The “fast lane” will be a little less so. A consultation has been initiated between the State and the elected officials of the metropolis of Lille (MEL) in order to lower the speed on the RN356 to 70 km / h, we learned on Wednesday. “This measure could be implemented at the end of the consultation phase”, announces the prefecture of the North, in a press release. No date has yet been communicated.
The RN356, also known as the “fast track”, is this 6.35 km long axis which connects the A1, A22 and A25 motorways crossing the municipalities of Lille, Mons-en-Barœul, Marcq-en -Barœul and Wasquehal. Those who are used to using it know by heart the speed limit radar installed in the strategic entry zone on this route from Lille centre. It is one of the radars that flashes the most in the department.
The southern ring road has been experiencing 70 km/h since 2019
The speed limit of 70 km/h, introduced at this entrance, is therefore likely to be extended over the entire route. This measure aims to “reduce pollution, more particularly fine particles, congestion and induced incidents and accidents, as well as noise”, specifies the prefecture.
Since February 2019, the southern ring road of Lille has already undergone an experiment which limits the speed to 70 km/h.