Three months and 50 million have been dedicated over the summer to improving the state of the roads in the city of Rome. When the city schools closed for the summer holidays, work began on 101 roads and piazzas, and more than one and a half million square metres of road surface had been repaired by the middle of August. After the holiday on 15 August a second stage of work began with a further 69 streets being repaired. The city mayor, Walter Veltroni, is promising that these will be completed by the end of September. Amongst the roads being repaired are Piazzale Ostiense, Via Cavour, Lungotevere Farnesina, Sanzio and Giancolense and Via Veneto in the city centre, and many main roads in other areas such as Via Prenestina, Via Agnanina, Via Cristoforo Colombo, Via Portuense, Via Gregorio VII, Corso Francia and Via Cassia Nuova.

Motorists should be prepared for some delays when schools reopen on 14 September.