Ascension bridge: more than 900 km of traffic jams at the end of the afternoon, at the height of traffic

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Bison Futé had warned that this Sunday, May 21, would be the busiest day of the year on the roads. All of France was black in the sense of returns.

This Sunday, May 21, which concludes the Ascension Bridge, “should be the busiest day of the year,” according to Bison smart. As of 4.30pm, more than 900 km of cumulative traffic jams were recorded nationwide which, by the end of the Ascension long weekend, set the benchmark for traffic forecasts.

For this Sunday classified as “black” in the direction of returns on “all the main axes of the country”, the most significant difficulties were recorded on the A10 (near Vienna), with over 111 km of traffic jams; on the A7 in Bouches-du-Rhône (84.6 km of traffic jams) and on the A75 in Aveyron (79.5 km).

Streets to avoid

Congestion is expected until late in the evening, particularly in the Île-de-France but also between Paris and Normandy or Brittany, in the Centre-Val de Loire, between Lyon or Toulouse and the Mediterranean, between Lille and the beaches of north, between Bordeaux and the coast of Aquitaine or Charente, Spain and Andorra. To escape traffic jams the best way is to go back. If you can’t do otherwise, here are Bison Futé’s tips:

  • Avoid the A61 between Narbonne and Toulousefrom 11:00 to 24:00
  • Avoid the A9, between Spain and Orangefrom 16:00 to 19:00
  • Avoid the A9, between Montpellier and Orangefrom 9:00 to 23:00
  • Avoid the A7, between Marseille and Lyonfrom 9:00 to 24:00
  • Avoid the A10, between Bordeaux and Parisfrom 11:00 to 24:00
  • Avoid the A13, between Caen and Parisfrom 10:00 to 21:00
  • Avoid the A11 between Nantes and Parisfrom 9:00 to 24:00
  • Avoid the RN 165, between Quimper and Nantesfrom 10:00 to 19:00
  • Avoid the Mont Blanc tunnel, from Italy to Francefrom 11:00 to 24:00

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