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For the duration of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament, due to start on April 15, the French authorities have issued a municipal by-law with a ban on vehicles with a maximum gross weight of more than 3.5 tonnes on avenue Princesse Grace, from the Saint-Roman interchange to the border of the commune of Roquebrune Cap-Martin with the Principality of Monaco (Monte Carlo Bay).
Due to the uniqueness of boulevard du Larvotto, where coaches are normally parked during the tournament, this French measure means that vehicles with a total authorised weight of 3.5 tonnes or more are forbidden, from April 15 to 23, every day from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, excluding the coach operators. The exceptional measures are intended to avoid a repeat of the atrocity in Nice last July in which more than 80 people died after being hit by a speeding delivery truck.
Some exceptions may be granted. More information on +377 98 98 85 21 or from the Operational Transmission Control Station (PCTO) at 04 93 15 32 06.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
However, the French leader is also keen to impress on the Chinese that initiatives, such as the giant Belt and Road project, should not end up in a cul-de-sac and that bilateral relations depend on a two-way street. He said in Xia’an on Monday, January 8, at the start of his visit: “New roads cannot go in one direction.” Meanwhile, Macron has praised China’s commitment to the Paris climate change accord, and in doing so has underscored the common values of the two nations in the fight against global warming, in sharp contrast with the stance of US President Donald Trump.
Continuing work on the Pasteur neighbourhood will necessitate a number of temporary road closures. The avenue de Fontvieille will be closed in both directions in August. The pavement that runs along Charles III Boulevard and the pergola that overlooks avenue de Fontvieille will be closed to foot traffic from Monday, July 31. Also from Monday, the downhill direction of Avenue de Fontvieille will be closed from the Canton inner roundabout to the intersection with rue Gabian in order to safely destroy the concrete. For residents, traffic will be allowed in both directions on a single lane to the SMEG building. For the safety of pedestrians, the stairs between the avenue de Fontvieille and boulevard Charles III will also be closed until August 26. During the closure of avenue de Fontvieille, subscribers to the Terrasses de Fontvieille car park will be relocated to the Fontvieille Shopping Centre. The upstream direction along avenue de Fontvieille will be restored from Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31. For the Monaco-Marseille football match on Saturday, August 26, downhill traffic will be temporarily reopened and closed again from Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31, for the repair of the asphalt between the Canton interior traffic island and Le Méridien. The redevelopment of the Pasteur neighbourhood is due to finish by 2020 and will involve the complete rehousing of the Charles III Collège, and the relocation of the Espace Léo Ferré, the multimedia library and La Poste’s sorting office. Offices are to be built and there will be 900 new parking places.