Study re: new Motorway East of Rouen

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi All,

    This little article has just dropped into my Email box courtesy of the 'Les Routiers' (Routiers.com)website.

    Whilst I appreciate that we are only talking 'studies' here , I take it that our cousins across the water won't be stopped by someone discovering the; 'lesser/larger/spotted/unspotted/hairy/smooth (cross out all that do not apply) treefrog or similar.

    Sorry for the bold print . It's something this computer bursts into.



    The Rouen OTT east to study
    The state has given the green light to the initiation of studies for the construction of the motorway bypass Rouen in the east. The project, expected for more than 40 years, would cost 1 billion euros. However, it would have the advantage of improving local trade by road and bridges relieve Rouen which handles 6,000 lorries every day. - FG

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    Reproduction authorized with mention Routiers.com
     
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  2. Hollyberry

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    Sorry to sound mean to Rouen but bypassing it is the best thing to do.
    Towns a nightmare to get through and having narrowly ( thank God for my spot on brakes) avoided being written off in my car by a speeding driver I tried never to go there again.
     
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    But surely the only reason it has so many lorries is because the motorway to Rouen is free, spend a billion on a new road and I cant see it staying free for long, so it will become yet another French motorway with very little traffic, although I guess they will put weight limits to make the lorries and some of us use them

    with sensible route planning to avoid peak times we have never had a problem with Rouen, always use the road to the east through Pont de L'Arche
     
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  4. Bertie Bassett

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    When the Pont Mathilde was out it was a nightmare but normally we don't have a problem.
     
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    Compared with london its a breeze! :)
     
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  6. Chris

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    We smashed into a low tunnel in Rouen.

    Luckily not too much damage.

    It was all my wife's fault.
     
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  7. Fenman

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    Never have a problem with Rouen unless, like any sizeable town, hitting it at knocking off time.

    If going north to south, as you come to Rouen, after the short tunnel, take the road off signposted to the airport and you come down to a strange traffic lighted junction. Keep in right hand lane and go over but bearing left and then take the road to the right. Going from memory it is green signed for Vernon. You can see ahead, in the direction you are heading,an idustrial building that has a second storey that looks as if it's falling over.

    Just keep on that road with the Seine on your right. You are heading to Tourville le Rivière, the home of an Ikea store and then on to the A13 for a short free hop.

    I hope I have described that okay. As we travel that route 4 or 5 times a year you tend to get into autopilot mode and don't notice landmarks that would help others in the explanation.
     
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    If you want easy peasy through Rouen just go slightly west A151 the A150 pay a few Euro and you are through, been doing this since the bridge was out just followed the HGV diversion.
     
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  9. Chris

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    I remember our sat nav playing up and getting lost in back streets at rush hour.

    Drove about a bit, thought we had found the right road and then bang!

    We didn't actually hit the tunnel roof but the height warning signs that were hanging down.

    With hundreds of cars behind us we just had to hold our breath and risk the tunnel and managed to creep out.

    It broke a front sky light but in the present van we wouldn't have got under the tunnel.

    We laugh about it - now:D
     
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    Natch!(y);)
     
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  11. Bertie Bassett

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    Should have qualified that...............unless we're coming from Dieppe and miss the signs for Autoroute:Eeek:
    AND the Tall Ships are in.:Eeek::Eeek::france:
     
  12. emmitdb

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    "Keep in right hand lane and go over but bearing left and then take the road to the right."

    I hope you don't mind the critique but, after you've gone through the 'strange traffic lighted junction,' (I agree, it seems wierd) you have to go through ANOTHER set of of lights , BEFORE, you 'Take the road to the right'

    Regards
     
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    Been there, done that, got lost..................................and blamed the navigator!:D
     
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  14. Fenman

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    Dead right. I was writing it early in the day before the first espresso so only half the brain in gear. (y)
    Thinking about France in general there are a lot of weird road layouts - I think they do them specially as traffic calming measures.;)
     
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    They seem to have exactly the reverse effect on the navigator, me I remain serene throughout!:pinocchio:
     
  16. Encantador

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    First time 2 years ago we went through and avoided going down any tunnels, don't remember any problem.

    Last year with new TT, seemed from memory to pretty well avoid the town completely, remember going over a river that I don't remember seeing before. No idea which way it took us, but it was a breeze.
     
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    Been going around or through Rouen for nearly 30 years don't recall ever having a problem.
    Of course if you are stupid enough to follow your Satnav - Tough:D
     
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    Last time I just followed the SatNav and avoided Rouen altogether. Unfortunately can't remember which way we went and I've noticed the SatNavs don't always take the same route, I suppose they want a change of scenery too.
     
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    I have only experienced trouble in Rouen the first time when, the satnav and satnag had a series of disagreements leaving me to take random decisions, I now turn the voice on the satnav off and obey the satnag's instructions!
     
  20. emmitdb

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    Has anyone noticed how many junctions, when approaching a major road from a minor road are angled to the right (when looking at the junction).
    Great if you're in a LHD as they are in France.
    Absolutely awful in the RHD 'van.
     
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