THE PARIS-BRUXELLES A2-E10 MOTORWAY. THE COMBLES-HORDAIN SECTION

L'AUTOROUTE A2-E10 PARIS-BRUXELLES - LA SECTION COMBLES-HORDAIN

The 42-km combles-hordain section of the paris-bruxelles motorway was opened to traffic on 19th december 1972. This section was built in the record time of 18 months. New technological means and very strict planning enabled construction to proceed at that pace. Efforts were made at all levels, and details are given of earthworks carried out in low-quality terrain, construction of concrete engineering structures (one bridge was built every other month) and pavements (use of local materials, use of chippings rolled into the precoated surfacings, spreader capable of spreading over a 10.70 m width, etc.). In spite of the rate at which the motorway was built, quality did not suffer thanks to constant and severe quality control. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Revue Generale des Routes

    9 rue Magellon
    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • DESBAZEILLE, B
    • Ozanne, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Language

  • French

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Central and Regional Labs of Bridges & Highways,Fr
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM