Casablanca–Marrakesh expressway

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A7 motorway
Route information
Length: 246 km (153 mi)
Existed: 2000 – present
History: Completed in 2007
Major junctions
North end: Casablanca
  A3
South end: Marrakesh
Highway system
Roads of Morocco

The Casablanca–Marrakesh expressway is an expressway in Morocco. It has been designated A7 as its identity marker. Total length is 246 km: Casablanca bypass: 27 km, 57 km Casablanca-Settat and 162 km Setat-Marrakesh[1]

The expressway takes its origins south of the residential area of Casablanca, at the interchange with the A5 Casablanca bypass. It continues south past Bouskoura and serves the Mohamed V airport with an exit. A toll station is placed just south of there. The road then circumvales the town of Berrechid serving it with an exit north of it for south-bound traffic and one south of it for north-bound traffic.

The road was opened in 2002 to Settat, and construction on the remaining part started in 2003 reaching Marrakesh in 2007. In 2005 the 17 km bypass of Settat opened.[2] When the Marrakech-Agadir expressway opens in 2009 it will be directly connected to this A7.

The Casablanca-Marrakesh highway was completed and opened to traffic on April 17, 2007.[3]

Toll-revenues of this road, including the Casablanca bypass, totaled 219 million dirhams, reaching 3rd spot of top earners.[4]

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ ADM's PDF publication: 2007 in figures, visited 23 August 2008
  2. ^ Important dates on ADM website, visited 23 August 2008
  3. ^ Opening of completed road by king
  4. ^ Main financial figures on ADM's website, visited 23 August 2008