The first section of the A88 motorway, between Argentan and Sées, was opened to traffic on 26th November 2007. This new 15 km motorway section, built by the state, contributes to road safety and reduces journey times between the Rouen - Alençon A28 motorway and the towns of Argentan, Falaise and Caen.
Awaiting the future appointment of the concession company that will operate the A88 motorway, ALIS will operate this section during the interim period, temporarily without toll, on behalf of the state.
By the year 2010, the A88 will directly link Caen to Sées, via Falaise and Argentan. This motorway will give the Orne Department quick and easy access to the Normandy coast and the major channel ports of Caen, Ouistreham and Cherbourg. This new door to Continental Europe from the British Isles will provide a new route, via the Rouen - Alençon A28 motorway, to the major road network that exists in the West, Centre and South West of France.
With the opening of the A88 motorway, Normandy will complete access to the national and European motorway network, necessary for the development of the regional economy and tourism.