Roadworks in Monaco: what you should know
Roads rehabilitation work in the Principality planned from late October to early November 2016
Between 27th October and 10th November, the Urban Planning Department will proceed with the renovation of the roads in five areas in Monaco. These road repairs will be carried out in two stages, planing the road and laying of new asphalt are needed to ensure the quality of roads.
The five areas covered by this work are:
Zone 1 – Avenue Saint Michel between rue des Iris and Avenue de la Costa: the night of Thursday 27th to Friday 28th October 2016 from 20:00 to 03:00: planing of the road and laying asphalt. This work will require the closing of the avenue Saint Michel from 20:00 until 03:00 between the Rue des Iris and Avenue de la Costa. To maintain the flow towards the Boulevard des Moulins, a two-way will be set up on the Avenue Princesse Charlotte between the “Place de la Crémaillière” and the crossroads of the “Madone”.
A manual control will be provided at the roundabout of Madone to guide motorists and explain the two-way traffic. The different bus lines passing through the avenue Saint Michel will be diverted via the Boulevard Princesse Charlotte from 20:00 to allow the teams to work safely and in good conditions.
Zone 2 – Rue Grimaldi between the Rue Princesse Caroline and Place d’Armes: the night of Thursday 27th to Friday 28th October 2016 from 20:00 to 03:00: planing and laying asphalt. The work will require the closing of rue Grimaldi from 23:00 until 06:00 from the Rue Baron de Sainte Suzanne and Place d’Armes. Vehicles wishing to travel towards Cap d’Ail will be directed to the Auréglia roundabout.
Zone 3 – Boulevard Ténao from the Odéon Tower to the roundabout behind the Château Périgord II: the night of Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd November 2016 from 20:00 to 06:00: planing; the night of Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th November 2016 from 20:00 to 06:00: laying asphalt.
The work will require the closure of Ténao the boulevard from the Odéon Tower to the roundabout Ténao Boulevard (Villa Josephine) from 20:00 until 06:00. Users affected by this temporary road flow cannot access their parking lot during these times. The laces Saint Leo will be blocked at the roundabout on Boulevard du Ténao therefore only residents from the boulevard d’Italie can access. A manual control will be placed at the roundabout Boulevard d’Italie to guide motorists and let the residents through. The others will be diverted.
Zone 4 – Avenue du Port in its entirety: the night of Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th November 2016 from 20:00 to 06:00: planing of asphalt; the night of Friday 4th to Saturday 5th November 2016 from 20:00 to 06:00: laying asphalt.
The work will require the closure of the avenue du Port from 20:00 until 06:00. Users affected by this circulation pattern exposed on the plan cannot access their parking lot during these hours. A manual control at the roundabout Place d’Armes will direct motorists and let through residents. The others will be diverted.
The tunnel of Serravalle to access the port will be closed to traffic at 20:00. Quarantine Avenue will be closed and access to Fisherman’s car park will be through the quai Antoine 1er and the esplanade des Pécheurs. The different bus lines passing through the Port Avenue will be diverted from 20:00 to allow the teams to work safely and in good conditions.
Zone 5 – Boulevard d’Italie in its entirety: the night of Sunday 6th to Monday 7th November and from Monday 7th to Tuesday 8th November 2016 from 20:00 to 06:00: planing of asphalt. The night of Monday 7th to Friday 11th November 2016 from 20h:00 to 06:00: laying asphalt. The works require to completely neutralize the boulevard d’Italie from Sunday, November 6th at 20:00 and the descent by the laces St Leon to access the Boulevard d’Italie (except residents) until Thursday 10th November at 06:00. The boulevard will re-open during the day. A manual control will be placed at night at Place des Moulins and Boulevard Ténao to guide motorists and let the residents through. The others will be diverted. The different bus lines passing through the Boulevard d’Italie will be diverted from 20:00 to allow the teams to work safely and in good conditions.
Operation Testimonio II: launch of preparatory work
The work of the real estate program “Testimonio II” will begin with the preparatory work, the realization of the work that will allow the deviation of Boulevard du Larvotto to the future operation area through the establishment of a temporary bridge over Avenue Princess Grace.
The installation of the pillars of the work and structure requires the temporary one-way route of Avenue Princesse Grace in the outgoing direction of Monaco to the “Monte-Carlo Beach” between the building “Roccabella” and roundabout located to the right of the “Monte-Carlo Bay.”
Thus, users returning to the Principality will no longer be able to take this part of the route and will take Boulevard du Larvotto or Boulevard d’Italy. The “Meridien Beach Plaza” hotel, “Roccabella” and the Sporting d’Eté will only be accessible in the outgoing direction of the Principality.
The access into and out of garages at the “Meridien Beach Plaza”, the “Rocabella” and the Sporting d’Eté will remain open throughout the construction period.
Furthermore, with the building of the temporary bridge, this leads to the temporary removal of three bus stops: the final stop of the “Larvotto” and stops “Sea Club” and both ways. The bus stop “Plages” will be the new temporary stop for the bus lines 5 and 6 of the Monaco Bus Company.
Concerning intercity bus (110 Airport) currently stopping at the hotels Méridien Beach Plaza and Monte Carlo Bay their routes will be established as follows:
-direction Nice airport – Monaco – Menton unchanged journey
-direction Nice airport – Monaco – Nice Airport: U-turn at the new terminus “Plages”
-direction Menton – Monaco – Nice Airport: journey changed in the direction Boulevard d’Italy from junction Saint Roman.
Moreover, the existing taxi stand at the two aforementioned hotels will be moved to an area close to the “Bahia” building.
The implementation of the one-way will began on Monday 24th October 2016, for a period of about 7 months.
Recall that the Testimonio II program provides for the delivery of:
– 150 state housing units
– An international school for 700 students
– A pre-school for 50 children
– A new landscaped public space instead of the existing one
– A public car park for 700 vehicles.
A private housing program will complete the operation.