Another segment between Besson-Ouest and Chemilly will open to traffic in December 2015.

N79 is part of RCEA, an east-west expressway across central France. It is made up of several routes nationales.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #3242
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A51 Viaduc de Monestier

I took this panorama photo last week of the Viaduc de Monestier (A51) south of Grenoble.

It is 860 m long and 53 m high. It is only one carriageway due to the low traffic volume. It opened 21 March 2007.


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Old September 15th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #3243
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D937 Col du Festre

Col du Festre (1441 m) northwest of Gap.


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Old September 16th, 2015, 12:50 AM   #3244
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I was in France recently and one thing I noticed on the Autoroutes were the adverse camber of the carriageway that follows the outside of a curve. Say you're on a left curve the carriageway will fall away from the median to the right, which feels odd.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #3245
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A segment of voie express N79 opened to traffic on 23 June 2015 between Verosves en Col de Vaux. Another segment between Besson-Ouest and Chemilly will open to traffic in December 2015.

N79 is part of RCEA, an east-west expressway across central France. It is made up of several routes nationales.
Chris, a general note: It would be great if you could specify a source. Thanks.

About the section opened in June: Do you have any info about the length of the section and the exact location?
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Old September 18th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #3246
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A51 Monestier - Grenoble

The northern segment of A51 is fairly short, but very interesting from a landscape point of view. Here's a northbound video I made last week from Monestier-de-Clermont into Grenoble.

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Old September 20th, 2015, 01:42 PM   #3247
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Driving from Lille (France) to Gent (Belgium) 18.08.2015 Timelapse x4

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Old September 23rd, 2015, 05:39 PM   #3248
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Mont Ventoux

One of the premier cycling destinations in Europe is Mont Ventoux. The mountain is accessible from two sides, both require a long climb, some stretches have average gradients over 10%.

This a video of a typical drive across Mont Ventoux. I included only the 'lunar landscape' portion for scenery reasons. The lower and middle reaches of the mountain are forested.

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Old September 25th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #3249
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D537 Lac du Sautet

The D537 crosses a concrete arch bridge that spans the Drac River Gorge near the Sautet Dam. The bridge has a span of 85 meters and the bridge deck is 150 meters above the valley floor. The bridge was constructed between 1927 and 1928, before the dam was built (1930-1935).


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Old September 28th, 2015, 05:30 PM   #3250
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A89-A6 link

Construction on the A89-A6 link north of Lyon has started.





Project website: http://www.a89-a6.fr/
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #3251
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A42 Pont d'Ain - Lyon

Some photos of the entire 53 km length of autoroute A42 from Pont d'Ain to Lyon. This motorway was built in the 1980s.


A42-1 by European Roads, on Flickr


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A42-7 by European Roads, on Flickr


A42-9 by European Roads, on Flickr


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A42-11 by European Roads, on Flickr


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E2

I did not originally notice this, but a distance sign on A42 contains the number 'E2'. E2 does currently not exist, nor has it ever been assigned to this route. (the original 1950 E2 was canceled before the motorway was built).


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Old October 4th, 2015, 12:15 AM   #3253
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This is actually E611, which doesn't contain any 2s!

Speaking of E-routes, I find silly the detour E21 has. It would be better routed on A39 and N5, even if it includes a non-motorway portion.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #3255
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Old October 8th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #3256
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A51 Monestier - Grenoble

Some photos of Autoroute A51, the northern part from Monestier (Col du Fau) to Grenoble.

1. The first few kilometers of A51 have only two lanes.

A51-1 by European Roads, on Flickr

2. Autoroute du Trièves. These motorway name signs seem to be disappearing from the French motorways.

A51-2 by European Roads, on Flickr

3. The reason why this part has two lanes, the Viaduc de Monestier, a tall and long bridge across a valley.

A51-4 by European Roads, on Flickr

4. The Tunnel de Sinard. It is 950 meters long. There is apparently a full second tube, which acts as a safety tube as long as the second viaduct isn't constructed.

A51-6 by European Roads, on Flickr

5. The four lanes start just after the tunnel.

A51-7 by European Roads, on Flickr

6. A51 is pretty much one long descent into Grenoble. Col du Fau is at 899 m, Grenoble is at 200 m.

A51-8 by European Roads, on Flickr

7. The Vercors Mountains.

A51-9 by European Roads, on Flickr

8. A51 runs parallel to the Vercors. It is notable due to the fact that there are no roads crossing the main chain. There is a 50 km stretch of Vercors with no east-west roads.

A51-10 by European Roads, on Flickr

9. Grenoble is visible in the distance. It is considered the largest city located within the Alps.

A51-12 by European Roads, on Flickr

10. The toll plaza. It is one of the few toll stations in France that I've seen that have the transponder lanes on the right. This one doesn't have a 30 km/h lane either.

A51-14 by European Roads, on Flickr

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12. Vif.

A51-17 by European Roads, on Flickr

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14. Claix. A51 transitions into A480 at this exit.

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Old October 9th, 2015, 12:13 AM   #3257
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Too bad they abandoned the plans to close the gap between Gap (what a redundancy) and Col de Fau. As a result they should renumber the Northern A51 to A480.
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Only the French could give us a "Gap Gap" .
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Old October 26th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #3259
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An old news that I forgot top post it.
483 km of traffic jam were recorded in Paris area on Tuesday, October 2 at 9:02 am



http://www.leparisien.fr/transports/...s-etabli-mardi
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Old October 26th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #3260
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Google Street View is finally arriving in Overseas France, little by little.

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