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4.10. Short tunnels and/or very low trafficked tunnels

The recommendations presented in sections 4.1 to 4.9 above are not always relevant (or even difficult to implement) for short tunnels, or very low trafficked tunnels, or scattered tunnels situated in areas with low population densities.

For these particular tunnels, it is recommended to carry out for each tunnel (or group of tunnels located on the same road network) a detailed specific analysis taking into account:

  • geographical and climatic conditions,
  • local or regional resources available in the neighbourhood: authorities, operator, emergency services, etc.,
  • economic context,
  • exposure to risk and level of risk.

This analysis will then make it possible to organise and to implement the most suitable operating system, according to the specific conditions of these tunnels.

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