Marseille L2 bypass

Egis is playing a role in the design and delivery of the project alongside Bouygues Construction and Spie Batignolles.

Duration: 30 years
Client: State
Contractor: Société de la Rocade L2 (Groupement Bouygues Construction, Colas Midi-Méditerranée, Spie batignolles, Egis, Meridiam Infrastructure, CDC Infrastructure)
Funding: Etat, Région PACA, Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Communauté Urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole

Project overview

The “Société de la Rocade L2,” of which Egis is a member, has been appointed by the French Government to design and build this free urban highway about ten kilometres in length which will enable vehicle users to circumnavigate Marseille more easily.

Comprising two sections, East (5.5 km) and North (4.1 km), its aim is to connect up the incoming motorways A7 (northbound motorway to Lyon and to Aix-en-Provence via A51) and A50 (eastbound towards Aubagne and Toulon) and alleviate congestion on the city’s main thoroughfares.

Following 3 years of construction works, the East section of the L2 bypass opened to traffic on 29 November 2016. It was inaugurated on 8 December 2016 in the presence of President Hollande on the site of the Clérissy Maintenance and Operations Centre in Marseille.

The second section, L2 North, will be delivered at the end of 2017.

Our missions

On this project, Egis wears a number of different hats:

  • A 5% shareholder of the “Société de la Rocade L2”, tasked with the design, construction and financing of the highway, then its upkeep and maintenance for a 30-year term. Egis in particular contributes to maintenance activities, more specifically through project management consultancy services on maintenance and major repair works.

  • Integrated programme management with the building consortium (GIE L2) in charge of designing and building the highway. In 2015, Egis received a Silver BIM award (BIM d’Argent) for its successful deployment of a digital model on this project.

  • Turnkey integrator of static operating facilities, the central technical operation of tunnels and of Marseille’s Urban Expressway traffic regulation system, on behalf of DIRMED.