Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June 2008: "Open Day" at the Chaumont Operations Centre.


For the second year running, Alis and Routalis, concession holder and motorway operator respectively of the A28 Rouen- Alençon Motorway, are participating in the National Motorway Operator open days organised on the initiative of the ASFA (French Motorway Companies Association). On this occasion, the motorway staff invites the general public to a two-day "Open Day", taking place this year on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June, from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm, at the motorway operations centre located next to the Les Haras Service Area (between Orbec & Gacé).

Hosted by the motorway patrol, toll booth, operations, maintenance and sales staff, the daily routine of the motorway operation shall be explained and how each of them contributes to the comfort and safety of motorway users. You will be able to visit the control room and understand how it operates and monitors motorway traffic as well as inspect the vehicles used on the motorway (salting truck, snow ploughs, signalling trucks, etc.). In addition, the Gendarmerie Nationale, responsible for the policing of the motorway, shall also participate in theses open days in order to present the new generation of radars.

In particular, special emphasis has been placed in safety at the wheel: many presentations covering this subject will be made. You will be able to see the danger of risky driving with the "barrel car" and the "drunken" glasses; you will be able to discover your limits with alcohol simulator; after having revised the basic road safety rules for motorway driving, you can have a go at wining a road safety kit (which shall become obligatory to carry one in each and every vehicle as of 1st July 2008). And as it is never too young to learn, the younger members of the family can participate in the Road Safety bike course, with the possibility of wining attractive prizes for the best cyclists!