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Old August 13th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #1621
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Today is the record 2011 with 793 km congestion at 12:30.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #1622
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I see the French have a dynamic and sophisticated variety of tastes in colour there.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #1623
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why all the sheep go to the right half? is it possible that whole left side is for telepeage?
which toll station that is? around Montpellier or?

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Old August 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #1624
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It's the péage de Vienne on A7 just south of Lyon.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #1625
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I see the French have a dynamic and sophisticated variety of tastes in colour there.
I can see numerous non-French licence plates on these pics... (Brit, Dutch, Belgian, German, Luxembourgish plates... etc)


So apparently, sheep is a pan-European species...
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #1626
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How long for a drive from Lyon to Orange today?
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #1627
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About 3 hours.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #1628
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why all the sheep go to the right half? is it possible that whole left side is for telepeage?
which toll station that is? around Montpellier or?
Left-hand side is telepeage and cards only for cars <2m. Although more and more you can put money in the machine. And some are now cards only for larger vehicles as well. SANEF has now installed a hight measurer on all toll booths, which makes it possible for vans like me to use cards as well, and avoid large queues. Especially the Dutch are scared of anything that accepts cards only. It has never been the Land of the Credit Card. My aunt won't even go to an ATM, frightened that a big hand will come out of the machine and grab her purse.

ASF has made a start with these height measures, Corfiroute had a few before SANEF started, APPR has them as well now. And more and more tollbooths on exits are unmanned now. Either cards, or put the money in the machine. (coins and banknotes.) In France you pay for the height of the vehicle.

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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1629
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3 hours waiting at the Mont Blanc tunnel towards France right now.

I suppose that the nearby Great St Bernhard tunnel is empty.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #1630
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3 hours waiting at the Mont Blanc tunnel towards France right now.

I suppose that the nearby Great St Bernhard tunnel is empty.
What about Frejus?
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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #1631
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I don't know, the TV transmission I was waching didn't said anything about it. The Mont Blanc is frequently cited on TVs and radios, but the Fréjus never.

Edit: a PDF about the new Frejus' service tunnel: http://www.aftes.asso.fr/doc_gd_publ...a168Frejus.pdf
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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #1632
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I tried to get onto the site for Frejus http://www.sftrf.fr/ but that appears to be congested. Can't get on it.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #1633
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The other half of the company says nothing.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 12:46 PM   #1634
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A 2-level roundabout interchange in Chamonix.
The upper-left way goes to / comes from the Mont-Blanc tunnel.
The lower-left road goes to Chamonix town centre.
The lower-right way is motorway A40.

I took this picture 2 weeks ago from Mont Brevent.


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Old August 14th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #1635
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FINISHED??? They've been busy there for ages!
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Old August 14th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #1636
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The N225 - A25 Dunkerque - Steenvoorde in northern France, département Nord-Pas de Calais:

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Old August 14th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #1637
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A25 used to be the worst road in France. It was like driving on a rail track. Maybe it was like that to make the Belgians feel at home. They use it a lot as a transit road between the east and the west of Belgium, as it runs parallel to the border. But hey, it's still France, so they made the right decision to make it feel like carpet again...
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Old August 14th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #1638
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state-owned motorways in the periphery of France aren't usually known for their high quality, unless they happen to be brand new.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #1639
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state-owned motorways in the periphery of France aren't usually known for their high quality, unless they happen to be brand new.
True. But they were taking the p*ss with the A25. State owned roads are generally not all that bad. The second worst road has to be the A6 between Peage and Paris. In my experience anyway.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #1640
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Someone posted pictures of the A25, probably on this thread, a while back. I was shocked. It looked as if it was on a par with the very worst (unrepresentatively so, let's be clear) American highways.
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