Strada statale 36 del Lago di Como e dello Spluga
This article reads like a review rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (March 2011)
The Italian highway 36, Lake Como and Spluga (SS 36) is a major road in Lombardy. It provides the main access route to the Valtellina and the Swiss canton of Grisons from Milan and other cities in southern Lombardy.
|Strada statale 36|
|Strade Statali of Italy
The road begins from the square Lagosta in Milan along Viale Zara and Viale Fulvio Testi, which are directed towards the north exit from Milan. The stretch of competence of the ANAS start at 8590 km, near the exit Sesto San Giovanni of the A4 (Highway A4). Shortly after the road pass the bypass north of Milan and enters the city of Monza, where the road takes the name Viale Lombardia. This first leg, which crosses an area completely urbanized, it is a dual carriageway (three lanes per direction of travel except short) and has several at grade crossings (some of which are regulated by traffic lights). In 2008 work began prior to burial in an artificial tunnel of about 2 km, as demanded by the population since 1996 by the Association HQ Monza. The tunnel is ready since April 2013. From Monza begins the stretch known as the New Valassina, six-lane highway that crosses the entire Brianza passing near Muggiò, Lissone, Desio, Seregno, Carate Brianza, Verano Brianza and Giussano, which is in practice a bypass. Starting from the exit of Giussano, there is a reduction of lanes to a number of four. Most users of trafficking so far described, in fact, comes from the basin of Erba. With this release, the road bends decidedly toward the east, heading towards Lecco. After the release of Civate, where the highway ended until 2000, the stretch-speed continues to Lecco and beyond with a tunnel in the Monte Barro and a tunnel that crosses the center of the city. To cause the least possible disturbance to the city itself, the two rods of the tunnel has been dug over another, if very rare in Italy. Lecco variant over the underground and the original track (which passed through the center of the city) are reunited for a short stretch that runs on the banks of Lake Como. While remaining a dual carriageway, this tract is characterized by roads (i.e., there are no limitations of typical transit of main roads). Just before the center of Abbadia Lariana begins Colico-Lecco highway, four lanes total, while the old route, a single carriageway, along the lake through all the coastal stations.
The two paths meet at the junction of Piantedo, where he started the highway 38 that crosses the Stelvio to the Valtellina Sondrio, Bormio and Bolzano. The state 36 instead to take the Valchiavenna, from which the short highway 37, Sankt Moritz to Maloja.
Chiavenna from the highway 36 goes hand in its final stretch, with the road narrow and altimetry gradually climb up to over 2000 meters of Spluga Pass on the border with the Swiss canton of Grisons.
History and future developmentEdit
The name New Valassina is due to the original design of the road, which aimed to connect the dock Erba with low Brianza and Milan, along the course of the Valassina, crossed the river Lambro. For political reasons the route was abruptly diverted to Giussano depriving the area of high Brianza a valid connection with the automotive capital of Lombardy.
Instead, the opening of the New Valassina has reduced considerably the time needed to travel between Monza and Lecco. Of particular importance were the speeches made at Lecco, who led the opening 25 October 1999 of a variant that extends the stretch at speed up to pass the city, through the Tunnel Monte Barro and the tunnel below the center of Lecco. Previously, the path from Civate went along Valmadrera, Malgrate and, through the Kennedy bridge to Lecco City.
Currently the road is involved in various projects for retraining in order to create a continuous path by the Milan-Colico features highway them. Focal points of the matter remains the last remaining roads in between Lecco and Abbadia Lariana, which should be achieved in a short time variant, and the complicated situation of the traffic in Monza. Viale Lombardia is characterized by traffic lights that cause a slowdown of traffic and the formation of queues especially during peak hours on weekdays. It was completed a project for construction by the 'ANAS of an urban gallery of about 1800 meters, with the construction of new interchanges linking the state with the A4 motorway bypass and the north. The work began in January 2009 with some preliminary and completed in April 2013. The project is fully funded (230 million euros) from State, regional, provincial and municipalities of Monza, Cinisello Balsamo and Muggiò ALSI and Spa (South Lambro Spa water - the water purifier Monza and Brianza).
The speed limit on SS36 is 90 km/h, the artery is considered secondary suburban streets, instead of suburban main street, missing since the compliance for a particular law (side access) without the which can not be considered to be superior. The speed limit on the stretch between Lecco and Colico is mostly 90 km/h, although it is reduced to 70 km/h between Abbadia Lariana and Lecco itself.
- official website that tracks the progress of work at the junction of Monza
- Site association of citizens who proposed and obtained the creation of the tunnel in Monza
|STRADA STATALE 36|
|Lissone nord - Seregno sud||6,0||MB|
|Verano Brianza sud||10,9||MB|
|Giussano–Erba (via vecchia valassina)||11,8||MB|
|Verano Brianza nord||12,8||MB|
|Arosio - Briosco||15,9||MB|
|Como–Bergamo - Nibionno||21,1||LC|
SS 342 dir Garlate
|Lecco Ospedale - Valsassina sud||39,6||LC|
|Bellano - Valsassina nord||71,4||LC|
|Dervio - Val Varrone||75,9||LC|
SS 38 Sondrio - Passo dello Stelvio