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Italian Port of Civitavecchia road link studies to receive EU funding

Creation date: October 16, 2013

The European Union will support with almost €1 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies focusing on a new road link between the Italian Port of Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) and the Orte intermodal node, in order to improve the safety and reliability of the network and boost intermodality in the region.


The initiative, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, aims to identify the best route for the new road link from several alternative alignments and prepare the documentation required for the approval procedures.


Once completed, the new road link will:

  • increase intermodal transport between the Port of Civitavecchia and the freight terminal of Orte
  • allow quicker access to the Tyrrhenian region and the new airport planned in Viterbo
  • ensure improved road safety.

The outcome of the study will be a helpful decision-making tool for the subsequent final design and financing of the road link.


The studies are set to be completed by October 2014.