FC Metz football matches taking place at home regularly generate many road traffic difficulties around the Saint-Symphorien stadium. In order to facilitate it, the experiment of modifying the traffic plan initiated during the last four matches is renewed this Saturday, May 14.
Thus, from 6 p.m., and until the final whistle, it will not be possible to access Île Saint-Symphorien from Metz at the level of the Kennedy roundabout, since the access road to the bridge and the boulevard Saint-Symphorien will be closed. Traffic on boulevard Saint-Symphorien will be one-way, from Longeville-lès-Metz to Metz, from the intersection with rue des Villas to the Kennedy roundabout. Access to Saint-Symphorien Island will only be possible from Longeville-lès-Metz or Le Ban-Saint-Martin, and from exit 31 when coming from the South. Access to downtown Metz will remain possible from Longeville-lès-Metz and Le Ban-Saint-Martin, but this route is strongly discouraged.
This system will have an impact on bus traffic, since line 11 linking Saint-Julien-lès-Metz to Devant-les-Ponts will be diverted in both directions from 6 p.m.
If this is not necessary, it is therefore not recommended to take boulevard Saint-Symphorien after 6 p.m. In any case, it is advisable to park more on the outskirts of Saint-Symphorien Island to get to the match.
A31 closed in the Thionville-Nancy direction
In addition, from Saturday May 14 to Thursday May 19, the Interdepartmental Roads Directorate will continue its repair work on a work of art (AU26) near Longeville-lès-Metz on the A31. This phase of work will lead to the closure of the A31 in the Thionville-Nancy direction, between the Hauconcourt interchange and exit 32 Metz-Centre from Saturday May 14 at 8 p.m. to Monday May 16 at 6 a.m.; but also the nights of May 16 to 17, 17 to 18 and 18 to 19 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work will have an impact on access to the Saint-Symphorien stadium during the football match between FC Metz and Angers SCO, on Saturday May 14 at 9 p.m.
The A31 will be cut in the North-South direction, from May 14 at 8 p.m. until May 16 at 6 a.m., from the interchange with the A4. La Maxe ramp no. 34 will thus be closed; the access ramp to the collector for users coming from the Mixte bridge; the access ramp to the A31 towards Nancy from distributor no. 33 (Périgot). Spectators of the FC Metz-Angers SCO meeting coming from Thionville can take the A4, then the RN 233 and the RN 431 as a diversion to reach Metz-centre. Passing through Woippy via the RD 953 is recommended.