Implementation of key recommendations

Federal Roads Office

Key facts

The installations needed to operate motorways safely are manifold. Antennas for mobile communication in tunnels are just as essential as emergency call boxes or signalling systems. Over the years, this widely ramified infrastructure has grown under cantonal sovereignty. As a result, the systems are incompatible with each other, resulting in high operating and maintenance costs. The system architecture Switzerland (SA-CH) programme initiated by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) aims to put a stop to this proliferation. It is estimated that CHF 504 million will be invested as part of this initiative – an amount that also includes regular maintenance measures. These will be carried out according to the new specifications and are therefore included.