The Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, proceeded, Saturday, to the inauguration of 2 toll stations, new generation, at the level of the Casablanca-Berrechid highway, during a visit to find out about the work in progress on this motorway section, the completion rate of which has exceeded 60%.
The visit concerned the 2 new stations with a new toll system, Berrechid-Nord at PK21 and Berrechid-Est at PK33 of the Casablanca-Berrechid highway, as well as other sites of the Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc. (ADM), in particular the progress of the works to triple the Casablanca-Berrechid highway, and the project to build a metal bridge at PK12.
Abdelkader Amara told the press, on this occasion, that despite the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the ADM is still continuing work on this busy motorway axis, which necessitated the introduction of improvements. to ensure greater safety for users.
The overall cost of the Casablanca-Berrechid motorway tripling project amounts to 1.7 billion dirhams, he said, noting that the new generation of toll stations will reduce the number of stations and save money. time.
The minister did not fail to salute the efforts made by ADM executives, Moroccan experts and engineers to ensure that these development projects see the light of day, in compliance with international standards and at a reasonable cost, while remaining commending the know-how of Moroccan companies in civil engineering.
For his part, the director general of ADM, Anouar Benazzouz, underlined the great interest of this highway connecting the city of Casablanca to the south of Morocco, in particular Marrakech, Agadir and Béni Mellal.
The 2 new toll stations, which will be operational next Tuesday from 11:00 a.m., will help reduce the number of stops, he said, noting that users of this motorway from the 3 cities will not have to s ‘stop only once when they arrive in Casablanca.
The tripling initially concerned the Ain Harrouda-Berrechid axis, pending the upcoming launch of two other axes at Berrechid, the construction of which has reached major milestones, he recalled.
The work of this toll station redevelopment project required a total investment of 40 million DH over a period of 5 months.
This concerns the removal of the Berrechid-Sud toll station located at PK34 of the Casablanca-Agadir motorway axis, the removal of the Berrechid-Est station located at PK5 of the Berrechid-Béni Mellal motorway axis, the creation of two new toll stations, the first at the Berrechid-Nord entrance ramp and the second at the Berrechid-Sud interchange.