The highway is closed and the blue coach Roberto Mancini blurts out. “These are the Italian motorways. You arrive at midnight from the A7 at the A26 junction and find the highway closed without a sign indicating the closure. Shame on you, but many have to be ashamed”, wrote Mancini, on Instagram, in the complicated return journey at home after the match that the national team won in Reggio Emilia against Lithuania. Autostrade per l’Italia’s reply was not long in coming. “Dear Roberto Mancini, first of all we would like to congratulate you on the splendid victory over Lithuania and on the European dream of last summer, which we at Autostrade per l’Italia also celebrated with a message on all 3000 km of our network. closure of the A26, included in a program of works concerning the tunnels, was activated yesterday from 9 pm, towards Genoa, starting from the junction for Novi Ligure / A7 up to the junction for the A10 “, reads.” The information of the closure, also included as a forecast on the home page of our site, was always displayed on the luminous panels approaching the section concerned, both from the A7 and from the A26. In particular – continues the post – the closure was announced from 9 am in the morning and continuously signaled starting at 9 pm for the entire duration of the event. In any case, we take a cue from your message and we will try to improve the service information even more. The technicians and workers are making unprecedented efforts to carry out a work that is not visible to travelers, but which consists in the complete restructuring of the tunnels to extend their duration by tens of years. An effort that involves inevitable inconveniences, which we would like to avoid for travelers and citizens, but which is necessary to modernize the infrastructures of this country, which largely date back to the 60s / 70s. the company – hundreds of men and women work every day and night and do their utmost to meet delivery times. Would you like to come and meet them? In fact, we would be happy to invite you to make an inspection inside these construction sites. She will find a lot of passion and commitment, as well as heated fans of her and of the national team who, instead of being ashamed, will welcome her in an affectionate way. What do you think? We are waiting for you! “.
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