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At the heart of a multimodal hub, the esplanade opposite terminals 1 and 2 at Orly airport needs renewal. This area, which is heavily used by travellers, is faced with difficulties in cohabiting with different modes of transport (Orlyval, Orlybus, taxis, personal vehicles, buses, etc.). In order to remedy this situation, the ADP Group has entrusted Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France, Bouygues Energies et Services and Eiffage Route with the redevelopment of this area.  

A pilot project in the use of low-carbon materials

The work is part of a process to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities. Indeed, the teams are using 95% electric, hydrogen or gas-powered equipment, a first on our sites! At the same time, they have opted for low-carbon concrete.

This approach was made possible thanks to the support of ADP, which favours the development of solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. By 2023, ADP aims to be carbon neutral in its ground operations.

A complete restructuring of the esplanade

At the heart of this project is the restructuring of the bus station, the drop-off point and the creation of a green square in front of terminals 1 and 2. Demolition and waterproofing operations will be carried out on the existing structures. New structures will also be built at the interface with the existing structures: emergency exits, structures for closing parking ramps, tree pits, ventilation hoppers, etc.  

In addition to the greening of the forecourt, the work will make it possible to meet a major safety challenge for pedestrians. A space will be created between the lanes reserved for motor vehicles and the airport entrance, thus meeting the new standards.  

Goal: Olympic Games 2024
Strategically located between the airport's three terminals, the esplanade will facilitate connections between:
• Metro line 14 via the new Grand Paris Express station 
• The bus station
• The drop-off point 
• The Orlyval to Antony (RER B)

This multimodal hub is therefore a major challenge for the 2024 Games: it will regulate the flow of passengers and facilitate their access to the various Olympic venues. For this reason, the work will be carried out in two phases. The new bus station and the drop-off point will be delivered for the Olympic Games, while the green square will be built after the event. During the summer of 2024, work will be suspended.  
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