Egis is playing a role in the design and delivery of the project alongside Bouygues Construction and Spie Batignolles.
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.
On this project, Egis wears a number of different hats: