These openings now allow direct connection, along the main axis of the artery, between the A19 “Palermo-Catania” motorway and the Caltanissetta Nord junction for almost 9 km
New sections of the state road 640 “Strada degli Writers” have been opened to traffic.
In particular, the 240-meter-long “Cozzo Garlatti” tunnel and the “Arenella III” viaduct, consisting of 13 spans for a total length of 590 meters, will be practicable along the roadway towards Agrigento prepared for two-way traffic.
These openings now allow direct connection, along the main axis of the artery, between the A19 “Palermo-Catania” motorway and the Caltanissetta Nord junction for almost 9 km in total, of which 3.1 km in provisional configuration with two-way traffic on the completed carriageway.
The connection junction with the state road 626 “Della Valle del Salso” was also opened to traffic, in a provisional construction site configuration.
“The SS 640 is destined to connect Agrigento to the Palermo-Catania motorway and further steps will soon be taken so that even the last section concerning the former fast track 640 can be delivered by the end of next year. There are only 7 kilometers left to complete! Today we have officially opened another section of the new road, namely the one that will allow motorists arriving from the A 19 to approach the city of Caltanissetta in a few minutes, and thus reach via Borremans without any interruption “.
In the eyes of the Undersecretary, the enthusiasm and pride of seeing the construction sites of an infrastructure that has remained stationary for too long, even if indispensable for the viability of the Sicilians, are reborn and working.
Accompanying the Undersecretary in the inspection, in addition to the Anas technicians, the newly appointed extraordinary commissioner Raffaele Celia, in charge of giving a further acceleration to the continuation and completion of the entire work.
“The last 7 kilometers still to be completed – added the representative of the Government – a year and a half ago we found a stationary and abandoned construction site, no one would have bet on the resumption of work, so even today I am here to tell the territory about a redemption that was up to him and until the work is completed I will monitor the works and tell the Sicilians how the commitment and presence in the area can materialize into facts “.
«The opening of the Cozzo Garlatti tunnel and the Arenella viaduct represents a step forward for the connecting road system between Caltanissetta, the A19 and the other directions. Much, however, remains to be done. We are convinced that a great synergy between the national government, the regional government and Anas is needed to complete State Road 640. We talked about this today with Undersecretary Cancelleri. However, it is up to Cmc to give that backbone, to prove that it can do it. In the absence of this, unfortunately, the consequent decisions will have to be taken ».
This was stated by the regional councilor for infrastructures Marco Falcone, taking part in the opening to traffic of some new portions of the SS 640 “Strada degli writori” in Caltanissetta.
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