PROTECTION AND MODERNISATION, THE DRIVERS OF INVESTMENT

Maintenance, safety and development

APRR invests in the network to maintain and protect the assets entrusted to it by the State, but also to respond to future mobility needs. By carrying out constant maintenance, but also thanks to the construction of new developments, APRR makes travelling conditions easier for its customers.

Between 2006 and 2021, APRR invested €4.2 billion in creating new connections and modernising existing infrastructures.

In recent years, the motorway regeneration plan signed in 2015 and the plan signed at the end of 2018 represented more than €900 million of investments for APRR and AREA, on top of the approximately €150 million average spent annually on major maintenance of the networks (road surfaces, works of art, environment, etc.)

Bringing communities closer together

APRR invests to improve links and connect communities.

A total of 65 kilometres of new motorway commissioned since 2006, in seven construction projects:
  • A51: continuation of the connection between Coynelle and the Fau Pass (10 kilometres, €157 million, commissioned in March 2007)
  • A432: completion of the connection between the A46, at Les Échets, and the A42 at La Boisse (12 kilometres, €230 million, commissioned in February 2011)
  • A406: Mâcon south bypass (9 kilometres, €140 million, commissioned in March 2011)
  • A714: motorway spur at Montluçon from the A71 (10 kilometres, €50 million, commissioned in June 2011)
  • A719: extension of the Gannat branch motorway to the west of Vichy (14 kilometres, €100 million, commissioned in January 2015.
  • A466: new 4-kilometre motorway link, the A466 connects the A6 to the A46 north of Lyon; cost: €76 million, commissioned in June 2015
  • A89: at La-Tour-de-Salvagny and the A6 motorway (6 kilometres, €146 million, commissioned in March 2018)

To smooth the flow of traffic

To cater to increasing traffic volumes, APRR adapts the capacity of its motorways and junctions thanks to its investments:
Widening: more than 450 kilometres of extra lanes added to the network since 2006 in fifteen operations:
  • A42 between Beynost and Pérouges (16 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €33 million, completed in December 2006)
  • A46 between Genay and Mionnay (9 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €39 million, completed in December 2007)
  • A36 between Belfort and Montbéliard (19 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €120 million, completed in December 2009)
  • A31 between Beaune and Langres (98 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €320 million, completed in December 2011)
  • A36 between Montbéliard and Voujeaucourt (8 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €130 million, completed in November 2013)
  • A43 between Coiranne and Chambéry (3rd lane over 9 kilometres, €60 million, completed in December 2014)
  • A46 between Anse and Genay (5 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €45 million, completed in November 2014)
  • A71 Clermont-Ferrand between Gerzat and A75 (7 kilometres, €75 million, completed in December 2014)
  • A71 Volcans (3rd lane over 7 kilometres south-north, €26 million, completed in May 2018)
  • A6 Auxerre (3rd lane over 12 kilometres north-south, €56 million, completed in October 2019)
  • A406, to the west of Mâcon (2 kilometres of 2 x 2 lanes, €40 million, completed in November 2019)
  • A41 north of Annecy (6 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €78 million, completed in July 2021)
  • A79 Montmarault (4 kilometres of 2 x 2 lanes in connection with the creation of the A71-A79 junction, completed in July 2021)
  • A75 south of Clermont-Ferrand (11 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes, €170 million, completed in July 2021)
  • A480 Grenoble throughway, between the A48 and the Rondeau junction (7 kilometres of 2 x 3 lanes and reconditioning of 8 kilometres of 2 x 2 lanes, €300 million, works 2019-2022) Interchanges: Four major operations to reconfigure interchanges, also called motorway junctions
  • Reconfiguration of the A43-A432 Saint-Laurent-de-Mure junction east of Lyon (€20 million, completed in November 2013)
  • Creation of the A36 - N 1019 - D 437 junction near Belfort (€120 million, completed in December 2019) . Creation of the A71-A79 junction at Montmarault (€90 million, completed in July 2021)
  • Reconfiguration of the interchange between the A43 motorway and the A41 Chambéry expressway (€70 million, works 2020-2023)

To facilitate local communities’ access to the motorway

APRR also invests in the construction of new interchanges to make communities more accessible:
12 new exchanges, partly cofinanced with local authorities since 2006:
  • A6 motorway junction No. 31.1 Villefranche Nord (€13 million, cofinanced with the Rhône general council and the Villefranche-sur-Saône conglomeration, opened in November 2006)
  • A42 motorway junction No. 5.1 La Boisse-Montluel (€10 million, cofinanced with the Ain general council, opened in May 2007)
  • A5 motorway junction No. 13 Plessis-Picard (€4 million - cofinanced with the Seine-et-Marne general council, opened in September 2007)
  • A39 motorway junction No. 7.1 Arlay (€3 million, cofinanced with the Jura general council, opened in September 2009)
  • A41 motorway junction No. 15.1 Seynod Sud (€15 million, cofinanced with the Haute-Savoie general council and the Annecy conglomeration, opened in November 2010)
  • A46 partial junction No. 2.1 Mionnay (€11 million, cofinanced with the Ain general council, opened in February 2011)
  • A719 complement to junction No. 14 Gannat north (opened in December 2013)
  • A719 complement to junction No. 13 Ebreuil (opened in November 2014)
  • A43 partial junction 9.1 La Tour-du-Pin Est (€9 million, financed by the Isère general council and the Vallons de la Tour-du-Pin community of communes, opened in December 2014)
  • A48 complement to junction No. 11 Moirans (€8 million, cofinanced with the Isère general council and the Pays Voironnais community of communes, opened in September 2014)
  • A41 south complement to partial junction No. 24 Crolles Bernin (opened in March 2015)
  • A41 south partial junction No. 24.1 Saint-Ismier-La Batie (€9 million, opened in December 2019)
Several studies are in progress for possible new interchange systems at:
  • A5 Melun-Villaroche
  • A42 Leyment-Plaine de L’Ain
  • A71-A75-A711 Clermont-Ferrand south Crouël junction

For a more modern network

The modernisation of the network is a priority for the Group.
To bring the tunnels of the APRR network into line with the new safety standards, €289 million has been invested since 2006 on eight projects:
  • Épine tunnel on the A43 motorway (3 kilometres, €50 million, completed in August 2006)
  • Chamoise, St Germain-de-Joux and Châtillon tunnels on the A40 motorway (5 kilometres, €50 million, completed in October 2008)
  • Maurice-Lemaire tunnel between Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (7 kilometres, €180 million, completed in October 2008)
  • Uriol and Petit Brion tunnels on the A51 motorway (€5 million)
  • Lighting in the Dullin tunnel on the A43 motorway (€4 million).

Developing ever more services APRR continues to focus on developing services to customers, with:
  • expansion of parking spaces for HGVs
  • signposting of available spaces
  • renovation of rest areas
  • development of WiFi in the areas
  • creation of special car parks for pooling, cofinanced with local authorities
  • development of electric charging stations throughout the network.

APRR has committed to developing commercial and support measures with its customers to encourage innovative modes of travel and eco-mobility (pooling, special offers for young persons, electric vehicles and long-distance coaches).

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