September 2019: The civil engineering works to complete the town's by-pass continue apace. All should be complete by the year's end. An end to the endless daily procession of huge euro-trucks that lumber noisily past the 400 year-old girdling walls of the Cité Idéale. Two thirds of this controversial by-pass have been completed for more than a decade, so everyone is pleased that, FINALLY, the objective of protecting the historic little town from the logistics assault will shortly be achieved.
The long-standing obstruction - some problems of plant and animal habitat disturbance - have themselves apparently been 'by-passed'.
|looking at the round-about at the northern end|
|looking down the long new road, westward ho|
the image to enlarge -
a panorama of the point of the northern junction