A 14 km stretch of triple carriageway on Romes traffic-packed ring road, the Gran Raccordo Anulare (GRA) between Via Aurelia and Via Cassia, was officially opened at the beginning of February. Now only four km remains for the GRA to be three lanes in both directions all around the city. The new 14 km section of the GRA cost 420 million and should reduce travelling time on the new stretch by 30 per cent.