|Project Details||The objectives of the Orte-Mestre highway are: I) To redistribute traffic flow along the stretch Venice-Padua-Bologna-Florence and Orte; II) To complete the highway along the Adriatic Coast which currently stops at Rimini; II) To improve accessibility in the area served by the new highway, as the costal area from Venice to Rimini, the harbor of Ravenna and the metropolitan areas of Forli, Cesena and Perugia; IV) To connect the Adriatic stretch with the southern Tyrrhenian coast and the Pan-European Corridor V; V) To improve the safety on Mestre-Ravenna (SS 309) and Cesena-Orte (E45) stretch. The new highway will be following the same route of E45 from Orte to Cesena and the same route of SH309 Romea from Ravenna to Mestre up to Villabona or more probably up to Roncaduro. However, it is still possible that, rather than the above mentioned solution, the final choice will be represented by a viaduct passing through the Riviera. The project involves the construction of 147 overpasses, 26 underpasses, more than 52 miles of viaducts, 17 Kilometers of tunnels and 17 new interchanges.|
Along the way the highway will meet: 11 thousand hectares of SIC (areas of Community Interest) 5,800 hectares of SPAs (special protection areas); 8,300 acres of national parks. The European Commission has officially declared that the Orte-Mestre highway is not part of the "Trans-European Networks-Transport". In November 2013, the CIPE approved the preliminary project. However, in September 2014, the Court of Auditors blocked the CIPE's resolution. This was done because, according to the judges, it was not possible to spend one billion and 800 thousand Euros of task relief, which were supposed to be obtained, according to the Orte-Mestre highway financial plan. The second clause of article number 4 of the "Sblocca Italia" Decree has granted public funding through the mechanism of task relief. Thanks to this, the Court of Auditors judge's decision has not a legal value. In November 2014, the CIPE approved the preliminary project again. Currently, the Italian government has asked EC to include the Orte-Mestre highway project into the "Piano Junker".
The level of investment comprises 12,400,000,000.00 dollars for financing and bond project with a public funding of 2,232,000,000.00 dollars through the mechanism of task relief regarding IVA, IRES and IRAP.
|Project Area (in hectares)||396 km (length of the Orte Mestre highway)|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||12,400,000,000.00 USD |
|Type of Population||Urban|
|Potential Affected Population||10,280,000 million (inhabitants of the regions involved)|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Scetaroute S.A.|
Egis Projects S.A from France
ILI Autostrade S.p.A. from Italy
MEC S.r.l. from Italy
Technip Italy S.p.A. from Italy
Transroute International S.A.
|Relevant government actors||- Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. - Ministry of Enviroment and Land Protection. - Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities. - Cipe - Administrations and Local Authorities (of 5 Regions, 11 Provinces, 48 Municipalities). |
|International and Financial Institutions||Carige Bank from Italy|
Efibanca from Italy
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Stop Or-Me Network http://www.stoporme.org/|