A47 autoroute

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The A47 autoroute is a 29.5-kilometre-long (18.3 mi) highway in central France. Completed in 1983 it connects Givors (Lyon) to Saint-Étienne. It also serves the suburbs south-west of Lyon and east of Saint-Étienne.

Characteristics[edit]

  • Toll free motorway
  • 2x2 lanes
  • 45 km long

History[edit]

  • 1953 and 1962: Opening of the central section between Saint-Chamond and Rive-de-Gier (current Junction 11).
  • 1970: Opening of an extension to Givors. In Givors, A47 is built on the site of an old road, which makes it run close to neighbouring buildings creating noise pollution.
  • 1983: Opening of the short section between Givors and the junction with the A7 and A46 autoroutes. As a result, Lyon and St-Etienne are linked totally by motorway from beginning to end.
  • 1991: Opening of the St-Chamond by-pass. The old A47 through St-Chamond was re-numbered the D288 (expressway).
  • 1998: For the Football World Cup the section between St-Chamond and St-Etienne was widened to 2x3 lanes but this section is numbered the RN88.

Future[edit]

There are plans to transform sections of the A47 into an urban boulevard if the A45 to Lyon and Saint-Etienne, bypassing Givors, is built.

Junctions[edit]

  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A7-A46-A47 Autoroute starts with a junction with the A7 and A46 to (Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport, Lyon, Vienne)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg08 (Chasse-sur-Rhône) Towns served:
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg09 (Grigny-Givors centre) Towns served: Givors
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg09.3 (Givors Montrond-Mornant) Towns served: Givors
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg10 (Givors ouest) Towns served: Givors
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area km 7: St-Romain-en-Gier
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg11 (Rive-de-Gier-St-Martin-la-Plaine) Towns served: Rive de Gier
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg12 (Lorette) Towns served: Lorette
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg13 (La Grand-Croix) Towns served: La Grand-Croix
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg14 (D288 vers St-Chamond) Towns served: St-Chamond via RD288.
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg15 (St-Chamond Stélytec) Towns served: St-Chamond Stélytec
    • Service Area: Pays-du-Gier
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg16 ('St-Chamond La Varizelle) Towns served: St-Chamond La Varizelle
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgAutoroute becomes the RN88 to Saint-Étienne before becoming the A72 to Clermont-Ferrand.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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