On December 1, 2018, the barriers of the cabins of the AP-1 Burgos-Armiñón toll road (Álava) disappeared. It was the first to be liberalized after the Executive promised to eliminate highway tolls whose concession ends between 2018 and 2019.
Recently it has confirmed that the following will be the AP-4 Sevilla-Cádiz and the AP-7 Alicante-Tarragona, which will stop charging for their use on January 1, 2020.
It has been stipulated in the last Council of Ministers, where the acting Executive has approved the bidding of the conservation and operation contracts of the AP-7 and AP-4 highways, both of Abertis, and which will be managed by the State as of January 1, 2020.
In this way, it will take out the maintenance work that the Government will have to assume next year in both ways; a cost amounting to 153 million euros .