Autostrada A10 (Italy)

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A10 Motorway
Autostrada A10
Autostrada dei Fiori
Route information
Length: 158.1 km (98.2 mi)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
From: Genoa
To: Ventimiglia
Location
Regions: Liguria
Highway system
Autostrade of Italy

The Autostrada A10, also known as the Fiori Autostrada or the AutoFiori, is an Italian motorway, passing through Liguria and connecting Genoa with Ventimiglia. It connects to the French A8 autoroute, which finishes in Aix-en-Provence, and forms part of European route E80. It is 158.7 kilometres long.[1]

History[edit]

The route from Genoa to Savona was opened on 5 September 1967,[2] and the route from Savona to Ventimiglia was opened on 6 November 1961.

Between Genoa and Savona, the highway has been improved three times in recent times: the northern route, in the direction of Ventimiglia, has been renovated, while the opposite direction, towards Genoa, is now the original road, which formerly consisted of both directions. Accordingly, this side is of lower quality than the other; the widening of the road to three lanes has necessitated the removal of the emergency lane, and a reduction of all lanes to less than 3.75m - this is less than the regulations of the Italian highway code, and has in turn caused a reduction of the speed limit to 80 km/h for most of the section between Albisola and Genoa Voltri.

The route between Genoa and the Italian border, on the other hand, is completely new, having been built in the sixties; it consists of two carriageways side by side, with two lanes in each direction. It has, however, no emergency lane, but includes several places in which it is suitable to make an emergency stop.

The Autostrada today[edit]

The route is currently run by two companies: from Genoa to Savona, by the company Autostrade Italy SpA, and from Savona to the border by Autostrada dei Fiori SpA. It has 22 entrances, and includes eight service stations.

Much of the route is built on hillside, with a series of viaducts and tunnels; for this reason, the entire motorway requires paying a toll charge (one of the most expensive in Italy). Past Savona, the motorway visits Albenga, Imperia, San Remo, and Ventimiglia: six kilometres from Ventimiglia, it reaches the border with France. Until the nineties, the border was marked by a change of stripe colour, from yellow to white, alongside a sign in the tunnel indicating the precise location of the border—this is now gone, although its former location can still be discerned from a change of lighting systems, and the different thicknesses of asphalt.

In the opposite direction, the A10 intersects with the A6, towards Turin, the A26, towards the Po Valley, Switzerland, and other major cities in the north of Italy, before finally joining the A7, towards Milan and Tuscany.

Route[edit]

A10 GENOA - VENTIMIGLIA
Autostrada dei Fiori
Type Indication ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European road
AB-Kreuz-grün.svg Italian traffic signs - strada europea 64.svgAutostrada A7 Italia.svg Milan
Italian traffic signs - strada europea 80.svg Autostrada A12 Italia.svg Livorno
Italian traffic signs - strada europea 25.svg Italian traffic signs - icona traghetto.svg Genova Sampierdarena
0 158,1 Genoa
AB-AS-grün.svg Genoa Airport 2 156 Italian traffic signs - strada europea 80.svgItalian traffic signs - strada europea 25.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Genoa Pegli 6 152
AB-AS-grün.svg Genoa Voltri 11 147
AB-Kreuz-grün.svg Italian traffic signs - strada europea 25.svgAutostrada A26 Italia.svg Alessandria - Gravellona Toce 13 145 Italian traffic signs - strada europea 80.svg
Zeichen 314.svg South Terrarossa carpark 140,3
AB-AS-grün.svg Arenzano 20 138
AB-Tank.svg Service station "Piani d'Invrea" 26 132 Savona
AB-AS-grün.svg Varazze 27 131
AB-AS-grün.svg Celle Ligure 32 126
AB-AS-grün.svg Albisola 36 120
AB-Tank.svg Service station "S.Cristoforo" 42 116
AB-AS-grün.svg Complanare Savona
AB-Kreuz-grün.svgItalian traffic signs - strada europea 717.svgAutostrada A6 Italia.svg Turin
AB-AS-grün.svgSavona
Italian traffic signs - icona rifornimento.svg "Aurelia Sud" service area
44 113
AB-Tank.svg "Valleggia Nord" service station
AB-AS-grün.svg Spotorno 52 106
AB-Tank.svg "Borsana Sud" service station
Zeichen 314.svg "Borsana Nord" carpark 55,7
Zeichen 314.svg "Feglino Sud" carpark 100
AB-AS-grün.svg Feglino[3] 60 99
Zeichen 314.svg "Aquila Sud" carpark 98,7
AB-AS-grün.svg Finale Ligure 63 95
AB-AS-grün.svg Pietra Ligure 68 90
AB-AS-grün.svg Borghetto Santo Spirito 72 86
Zeichen 314.svg "Piccaro Nord" carpark 75,5
AB-Tank.svg "Ceriale" service station 77 81
AB-AS-grün.svg Albenga 81 77
AB-AS-grün.svg Andora 93 65
AB-Tank.svg "Rinovo" service station 95
Zeichen 314.svg "Valle Chiappa" service station 98.1
AB-Tank.svg "Valle Chiappa" service station 60
AB-AS-grün.svg San Bartolomeo al Mare 104 58 Imperia
Zeichen 314.svg "Gorleri Est" carpark 54,2
AB-AS-grün.svg East Imperia 112 52
AB-AS-grün.svg Imperia 119 46
AB-Tank.svg "Conioli" service station 38
AB-Tank.svg "Castellaro" service station 123
AB-AS-grün.svg Arma di Taggia 128 30
AB-AS-grün.svg Sanremo 136 19
AB-Tank.svg "Bordighera" service station 143 15
AB-AS-grün.svg Bordighera 146 12
AB-AS-grün.svg Ventimiglia Italian traffic signs - stazione.svg[4]
Italian traffic signs - strada europea 74.svgStrada Statale 20 Italia.svg Col de Tende - Cuneo
Italian traffic signs - icona rifornimento.svg "Autoporto" service station
151,8 6 Italian traffic signs - strada europea 80.svgItalian traffic signs - strada europea 74.svg
Italian traffic signs - stazione.svg Ventimiglia border post 151,8 6
Autoroute F.svg Italian traffic signs - strada europea 74.svgItalian traffic signs - strada europea 80.svg Tabliczka FR A8.svg Menton - Monaco - Nice
Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Border state - France
158,1 0

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