A 28 Motorway
The A28 Alençon, Le Mans - Tours motorway belongs to the generation of motorways which play a regional planning role.
This is because the road has a dual function. Firstly it provides local access within the areas it passes through. Secondly, it plays a transit role, at national level providing a transverse link without passing through Paris, and at European level improving access to northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula.
The information on the following pages provides an essentially practical account of the construction of a section of this motorway and provides a concrete picture of some key phases in its construction.