New motorway to the south
Between Rouen and Alençon 125 kilometres of motorway (the A28) has been opened this week. You may even explore the new ghighway in advance while playing a game.
In decembre the last piece of the same motorway A28 between Le Mans and the A10 near Tours will be opened.
For many British, Belgians and Dutch the A28 will be a great way to go south while avoiding Paris. The only problem is still in Rouen, where all national traffic still has to go trough the city. A decision about the construction of a highway around the town may be taken this year, but it will take several years to build this road.
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Situation on strikes
Sometimes, I get the mood to make a weekly message, electing the French strike of the week. I will resist this urge for the moment. However, there is a need to give an update on the current situation.
After tuesdays national strikes, some strikes are still going on. At Roissy airport, according to L'Express luggage handlers are still striking for better salaries. There are no signs of any solution coming up.
Same thing in Marseille. Nearly a hundred vessels are waiting there because the port is blocked.
On Corsica too, ports are closed due to strikes. According toNouvel Observateur truckers will also stop working, if only for not having anything to transport.
The good news is coming from the Midi-Pyrenées, where trains progressibvely will start driving. Associated Press says only a small, local union wants to continue the strike.
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