Located between Bonlieu and Pâquier, the Albert Lebrun bridge must be demolished for safety reasons. The works started on September 6 and will last 10 months. Traffic is impacted.
The Albert-Lebrun bridge supports the two traffic lanes in the bend in front of Bonlieu, in the direction of traffic Marquisats – Albigny. This reinforced concrete bridge, the maintenance of which is a responsibility of the City, dates from 1934 and houses a valve device regulating the water level of the lake, which is a State competence.
Today, the bridge can no longer support current road traffic and inspections of the structure have revealed damage. The City must therefore demolish it and rebuild it identically. Work is scheduled until June 2022.
The State is renovating the valve system with the installation of a larger, more efficient and easier to use valve system.
The works will require the Vassé canal to be drained by a dam located 40 meters upstream. The fish present at the time of the maneuver will be recovered and released into deep water. While waiting for this operation, it is normal for the water, stirred up by the work, to have an unusual appearance.
Consequences on traffic during construction
- For motorists:
Two traffic lanes are housed on the quai Eustache Chappuis between the rue Jean Jaurès and the quai Jules Philippe. The remaining two lanes are divided between each direction of traffic.
In order to prevent this “narrowing” of the traffic lane creating traffic jams on the lakeside, traffic is changed around the work, avenue d’Albigny, rue Jean Jaurès and rue de Bonlieu.
Signage is in place to indicate the recommended routes that bypass the work area.
Cyclists’ access will be via the Jardins de l’Europe and the Pont des Amours (by dismounting) or on the roadway.
The sidewalk along the Vassé canal to reach the Hôtel de Ville esplanade in Bonlieu will be closed, as will the underground passage leading to Place de la Liberation.
Alternatives that already exist and discussions to come with the inhabitants
To avoid taking your car, the City and Greater Annecy agglomeration offers solutions:
. No more buses : From September 1, discover the new mobility solutions at Sibra rates:
– bus lines 52 (for the west bank) and 61 (for the east bank) now run in the evening and on Sundays. These lines are renamed 50A, B and C and 60. Their frequency is multiplied by three with 27 round trips per day on the east bank (L60) and 43 on the west bank (L50A, B and C) from 5.30 am to 11 pm.
– the special NS shuttle links Annecy station to Sevrier (serving the “Hôtel de Ville”, “Piscine Marquisats” and “Marquisats” stops) with a bus every hour.
– Between Leschaux and Saint Jorioz, a new on-demand transport Proxibus line (TAD) allows connection to line 50 every 1h30 from 6.30 am to 6.25 pm.
– the terminus of line 6 is moved from Colmyr to Bonlieu.
Learn more about the Sibra website.
In addition, the regional line Y51 links Annecy to Albertville with 9 additional trips and 10 daily returns.
. Bike purchase or rental made easy : The agglomeration of Grand Annecy offers residents, purchasing aid for “urban type” bicycles: classic, electric assistance, adapted, cargo or trailer for children. In addition the offer Velonecy 60 minutes extends beyond September 30, between Sevrier, Annecy and Veyrier. 80 VAE will thus be available for short trips to the city with a relay car park in Sevrier.
The City of Annecy, its elected officials and its departments will soon initiate a reflection on the sharing and development of this constrained space. The people of Annecy will be associated with the development of their city.
Find out more on the page dedicated to the project.