VINCI signs the A355 western Strasbourg bypass concession contract
2 February 2016 - 5:45 pm - New contracts - France
- A 54 year contract
- An environmentally-friendly, innovative contract serving the region
VINCI has signed the 54-year concession contract with the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the 24km western Strasbourg bypass. The dual two-lane carriageway section connects the A4/A35 in the north with the A352/A35 junction in the south.
Without public subsidy, VINCI will entirely finance the project, geared towards improving mobility and safety by smoothing flow around Strasbourg. The design-build works, which will take 56 months to complete, will be carried out by a joint venture consisting of Dodin Campenon Bernard, VINCI Construction Terrassement, Eurovia, VINCI Construction France and VINCI Energies. Ingérop, CBDI and IUR will provide project engineering
During the design and construction phase, the project, which represents an investment of around €500 million, will generate around 1,000 direct and indirect jobs as an average per year over the duration of the work. The goal will be to use local skills and maximise the involvement of Alsatian businesses.
Furthermore, the project covers a full range of sustainable development measures, with strong environmental action taken during construction and introduction of an environmental management plan covering the entire duration of the concession. Lastly, a multimodal hub will be set up for motorists and public transport users to facilitate connections with other regional transport modes.
Once construction is completed, the operation, the toll collection and maintenance of the infrastructure will be carried out by a dedicated VINCI Autoroutes subsidiary. It will use state-of-the-art facilities (traffic control and monitoring, intermodal car parks, car sharing) and smart services.
VINCI is a global player in concessions, construction and energy businesses, employing more than 217,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.