Specialized in acrobatic work, the Can company received a mandate from the departmental council to secure the area, after the landslide that occurred in Rossillon on the night of January 31.
“Specifically, it is about lowering the blocks and breaking the larger ones before removing them,” explains Sébastien Charvet, head of the Bugey-Sud road agency in the department. A temporary mesh system was also installed to protect a home ”.
The operation, which began on February 9, is expected to last three weeks.
In a second step, the Socatra company will take care of the evacuation of the purge products, then the Eiffage company will repair the D103 road.
In these conditions, the traffic ban will probably be extended, without it being possible to date to give a date for the reopening.
Therefore, the affected villagers will have to continue to assume the established deviations with the consequence of increased travel times. To get to Virieu-le-Grand, go up Prémillieu and Thézillieu and to join Ambérieu or Belley go through Armix before going back down the Burbanche at Grange des Prés.
The school bus schedules that take students to the Contrevoz school have also been extended by twenty minutes in the morning and by the same amount in the afternoon.
“The winter holidays and the weather conditions are rather in our favor, acknowledges Georges Bouvier, mayor of the city. The detours correspond to narrow lanes, which can be difficult to access in periods of snow, as happened last Saturday ”.