A72 Autoroute
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A72 Autoroute

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A72 autoroute
Route information
Part of
Length242 km (150 mi)
Major junctions
Highway system
Autoroutes of France
The A72 Eastbound in the steep section of the motorway.

The A72 is an autoroute (motorway) in France. It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long.

The motorway is operated by Autoroutes du Sud de la France (ASF) and links Balbigny to Saint-Étienne on one of the steepest and meandrous motorways in France. Over 35 km (22 mi) of the motorway is limited to 110 km/h (70 mph) as sections are considered too dangerous for the standard 130 km/h (80 mph) speed limit.

The motorway has 2 lanes both directions with 3 lane sections near Saint-Étienne.

The road is also numbered the European route E70. In 2006, the section between Clermont-Ferrand and the A89 spur became part of the A89.


Junction number & name Northbound exits Southbound exits
 5.1 A89, Balbigny A89, Balbigny
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 6  RN89, Feurs RN89, Feurs
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de la plaine du Forez
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 7  RD 496, Montbrison, Montrond-les-Bains RD 496, Montbrison, Montrond-les-Bains
Aire de pique-nique.png Aire de Chante-Perdrix
Péage.png Péage de la Veauchette
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8  RD 12, Andrézieux-Bouthéon
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8b  RD 498, RN82, Andrézieux-Bouthéon
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8a  RD 498, RN82, Andrézieux-Bouthéon
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 9  RD 100, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert RD 100, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 10  RD 201, Villars RD 201, Villars
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 11  Rue Francis Léger, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 12  Rue Montyon, Rue Claude Verney-Carron, Saint-Étienne Rue Montyon, Rue Claude Verney-Carron, Saint-Étienne
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  Rue Charles Cholat, Saint-Étienne
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14  RD 3, Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Saint-Étienne RD 3, Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Saint-Étienne
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15  Rue de la Talaudière, Saint-Étienne
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 16  RD 32, Rue Émile Zola, Saint-Étienne, Saint-Jean-de-Bonnefonds
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg    RN 88 RN 88, RN 488

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