Major Rome overpass to be demolished starting 5 August

Work to be completed in 2021.

The demolition of some 500 metres of the raised section of Rome’s Tangenziale Est (East Bypass) in front of Tiburtina station will start on Monday 5 August.

With the closing of the overpass and its access ramps, driving in this important section of the city will be totally changed. Motorists will have to take alternative roads for the time needed to complete the works, and count on longer journey time than up to now or choose a totally different route.

Here is the new road system in detail, which of course will be signposted on the spot:

- on the Circonvallazione Tiburtina towards the Via Salaria turnoff, the main lane of the Tangenziale Est near the Portonaccio-Tiburtina junction will be closed;

- on the Nomentana ring road towards San Giovanni, the main lane will be closed and drivers must turn right onto the parallel streets;

- on Via Tiburtina towards Piazzale del Verano, the ramps to the overpass will be blocked.

Road signs will inform drivers of the alternative routes, and also explain the methods and phases of the work. Information on the alternative local roads will be also be available on the municipal information line 060606.

The demolition in the eastern quadrant of the city will be carried out in twelve phases at a cost of €7.6 million. 

During the preliminary phase, the construction materials of the bypass is made will be sampled and analysed. Then the demolition of the pylons and the raised section of the Circonvallazione Nomentana will begin. The expected completion time is 450 days.

The project for the demolition of this section of the East Bypass dates back to 2000, when it was approved as part of the upgraded structure of Tiburtina railway station.

"This is an intervention that has been planned for years and is now becoming a reality," stated councillor Margherita Gatta. "Residents will finally be able to benefit from the redevelopment of the territory and the entire neighborhood will appreciate the advantages of this demolition over time."

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Address Tangenziale Est, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Major Rome overpass to be demolished starting 5 August

Tangenziale Est, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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