operation summer drought 2011


Up until 15th September next, straw and fodder convoys using the A28 Rouen – Alençon motorway, as for the whole French concession motorway network, shall be exempt of tolls. Alis and the other French motorway concession companies are thus showing their solidarity to drought stricken farmers by participating in the efforts to help them during this difficult time.

The French motorway concession companies responded favourably to a request from the Minstry of Ecology and Transport and the Ministry of Agriculture, by providing toll free access to all toll motorways for the transport of animal fodder during the summer of 2011.

A simplified extraordinary procedure has been implemented in cooperation with the Chambers of Agriculture. Farmers can obtain from the latter requisition forms that must be completed and provided to the road haulage company chosen to transport the fodder. In order to justify the exemption from tolls, the driver of the vehicle must present the document at each toll barrier of their journey.