This Sunday’s traffic has nothing to do with that of the day before, but it is still dense, crossover weekend obliges. The day is clified orange in the direction of departures by Bison smart, and green in the direction of returns.
At 11 a.m., the cumulative traffic jams were already higher than at the same time last Sunday (235 km against 186 km).
In this first weekend of August, the Julyists and Augustians p the baton of the holidays, which always leads to particularly complicated traffic. Saturday, at the height of the day, 971 km of traffic jams were recorded in the territory, at 12:05 p.m. Far from last week’s record, since on July 29, at 11:40 a.m., Bison smart identified more than 1,132 km of traffic jams on the main axes. But this is more than the figures for the first weekend of August 2019 (before the health crisis).
Around 5 p.m., around 500 km of cumulative traffic jams persisted on the roads on Saturday. The A10 motorway which connects the Paris region to the South-West recorded more than 130 km of slowdowns around noon, with a journey time doubled between Poitiers and Bordeaux. At the worst of the day, the region, always very popular with holidaymakers, suffered some 238 km of traffic jams in total.
Difficulties expected on Monday
In the South-East, also very affected by these mive holiday departures, the A7 motorway (Lyon-Marseille) recorded more than 185 km of slowdowns and 123 km were recorded on the A9, during the peak of mid -daytime. Some 100 km of cumulative traffic jams were still recorded in the Rhône valley on the A7 around 5 p.m.
If Saturday was by far the most difficult day, the traffic forecasting body estimated that very heavy traffic was to be expected from Friday until Monday inclusive. The forecasts for tomorrow are still orange in the direction of departures and even red in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.