Projects: Roads & Motorways

Albenga-Garessio-Ceva motorways

Albenga-Garessio-Ceva motorways

New road system connecting Piemonte and Liguria

The study is aimed at creating a road system able to improve the road links between the regions of Piemonte and Liguria, which are currently characterized by a high number of accidents and lack of easy mobility (which is a pre-requisite for economic growth).

  • Owner/client:Autostrada Albenga Garessio Ceva S.p.A.
  • Location:Provinces of Savona and Cuneo
  • Type of service:Feasibility Study; Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Period:2006
  • Cost:€

The identified corridor, where the alternative route proposals are located, extends along the Neva (Savona) and Tanaro (Cuneo) river valleys, starting from near the Albenga junction on the A10 Ventimiglia-Savona motorway and ending near the Ceva junction on the A6 Torino-Savona.

The system under study, which shall supplement the existing infrastructural network, has resulted in the identification of 3 possible alternatives: the project infrastructure consists of 2 distinct carriageways, each one having two driving lanes of 3.75 m and an emergency lane of 3 m.

The contents of the feasibility study have been developed with a special focus on the following issues:

  • territorial and socio-economic setting of the corridor, with a special focus on geological, traffic (characteristics and distribution of the network and of mobility infrastructures) and environmental issues (presence of parks and protected areas, watercourses and relevant basins);
  • traffic study, result of supplementary surveys and simulations related to the considered transport scenarios;
  • methodology for the development of the routes and relevant alternatives, measurement and geometrization of the infrastructure and works;
  • technical-economic analysis of the routes and definition of the economic feasibility of the work;
  • analysis of the main impacts on the environment and territory;
  • multi-criteria analysis of route alternatives.