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- Champagne- Ardenne
The Autoroute A31 is a 349 km long French motorway starting in Vignoles and end in Zoufftgen on the border with Luxembourg.
The northern part of A31 ( 117 km ) is continuous toll-free and connects the cities of Thionville, Metz, Nancy and Toul, and provides connections to Luxembourg (and Germany and Belgium) and the A4 between Paris and Saarbrücken. The speed limits are between 90 and a maximum of 110 km / h This part of the A31 counts up to 100,000 vehicles per day on the busiest roads in France. Due to the high volume of traffic and modest public funding of the state of the road is not always perfect. This was, however, encountered in the recent years by numerous repair measures. Since this section of highway is an important artery of north-eastern France, notoriously overloaded and is in poor condition, was planned since 1990 to relieve a new highway, the A32 to create. This project, however, was dropped in 2010 in favor of a three-lane expansion of the northern A31.
The southern part of the A31 ( 232 km ) is continuous toll road, and serves primarily as a connection of the northeast of France to Dijon and Lyon, as well as coming from Paris and then to the Mediterranean coast, Spain A6. Accordingly, the traffic is there for the holiday season more, but otherwise very weak. Since this section is located in a sparsely populated, heavily agricultural zone of France and the highway bypasses all towns lying along the route spacious, it is - especially at night - rather monotonous. Due to the low volume of traffic and the financing through tolls is the distance in very good condition. The speed limit is continuously 130 km / h
From the border to Luxembourg to Toul the highway is toll-free. The toll range starts at Toul at the toll station Gye ( péage de Gye ) and extends south to the junction on the A6 at Beaune. Since the A6 is also operated by the operator APRR, there are no additional toll station. The price for a drive through the toll area starts at € 16,90.
In the context of the usual practice in France, major highways to give an additional name (eg " Autoroute du Soleil " for the A6), the A31 has the name " Autoroute Lorraine Bourgogne " to German "Autobahn Lorraine Burgundy ".
- Xx xx 1963: Opening Metz- center - Hauconcourt ( exit 33 - 35)
- Xx xx 1964: Opening Hauconcourt - Mondelange (leaving 35-37 )
- Xx xx 1965: Opening Monde Lange - Richemont (exit 37 - A30)
- Xx xx 1968: Opening Maxéville - Frouard (leaving 20-22 )
- Xx xx 1970: Opening Frouard - Belleville (leaving 22-25 )
- Xx 12 1971: Opening Augny - Metz -center (leaving 30-33 )
- Xx 09 1972: Opening Belleville - Atton (leaving 25-27 )
- Xx 12 1972: Opening Atton - Augny (leaving 27-30 )
- Xx 03 1973: Opening Dommartin- lès- Toul - Gondreville (leaving 15-16 )
- Xx 06 1973: Opening Laxou - Maxéville ( A33 - exit 20)
- Xx 06 1973: Opening Gondreville - Laxou ( Junction 16 - A33 )
- Xx 01 1974: Opening Illange - Thionville (leaving 37.2 - 39)
- 22 10 1974: Opening Beaune - Dijon ( A6 - A311 )
- 31 01 1975: Opening Richemont - Illange (A30 - Exit 37.2)
- 14 07 1981: Opening Élange - Luxembourg border (exit 43 - A3 ( Luxembourg) )
- 26 06 1983: Opening of Til -Châtel - Montigny -le- Roi (leaving 5-8 )
- 04 06 1984: Opening Toul - Montigny -le- Roi ( RN 4 - Exit 8)
- Xx xx 1985: Opening of Toul - Dommartin- lès- Toul ( RN 4 - Exit 15)
- Xx xx 1988: Opening Thionville - Élange (leaving 39-43 )
- 23 06 1989: Opening Dijon - Til -Châtel ( A311 - exit 5)
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