Special driving restrictions will apply during the G7 Summit that will take place in Biarritz from August 24thto August 26th 2019 (Saturday to Monday).
For security reasons, local circulation will be prohibited for all vehicles in the city centre of Biarritz during these three days. Local traffic will be totally transferred to the A63 motorway.
To facilitate transit on the A63 motorway, specific driving restrictions will apply to the following categories of goods transport vehicles:
1. Traffic ban for >7.5t trucks on A63 both directions between Biriatou (1) and St Geours de Maremne (9) on Saturday, August 24th 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
2. Traffic ban for >19t trucks and hazardous material on Monday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm on A63 both directions between:
· Biriatou (1) and St Geours de Maremne (9),
· on N134/ N1134 between Urdos and Somport Tunnel,
· on D934 between Laruns and Pourtalet pass.
The traffic ban will be lifted for >7.5t trucks on A63, southward direction from St Geours de Maremne (9) to Biriatou (1), on Sunday, August 25th 2019 from 0am to 8am.
Usual derogations will apply during this period (including transport of live animals and perishable goods).
More updates will be available on the website http://www.a63-atlandes.fr/, before and during the event.Source: AFTRI
Further to the special driving restrictions that will apply in France during the G7 Summit in Biarritz from August 24thto August 26th 2019 (see previous Flash Info), the Spanish authorities are also expecting congestion and border blockage through the Basque County, at Irún border crossing point.
Recommended alternative itineraries are described in the document in attachment. Note that transit of Heavy Goods Vehicles is deviated to the border crossing point on AP-7, La Junquera, during the 3 days of the event.
Source: ASTIC (from Dirección General de Tráfico of the Spanish Government)
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 9th September 2019, from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
- on Monday 30th September, from 7:00 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 37 and 40.
For more information, please see attached in English, French and Italian.Source: TMB
According to the information provided by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology starting from the 1st of March 2020 the current general ban on night driving for vehicles above 20t MPW (22-06) on road nr. 86 between Mosonmagyaróvár and Csorna will be replaced by a total ban on transit traffic.
Freight traffic, after the introduction of the modifications, will be able to use a more secure route between Mosonmagyaróvár and Csorna, the M1 motorway and the M85 road. The measure is expected to have a positive effect on the roadside settlements, which will be less exposed to environmental emissions.
The National Union of Drivers of Dangerous goods transport (SNMMP) and the Independent Union of Drivers of goods transport (SIMM) have announced a general strike starting at 00:00 hours on August 12th, for an indefinite period.
Although the actions and forms of struggle that will be adopted are not known yet, road traffic should be affected and potential shortage of fuel at stations throughout the Portuguese territory are expected.