Various road building projects, designed to relieve the daily rush-hour traffic congestion, were filmed under construction in Paris May 23.
TV. Congested traffic in Paris street.
SV. Gendarme directing traffic.
TRACKING SHOT.Work in progress on circular road.
CU. Sign "Peritherique Boulevard".
LV. Construction work in progress.
SV. Man working.
LV. Cement mixing machine.
LV. Bricklayers at work.
SV. Spectators looking over fence at workers.
LV. Part of the Boulevard which is almost completed.
SV. Vehicles passing below Boulevard.
CU. Sign "Autoroute Du Sud".
LV. Work in progress on autoroute.
SV. Huge cement mixing machine.
LV. Machine spreading cement on road.
LV. Machine levelling cement.
CU. Man finishing surface.
TV. Part of completed Autoroute De Sud.
CU. Sign "Construction Air Terminal".
TV. Site of the new Orly Airport.
LV. Skeleton of the new terminal building.
SV. Excavator of at work.
TV. Site of airport.
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Background: Various road building projects, designed to relieve the daily rush-hour traffic congestion, were filmed under construction in Paris May 23.
Near the Porte D'Orleans work is progressing on a circular road - built for the most part on the old fortified wall emplacements. The former city circular railway track has been pulled down in many places to make way for this sweeping by-pass.
Near Orly Airport, to the south, the Autoroute du Sud is almost completed. Where this road crosses the circular road traffic will travel at three levels.
During the last stages of building, where Autoroute du Sud traverses Route Nationale 7, twenty fully laden lorries, each weighing seventeen tons, were driven over the bridge nose-to-all to test it.
All the Seine bridges are being widened or demolished and many of the city's beautiful boulevards will be widened.
Paris is solving its traffic congestion with a vengeance.