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GB FR 19.03.19
French custom official collective action - Traffic management measures
The traffic measures put in place following the French custom officials’ collective action to manage heavy goods vehicle traffic bound for the UK have been extended until 10 p.m. on Wednesday 20 March. 

These measures come following the decision by transporters to take action on the A16 motorway at the Ghyvelde interchange in the Belgium-France direction on the evening of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March. 

These measures may vary according to the evolution of the situation. 

I. Holding areas to be used in case of need: 

In the Nord department: 
- On the RN225 between Bergues and Cappelle-la-Grande (direction Lille > Dunkirk)
- On the A16 motorway, at Ghyvelde (direction Belgium > Calais)

In the Pas-de-Calais department:
- On the A16 motorway, direction of Paris > Belgium between Marquise and Bonningues-les-Calais,
- On the A26 motorway, at Setques (direction Reims > Calais),
- On the RN42 between Setques and Seninghem (direction Saint-Omer > Boulogne-sur-Mer).

II. Mandatory diversion of traffic for heavy goods vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes from Belgium heading to interchange 57 of the A16 motorway towards the RN225/A25 motorway in case of need:

In the event of a diversion, heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes will be redirected as follows: 
- From Belgium bound for Calais via the A16 motorway, redirected onto the RN225 and the A25 motorway to reach Calais via the RD948 or RD642 towards the A16 motorway or the RN42;
at interchange 57 of the A16 motorway, redirected towards the RN225/A25 motorway;
-From Lille bound for Calais via the A25 motorway and the RN225, redirected to Belgium via the A16 motorway.

The Flemish authorities have agreed to a deviation of heavy goods vehicles at the Adinkerke junction of the A16 motorway to avoid congestion on that stretch of the A16. 

All road users are requested to exercise care when driving.

Source: AFTRI
AT DE 15.03.19
Information about restrictions on heavy goods traffic in Tirol during 2nd half of 2019

Driving restrictions will be in place during the second half of 2019 at the Austro-German border on the A12 motorway.

During these dates, a limited number of trucks (250-300) will be permitted to use the motorway per hour on the north-south axis. The driving restriction starts at 5 am.

Please find attached the calendar containing the exact dates.

Source: AISO

NL 13.03.19
LEZ - Environmental zones in the Netherlands for heavy duty trucks
There are currently 13 cities in the Netherlands that have  introduced environmental zones for heavy duty trucks in their city centres. These cities are Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Breda, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Delft, Leiden, Rijswijk, Maastricht and Arnhem.

Only clean lorries may enter environmental zones. To be clean, diesel lorries weighing over 3,500 kg must comply with the Euro 4 emission standard or higher. Lorries with Euro 0 or Euro 1 or  Euro 2 or Euro 3 engines may not enter environmental zones. Lorries with Euro 4 or Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines may enter environmental zones. The penalty for non-compliance with the admission criteria is € 230.

Environmental zones will help improve air quality in urban areas where the EU-standards for fine particles (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are being exceeded. 

Environmental zones are marked by a sign which bears the word ‘Milieuzone’ (‘environmental zone’)

In the harbour area of Rotterdam, there is also a special environmental zone. All information is on this website: https://www.rotterdam.nl/loket/vehicle-registration-exemptions-maasvlakte

Source: TLN
GB 13.03.19
BREXIT: Operation Brock - Driving to the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel

There are contingency plans to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. These plans, activated in times of cross-Channel disruption, are known as Operation Brock. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Operation Brock may be activated if there are significant delays at the border between Dover and Calais.

Before you travel, check if delays are possible at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel and check if Operation Brock is active. If Operation Brock is active, check online for advice and look out for road signs telling you where to go.

Plan ahead if you travel during Operation Brock.

More information on how to Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit: lorry and goods vehicle drivers

Source: UK Government - RHA

FR IT 12.03.19
Mont Blanc tunnel: Complete suspension of traffic on the occasion of the ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 fire
We inform you that, in order to allow for the due recognition and smooth running of the ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 fire organised by the Association of the Families of the Victims of the Mont Blanc Tunnel Disaster, and to ensure access to the memorial by participants, the Haute-Savoie prefecture has ordered the suspension of all vehicle traffic on the French access ramp. This suspension is scheduled for Sunday 24 March 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12.45 p.m. 

As a result, traffic to the Mont Blanc tunnel will be completely suspended: 
-      in the Italy-France direction, from 9.45 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
-      in the France-Italy direction, from 10 a.m. until 12.45 p.m.

It is recommended that road users check the traffic conditions at the tunnel:

- Radio: 107.7 FM Autoroute Info
- Tunnel website: www.tunnelmb.com
- Answering machine: +33(0)450555500
- App: TMB Mobility

Source: Service de Communication GEIE-TMB 

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