Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ITS for Road 2013-EU-50006-P 

The Arc Atlantique Traffic Management Corridor


The Arc Atlantique project will link 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 project will focus 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 will also support all traffic users, including heavy goods vehicles (HGV).


Arc Atlantique is expected to enhance 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 will be achieved through the concrete deployment of ITS services, including lane management systems, monitoring and detection systems, freight management systems and ramp metering systems.



This project has been completed.





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Works: 20%

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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

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