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A13 motorway closed: no reopening to traffic on May 1st

Initially scheduled for May 1, the reopening of the A13 motorway has been completed. postponed, without specific date at the moment. Since the formation of a crack, the axis is closed; at Saint-Cloud.

The plan for the probable reopening of the A13 on May 1st will not last. While a reopening of the axis linking Paris and Vaucresson at the beginning of May was envisaged, the Hauts-de-Seine prefecture finally pushed back its decision. deadline. In a press release, the Hauts-de-Seine prefecture, which works with DIRIF, indicated that: that traffic on this highway ramp will therefore not resume on May 1st due to very small ground movements observed. "A meeting of experts will take place on Monday April 29 to take a complete stock of the situation and specify the reopening timetable", explains the pr" oacute;fecture. If for the moment no reopening schedule is planned, the delay in opening the portion of the A13' nbsp;could be only a few days, according to information from BFMTV.

But the reopening of the motorway could take place in stages with, for example, traffic restrictions applied to heavy goods vehicles or the resumption of a' nbsp;traffic in two stages, in one direction of traffic first, then in the other a few days later.

Work in progress

The highway has been closed in both directions of traffic since the discovery, Friday, April 19, of a crack in the roadway. The crack “runs along the end of the insertion ramp and crosses the A13 towards Saint-Cloud park, with a depth of 50” 80cm depending on the location, specified the prefecture. The analyzes which began as soon as this part of the highway was closed, it was possible to confirm that the cracking of the roadway and the hydraulic structure located there under the highway are the consequences of moving the retaining wall."

The DIRIF teams have already process à patching work so as not to aggravate the situation underground on the roadway. They add that continuous monitoring measures will be taken to monitor the movements of the wall as well as the evolution of the cracks, particularly with regard to the ;#39;hydraulic structure". The conclusions of this monitoring will decide the duration of the road closure. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116