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A few weeks before the second Monaco Formula E, to be held on Saturday, May 13, and the 75th F1 Grand Prix, from May 25 to 28, a number of roadway improvements will be made that will involve the temporary closure of certain streets.
The work is needed primarily so that the asphalt used on the F1 circuit meets the specific resistance requirements of the International Automobile Federation (IAF). Specifically, the.
This year, this involves three streets: avenue des Spélugues, boulevard Albert 1er and boulevard Louis II. To minimise the impact on traffic, work will be carried out at night, mostly from 8 pm to 6 am.
Avenue des Spélugues
Removal of top layer from Monday April 3 to Tuesday April 4, from 8 pm to 6 am. The laying of new asphalt will take place Tuesday April 4 to Wednesday April 5, from 8 pm to 6 am. These operations will require the closure of ave des Spélugues, between the Portier roundabout, and avenue of the Madonna.
Boulevard Albert 1er
Removal of top layer from Tuesday April 4 to Wednesday April 5, from 8 pm to 6 am. The laying of new asphalt will take place from Wednesday April 5 to Thursday April 6, from 8 pm to 6 am. Operations will require the closing of the boulevard Albert 1er, including the tunnel under the rock leading to the boulevard, after the end of the football match between Monaco and Lille (around 11 pm). Between 8 pm to 11 pm, the sidewalk, as well as the leftmost lane of the boulevard, will be kept open to allow the evacuation of spectators. The asphalt operations on Wednesday April 5 will necessitate the closure of the boulevard Albert 1er from 8 pm, including the tunnel under the rock giving access to the boulevard.
Boulevard Louis II
Removal of top layer from Wednesday April 5 to Thursday April 6, from 8 pm to 6 am. The laying of new asphalt will take place from Thursday April 6 to Friday April 7, from 8 pm to 6 am. Asphalting operations will require the closing of the Boulevard Louis II, starting at 8 pm, between the Portier roundabout and avenue JF Kennedy. From the road to the pool, traffic will be prohibited from the central “T”.
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