Marsala Court, showing signs of weakening just 5 years after opening

Explanations of collapse at the entrance of the new courthouse in Marsala, inaugurated on October 9, 2019 in the presence of the then Minister of Justice Alfonso Bonafede. Panels on the front of the main entrance arch are already damaged and at risk of falling, especially when strong winds blow.
For this reason, local judicial authorities recently decided to close the gates and asked the Municipality to fence off the entrance, both inside and outside. Currently, judges, lawyers, administrative staff, law enforcement, and anyone who needs to go to the Courthouse or the Prosecutor’s Office is forced to enter from the driveway at the rear, on Corso Antonio Gramsci. Maintenance and safety work has been immediately commissioned. “The renovation work – says the President of the Tribunal of Marsala, Alessandra Camassa – will begin on May 13. The decision to block access was taken prudentially with a short notice, given the strong winds in recent days. The intervention became necessary due to a sudden and unforeseeable deterioration of the structure. Although inaugurated recently, the courthouse building is much older than the five years since its inauguration, so maintenance issues are completely ordinary. The work will be completed by mid-June.”
In 2019, the Municipality handed over the building located between Corso Gramsci and Via del Fante (where the main entrance is) to the Ministry of Justice on a 99-year loan. The construction of the new building started in 2007 (the project dates back to 2000). There are two building blocks, covering an area of ​​almost 13,000 square meters. One houses the Tribunal, the other the Prosecutor’s Office. The cost of the project was over 13.5 million euros.

Tribunale di Marsala, a 5 anni dall’inaugurazione l’ingresso dà segni di cedimento

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