UPDATE 1-French PM rules out motorway toll hikes in 2015

April 8, 2015 12:46 PM

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PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday a pact would be concluded soon to end a long-running dispute with French motorway operators over the future of their concession contracts and that it did not envisage a toll hike this year.

Valls, who was announcing a wider package of measures aimed at boosting corporate investment in the euro zone's second largest economy, said a long-held-up plan under which the operators would invest 3.2 billion euros in upgrading the motorway network could go ahead.

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