Overall traffic measured by the number of kilometers travelled decreased by 1.1% in the 1st semester of 2019 compared to the previous year.
Light vehicle traffic was down 1.4% over the semester, heavy goods vehicle traffic was up 0.8%.
The traffic, in particular the light vehicle one, had been favorably impacted by the disruptions affecting the rail service during the second quarter of 2018.
On June 13 2019, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition announced that it had chosen a consortium comprising Eiffage (lead) and APRR as “single preferred bidder” for the RCEA concession.
The project involves widening and upgrading to motorway standards a section of the RN 79 national road between Sazeret (Allier) and Digoin (Saône-et-Loire). This operation is part of a plan to enhance safety on the Route Centre-Europe Atlantique.