Tunnel de la Croix-Rousse ( 1 )

by Mikkal Noptek October. 05, 2012 4071 views

September 16, 2012

The Tunnel de la Croix-Rousse is a road tunnel located in the 1st and 4th arrondissements of Lyon, opened to traffic on 19 April 1952.

It follows the line of the Route nationale 6 and thus links the platforms Rhône rivers to the Saône's ones. It crosses the hill of la Croix-Rousse. The roadway is composed of 2 x 2 routes with no real separation of roadways until the construction of a central wall in 1999. Its use is only for vehicles whose whole weight don't exceed 3,5 tonnes. The tunnel length is 1,782 meters.
The speed is limited to 50 km/h (30 km/h when it rains) and an automatic radar is located at its exit in the direction Lyon - Vaise.
Since 1971, it is doubled by the Tunnel de Fourvière, which connects the A6 and A7.
The tunnel length of service leads to frequent scheduled or not closures ; it allows weak maintenance waiting heavier work planned from 2009. These will allow the creation of an additional way for the public transports and should be open in 2013.

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Agnes Felber 8 years, 7 months ago

...and they let you in there to take photos in the work area? That is not very common, I would think!

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Jarvo J 8 years, 7 months ago

C'est très intéressant.

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G B 8 years, 7 months ago

I agree, interesting post! nice photos to illustrate the work being done!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 7 months ago

interesting post !

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 7 months ago

Impresionnant !!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
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