Junction closures threaten airport access

Nice-Côte dAzur Airport. Photo: Kayhan Ertugrul
Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport. Photo: Kayhan Ertugrul

UPDATE October 16, 9 pm: There are discrepancies in the information below regarding airport junction closures that we are in the process of confirming with Vinci Autoroute. We hope to have this clarified soonest for Monaco Life readers. 

Escota, the operator of the A8 motorway, has warned of several ramp closures during the week starting Monday, October 15.

Of most concern to Monaco residents will be the temporary closure of the No 50 junction, the Nice West junction, which serves traffic from Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport, in the eastbound Monaco direction, from Monday, October 16 at 9 pm until Wednesday, October 18 at 5 am. The same junction will be closed, in the airport direction, from Monday, October 16, until 5 am on Thursday, October 19.

To add to inconvenience, junction 49, just west of the airport and serving St Laurent-du-Var, will be closed for two nights from Monday at 9 pm, in the direction of Monaco, and three nights in the opposite direction.

Another affected junction is Nice North (No 54), which will be closed in the direction of Marseille for one night from Monday at 9 pm.

Air passengers should allow extra time to access the airport during the first three days of the week.

A further round of travel disruptions should be expected on Thursday, October 19, when a general strike has been called in protest at the French Government’s changes to the Labour Laws.

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