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Tunnel Albert II: 58% of morning rush hour traffic

Tunnel Albert II: 58% of morning rush hour traffic

By Staff Writer - November 9, 2016

Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development. Photo: en.gouv.mc
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development. Photo: en.gouv.mc

Opened since July 18, the Albert II tunnel has helped alleviate traffic on the Jardin Exotique-blvd Rainier III thoroughfare.

A study was commissioned by the Department of Urban Planning and Mobility (DPUM) to understand exactly the extent of the tunnel’s positive impact.

“To assess the redistribution of traffic flows, surveys were conducted specifically during the month of September, during term time, at a particularly busy period for the traffic, “says Séverine Canis-Froidefond, DPUM Director.

The results show that in the morning rush hour, 680 vehicles/hour use the tunnel. This figure represents 58% of traffic coming from the west of the Principality. Traffic along blvd du Jardin Exotique has declined significantly (500 vehicles/hour) or 42% of total traffic.

Traffic is distributed as follows: Cap d’Ail: 13%; Fontvieille via link Marquet: 49%; Canton Roundabouts: 38%.

During evening rush hour, the tunnel facilitates 310 vehicles/hour, that is 43% traffic coming from the west of Monaco, while blvd du Jardin Exotique has 410 vehicles/hour, or 57% of total traffic. Presumably the evening traffic is less associated with workers.

At the exit of the Albert II tunnel, traffic is distributed as follows: Cap d’Ail: 13%; Fontvieille via link Marquet: 39%; Canton Roundabouts: 48%.

“I am delighted with these results. They show that the Albert II tunnel fully meets the objectives that had been set for its completion. Regarding the accessibility of the Principality upstream from this tunnel, we are working closely with the French authorities to create the conditions to allow for improvement,” says Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development.

The tunnel entrance is located on blvd du Jardin Exotique and exits on blvd Charles III.

READ MORE: Prince inaugurates fast connection tunnel
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