• While the "camping of plane trees" has resettled in Vendine (Haute-Garonne), Wednesday, the construction machinery began their work although slowed down by the opponents.
  • The Collectif La Voie Est Libre spoke with the Ministry of Transport on Thursday, and obtained confirmation of a review of the project.
  • In the meantime, construction of the A69 continues.

This is yet another twist in the case. The Collective La Voie Est Libre, which opposes the construction of the A69 has spoken with the office of the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune to "alert him to the imperative and urgent reasons to suspend the construction of the A69 Castres Toulouse motorway. "

"After declaring our indignation over the incidents in Vendine and the illegal custody of Thomas Brail, we have had confirmation that the A69 is among the projects to be reviewed next June and that the preliminary work undertaken over this period is not an obstacle to the assessment of its relevance," explained the representatives of the collective. A month after explaining to the National Assembly that the project was already launched, is the Ministry of Transport backpedaling?

"It's still a policy of 'at the same time'. The project is not stopped but it will be reviewed. He can be arrested later, we were told, "according to Myriam Joly of the collective, at the end of the interview.

"We are ready to collaborate"

"We have affirmed our determination to obtain a moratorium halting work pending the court decision on appeals for annulment of environmental permits. We reiterated our request to ensure as soon as possible the continuation of a concerted development of a comfortable secure RN126 shared by all the Tarnais of the south, "added the collective.

"We are ready to work together to explore any other alternative solution as part of a true public interest territory project. We remain vigilant and, to continue the dialogue, continues La Voie Est Libre, we have requested a direct meeting with the minister. »

In the meantime, the collective is preparing legal actions to make this project illegal. "And we continue to be on site and to mobilize," insists Myriam Joly.

"A legal, legitimate, useful project", according to its supporters

On the side of the defenders, among many elected officials and business leaders, many are annoyed by these mobilizations of opponents. "This project is signed, legal, legitimate, useful and awaited," said centrist Senator Philippe Folliot in early April. As for the Renaissance deputy Jean Terlier, he tackled "a minority perched on trees" and asked his minister to "withdraw these remarks". These advocates insist on the usefulness of such a project "responding to a real need".

The project will therefore continue for a while to make waves and to spill a lot of ink.

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