Motorways for Italy announced a new investment package, equal to 21.5 billion euros, to improve the road network, tackle various maintenance works and feed funds for reimbursements to utilities. Of this sum, seven billion will go to the maintenance and control of the motorway network, in particular bridges, viaducts and tunnels. After the tragedy of the Ponte Morandi in Genoa, Autostrade can no longer afford these gigantic missteps.
But there will not be only the attention promised to existing roads, in the wake of more than 19,000 inspections in a year according to the Aspi management. In fact, it is expected to open shortly, already in March if everything goes as it should, of the Barberino-Firenze Nord lot (with the largest tunnel ever built in Europe, with three lanes). In addition, the cashback for one million users from next month. The CEO of Autostrade per l’Italia, Roberto Tomasi, illustrated the aforementioned changes to the meeting of the Chamber’s Environment and Transport Committees, thus explaining the company’s economic-financial plan.
According to Corriere della Sera, Tomasi declared the presence of “approximately 6 billion in investments ready to be set up, while works for 2.8 billion have already been developed and will see the authorization procedures completed with the delivery of executive projects in 2022“. According to what Il Resto del Carlino writes, “the largest motorway funnel in the country, the one that divides Italy in two in the days of heavy traffic, could soon become a memory“. It would be a really nice step forward.
There will also be «the activation from March 15 of an experiment thanks to which the user will no longer have to take a photo of the exit ticket, but it will be enough to read the license plate and the user will immediately be notified of the modulation of the tollSaid Tomasi. Meanwhile, Autostrade has also outlined a plan for electric mobility, with 50 service areas of the Aspi network equipped with charging stations.
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