Geneva to Lausanne traffic slowed significantly Wednesday afternoon, evening
Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The A1 autoroute from Geneva to Lausanne came close to a standstill late Wednesday afternoon thanks to urgent repairs on the Pont de l’Asse bridge, before Nyon. The joints on the bridge were repaired urgently some days ago, and the temporary measure was expected to last until a more permanent solution, scheduled for the end of January. The temporary patch did not hold, however, and the Tribune de Geneve quotes a spokesperson for the federal roads office as saying they will use fast-drying glue and a plate to cover the problem area.
Roadworks will last 40 days on A1
The roadworks scheduled to start 28 January will last 40 days and could close one lane of traffic on the highway.
The A1 between Geneva and Lausanne is one of Switzerland’s busiest stretches of highway. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce noted early Wednesday in its newsletter that members will be watching closely to see how well the new third lane solution works between Morges and Lausanne. The stretch of road between Nyon and Geneva, in particular Geneva’s Cointrin Airport, is also heavily congested and the canton is currently studying proposals to copy the Morges-Lausanne three-lane solution.
Swiss federal site for truck drivers for latest highway updates