Eiffage negotiates on French motorway project

French construction giant Eiffage, in collaboration with concessions specialist APRR, has been selected for exclusive negotiations by the French government, on the development of the motorway in the Haute-Savoie region.

The proposed A412 motorway would run through some challenging terrain in the Haute-Savoie region The proposed A412 motorway would run through some challenging terrain in the Haute-Savoie region. Photo: Adobe Stock

The proposed project – being developed under the auspices of France’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion – calls for the design, construction and operation of approximately 16km of two-lane motorway (A412) between Machilly and Thonon-les-Bains, to the east of Geneva.

The development also includes plans for improved public transport services, aiming to serve the southern region of Thonon-les-Bains, extending from the Annemasse-Geneva conurbation and the A40 motorway.

The consortium’s winning bid secures a 55-year concession without financial assistance from the French government or the Haute-Savoie department.

Eiffage said the infrastructure will be designed to anticipate and address new climate constraints, incorporating innovative low-carbon construction methods from the project’s inception.

To encourage alternative modes of transport, the development plan includes a cycle route running the entire length of the motorway and the installation of carpool parking areas equipped with electric vehicle charging points.


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