The Milanese region’s road network is strategically important today, but will be even more so in the near future, not only for Italy but also for Europe.
The area is, in fact, destined to become the crossroads of 3 of the 10 planned Pan-European multi modal corridors due to link the north and south, east and west of Europe via fast road and rail routes:
Corridor 1: Berlin-Palermo (North-South)
Corridor 5: Lisbon-Kiev (East-West)
Corridor “two seas”: Rotterdam-Genoa (North-South)
In strictly national terms, the Milanese region is also a crossroads for movements from southern Italy to northern Europe, from east to west and also from central and southern Europe.
Mobility in metropolitan Milan is based on the complex road network of the whole Lombardy Region, which exceeds 12 thousand kilometres:
- 560 km of motorways (8.6% of total Italian motorways), with 181 km in the province of Milan;
- 900 km of state roads;
- 11 thousand km of provincial roads, 413 km of which in the province of Milan.
It is a vast road network, but is still not enough for the ever-increasing volumes of traffic throughout the Milanese region and for the preponderant number of private vehicles.
Infrastructure and mobility are a vital issue for the development and competitiveness of the area and its businesses. This is why projects and actions have been implemented and planned to improve mobility within the Milanese region and link it more effectively with the rest of Europe.
Key projects include:
Infrastrutture e mobilità
Milanoserravalle - Milanotangenziali
Gruppo Autostrade Spa
Autostrada Torino-Milano (A4)
Autostrade Centro Padane
Autostrada del Brennero (A22)
Work in progress
Corridoi paneuropei multimodali