With more than 1,000 km of traffic jams accumulated at noon, traffic is difficult in this second crossover of the summer

Traffic is difficult this Saturday on all the major axes of the country, with a peak of more than 1,000 km of cumulative traffic jams at noon, a day of crossover of the summer holidays classified red for departures at the national level, and black in a broad southeast quarter.

“The situation is in line with forecasts,” said Bison smart in a press release, which noted a peak of traffic jams of 1,082.5 km at 12:15 p.m. The difficulties were to remain very high until 8 p.m. Qualified as “exceptional” by the interministerial body without however breaking the record of 1,086.5 km a year ago, the level of congestion was concentrated in particular in the west of the country on the A10 and in Auvergne-Rhône- Alps on the A7. The highways recorded 157.9 km and 181.3 km of disruption respectively at the height of the morning. Thus, at the end of the morning, from Saint-Arnoult-en Yvelines to Poitiers, on the A10, it was necessary to count more than an hour more of the journey on the usual 2h30 and 2h45 extra against 2h usually to reach Bordeaux from the capital. poitevine, according to Vinci which manages the highway.

Quieter Sunday

On the A63, 2h45 instead of 1h55 were needed towards the Spanish border from Bordeaux, with an almost equivalent time in the direction of returns according to the same source. At the same time, in Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne, Vinci also indicated that on the Autoroute du Soleil, road users had to drive 4h15 instead of 1h35 normally to reach Orange from the south of Lyon. In the opposite direction, they had to add 1h20. On the Mediterranean arc, the difficulties were mainly concentrated on the A9 with a travel time of 2h55 instead of 1h40 to get to Narbonne.

Last Saturday, a peak of more than 860 km of cumulative traffic jams was recorded. Traffic will be more fluid on Sunday, with a day classified as green at the national level but orange in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and in the Mediterranean arc.

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