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Noise abatement

Autostrade per l’Italia and its subsidiaries are carrying out a major investment plan to develop and modernize the highway network.

As required by Framework Law 447/1995 and subsequent implementing decrees, on 28 June 2007 Autostrade per l'Italia sent copies of the plan through which it intends to upgrade its network over the next fifteen years, to the 14 regions and 706 municipalities concerned. This plan was delivered in the form of:

  • a technical report detailing the activities carried out and the work methods adopted;
  • graphs representing the geographic location, the presence of any other sources contributing to the noise produced by the highway infrastructure, areas in which the noise is critical and the envisaged mitigation interventions;
  • summary sheets providing tabular summaries of the envisaged interventions for each area in question, expected noise level statistics, general public exposure statistics and priority indices.

The general public can consult these documents at the relevant municipal offices and obtain more detailed information on each individual noise prevention intervention envisaged on the highway network.

The Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea approved the Autostrade per l'Italia Noise Containment and Abatement Plan with decree GAB-DEC-0000034 of 11/03/2011, published in the Official Gazette of 04/05/2011 with the specifications and prescriptions as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding approved at the Joint Region/State Conference on 18/11/2010 which introduced the implementation of the Plan in phases.

Subsequently, the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea issued 3 (three) Directorial Decrees in advance of the first phase:

Lastly, the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea approved the planning of the second and third phase works of the Plan with Decree 0000157 of 15/06/2017 published in the Official Gazette of 18/10/2017.

In addition, in accordance with Legislative Decree No. 194 of 19 August 2005 implementing Directive 2002/49/EC, Autostrade per l'Italia prepares and updates the Noise Mapping and Action Plans at least every five years. The documents fully incorporate the Noise Containment and Abatement Plan (NCAB) and the noise reduction interventions envisaged in the stretches with third, fourth and fifth-lane upgrades.

On 30 June 2017, in compliance with legal requirements, Autostrade per l'Italia updated the Noise Map for the entire network under concession and issued the reports to the competent authorities.

On 10 May 2018, Autostrade per l'Italia will publish the updated Action Plans on its corporate website so that the general public can review them and submit their comments, opinions and responses in writing within 45 days of the date of publication. Autostrade per l'Italia will take these comments into account when drawing up the definitive Action Plans, which will be published on this website and issued to the competent authorities on 18 July 2018.

This data will be available on the Autostrade per l'Italia website until the next updates are made to the Action Plans, expected in the first half of 2023.