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Traffic forecast for the weekend of August 20-22.

This weekend it will be busy on European roads again due to traffic departing and returning. Crowds have already started on Friday afternoon, but significant delays are expected, especially on Saturday.

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France forecast

In France, it will be busy this weekend on important holiday routes due to the departure and return traffic during the holidays. Crowds really start on Friday afternoon, but Saturday is a busy day. Then there is more road traffic to the north than to the south, and most delays are expected on roads in the southeast. Peak hours are between 9am and 5pm, and crowds are somewhat less after 6pm. Sunday is also a busy travel day this weekend. The busiest routes this weekend are: A 6 Paris – Lyon, A7 Lyon – Marseille, A 8 Aix-en-Provence – Nice, A 9 orange – spanish border, A 10 Barge – Orleans – Bordeaux, A 20 / A 61 Verzon – Limoges – Toulouse – Narbonne, A63 Bordeaux – Spanish border, A71/A75 Orleans – Clermont-Ferrand – Montpellier.
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Germany forecast

From Friday it will be busy on the road due to holiday traffic. Most of the traffic jams originate in the south of the country. There is plenty of holiday traffic returning on the routes to the north, with the biggest delays to be expected, but there are also still crowds due to departing vacationers. The biggest chance of traffic jams on Saturday. Moreover, many (more than 800) Lots of delays in work. In Germany, the A61 motorway southwest of Cologne remains closed in both directions between the Kerpen and Meckenheim junctions after a flood. So the traffic to southern Germany and beyond will be better via A3 (The Rechtsrheinische Autobahn). The busiest routes this weekend are: A 1 Osnabrück – Bremen – Hamburg – Denz Greens, A3 Frankfurt – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Passau (Austria entry check), A5 Karlsruhe – Basel (Business), A7 Flensburg – Hamburg, A7 Ulm – Vossen, A 8 Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg (grenscontroles), A 9 Nuremberg – Munich, A99 ringweg munich.
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Austria forecast

In Austria it will be busy this weekend due to the return and departure of traffic. Especially to and from the Adriatic in Italy and Croatia. The biggest delay is on Saturday. In addition, this weekend’s Moto GP will take place in Spielberg (about 50 km northwest of Graz) at the Red Bull Ring.
The busiest routes this weekend are: A 10 / A 11 Salzburg – Villach – Ljubljana (Slow), A12/A13 Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brenner, A23 Villach – Udine and B179 Vossen – Nazareth.
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Switzerland forecast

It will be crowded on the road in Switzerland this weekend due to holiday traffic. The biggest bottleneck is the Gotthard tunnel in A2 Basel – Chiasso. It starts on Friday at noon. Saturday there will be traffic jams in both directions from early morning until evening. Return traffic gets stuck in traffic Aerolo, traffic in the south stopped amstage and with Goschenen. also on A 13, alternate route through the San Bernardino Tunnel, long traffic jams are expected. The busiest routes this weekend are: A 1 Zurich – Bern, A2 Basil – Chiasso, A 13 Creek – Bellinzona.
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Italy forecast

Traffic departing and returning will put pressure on Italian roads this weekend. From Friday afternoon, the first traffic jams during the holidays will appear on the roads of major cities. Saturday is the busiest day due to holiday traffic in both directions. The busiest routes this weekend are: A4 Milan – Venice – Trieste, A 10 french border genoa, A 14 Bologna – Rimini, A22 Brenner Pass – Verona. On the road Bologna – Florence (via A 1) Traffic is heavily affected by work.
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