Getting ready for free AP-7 motorway in 2020
Meeting held between central and Valencian regional government over new junctions
By James Parkes REPRESENTATIVES of the Valencia regional government and central government have met for the first time to discuss improvements to the AP-7 motorway access once the toll-road becomes a freeway on January 1, 2020.
Following a meeting in Valencia between regional public works councillor María José Salvador and public works ministry secretary general Javier Izquierdo ‘ great forward steps’ were announced by both parties.
An agreement was reached for central government to study the 10 new junctions proposed by Valencia for the motorway that links Alicante and Valencia and Valencia to Tarragona via Castellón.
A joint technical committee will study the need for a new junction in La Safor area, the link-up to the CV-60 and new accesses from the N-332.
Central government announced it will shortly put out to tender contracts for the new access roads to the AP-7 in Oliva and Ulldecona-Vinarós in Castellón province.
Sr Izquierdo guaranteed ‘a new secure future’ for the motorways that will be free, as concessions will not be extended beyond the January 1, 2020 expiry date.
The public works ministry is preparing a maintenance contract that will allow motorways to continue to be used normally despite the removal of tolls and increased traffic levels.