Developing and maintaining “sustainable” motorways

In lockstep with Eiffage’s sustainable development strategy, APRR’s central focus is on developing “sustainable” motorways that uphold the social, civic and environmental values of the communities they serve.

Harnessing real-life experiences to promote our strategy

APRR gathered its leading experts to produce its Motorway Guides, a series of booklets that promote the APRR and AREA networks’ sustainability commitments, which are all too often unfamiliar to the layman.

These accurate yet entertaining guides, richly illustrated with photographs, drawings, explanatory diagrams and cartoons and quizzes, are aimed at a wide audience, including customers, elected officials, students and interest groups. Each issue’s key theme is explained in a cartoon.

Download the first issues of Motorway Guides here.

No. 6 (December 2013): Conservation Management for Natural Habitats Crossed by Motorways

This guide No. 6 features a layman’s introduction to wetlands. It describes the various environmental measures adopted by the APRR Group. In order to preserve a natural habitat, we must gain the best possible scientific understanding and devise practical, easily-understood adaptations. This is a fascinating subject and our goals are set high.

Motorway Guide No. 6

No. 5 (November 2010): Driving in Cold Weather - The Winter Driving Department - Incident Planning and Response

This guide No. 5, aimed at the general public, describes the procedures and resources used to eliminate or mitigate the risks and hazards associated with freezing rain, black ice and snow on the motorway.

Motorway Guide No. 5

No. 4 (October 2010): Motorways and Biodiversity - Screech Owls and Corncrakes

Guide No. 4 explores the topic of birds and the conservation actions taken in 2010 as part of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.

Motorway Guide No. 4

No. 3 (September 2009): Wildlife Crossings Protecting Biodiversity from the Jura to Grésivaudan

This publication focuses on the structures built to preserve biodiversity by enabling wildlife to safely cross motorways.

Motorway Guide No.3

No. 2 (March 2009): Water and Sludge Runoff Water Treatment in Burgundy and Rhône-Alpes

This second issue takes an all-round look at how rainwater is treated, from roadside runoff collection to sludge treatment and final drainage.

Motorway Guide No.2

​No. 1 (June 2008): The Etang de But lake in Bresse. Reconciling Motorway Construction and Wetland Conservation

Reconciling Motorway Construction and Wetland Conservation This Guide, the first in a series, shares the experience gained while building the A39 Dole to Bourg-en-Bresse motorway, during which an outstanding natural heritage site was discovered at the Etang de But lake, resulting in an environmental offset programme involving the various partners.

Motorway Guide No.1