In addition to a rise in the volume of international traffic, the Brenner Motorway is also facing an increasing level of mobility on the weekends and public holidays.
The solution to these phenomena is to adapt the road infrastructure, the current geometry of which causes traffic jams at certain points throughout the year as the traffic handling load limit is exceeded.
For this reason, the Brenner Motorway, in addition to other obligations set out in its current budget, is committed the construction of a third lane in the section between Verona North and the A22/A1 motorway junction at Modena. The construction of this third lane is the only way to cope with the full extent of the volume of traffic in this section estimated by various analyses of this area.
The intervention - a length of approx. 90 km between km 223 and km 313 - consists of providing three traffic lanes and an emergency lane for the entire length in both directions as well as a remodelling of the A22/A1 motorway junction.
The final plan for this intervention was approved by the company in 2009. The construction plan is expected to be approved in 2010 and the environmental impact study is currently in the advanced stages of preparation.
It is anticipated that the work itself should commence in spring 2011 and take approx. 4 years.