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GB 20.05.19
SMART MOTORWAY M20 PROGRAMMED WORK – MONDAY 20 MAY TO 26 MAY 2019

20, 21, 22, 23 May – full overnight closure of the M20 coastbound junction 4 exit slip, and the London bound junction 4 entry slip. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction. These closures are overnight only, between 20:00 and 06:00 hours.

In addition to these closures detailed above, various lane 1 & 2 closures on the main M20 London bound and coastbound are planned.

For more information, please see attached in English.

Source: RHA

FR IT 20.05.19
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES AT THE MONT BLANC TUNNEL JUNE-JULY 2019

The GEIE of the Mont Blanc Tunnel informs you that, in order to allow maintenance works to be carried out and maintenance work to take place, the traffic in the tunnel will be completely interrupted during the following nights:

-      on Monday 3rd June 2019, from 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

-      on Monday 17th June, from 10:00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

-      on Monday 1st July, from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

Furthermore, in order to carry out the maintenance works in the tunnel, alternate one-way traffic will be adopted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10.30 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. during weeks 25 and 27.

For more information, please see attached in English, French and Italian.

Source: TMB

SE 14.05.19
Winter tyres requirements

Requirements regarding winter tyres December 1st to March 31st: 

If travelling to or through Sweden with a vehicle such as a passenger car or heavy truck, the driver has to make sure the tyres on the vehicle are winter tyres (definition below). These requirements apply to both light and heavy vehicles, as well as for vehicles registered in Sweden and abroad.

A definition of winter tyres

Winter tyres can be studded or non-studded so called friction tyres. The tyres must be

  • especially manufactured for winter road conditions and
  • marked with M+S, M-S, M.S., M&S, MS or Mud and Snow.

Note: There are occurrences with tyres marked with M and S that are not especially manufactured for winter road conditions, but for terrain driving.

As you can’t tell from looking at the tyres if they’re especially manufactured for winter road conditions, the Scandinavian Tire and Rim Organization, STRO, and Däckbranschens Informationsråd have created lists of allowed winter tyres.

Summer tyres have a mixture of rubber that makes them too hard during cold weather. That’s why you should use winter tyres when the temperature is around the freezing point and below.

PS: A new legislation include all HCV, trucks, tractors, trailors and semi-trailers as of the upcoming winter 2019-2020.

For more information in English: https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/road/Vehicles/winter-tyres/ 

Source: AKERI

 

 

BE 07.05.19
Low-emission zone in Ghent as of 1 January 2020 - registration required

To improve air quality, Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) will become a low-emission zone on 1 January 2020. Only vehicles that meet the conditions for admission will be allowed into this zone.

Permitted vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. You can register your vehicle from September 2019 via the registration tool at www.lez2020.gent.

The low-emission zone will apply to: ​

* all domestic and foreign vehicles (passenger cars, camper vans, vans and trucks, agricultural vehicles, buses - this also includes tourist coaches)

* petrol and diesel vehicles

* gas-fuelled vehicles (CNG, LNG and LPG)

* 24 hours a day / 7 days a week starting from 1 January 2020

More information can be found at https://stad.gent/ghent-international/mobility-ghent/low-emission-zone-ghent-2020

Source: FBAA

GB 03.05.19
Speed Enforcement - Heathrow Airport road network -
Speed Matrix and ANPR average speed cameras are being installed on the Heathrow Airport Road Network. They are utilised to improve security, prevent crime and reduce speed on airport roads improving road safety. 
For more information, please see attached.

Source: RHA

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