Cours Lafayette will close for four months for construction

Cours Lafayette will be closed to traffic as of Tuesday, November 2 and until February 2022 between rue Ney and boulevard Jules Favre, in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon.

This temporary closure imposed on motorized vehicles is part of the development work on Boulevard Vivier-Merle, a new phase of which begins in November, on the northern part of the boulevard between rue de Bonnel and cours Lafayette. “The presence here of the Brotteaux Servient tunnel underground requires companies to work for 3 months from the southern roadway of Cours Lafayette, in order to protect the tunnel structure.“, indicates the Métropole de Lyon.

During the works, the circulation of buses, bicycles and pedestrian paths will be maintained. But road detours will be put in place for vehicles coming from the west. The heavy goods vehicles will be redirected towards the streets Garibaldi and Bonnel and the cars will go towards the streets Ney, Louis Blanc, Fournet and Lalande. “Very special attention and a speed limit device will be implemented on this route“, warn the community services.

As a reminder, the development of Boulevard Vivier-Merle aims to better distribute traffic between cars, public transport and bicycles. The sidewalks will be wider there, while new public lighting must be introduced. About a hundred trees must also be planted.