Every day, the Lyon metropolitan area experiences its traditional share of traffic jams.

The situation, which has even worsened since the start of the school year, could become more complicated in the coming days due to several events taking place on the outskirts of Lyon.

Starting with Sirha, the international catering, hotel and food trade fair, which opens Thursday at Eurexpo.

A major event for gastronomic professionals, the show will host no less than 2,000 exhibitors and expect 225,000 visitors.

The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron will also go there Sunday evening and Monday to attend the Bocuse d'Or competition, during which the best chefs in the world will compete.

Favor carpooling and TCL

“A large crowd is expected on this occasion.

Significant traffic difficulties are to be expected, in particular on the eastern ring road of Lyon, the Eurexpo sector and more generally on the expressways of the Lyon conurbation ”, warns the Rhône prefecture, strongly advising visitors to favor carpooling and take public transport.

For the occasion, the T5 tram line will be reinforced.

In addition, the football match between OL and Lorient on Saturday evening at Groupama Stadium could make traffic difficult from 6 p.m. that day.

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