French autoroute section to stay free

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The section of the French A40 autoroute which runs from Annemasse to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois should remain free for the next few years.

There had been fears the road, which is used by thousands of cross-border workers, could be subject to a toll as soon as next year. 

The reason is that a maintenance agreement with the local authority and the autoroute operator expired back in 2015 – meaning the operator has to pay for the 12 km section. 

But the mayor of St Julien says the road will be free until at least 2029. But it’s hoped a meeting with the French transport minister may secure access for locals for years to come.

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