Two distinct stretches will be designed and built: a completely new section to the North of the city (4.1 km) and completion of the construction of the East section, 5.5 km long, begun some twenty years ago.
Besides Egis, the Société de la Rocade L2 de Marseille is formed by Bouygues Construction (Bouygues Travaux Publics, the lead company, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France, DTP Terrassement and Bouygues Energies & Services), Colas Midi-Méditerranée, Spie batignolles, Meridiam Infrastructure and CDC Infrastructure.
As 5% shareholder of the Société de la Rocade L2, Egis is involved in maintenance activities and more particularly to support maintenance management assistance and major maintenance and renovation. Egis will be also in charge of fixed operating equipment together with Bouygues Group companies as well as construction engineering of the Rocade L2.
The project will be jointly financed by the State (27.5%), the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (22.5%), the Bouches-du-Rhône Department and the Marseille Provence Metropole Urban Community. This contract will benefit from a private bond financing.
The completion of this intra-urban expressway initiated by the government is aimed at improving the quality of life of residents of Marseille thanks to a 60% covered route and neighboring surface changes.
Works will start in July 2014, allowing for an opening of the L2 East in July 2016 and of the L2 North in October 2017.