|City of Orange projects
In 2005, the city announced a project concerning the surrounding
area of the Arc de Triomphe. This project will includ the
"déviation" of the RN7, followed by the renew of the roundabout
of the Arc, at an unknown date. The works shouldn't start before
a few years.
The city started an other project : the creation of a "centre
communal d’action sociale" on the area right behind the Villa de
l’Arc. Those works should be finished in 2010 but doesn't touch
the Villa de l’Arc.
The result will be a nicer and a more friendly area.
Today, the RN7 cross the roundabout, in the center of which
stand the famous Arc de Triomphe of Orange. When the project of
constunction of the boulevard around Orange will be done, this
part of the road will only be used for local traffic coming from
the North, to and from the center of Orange.
The Unesco announced it will give a grant for the restoration of
the Arc if the traffic is restricted.
The roundabout, with it's old "platanes" will be saved.