French government announces 2016 investment plan for road maintenance

15 February 2016 | Paris, France

Alain Vidalies, the French State Secretary in charge of Transport, Sea and Fisheries, announced an investment plan for 2016 concerning the maintenance of the national roads and waterways. The French government intends to allocate an additional €150 million to the €300 million already planned in operations for upgrading national roads.

Mr Vidalies decided to make maintenance a priority, as he believes roads and waterways infrastructure to be a vital part of the French economy.

Investing in the maintenance of these networks is will immediately result to new job positions, and it will generate further business activity, both for companies and authorities.

In 2015, Alain Vidalies had launched an initial investment plan of € 100 million in existing networks, thus over 150 projects were then launched. The investment plan for 2016 is the highest in the last 10 years.