Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ITS for Road 2013-EU-50006-P 

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

The Arc Atlantique Traffic Management Corridor


The Arc Atlantique project linked the key economic nodes of Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, London, Calais, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Lille, Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Valladolid, Santander, A Coruña, Porto and Lisbon. This Corridor is characterised by sea crossings and single access points through mountainous areas.

This Action focused on the deployment of core ITS services, in particular traffic management and traffic information services that support traffic managers in directing traffic operations. These ITS services also supported all traffic users, including heavy goods vehicles (HGV).

Arc Atlantique enhanced the efficiency of the Corridor through a reduction of: 1. Recurrent congestion typically at peak hours 2. Abnormal congestion typically during seasonal events, adverse weather conditions and other incidents/events

The objectives of the project were achieved through the concrete deployment of ITS services, including lane management systems, monitoring and detection systems, freight management systems and ramp metering systems.



The action is closed.


EU contribution: €22,294,962


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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Member States involved:

Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom

Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2013
End date: December 2015

Project Coordinator:

 Highways Agency (UK)

Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE
 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

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