Rome promises €60m for road works

24/7 monitoring and maintenance.

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has promised to tackle the disastrous condition of the city’s main roads, after some – such as the Via Salaria or the Via Cristoforo Colombo – had a 30kmh speed limit imposed as a temporary solution until potholes and craters could be repaired.Taking on board the angry complaints of motorists, and especially the city’s thousands of motorino riders, Raggi has promised to spend some €60 million over the next two years.

An integrated monitoring and maintenance system is being set up, including a call centre and computerised scheduling of regular road works and emergency intervention. A crew of 48 work squads and nine trucks will be on the streets 24 hours a day, with an investment almost two times as high as in other major Italian cities, Raggi promised.

“It’s never been done before,” Raggi commented.

The crews will constantly monitor the condition of roads, bridges and tunnels throughout Rome’s major arteries, ready to intervene immediately where necessary along the 800 kilometres of major roads that connect the city’s 11 million square metres of territory.

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