A14 Rimini Nord - Porto S.Elpidio
Construction of lane 3 (155 Km)
|Work total:||€ 2.397 million|
|Length of intervention:||154,7 Km|
|Noise barriers:||95,8 Km|
The project to expand the A14 between Rimini Nord and Porto S. Elpidio (new junction) envisages the expansion thereof from 2 to 3 lanes plus a hard shoulder for an overall length of 154.7 km.
The stretch in question, which like the entire Adriatic highway, serves to link a highly industrial area with central and north European markets, has high annual rates of traffic growth, approximately 4% on average, which is far higher than the national average.
Demand for traffic mobility is high, especially in summer due to the high number of tourists to the Emilia Romagna and Le Marche coast: the busiest stretch between Rimini Sud and Riccione sees peak traffic of approximately 110,000 vehicles per day, with approximately 25,000 lorries and buses.
Such traffic volumes make the existing infrastructure inadequate and subject to queues and tailbacks.
Construction of the third lane is to take place alongside the construction of five new junctions (Marina di Monte Marciano, Ancona Ovest, Porto S. Elpidio, which was opened to traffic on 29 July 2011, Pesaro Sud and Fano Nord) and the upgrading of ten existing junctions. The new Senigallia junction was opened to traffic on 21 April 2011.
Motorists will be guaranteed access to the same 2 traffic lanes as before commencement of the works for the entire duration thereof.
33 km of third lane between Ancona Sud and Porto S. Elpidio were opened to traffic in July 2010. The remaining 4 km were opened to traffic at the same time as the adjacent lot 6b.
The third northbound lane of the Fano Senigallia stretch was opened to traffic on 21 July 2011, while the southbound carriageway was opened on 19.12.2011.
10.4 km of a new third lane were opened to traffic on both carriageways between Cattolica and Pesaro on 20.12.2011.
The new Montemarciano junction was opened to traffic on 30.07.2012, 18 months ahead of schedule, while lot 1A of the stretch between Rimini Nord and Cattolica was opened on 30 September 2012, 5 months ahead of schedule.
Works are due to be carried out in the provinces of Rimini, Pesaro Urbino, Ancona, Macerata and Ascoli Piceno and in 29 different municipalities in the provinces of Emilia Romagne and Le Marche. Local interventions are currently being defined. As at today's date, the following are envisaged:
- construction of 36 km of highway slip roads
- installation of 95.8 km of noise barriers
|WORK PROGRESS||OPENING TO SCHEDULED FOR|
|Rimini Nord - Cattolica (lot 1A - 1.2 km) WORK COMPLETED (1)||2012|
|Rimini Nord - Cattolica (lot 1B - 27.8 km) WORK IN PROGRESS||2012|
|Cattolica - Fano (28,3 Km) WORK IN PROGRESS OR COMPLETED(2)||2013|
|Fano - Senigallia (21,0 Km) WORK COMPLETED (3)||2011|
|Senigallia - Ancona Nordlot 4 and Montemarciano junction (18.9 km) WORK IN PROGRESS OR COMPLETED||2013|
|Ancona Nord - Ancona Sud (17,2 Km) WORK IN PROGRESS||2016|
|Ancona Sud - P.to S.Elpidio phase 1 (37 Km) WORK COMPLETED||2010|
|Ancona Sud - P.to S.Elpidio phase 2 (3,3 Km) WORK I PROGRESS OR COMPLETED||2012|
|1||Work was completed on 30.11.2012. The 1.2 km of third lane was opened to traffic on 20.12.2012|
|2||The 27.8 km of third lane, were opened to traffic on 20.12.2012, 13 months ahead of schedule, in conjunction with the opening to traffic of the 1.2 km third lane stretch of the adjacent Lot 1A|
|3||10.4 km of new third lane were opened to traffic between Cattolica and Pesaro on 20.12.2011 in both directions|
|4||The new Senigallia junction was opened to traffic on 21.04.2011. The third northbound lane was opened to traffic on 21.07.2011, while the southbound carriageway was opened on 19.12.2011|
|5||33 km were opened to traffic on 31.07.2010. The remaining 4 km are to be opened to traffic at the same time as the adjoining 6B lot|
|6||The new Porto S. Elpidio junction was opened to traffic on 29.07.2011. The 3.3 km stretch of third lane was opened to traffic on 31.07.2012|