France: construction of the A19 freeway

8 June 2009

Construction of the A19 freeway was the biggest road-building project in France in 2008. Stretching over more than 100km, it links the A6 (Courtenay) to the A10 (Artenay), crossing 45 towns in the Loiret department.


LafargeHolcim supplied 300,000 tons of aggregates in all.

The most challenging aspect of the project was the deadline, since work needed to be completed within a year. In order to stay on schedule, the Group selected quarries most able to respond to these demands and delivered a 1200-ton train of aggregates each day, with up to 4 trains in a single day at the busiest times.

The A19 freeway was officially opened on June 8, 2009, and has been open to traffic since June 16.