Eiffage becomes concession operator of the future A79 motorway in France
A consortium formed by Eiffage (lead company) and APRR has been named the
concession operator of the A79 or Route Centre-Europe Atlantique motorway by
ministerial decree published in the Official Gazette on 15 March 2020.
The 48-year concession involves financing, designing, developing, widening, and
upgrading to motorway standards as well as operating and maintaining of the
89-km section of the current RN 79 national road between Sazaret (Allier) and
Digoin (Saône-et-Loire) which will become the A79 motorway.
Construction is subject to an environmental permit following the online public
consultation that began on Monday 23 March. The consultation will last one
month and can be accessed at www.publilegal.fr/enquetepublique/enquetesEnCours
where the public can submit comments.
For more information on the A79 motorway project:
Eiffage is one of Europe's leading construction and concessions companies. The
Group's activities are organised around the following business lines:
construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering, metal,
roads, energy and concessions. Thanks to the experience of more than 72,500
employees, Eiffage generated revenues of EUR18.1 billion in 2019, of which
almost 26% was outside France.
With over 25 million vehicles on its 2,300-km long network in 2019, APRR and
its subsidiary AREA represent the fourth largest motorway group in Europe. The
company's 3,500 employees work all year to improve customers' mobility
requirements, never faltering from its main goal to facilitate safe,