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FCC to upgrade toll road in Austria for 35 million euro

04/11/2008

FCC to upgrade toll road in Austria for 35 million euro

ALPINE, FCC's Austrian subsidiary, has been awarded a contract to resurface the A8 Innkreis motorway between Pichl and Meggenhofen. The contract is worth about 35 million euro.

The contract comprises the rehabilitation of the Innkreis motorway from kilometre 19.458 to 31.033. A six-centimetre layer will be cut off the existing surface and a new layer installed, using a total of 96,000 tons of asphalt. The motorway will be widened by three meters on each side and the lateral drain replaced;   the edge beams on several of the existing bridges will be renewed and 13,600 metres of noise barriers will be installed.

The oncoming traffic phase is scheduled to start in March 2009. Individual sections of road are being detoured during the preliminary work currently in progress, and two lanes will be kept open to traffic at all times. Work requiring the roadway to be reduced to one lane will be performed at night.

The road work is scheduled to be completed in December 2010, and it will be opened to traffic in two phases: the lanes in the direction of Passau in November 2009, the lanes towards Wels in September 2010.

In late December 2006, a consortium headed by ALPINE was awarded Austria's largest-ever public tender, to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) Austria's first toll road concession, for a period of 30 years. The project represents an investment of approximately 945 million euro. It consists of a Y-shaped toll road 51 kilometres long and includes building a first partial section of the A5 from Vienna towards the Czech Republic, between Eibesbrunn and Schrick, as well as extending Vienna's north-east ring road, off which the S1 and S2 high-speed roads will be built.

ALPINE operates worldwide. With 2.595 billion euro in revenues in 2007 and close to 14,300 employees, ALPINE is one of Austria's three largest construction companies.