Mid-August, black sticker traffic: Palermo queuing for 3 hours at the Strait embarkation

Rosaura Bonfardino
12 August 2022 15:23

Black dot traffic for the big departures in August. Starting this afternoon, traffic is expected to increase steadily along the Anas network (FS Italiane Group). On the A2 ‘Autostrada del Mediterraneo’, due to the intense atmospheric precipitation of the last few hours in the province of Reggio Calabria, there were slowdowns at the boarding points of Villa San Giovanni with waiting times of about 3 hours. In line also some Palermo returning to Sicily.

And for the next few days Viabilità Italia provides for a red stamp, starting today, and a black stamp in the morning of tomorrow, 13 August, with increasing movements towards the major directions. The vignette turns red starting from the afternoon of Saturday 13 August and throughout Sunday, 14 August, with heavy traffic for the last departures for the holidays and for the Ferragosto bridge, a day in which lighter traffic is expected from a yellow sticker. . The sections concerned are, in a southerly direction, the main routes towards the holiday resorts, in particular along the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian and Ionian ridges and at the border crossings towards France, Slovenia and Croatia, and out of urban centers and for the numerous local movements. In addition, a consistent flow of traffic is expected in the vicinity of urban centers, especially starting from late Sunday afternoon, coinciding with weekend returns. Today from 16.00 to 22.00, tomorrow Saturday 13 August from 8.00 to 22.00, Sunday 14 August and Monday 15, the day of August 15, from 7.00 to 22.00 there is a ban on the transit of heavy vehicles.

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The traffic will concern in particular the main tourist itineraries: the A2 ‘Autostrada del Mediterraneo’ which crosses Campania, Basilicata and Calabria; state roads 106 Jonica and 18 Tirrena Inferiore in Calabria; the A19 Palermo-Catania and A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo motorways in Sicily; the state road 131 Carlo Felice in Sardinia; the state road 148 Pontina nel Lazio, a particularly busy artery which together with the SS7 ‘Appia’ ensures connections between Rome and the tourist resorts of lower Lazio; the E45 itinerary (SS675 and SS3 bis) which involves Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and connects the north east with central Italy; the main roads SS1 Aurelia (Lazio, Tuscany and Liguria), SS16 Adriatica (Puglia, Molise, Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto). Finally, in the north, the RA13 and RA14 motorway junctions in Friuli Venezia Giulia towards the border crossings, the SS36 of Lake Como and Spluga in Lombardy, the SS45 of Val Trebbia in Liguria, the SS26 of the Valle D’Aosta and the SS309 Romea between Emilia Romagna and Veneto and the SS 51 of Alemagna in Veneto.

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