The cobblestones will disappear from viale Aventino to be “reassembled” on via del Corso to bring it back, as they say in the Campidoglio, “as beautiful as it was in the 19th century”.
The areas involved in the removal of the flint cubes have already been partially fenced and the works are starting in these days: there will be inconveniences for circulation but the final effect, especially in the center near Piazza del Popolo, promises to satisfy the expectations.
The intervention is in fact part of the “Sampietrini Plan” developed by the Campidoglio with the Capitoline Superintendence and the State Superintendency together with university professors and urban technicians, which aims to restore the sampietrino as it was two centuries ago.
To develop the project it was necessary to take out the maps of the time from the municipal and private archives. The goal is to bring the traditional cubed pavement back to the pedestrian streets of the historic center and replace it, instead, with asphalt on other busier roads, to make them safer for cars and scooters. As already happened in via Quattro Novembre and piazza Venezia.
Now it is the turn of Viale Aventino: in these days it has already been built and the works are starting. The cobblestones will be removed in the stretch between Piazza Albania and the FAO headquarters, at the Circo Massimo metro stop B.
We will proceed in small blocks: in fact, the individual sections will be closed with a construction fence, without blocking the circulation which will in any case be affected in part by the slowdowns as the carriageway is in fact reduced. Each activity is coordinated with the municipal police group to monitor any traffic jams. The asphalt will be rearranged and the “serci” will be repositioned only on the outer sides of the avenue to leave the memory, as was done for via Quattro Novembre. All the sampietrini will also be moved en bloc on via del Corso, in the pedestrian area between piazza del Popolo and via Tomacelli which will then return to take on the nineteenth-century guise.
In the other stretch instead, the driveway that goes towards Piazza Venezia, the asphalt remains and is arranged to allow the passage of buses and vehicles with access to the restricted traffic area.
In the construction site areas, closures and passages are also forbidden to trucks for loading and unloading goods in favor of shops and restaurants. Also on via del Corso we will proceed with steps marked over time to limit the inconvenience that, however, will not be lacking for traders.
Last updated: Thursday 23 September 2021, 08:49
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