The first section was opened in 1962 between Marseille and Aubagne. It is 65 km long. The road is tollled between Roquefort-la-Bédoule with Sanary-sur-Mer and managed by ESCOTA. That section was the first to trial Télépéage or Télébadge in 1992.
At the end of the section, drivers can choose between entering the city by the RN 8 or crossing it going through the (Toulon tunnel to join the other side of the city and catch the A57 autoroute. This part of the tunnel is closed since this year (2014) for maintenance and improvements, and the second part (Toulon -> Marseille) is now open.