Project begins to widen the A10 motorway north of Orléans
9 November 2018 - Projects update and handover - France
The project to widen the A10 motorway to four lanes to the north of Orléans, north-central France, officially began on 9 November 2018. Financed entirely by VINCI Autoroutes, the project is one of the largest to have come under the Motorway Stimulus Plan.
The section of the A10 motorway to the north of Orléans, between the A10/A19 interchange and the A10/A71 interchange, is one of the main transport links along the Atlantic Corridor and forms part of the route connecting Paris with Tours and Paris with Vierzon. Since the A19 opened, it is also used for traffic bypassing the Paris region. With 64,000 vehicles on an average day, including 16% HGVs, the section concentrates a high volume of traffic.
The project to widen the A10 motorway to the north of Orléans and create a fourth lane is designed to improve traffic fluidity, driving comfort and safety for both road users and maintenance workers.
Scheduled for completion in 2025, the project spans a 16 km section of motorway across seven towns in the Loiret department, from Sougy to La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin, and the two metropolitan districts of Orléans Métropole and Communauté Beauce Loirétaine.