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Rehabilitation of Rural Roads in Trento Region, Italy

Summary

EAFRD funds support small villages in rural areas to develop infrastructure for public use. This is the case of San Lorenzo in Banale in Italy, where the municipality repaired the state road and the “Moline” rural road.

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Background

For small rural villages, the repair of rural roads is often very onerous in proportion to the resident-taxpayer population that uses those facilities. EAFRD funds can play a strategic role in supporting small municipalities to carry out infrastructural investments. This is the case of San Lorenzo in Banale, a municipality that rehabilitated the “Moline” road. A landslide caused the state road leading to San Lorenzo in Banale to become unaccessible and the 3 km "Moline" road became the main route for reaching the village.

Objective

The objectives of the project were: i) to rehabilitate the state road in order to facilitate the access to the most isolated and remote zones; ii) to fix the damages on "Moline" road caused by high traffic density.

Main activities

The road was rehabilitated by installing concrete blocks to reinforce the road bank (440 metres in total). The most marked road hollows were eliminated; the road was re-paved; and steel guard-rails (570 metres in total) and steel-wood barriers equipped with handrail (90 metres in total) were installed.

Results & Benefits

The state road's rehabilitation improved the access to remote rural communities as well as the quality of life of the population that needed to reach the village of San Lorenzo to get access to basic services, such as education and health. The “Moline” road's repair also contributed to stimulate the area's eco-tourism.

Lessons learnt

Measure 321 can help small municipalities in rural areas to cover part of the expenses used to develop public infrastructures. In this project, EAFRD funds contributed to repair 2 rural roads of strategic importance for the development and improvement of the quality of life of small rural communities.

Project location and other information

Municipality of San Lorenzo in Banale, Trento Province, Italy

Region

Trento

RDP Territory

Trento

Total project cost (€)

224 500

EAFRD contribution (€)

62 860

National contribution (€)

116 740

Other funding sources (€)

44 900

Contact name

Municipality of San Lorenzo in Banale

Telephone

+39 0465734023

Languages for contact

Italian

At a glance

Country

Italy

Final beneficiary type

Public/local authorities

Budget range

€100 000 - €500 000

Start date:

11/10/2011

End Date:

30/06/2013

Theme / Measure:

• Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
• Improving quality of life in rural areas
• 321. Basic services for the economy and rural population

Keywords:

Infrastructure, Local authority, Transport, Village facilities, Municipality

Last update

30/09/2013