An article by Vokya D, added on 29 November 2023 3 min. reading

Seine-et-Marne is preparing a major project to relieve congestion in the north of the department. The East Ile-de-France expressway, six kilometers long and planned for 2028, will connect Compans to the north and Claye-Souilly to the south.

Valérie Pécresse and Jean-François Parigi presented the project. ©PV/RSM77

The Eastern Paris Expressway will link Claye-Souilly to Compans in 2028

Carried by a vision of Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France regional council, the East Ile-de-France expressway project aims to “sewing the region’s territorial divides”. The official presentation of this route, formerly known as Meaux–Roissy, took place on November 23, 2023 in Melun. With a plot of six kilometers, it will connect the RD212 and the RN3, thus completing the Roissy bypass.

Construction, planned to begin in 2024 in the region of Claye-Souilly and Messy, to end in 2028 near Compans and Gressy, will understand nine works of art. These structures will make it possible to overcome obstacles such as Ourcq canal and the high-speed line. The objective is for the express route to be used by 36 vehicles daily by 500, two years after its planned opening. Funding, mainly provided by the Region and Department, will also benefit from financial support from Aéroports de Paris, contributing 950 euros. With a budget of 156 million, this initiative is hailed as an effective way to solve traffic congestion problems in the region.

The road (dotted blue and white) will connect, in 2028, the RN3 and the RD212. ©CD77

A breath of fresh air for residents

For residents of the area, this new expressway represents a positive prospect. With 85% of Seine-et-Marnais using their vehicle on a daily basis, the road should facilitate daily life by avoiding traffic jams around Claye. In addition, small rural communities will no longer be crossed by significant vehicle flows, thus improving the local quality of life.

The expressway will also play an essential role in connecting Meaux, where a campus dedicated to aeronautics is in development, to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. Valérie Pécresse underlines the importance of such arrangements for public health and ecology, arguing that fighting against solo driving and pollution should be a priority rather than simply opposing the car. This initiative is part of a series of projects aimed at improve traffic flow in Île-de-France.

While awaiting the construction of the Eastern Paris Expressway, other developments are planned in the department, particularly on the RN4 and RN36, future D1004 and D1036, thereby reinforcing the continued commitment to the development of road infrastructure in the region.