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The Autoroute A46 is a French motorway, which was created to relieve the urban area of Lyon and the compound of ending there A6, A7, A42 and A43.
The A46 runs to the east of the city of Lyon. It consists of three parts, and is continuous toll-free:
The northern part, also referred to as " A46N " begins shortly after the end of the toll section of the A6 at the péage de Villefranche- Lima and ends after about 27 kilometers at the motorway junction with the A42 in a flyover in the N346. This part of the A46, is just like the A6, funded by the motorway APRR and cared for.
The middle section begins at the motorway junction with the A42 and ends after about 14 kilometers at the motorway junction with the A43. This middle part is officially no highway, but a French national road (as N346 ), and is financed from public funds. However, to avoid confusion of the traffic flow of this section as a motorway signs (white font on blue background ), not the usual in France colors for national roads (black font on a white background ).
The southern part, known as " A47S " begins at the motorway junction with the A43 and ends after about 21 kilometers, shortly before the beginning of the toll section of the A7 at the péage de Vienne Reventin. This part of the A46, is just like the A7, funded by the highway authority ASF and cared for.
The total length of the A46 therefore amounts to around 62 km, and is funded in equal parts by the motorway operators, APRR and ASF and the French State.
The built in the 60s and 70s, A6 and A7 motorways connect the north of France, Germany and the Benelux countries with the south of France and Spain, and extend in a very confusing traffic flow right through the center of Lyon. The ruling here in particular the holiday season north-south traffic is further enhanced through rush hour between Écully and Villeurbanne in the north and St. Etienne in the south, and led to high pollution and long traffic jams, especially against the bottleneck of two-lane tunnel de Fourvière. To relieve the urban area from through traffic while connecting to the motorways A42 and A43 and connections to airports Lyon -Bron and Lyon -Saint- Exupéry, the Villeurbanne and the fairgrounds Eurexpo the A46 was a joint project between the motorway operators, APRR and ASF and the government built.
- Xx xx 1988: Opening Neyron - Rillieux- la- Pape ( A42 - RD1084 )
- Xx xx 1990: Opening of Rillieux- la -Pape - Vancia ( RD1084 - FP)
- Xx xx 1990: Opening Vancia - Les Echets (FP - exit 3), ( 1 track)
- Xx xx 199x: Opening Vancia - Les Echets (FP - exit 3), ( 2 track)
- 01 11 1991: Opening of Les Echets - Anse ( exit 3 - A6)
- (?) xx xx 1991: Opening Manissieux - Brosses ( A43 - exit 12)
- Xx xx 1992: Opening Mions - Ternay ( junction 14 - A47 )
- Xx xx 1992, opening for the passage of traffic between A6 and A7
- 10 04 1993: Opening Brosses - Mions ( downhill 12-14 )
- Xx xx 1994: Opening of the exit de Corbas ( exit 14 )
- Xx xx 2007: extension to 2x3 lanes between Grenay and Mionnay
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