A89-A6 link open to traffic

APRR has completed work on the 5.5 km motorway section and the Trans-European Transport Network now links Bordeaux and Geneva entirely by motorway.

After 22 months of work, the 5.5 km long motorway section between La Tour-de-Salvagny and Limonest was opened on Friday 2 March, in the presence of Gérard Collomb, Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and former Mayor of Lyon, Patrice Verchère and Blandine Brocard, Rhône Members of Parliament, David Kimefeld, President of the Metropole of Lyon, and Philippe Nourry, Chairman and CEO of the APRR group. The link was commissioned and opened to traffic the next day, Saturday 3 March.

The development by APRR of this new motorway link, and in particular the construction of the Sémanet Viaduct, now links the A89 directly with the A6 and drivers now have the possibility, using the Bordeaux to Geneva link, of crossing from the west to the east of France is under 7 hours.

This 150-million euro development project is part of APRR’s mission to increase mobility for all in conditions of complete safety. The works were carried out to improve transit and interchange flows in this sector, thanks to a more fluid redistribution of local traffic and interchanges with the west of the Lyon agglomeration on the existing routes.

The project also allowed for environmental necessities to be considered in the road layouts (N7, N489 and A6), with the creation of noise protection. A storm water collection system and systems facilitating large and small wildlife crossings were also incorporated.