Residents and merchants cheer on social media. And they come to speak of a “historic day”. From today, Piazza Bolivar and Via Foppa reopen, the latter closed since 2016, with a flood of detours and the shops that have struggled to survive one of the most impactful construction sites of the M4. Good news for those who live between Giambellino, via Washington and Parco Solari: “The progress of the works for the M4 allows us to continue with the downsizing of the construction sites and the restitution of areas of the neighborhoods to citizens,” they say from Metropolitana Milanese. After the reopening of the space in front of the Forlanini station, you return to circulate on piazza Bolivar and via Foppa, towards the center. In the section between piazza Bolivar and via Moisè Loira, via Foppa will therefore again be accessible in both directions. A novelty that will allow, from 20 September, to change the route of bus 50, after years of protests by the inhabitants who accused “of having left via Foppa without ATM races”. “Finally, the isolation ends on this path,” reads the Facebook page of the Lorenteggio Committee, Foppa, Washington. Line 50 from via Lorenteggio, instead of turning onto viale Misurata, will cross piazza Bolivar to continue on via Foppa and California, piazza Vesuvio, and from here will resume up to Cairoli. In the opposite direction, however, from via Egadi the bus will turn into via Loira and then turn into via Foppa, from where it will continue on via Washington, piazza Napoli, via Giambellino and via Tolstoj. As far as the M4 is concerned, the question remains of the failure to open the mini-section up to the Linate terminus. The works are finished, but the traffic on the airport, due to Covid, is at 30% of normal, so the Municipality slows down. “We will activate the service when the conditions are right – the councilor for Mobility Marco Granelli had already explained – which may be there when the line reaches Dateo, or towards the end of 2022”. And the opening of the entire line is confirmed for the end of July 2023.
Last updated: Monday 13 September 2021, 08:55
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