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

A13 motorway closed no reopening to traffic on May 1st

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

The plan to probably reopen 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 ultimately postponed the deadline. In a press release, the Hauts-de-Seine prefecture, which works with the DIRIF, indicated that traffic on this highway ramp will therefore not resume on May 1 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 prefecture. If for the moment no reopening schedule is planned, the delay in opening the portion of the A13 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 traffic staggered in two stages, in one direction of traffic first, then in the other a few days later. late.

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 cracking “runs along the end of the insertion ramp and crosses the A13 towards Saint-Cloud park, with a depth of 50 to 80 cm depending on the location”, specified the prefecture. The analyzes which began as soon as this part of the highway was closed made it possible “to confirm that the cracking of the roadway and the hydraulic structure located under the highway are the consequences of a movement of the retaining wall.”

The DIRIF teams have already carried out sealing work so as not to aggravate the situation below ground on the road. They add that “continuous monitoring measures will be taken to monitor the movements of the wall as well as the evolution of cracks, particularly with regard to the hydraulic structure”. The conclusions of this monitoring will decide the duration of the road closure.