By Alexandra Frenkel
When August arrives, it is the ritual of holidaymakers: the crossover. The julytists will meet the Augustians, which could cause many disruptions to French motorway traffic.
bison smart announce black on the whole of the metropolitan territory in the direction of the departures as in that of the returns. In Occitania too, traffic will be difficult and traffic jams will be expected for this weekend of July 30 and 31, 2022.
Disturbances in Occitania
In the Toulouse region, the two seas highway, the A61, will be particularly affected by the slowdowns in the direction of departures from this friday july 29 and the whole weekend. As the road widening works are at a standstill in the Lauragais, motorists will have to take their troubles patiently on the axis Toulouse-Narbonne.
Sunday, July 31, it will be between Narbonne and Carcassonne (Aude), in the direction of returns that circulation will be complicated. ” On appointment +50% traffic on this axis in both directions, or 70,000 vehicles“, says Vinci Autoroutes.
Bison Futé also advises to avoid the highway which rests Toulouse at Bordeaux (Gironde) notably on Friday 29 July in the afternoon in the direction of departures. During the day of Saturday July 30, the axis will be modified in the meaning of returns.
L’A62 will also be avoided on Friday 29, Sunday 31 July and Monday 1uh August in the return direction between Toulouse and Agen (Lot et Garonne). Finally Saturday, July 30, in the direction of departures this time, traffic will be complicated between Agen and Toulouse.
the Toulouse-Nord tollin direction Montauban (Tarn and Garonne), will also likely be crowded. Close to 90,000 vehicles will be expected there at the height of the weekend.
Caution on the roads
According to road safety websiteit is advisable to do breaks every two hours minimum. On this occasion, Vinci Autoroutes is offering until August 20, on the Port-Lauraguais rest areadifferent activities. Fencing, Basque pelota, archery are part of the program and all for free. A good reason to stop for a break.
Rail traffic also disrupted
Due to a social movement, disruptions are to be expected on rail traffic in the Toulouse region. The following lines supposed to be considered for this crossover weekend:
Port Bou – Marseille
Perpignan – Villefranche – Vernet les Bains
Beziers – Bedarieux
Cerberus – Narbonne – Toulouse
Work is also underway throughout the summer, here are the lines concerned in Occitania:
• Béziers – Clermont-Ferrand (from July 11 to August 12 then from August 13 to September 15)
• Pau – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Narbonne – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Agen – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Rodez – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Mazamet – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Auch – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
• Latour-de-Carol – Toulouse (from July 18 to September 23)
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