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The A4 Autoroute, also known as autoroute de l'Est (English:Motorway of the East) is a French autoroute that travels 482 km (300 mi) between the cities of Paris and Strasbourg. It forms parts of European routes E25 and E50. It is France's second longest Motorway after the A10 autoroute.

A4 autoroute shield

A4 autoroute
Autoroute de l'Est
Route information
Part of
Length 482 km (300 mi)
Existed 1974 – present
Major junctions
West end Paris (Porte de Bercy)
 
East end Strasbourg
Highway system
Autoroutes of France
The A4 near Auve in the Marne department.

Its construction began in the 1970s near Paris. The first section between Paris's Porte de Bercy and Joinville-le-Pont opened in 1974 with a single carriageway. A second carriageway was added in 1975, and the following sections between Joinville and Metz were opened in 1975 and 1976. Former autoroutes A32 and A34 were integrated into the A4 in 1982.

From Paris, the autoroute passes the new town of Marne-la-Vallée and Disneyland Paris. It continues on to the major cities of France's northeast, including Rheims, and terminates in Strasbourg. Local roads provide a connection to southern Germany.

Its westernmost part between the Périphérique and the A86 ring road in Paris is reputed to be one of the busiest sections of road in Europe, with 257,000 vehicles a day recorded in 2002.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Segment Terminus Segment Terminus Construction Year Notes
Porte de Bercy Saint-Maurice 1974 (first carriageway)
Porte de Bercy Saint-Maurice 1974 (second carriageway)
Saint-Maurice Joinville-le-Pont 1974 (first carriageway)
Saint-Maurice Joinville-le-Pont 1975 (second carriageway)
Joinville Coutevroult 1976
Coutevroult Bouleurs 1975
Bouleurs Château-Thierry 1976
Château-Thierry Tinqueux 1975
Tinqueux Les Islettes 1976
Les Islettes A31 1975
A31 Metz (east) 1976
Metz (east) Merlebach 1971 formerly A32
Merlebach Mundolsheim 1976
Mundolsheim Strasbourg 1972
Ormes Taissy 2010 Contournement sud de Reims / replaces old road

List of Exits and JunctionsEdit

Exit/Junction Destination
  Boulevard Périphérique
  2 (westbound only) Charenton
  3 Maisons Alfort, St Maurice
  4 A86, Joinville-le-Pont Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon
  5 A86, Nogent-sur-Marne A1, Lille, Bobigny
  6 (Eastbound only) Champingy-sur-Marne
  8 Marne-la-Vallée Porte de Paris
  9 (Westbound only) Noisy le Grand - Centre
  10 Marne-la-Vallée Cite D'escartes
  N104

Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes

  10.1 Marne-la-Vallée Val Maubué,
  A104 Lille, Charles de Gualle
  12 Marne-la-Vallée Val de Bussy
  12.1 (Eastbound only) Marne-la-Vallée Val d'Europe
  13 Marne-la-Vallée Val de Lagny Provins
  14 Marne-la-Vallée Val d'Europe

Parcs DISNEY

  15 (Westbound only) Coutevroult
  16 Crécy-la-Chapelle
  A140 Meaux
  18 St. Jean-les-Deus-Jumeaux
  19 Montreuil-aux-Lions
  20 Château-Thierry
  21 Dormans
  22 A344

Reims Centre -Tinqueux

  A26 (North) Calais, Brussels, Lille
  23 Epernay, Reims Sud
  A34 Charleroi, Reims Est
  A26 (South) Troyes Lyon
  27 La Veuve
  28 St. Etienne-au-Temple
  29 Sainte-Menehould
  29.1 Clermont-en-Argonne
  30 Voie Sacrée
  31 Verdun
  32 Fresnes-en-Woëvre
  33 Jarny
  34a (Eastbound only) Batilly
  34/34b Ste. Marie
  35 Marange-Silvange
  36 Sémécourt
  A31, Croix de Hauconcourt
  37 Argancy
  A315, Bifurcation de Mey
  A314, Bifurcation de Lauvallières
  38 Boulay
  39 Saint-Avold
  40 A320, Freyming-Marlebach
  41 Farébersviller
  41.1 (Eastbound only) Puttelange
  42 Sarreguemines
  43 Sarre-Union
  44 Phalsbourg (N4)
  45 Saverne
  46 Hochfelden
  47 A340, Brumath-nord
  48 Brumath-sud
  A35
  49 Reichstett
  49.1 Hoenheim
  50 Bischheim
  51 Strasbourg-centre

List of TollsEdit

Péages (Tolls)
  de Coutevroult
  de Montreuil-aux-Lions
  de Dormans
  de Taissy
  de Beaumont
  de Saint-Avold
  de Loupershouse
  de Schwindratzheim

European RoutesEdit

European Route Location
    Boulévard Périphérique through   A320
    A31 through   51 

External linksEdit