The AP-7 highway has registered in the weekend return operation just over 25 kilometers of vehicle queues in the Barcelona area , with especially conflictive points in La Roca del Vallès (13.5 km) and Vilafranca del Penedès ( 11 km), despite the ban on driving trucks.
As reported by the Servei Català de Trànsit (SCT), these were the enclaves of the road network with the most retentions in the middle of the afternoon, although the queues have not reached the levels of last weekend and circulation has been improving at the last minute in the afternoon after the opening of an additional lane between Sant Celoni and La Roca.
In addition, this Sunday 5 kilometers of tail have been generated on the C-16 in Berga, and 3 kilometers on the C-32 in Cabrera de Mar , as well as another 4 kilometers on the C-32, between Sitges and Castelldefels, also in the province of Barcelona.
After last weekend there were important retentions in the accesses to Barcelona, when the end of the tolls of some highways coincided with the return of the holidays operation , the SCT has warned of the risk of queues this Sunday, the last before that the school year starts tomorrow.
Trànsit has indicated that before 7:00 p.m. this Sunday, 175,000 vehicles have already returned to the metropolitan area, 66.7% of those who expect to do so until midnight (about 262,500).
🔵 Pel #retorn d’avui is recommended to the users who plan the suits
➡ On the highway hi haurà:
✅ Additional lanes to AP-7 sud / nord ia C-32 sud
✅ Restriction of trucks + 7’5 to AP-7 Maçanet-Hospitalet from 5 to 10 p.m.
✅ Months from peatge oberts to AP-7 #SCT pic.twitter.com/P1AxSLaRVh
– Trànsit (@transit) September 12, 2021
To avoid another day of caravans on the second weekend without tolls, the SCT has prohibited the circulation of trucks on the AP-7 every Sunday afternoon in September and has implemented measures to minimize problems such as more lanes additional.
Additional lanes are planned for the AP-7 south, between Vilafranca and Martorell; and on the north side, between Sant Celoni and La Roca, as well as on the C-32, in Castelldefels.
Trucks weighing more than 7.5 tons are prohibited from traveling on the AP-7 in the section between Maçanet and L’Hospitalet de l’Infant, between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
To ensure that this restriction is complied with, Mossos d’Esquadra patrols have installed surveillance devices at different points on the road network .
In addition, unlike what happened last weekend, it has been decided to open more toll roads and thus minimize the funnel effect.
All these measures have not been able to avoid, however, the kilometer queues in the road accesses to Barcelona, which have been complicated by factors such as the heavy rain that has fallen at some point in the Vallès and a traffic accident with two injured people. early in the afternoon on the AP-7 at La Roca.
Last weekend the retentions reached 23 kilometers in what was the Martorell toll and, even worse, up to 37 kilometers in La Roca, always in the direction of Barcelona.
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