UPDATE 1-French motorway operators to meet with ministers -source

April 9, 2015 11:08 AM

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PARIS, April 9 (Reuters) - French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Energy Minister Segolene Royal are due to meet with toll-road operators on Thursday, a source close to the matter said, fueling hopes a deal to end their long-running dispute over motorway concession contracts is in sight.

Earlier on Thursday, Macron, who is slated to address the French Public Works Federation at 1230 GMT, said a deal would be announced "in coming hours".

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