The L2 Marseille Bypass Project consists of the design, construction and maintenance of a 9.5km bypass linking the A7 motorway (north) to the A50 motorway (south). The Grantor is the French Government represented by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition. The Project alleviates congestion in the city and supports urban development by:
The Project benefits from strong support of both the local population and the administration. It is a vital project for the transport connectivity and the economic and social development of Marseille. The L2 has significantly increased Marseille’s (France’s second largest city(1)) road capacity by removing a lot of traffic from the city centre and opening up large tracts of the urban area to new green space and residential and commercial developments.
The artwork painted on the concrete walls of the L2 urban motorway was initiated by the project company and was developed in partnership with local communities and local artists. It was a success and it is giving strong visibility to the project, enhancing positive opinion from the community and good press coverage in the local media.
(1) Source – https://www.ined.fr/en/everything_about_population/data/france/population-structure/municipalities/
In Operation, completion date 14 July 2018
Learn more abour the project:
Peripheral ring-road around Marseille
transport connectivity (1st envisaged 80 years ago)
road capacity (100,000 vehicles/day)
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