Rouen Bridge

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  1. peterc10

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    When we were over in France in the autumn and heading North bound back home the main bridge through Rouen on the A28/A13 was closed because of fire damage. It involved quite a long diversion.

    We are off heading South in a couple of weeks and will be going that way. Does anybody know if it is open again please? If not is the diversion still via the A29, A151 and A150 and is it well signposted heading South?

    Many thanks for your help
     
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    It's still closed. I set my sat nav for the diversion route so to be honest I wasn't really following the diversion signs.
     
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    On the diversion I think from memory you follow the signs for Evreux.
     
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    We came that way 2 weeks ago as first timers and managed to follow the signs for Everaux and get past Rouen during rush hour. :BigGrin:
    Mind you, I had done the detour a few times on Google street view.:Blush:
     
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    yes still closed and no problem river on ya right and carry on to evreux really straight forward
     
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    Thanks for all of your help.

    The diversion North bound took us miles out of the way via the N338, A150, A151 and A29 before rejoining the A28 near St-Saens, about 30km North of Rouen. Is that the way the South bound diversion takes you? Or does it take you on the A28 and through the tunnel before diverting?
     
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    We came North through Rouen last year and found the diversion to be easier than the usual route and no longer. Looks like the route you've descibed there takes you miles away from the city. Not sure about going South but if it were me, I'd head through Rouen as though I was on the usaul route, then follow the diversions! :Smile:
     
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    We just came through Rouen from the south. Up the A13, turned off at Elbeuf and followed the signs for Rouen
    We travelled up the right side of the river so missed the diversions and all the traffic.
    Followed the signs for Calais and back on the A28 without even realising.
    Following the diversion South is easy enough, just a lot of extra mileage and time.
    Allan
     
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    Looks like you took the D7 and D6015 on the other side of the river from Rouen city centre. That route was not the signposted diversion from what I can remember when I came North, but if there was not much traffic that looks the best way.
     
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    This worked perfectly last year and I think it was ironically quicker than usual!


    ROUEN BRIDGE CLOSURE
    - alternative routes
    DO NOT follow A28 all the way to Rouen. At Junction 11, follow A29 direction Le Havre / Caen "péage". Leave A29 at the next exit, signed A151 Rouen / Dieppe. Now follow toll-free A151 then A150 then N1338 to Rouen.
    After crossing the Seine on the "Pont Flaubert", follow signs for A13. You join the Rouen south expressway: just follow it. Keep following signs for A13. Eventually you will have a choice between A13 Paris and A13 Caen. Follow A13 Paris if you are heading south, A13 Caen if you are heading for Brittany or Alençon.
    You will join the A13 in the direction of Paris about a kilometer further north than you would otherwise have joined it. After than, you're back on the route.
     
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    That`s cheating , you have to tough it out real time:thumb: I wonder how many MHF members go through a pre run on the tricky parts:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks. That is the route that I took last year and it did seem to be miles out of the way, hence my question. But if it is the best one that I will take that. Is it the actual signposted diversion south bound (it was coming north) or is there another one?
     
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    Thats the one. There was another UK van behind us so they must have come that way too.

    My new Garmin (Dezl 760) took us that way. Very impressed!

    Allan
     
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    This link provides helpful information.
    http://about-france.com/routes-from-calais.htm

    below is an extract:

    ROUEN BRIDGE CLOSURE
    - two alternative routes
    1. Continue into Rouen as normal: go through the first tunnel, then 2 km later,just before the second tunnel, exit following N15 Vernon / Cergy Pontoise. This takes you through the second tunnel on an exit lane. At roundabout, follow Cergy Pontoise, then, 300 metres later fork right for Evreux & Vernon D6015. Follow the D6015 for about 20 km until Le Vaudreuil, where you take D6154, signed Evreux. Within a kilometre, you then rejoin the A154 motorway.
    Not advisable at rush hour as the Vernon / Cergy exit is the last before Pont Mathilde, so is used by all traffic.


    2. DO NOT follow A28 all the way to Rouen. At Junction 11, follow A29 direction Le Havre / Caen "péage". Leave A29 at the next exit, signed A151 Rouen / Dieppe. Now follow toll-free A151 then A150 then N1338 to Rouen.
    After crossing the Seine on the "Pont Flaubert", follow signs for A13. You join the Rouen south expressway: just follow it. Keep following signs for A13. Eventually you will have a choice between A13 Paris and A13 Caen. Follow A13 Paris if you are heading south, A13 Caen if you are heading for Brittany or Alençon.
    You will join the A13 in the direction of Paris about a kilometer further north than you would otherwise have joined it. After than, you're back on the route.
     

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