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The rates for the toll will (still) rise on the highway in 2018

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get Ready to suffer a new rise in passing through the tolls on the region, on the A8 or A57 for example.

It shall come into force as from the 1st of February next, according to our colleagues from Journal du Dimanche (JDD), based on an internal document.

pricing is expected to increase from 1.03 and 2.04 %, depending on the networks. These increases have been validated by the ministry of Transport.

This is more of that in 2016 and 2017, where the average increase was limited to 1%.

These figures should be presented Thursday, November 23, by the services of the ministry of transport users ‘ Committee. It will not be able to negotiate the increase, since the fixing of rates is governed by the contracts signed between the State and the concessionaires.

Why such an increase?

According to the JDD, “the rate of inflation measured in October 1, 2017 is used as the basis for the calculations. This year, it stood at 1,026%, which justifies a portion of the increase: the contractually companies highway impact 70%.”

added to this is a catch-up on the increase of the fee lands, which is set by the State to the dealers in 2013. It has been range of 200 to 300 million euros. In exchange, the firms can increase the tolls of 0.69% for 3 years, until 2018.

But also the financing of some development projects carried out by the concessionaires on motorways and echoed by some on the toll rates.


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