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An expressway in France or another area where French is spoken.

[French : auto, automobile; see auto + route, road (from Old French; see route).]
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(Automotive Engineering) a French motorway
[from French, from auto car + route road]
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(ˈɔ toʊˌrut)

a principal highway, esp. in France and French-speaking Canada.
[1960–65; < French]
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The Parliament will also look at a draft law authorising the State to subscribe in the capital increase of the company "Tunisie Autoroute" and another relating to the loan agreement concluded between Tunisia and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) (January 28, 2019) to co-finance the project for building two "Tassa" and "Khalled" dams.
Dans un premier temps, les efforts seront axes sur le developpement des technologies de prochaine generation pour les systemes d'assistance a la conduite, la conduite autonome sur autoroute et les fonctions de stationnement.
Securities and Exchange Commission, assigned a 'BBB+' rating to the following debt issued by Nouvelle Autoroute 30 Financement Inc., Quebec on behalf of Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C.
"Tunisie Autoroute" Company (+ 133.8%), STIR (+ 97.6%) and CPG (+ 81.2%) are mentioned.
Il ajoutera qu'au vu des echanges economiques considerables entre les deux pays, notamment les projets de realisation de grande envergure entrepris ces dernieres annees (autoroute Est-Ouest, la Grande-Mosquee d'Alger et l'Opera d'Ouled Fayet), l'apprentissage du chinois en Algerie devient indispensable.
Rosie Sanderson, of the AA, said: "Drivers could to be caught up in congestion on the traditional Autoroute du Soleil via Lyon, as well as routes via Bordeaux to the South West and through Clermont Ferrand."
The site, north of the previous location in Longueuil, is near Autoroute 30 on the south shore of Montreal.
The ISF managed by its Information Department to catch hold of the kidnappers through tricking them into beleiving that they will get the ransom on Jbeil autoroute where the two abductors, one Syrian and another unknown, used to hide the child in Bab Tebbaneh, appeared only to fall in the hands of the ISF, when the latter fired at the wheels of an escaping bus on board of which were the abductor.
La mere et son enfant circulaient en voiture sur une autoroute a l'ouest d'Oklahoma City lorsque leur vehicule a ete emporte par la tornade.
He was a design manager for the reconstruction of Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah, led the design of the Tacoma Narrows (suspension) Bridge Project in Tacoma, Washington, was the design-build manager of Autoroute 25, the first public-private partnership in Montreal, Quebec, and is currently working on the Midtown Tunnel Project, a $1.6 billion public-private partnership, which is a joint venture between Skanska and Macquarie.