The intervention involved the creation of an additional lane between the northern Milan barrier and the interconnection with the A9 Lainate–Como–Chiasso motorway, for a total of approximately 4.4 kilometers serving the metropolitan city of Milan
A century after its first inauguration, the A8 Milano Laghi becomes the first, and only, 5-lane motorway on the Peninsula. This was stated by Autostrade per l’Italia, underlining that the completed project increases the capacity of one of the busiest sections of the country, 170 thousand vehicles per day with peaks exceeding 200,000 transits, acting as a connection between the largest routes in Northern Italy, part integral part of two international corridors towards Northern European countries.
In detail, the intervention involved the creation of an additional lane between the northern Milan barrier and the interconnection with the A9 Lainate–Como–Chiasso motorway, for a total of approximately 4.4 kilometers serving the metropolitan city of Milan and the production districts that characterize the area. Thanks to an overall investment of around 200 million euros, the infrastructure improves travel times, with a saving of 1 million hours a year.
The inauguration of the new lane was held today in the presence, among others, of the vice-president of the Council of Ministers and minister of Infrastructure and Transport Matteo Salvini, the president of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana, the president of Autostrade per l’Italia Elisabetta Oliveri and the CEO Roberto Tomasi.
“The upgrading of the Milan-Laghi – says CEO Tomasi – is a project with a high symbolic value: the first motorway in Italy and a strategic hub for the country, after 100 years of operation, the A8 marks a new record in terms of capacity and quality of the trip. Once again, the synergistic structure of our Group was fundamental in achieving this objective, which saw the various subsidiary companies aligned: starting with Amplia for construction, thanks to which it was possible to give an acceleration at work in the last twelve months, increasing productivity much more than double. Our framework of synergies, which also sees an important role of Tecne for engineering and Movyon for technologies, represents a winning modus operandi that we are replicating on the national territory for the grounding of Autostrade per l’Italia’s industrial plan”.
The entire project to upgrade the A8, completed by Amplia, a company of the Aspi Group and the leading construction company in terms of activity at a national level, is characterized by an innovative approach, both in the management of the construction phases and in the implementation of interventions benefiting the quality of life of the urban fabric, thus making the country’s longest-running motorway a cutting-edge asset in the name of sustainable mobility. We also note the particular attention given during the works to the reuse of excavation materials (approximately 88% reused in construction activities foreseen by the intervention) and to the protection of water (100% of the drainage system closed and controlled). The planting of 10 hectares of native tree species near the town is also planned, which will contribute to improving air quality, with a reduction in fine dust emissions of up to 40%.
Among the most important related interventions for the benefit of the territory, carried out by Aspi, we remember the new Lainate Tunnel, an important work to mend the metropolitan area, a fundamental element of the new road connection between the Sp 101 and the Sp 109, which involves an underpass of the interconnection between the A8 and A9 motorways, the construction of two coplanar roads on Corso Europa and a new roundabout which will allow the connection to via Nervino. Furthermore, also in the city of Lainate, the new flyover in Viale Manzoni, already in operation, and the new road connection with the municipality of Rho and new cycle paths were built.