Motorway network service areas: decree signed for restructuring plan


Emma Potter

Motorway service area restructuring plan: objectives

The decree provides for a progressive adjustment of the level of service offered to motorway users. This will be achieved through a series of interventions aimed at improving the overall quality of service areas. Let’s see below what the objectives of the motorway service area restructuring plan are.

Better quality of service: The service areas will be equipped with modern and functional facilities, ensuring comfort and convenience for motorists.

Reasonable prices: The decree imposes a control on the prices charged in service areas, ensuring that they are appropriate and competitive. This aims to prevent abuse and ensure that motorists can access products and services at reasonable prices.

Equipped areas: new equipped areas will be created to better respond to the needs of travellers.

Ecological sustainability: A crucial aspect of the plan is the implementation of green measures. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of service areas and promote sustainable practices among users.

The service areas affected

The measure concerns a total of 463 service areasof which 423 are located on motorways under concession and 40 on the motorway network managed by Anas.

The aim of the plan is to start a major redevelopment phase that will make stopping at service areas increasingly attractive for users. This will not only improve the travel experience, but will also contribute to a more balanced distribution of traffic along the motorway network, reducing the risk of congestion in the busiest areas.

Implications for the economy and the environment

The motorway service area redevelopment plan has important implications for both the economy and the environment. On the one hand, investment in motorway infrastructure will create new job opportunities and stimulate the local economy, with direct benefits for surrounding communities.

On the other hand, the ecological measures provided for by the decree will contribute to the reduction of CO emissions2 and improving air quality. Installing charging stations for electric vehicles, for example, will encourage the adoption of more sustainable means of transport, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.