Editorial team 27 September 2021 15:44

Share With the alternation of construction sites on the A18 and A20, the schedule of extraordinary maintenance, structural redevelopment and safety measures initiated by Autostrade Siciliane continues. On the Messina-Palermo in recent days, in-depth monitoring has been carried out at the Cicero, Porrazza, Cipolla, Baldassarre, San Cono, Capo D’Orlando, Rocca di Caprileone, San Bartolomeo, San Basilio tunnels. The checks, carried out in search of any hidden criticalities also through the electromagnetic waves of the georadar, “did not return – a note reads – alarming results and in the next few days, where necessary, temporary construction sites will be set up, useful for carrying out isolated maintenance interventions “. In the meantime, the investigations on the cap of the tunnel on the mountain side “Parlato Pisciotto”, in the direction of Messina, have already started and work has already begun to restore normal safety conditions, which will end on Friday 8 October. The compulsory exit in Cefalù, established a few days ago, has been abolished and the motorway traffic between Cefalù and Gioiosa Marea is now diverted to the valley carriageway, where the two-way traffic is in force. Furthermore, access to the motorway at the Cefalù toll booth has been forbidden only for those driving towards Messina. The inspections by Autostrade Siciliane until 5 October will also focus on the Piana, Guardia, Halaesa, Tusa, Rosmarino, Grillo, Piano Paradiso and Torre Finale tunnels. Therefore some sections of the A20, towards Palermo, will alternatively be affected by temporary closures with traffic diversion on the opposite lanes. The project for the reconstruction of the entire motorway pavement is also continuing and in recent days a new section of the A20 has been completed at Terme Vigliatore, today free from construction sites and prohibitions to transit. While, with regard to the program of extraordinary maintenance interventions of the deteriorated concrete parts of underpasses and retaining walls, some occasional narrowing of short sections may be necessary on the Messina-Catania, subject to maintenance interventions.

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