Patience is needed these days at the junction near the Pont Mirabeau
Last week, temporary traffic lights were put in place on the road leading to Cadarache just after the junction with the Pont de Mirabeau. This is to allow works to be carried out on the road to enable the large ITER components to pass through this narrow section of the "Itinéraire ITER" from the port of Fos to the construction site.
The roadworks will last 12 months. At this early stage the timing of the lights is being tested out to establish the best possible flow of traffic particularly at rush hours. Various schemes for coping with these roadworks were examined before the alternating traffic scheme was finally adopted.
There was a particularly long queue last Friday during the evening rush hour, but this was due to a driver not obeying the red lights and therefore blocking the traffic from both directions. return to Newsline #29