A14 Rimini Nord - Porto S.Elpidio
Construction of lane 3 (155 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.
In July 2016, the 3-lane expansion of the stretch was completed.
With the construction of the third lane, five new junctions were also planned: Monte Marciano, Ancona Ovest, Porto S. Elpidio, Pesaro Sud, Fano Nord and the relocation of the Senigallia junction, in addition to the upgrading of 10 existing junctions.
Motorists were able to use the same 2 lanes as available prior to commencement of the works, throughout the intervention.
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 Romagna and Le Marche. The project involves:
- the construction of 36 km of highway slip roads
- the installation of 95.8 km of noise barriers.