Launch of the project to widen the A63
27 October 2017 - Projects update and handover - France
On 27 October 2017, Frédéric Perissat, prefect of the Landes department (south-west France), and Pierre Coppey, chairman of VINCI Autoroutes, formally launched the project to widen the A63 between Ondres and Saint- Geours-de-Maremne, a major 27 km-long development being undertaken within the framework of the French Motorway Plan.
This operation follows on from the widening to 2x3 lanes of the Bordeaux/Spain link and has three aims: to create a third traffic lane, to improve the quality of life of local residents thanks to noise protection measures and to preserve biodiversity.
This third lane will result in a concrete and sustainable improvement in driving and safety conditions, notably at times of heavy traffic, and ensure that conditions on this section of road, much used by heavy goods vehicles, are similar to those on adjacent sections.
Taking a proactive approach to promoting local employment, VINCI Autoroutes has signed two partnership agreements with the prefecture of the Landes department which, based on the provision of some 50,000 hours of work, aim to reach people remote from the labour market and help them into regular employment.