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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 18, 2019, 12:29:58 PM »
From 20 May, the tunnel will be one lane and with a speed limit if 60 KPH. At least it?s still open!
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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by Relaxed on May 16, 2019, 10:03:05 PM »
They (Transport Ministry, Strada dei Parchi, Sindaci and others) have come to their senses, and the tunnel is not going to be closed.

They want to do works to prevent the contamination of the water supply, so the tunnel will have only one lane open on each carriageway - so at busy times it will cause delays - but at least it isn't closing

https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/05/16/news/strada_dei_parchi_revocata_la_chiusura_del_traforo_gran_sasso-226442276/
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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 15, 2019, 07:41:29 PM »
Latest word is there were so many objections they are thinking again. Phew!
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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 14, 2019, 11:14:39 AM »
If they do close it, there will be a really negative impact on Abruzzo. Many people live here and work in Rome but the alternative route will make it uneconomical to carry on. It?ll pose real difficulties for many here.
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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by Relaxed on May 13, 2019, 11:38:03 PM »
This sounds bad, but it also sounds a bit hysterical.
The 'nuclear' (scary word) research facility (which is being fingered here) is located deep below the Gran Sasso because it really needs to be there - (the mass of rock above it 'protects' the lab from bits of transient radiation which would contaminate its delicate work). The lab has a compelling reason to behave responsibly - it cannot move!
So (IMO) this is all an 'anti suing' reaction (remember the charges brought against the seismologists?). It's what happens when legals sniff some money. It's also about the over-simplification (and irresponsible populism) of the leaders of environmental causes.
I'll follow this story, and I truly hope that sense prevails.
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Motoring / Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 13, 2019, 06:35:09 PM »
https://www.lastampa.it/2019/04/30/esteri/gran-sasso-tunnel-on-autostrada-a-may-close-next-month-pk6l0zYDpo73J1lqIaoQTP/pagina.html

There are still urgent meetings with many groups trying to stop this happening because of the hugely detrimental effect it will have on the region.

Something we should all be aware of!
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Motoring / Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
« Last post by Cassius on March 13, 2019, 08:09:28 AM »
There is a monument on the main road between Spoltore and Cappelle Sul Tavo, positioned very near the bend Jack Brabham nearly lost his life. No wonder he says Pescara was the most dangerous of all the Grand Prix road courses.

https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

We'll definitely look out for that when/if we're down again.........
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Motoring / Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
« Last post by Relaxed on March 07, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
And I've just checked that this book is available as a Kindle edition for €3.99 so it will be my bedtime reading for a few days.
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Motoring / Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
« Last post by Relaxed on March 07, 2019, 10:17:39 PM »
That's a lovely monument. What an interesting bit of history you have brought to light.
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Motoring / Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
« Last post by Brush Strokes on March 07, 2019, 04:58:30 PM »
There is a monument on the main road between Spoltore and Cappelle Sul Tavo, positioned very near the bend Jack Brabham nearly lost his life. No wonder he says Pescara was the most dangerous of all the Grand Prix road courses.

https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


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