This Saturday was red classified in both directions, departures and returns, as Bison Smart forecasts published Wednesday. It was to be “a day still very difficult on all major axes connecting the country”, declared red “nationally regardless of the direction of travel.”
At midday Bison Futé was within 458 km of cumulative plugs, 268 km in the direction of departures. The caps were concentrated in Rhone Valley on the A7, mainly between Vienne and Valence. The Orange route between Lyon and time was 2:50 instead of 1:40 usually) in Haute-Savoie, on the N205, the passage of time to travel to Italy by the Mont Blanc tunnel is 60 minutes.
The traffic is also denser in the direction of returns with 153 km slowdowns. The main downside is on the A63 in Pessac, south of Bordeaux, with 37 km of traffic jams. In the Rhone Valley, the travel time between Orange and Lyon is 2:10, 1:40 cons usually. Last Saturday, the jams had reached a peak of 972 km at mid-day, a record since the beginning of the summer.
Avoid the main lines of link
Sunday will be green in the direction of even departures must as far as possible “to avoid the crossing of the A7 Lyon and the Rhone Valley in 10 hours to 16 hours, “according Bison smart. In the sense returns, orange day, it will avoid large connecting shafts northbound between 11 hours and 20 hours.
Also, traffic will be “very difficult” throughout the week- end on the Mediterranean Arc, between Menton near the Italian border and the Perthus, on the border with Spain. Last Saturday, the jams of France had reached a peak of 972 km at mid-day, a record since the beginning of the summer.