On Sunday August 28, 2022, the New Coastal Road of Reunion was opened to traffic. Well almost, since it is currently only accessible in one direction, from Saint-Denis to the Grande Chaloupe. Many motorists and motorcyclists made the trip to be among the first to take the 8.7 km stretch which traces a straight line to the west, a hundred meters from the coast.
We started this project in 2014 with the Possession interchange, then the Grande Chaloupe viaduct, then the offshore viaduct and the Dykes... In the end, we will have laid approximately 40,000 tonnes of steel during the 5 years of the construction of the NRL, from 2014 to 2018, to build this exceptional infrastructure.