On December 1, 2018, the barriers of the cabins of the AP-1 Burgos-Armiñón toll road (Álava) disappeared. It was the first to be liberalized after the Executive promised to eliminate highway tolls whose concession ends between 2018 and 2019.
Recently it has confirmed that the following will be the AP-4 Sevilla-Cádiz and the AP-7 Alicante-Tarragona, which will stop charging for their use on January 1, 2020.
One more step towards the end of reprivatizations
It has been stipulated in the last Council of Ministers, where the acting Executive has approved the bidding of the conservation and operation contracts of the AP-7 and AP-4 highways, both of Abertis, and which will be managed by the State as of January 1, 2020.
In this way, it will take out the maintenance work that the Government will have to assume next year in both ways; a cost amounting to 153 million euros.
On the one hand, the maintenance contract of the AP-7, 373 km long, amounts to 129.17 million euros and affects four sections located in Castellón, Tarragona, Valencia and Alicante. For its part, the AP-4, 93.8 km, is estimated at 24 million euros, according to Fomento.
As for jobs, they will be subrogated in the new concession contracts and will be hired in the coming months, at least in the indefinite contracts.
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