Strada statale 131 Charles Felix

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State Highway 131
Strada statale 131
Route information
Maintained by ANAS
Length: 229.232 km (142.438 mi)
Existed: May 17, 1928 – present
Major junctions
From: Porto Torres
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To: Cagliari
Location
Major cities: Porto Torres, Sassari, Macomer, Oristano, Cagliari
Highway system
Strade Statali of Italy

The Strada statale 131 (SS131), is the major road in Sardinia, Italy. It is a freeway which connects the towns of Porto Torres and Cagliari via Sassari, Macomer and Oristano. At 229 km, it is considered the “spinal cord” of Sardinia.
It is a part of the E25 European route.

History[edit]

Building works begun in 19th century, under the Kingdom of Charles Felix of Sardinia, the road followed the route of the ancient Roman road Turris Lybissonis-Caralis.

The infrastructure was modernized under fascism, and in the 1970s was rebuilt, becoming a Superstrada (Dual carriageway), some stretches are classified a second category extra-urban road, and the speed limit is 90 km/h, while other ones are considered first category extra-urban road with higher speed limits (110 km/h).

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