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Old April 14th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #3381
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If they extended it up to the A151, you'd have a better route between Paris and Dieppe.

Just saying....
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:31 PM   #3382
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A45 Lyon - St. Étienne

The long-planned A45 gets closer to construction. It has been announced that Vinci is the preferred bidder for the construction of A45, a 47 kilometer new toll motorway that extends from existing A450 at Brignais to N88 southwest of St. Étienne.

The new toll road will run parallel to A47 and N88, which are four to six lane motorways / expressways. The A47 is substandard at times and runs through many cities.

The concession could be awarded in late 2016, and construction could start in 2018, with a completion in 2022. It will be a 55 year concession.

Someone devised this Michelin map of future A45. It is the northern route.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #3383
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A304 Charleville-Mézières - Rocroi

The A304 under construction in northern France. This new motorway will run from Charleville-Mézières to Rocroi at the Belgian border. It's part of an upgraded route from Reims to Charleroi.

Construction started in 2011 and runs fairly slow. The opening is planned in 2017.

The entire route (31 kilometers)


A34-A304 interchange near Charleville-Mézières.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #3384
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A10 Tours - Poitiers

Some major expansion work is planned for A10. Vinci Autoroutes will get an extension of its concession from 2031 to 2034, in return, they will run a € 565 million investment programme in the area.

The largest expansion will include the widening of 93 kilometers of A10 from Tours to Poitiers from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes. It is also planned to expand the A10 through the city of Tours from 2x3 to 2x4 lanes. In addition, the single-lane viaducts of A85 between Tours and Vierzon will be expanded to four lanes.

Environmental assessment has commenced and will be put to public comment in September. A Public Utility Declaration (DUP) is expected by 2018 and the first widened part of A10 will be in service by 2023, from Veigné near Tours to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine.

A short section of A10 from Chambray-lès-Tours to A85 is already under construction for 2x3 lanes.

http://www.constructioncayola.com/in...e-poitiers.php

A map of the section to be widened to 2x3 lanes:
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Old May 16th, 2016, 04:47 PM   #3385
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D9, Bouches-du-Rhône

The missing segment of 2x2 voie express of D9 between Marignane and Aix-en-Provence is now under construction, Google Earth imagery dated 30 October 2015 shows.



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It seems that the section - from Calas to Gare d'Aix-en-Provence-TGV-Est (exit 5 to 8) - is announced to be completed by 2017, http://routes.wikia.com/wiki/Route_d...9#Historique_2.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 07:33 PM   #3387
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Marseille needs a northern freeway bypass
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #3388
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N164

Construction started on the excavation works of voie express N164 from N12 to Saint-Méen-le-Grand (west of Rennes). It is the second and last phase. A completion date is not mentioned, I suppose it could be completed by late 2017 or sometime 2018.

http://www.constructioncayola.com/te...nt-debuter.php

Project website: http://www.bretagne.developpement-du...id_article=843
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 09:58 PM   #3389
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Marseille needs a northern freeway bypass
Rocade L2 will be fully open to traffic by 2017.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #3390
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Not sure if I've asked about this earlier but I'll give it a try:

Has there ever been or is there talk about building a tunnel between eastern Monaco and the Roquebrune exit on the A8?

Most traffic to and from Monaco is from the west to Nice; thats why there is a big tunnel under the mountain to Cap d'Ail (which is beeing extended), which is perfectly normal.

But if you go to or from Monaco to Menton or Italy, you have to go on the small roads up to the A8 exit.
Granted, the geography is more step here; but surely they could build a tunnel from the eastern end of Monaco from Boulevard d'Italie and Boulevard du Larvotto, under the western part of the Country Club (where the tennis is), up the mountain and adjoin the D51/Avenue Agerbol and the exit of the A8.

The tunnel in the mountain would perhaps need to do a extra circle or something, but all in all, it's a pretty short distance.
Especially compared to the tunnel west of Cap d'Ail.

Here's a little scetch so you understand what I mean.

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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #3391
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The height difference would be huge. I can't see how a straight linear road could join both places. It would at least require a loop imo.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #3392
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Yes, I realized that after I uploaded the picture.
A loop inside the mountain.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 08:50 PM   #3393
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Flooding has affected parts of France. A10 near Orléans was closed after flooding. The city of Nemours is being evacuated.







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A10 in the Orléans region.





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Old June 13th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #3395
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Some videos of motorways in Région Midi-Pyrénées-Languedoc-Roussillon (seriously?) from an April 2016 roadtrip:









Video #3 features (well, sort of: you see it from a roundabout) France's shortest motorway.
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A9 Montpellier

The new A9 around Montpellier is ahead of schedule, with an opening planned for June 2017, six months ahead of schedule.

The project consists of a new route that bypasses the city of Montpellier, as well as the expansion of the existing autoroute north and south of Montpellier, plus the relocation of the toll plazas.

http://www.constructioncayola.com/in...superieure.php
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This, plus the widening between Le Boulou and Perpignan, means a free-flowing, 2x3 ride between the Spanish border and Nîmes . In fact, the first toll gate can be as far as in Lyon.
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The first stage of a new link between French A30 and the Luxembourg city of Esch-sur-Alzette opened to traffic today. It's the western part from Tiercelet to Micheville, indicated in green on the map below. It's a circuitous two-lane road. The eastern part, indicated in red will open in the fall.

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N164, Bretagne

The current status of the N164 expressway (161 km) across central Bretagne / Brittany in western France.



Under the original 1968 Plan routier Breton (Brittany Road Plan), N164 was planned as a three-lane road. It was later upgraded to a four-lane expressway. It's the only part of the 1968 plan that is not yet completed. The first grade-separated four-lane segment did not open until 1990. So far the four-lane segments are very fragmented.
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The first stage of a new link between French A30 and the Luxembourg city of Esch-sur-Alzette opened to traffic today. It's the western part from Tiercelet to Micheville, indicated in green on the map below. It's a circuitous two-lane road. The eastern part, indicated in red will open in the fall.

Wow.

I wonder if such zigzag makes actual sense except for dodging NIMBYs. Such Frankenstein-like roads are increasingly common in France. Vichy's Contournement Sud-Ouest, Montpellier's LIEN or the new bypass of La-Fare-les-Oliviers (D10) are fine examples of these detours. Makes you wonder if a new road made sense at all.
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