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Construction work started on the new Castelnuovo del Garda motorway exit
10 April 2024

Today morning, in the presence of the top management of Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova (a company of the A4 Holding Group), representatives of the contractors grouped in a Temporary Enterprise Grouping, the mayor of Castelnuovo del Garda, various delegates of the local municipalities involved and representatives of the Province of Verona, the Garda Community and local trade associations including Federalberghi Garda, the handover ceremony took place for the construction of the new bus station at Castelnuovo del Garda in the Verona area.

The project, as is well known, concerns the construction of a new motorway tollgate along the A4 motorway about 3.5 kilometres from Peschiera del Garda, as well as the execution of all interconnection works with the ordinary road network. In this way, a fundamental step towards the realisation of an infrastructure that aims at solving the problem of congestion at the Peschiera del Garda toll station, which is burdened by traffic directed to the resorts and tourist attractions of the Basso Lago di Garda area, which has always been the main tourist basin of the province of Verona, and which on average numbers almost 5 million vehicles a year in transit - particularly at weekends and during the summer season - with consequent queues and delays. In detail, the project envisages the connection of the new toll station to the A4 motorway by means of a junction with a motorway overpass and the connection to the ordinary road network (S.R. no. 11 and S.R. no. 450) by means of a large roundabout at the exit from the bus station. Works are also planned to double the slip road from the tollbooth roundabout to the viaduct on the S.R. 11 at Cavalcaselle.

The future bus station forecourt will comprise 15 runways, including the two reserved for the transit of exceptional transports, and it is planned to create two parking areas for passenger cars and another two for heavy vehicles and coaches, connected by an internal road system, offering the opportunity to serve as an interchange parking area and bus terminal for users of the tourist and nature parks in this part of Lake Garda. Particular attention has been paid to the inclusion of the work in the surrounding environment, optimising its inclusion also in terms of the landscape and minimising its visual and sound impact: in addition to providing for a 25 m deep tree enclosure, extending north of the work for about 1,150 metres, acoustic mitigation measures have also been planned through the placement of noise barriers of different types.

The total investment to be borne entirely by the A4 Holding Group amounts to EUR 86.74 million. The planning of the works foresees the completion of the construction site within 900 days from the start of the works and the commissioning of the bus station by the end of 2026.

"We have succeeded with this intervention in unblocking an investment whose preliminary project dates back to 1996,’ commented Bruno Chiari, General Manager of Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padua, ’and which, in its conception first and then in its realisation, testifies once again to our company's attention to the socio-economic needs of the entire lower Lake Garda and Veneto area, to the need to raise comfort and safety levels for travellers and to the need to contribute directly to the development, enhancement and care of the territories crossed by our motorways. Once completed, the new bus station will certainly be a suitable instrument to mitigate traffic conditions in the lower Lake Garda area and will be able to both create the best conditions for greater tourist traffic flow and to favour better management of commercial traffic thanks to the direct connection of the A4 with the slip road to Affi".