Closed roads, no parking, stop to the Ztl, but also to scooters. In summary, it is the content of two ordinances issued by the Municipality for the management of viability during the 399th edition of the Festino. The provisions of the Office of Sustainable Mobility refer to the “mother” ordinance of July 5, 2017, but add more measures and provide for the closure to cars from July 17 to 14.
What does the “mother” ordinance provide?
From 2:00 p.m. on July 14 to 03:00 a.m. on July 15, the following closures will take place. The prohibitions refer to: piazza della Vittoria, the entire section of the upstream side of the square, in the extension of via Cadorna and corso Vittorio Emanuele, including parking with forced removal, both sides; via Cadorna, with the obligation to turn left towards via del Bastione; via Tiro a Segno, section of via Archirafi-corso dei Mille, with traffic in one direction only in the direction of corso dei Mille; via dello Spasimo, section between via Santa Teresa, piazza della Vittoria allo Spasimo and via Evola, with traffic in one direction only upstream and without forced exit parking, on both sides; Corso Calatafimi, section between Corso Alberto Amedeo and vicolo a Porta Nuova: establishment of the parking ban with forced removal on both sides from 2:00 p.m. on July 13 to 12:00 p.m. on July 15, 2022.
Closures again in via Santa Teresa, section between piazza Santa Teresa and via dello Spasimo, one way upstream and no parking with forced removal, on both sides; via Butera, complete section, without parking with forced exit, both sides; via Alloro, section between via Butera and Foro Umberto I, without parking with forced removal, both sides; via Messina Marine in the direction of Foro Umberto I, in via Cappello you must turn left; via Lincoln at the corner with Foro Umberto I, parking ban with forced removal (from 12:00 on July 14) to allow the positioning of any civil protection post; piazza capitania, full stretch, without parking with forced removal, both sides; piazza Santo Spirito, entire square, without parking with forced removal.
The way to the port
The ordinance also suggests a route for vehicles going to port shipments (including heavy vehicles). Notwithstanding the current prohibitions, it will be possible to drive on the route via Salvatore Cappello, corso dei Mille, via Lincoln, via Roma, via Cavour, the port.
The ordinance issued on July 7, in addition to the provisions, establishes: prohibition of parking on the roadway by the sea of the Foro Umberto I, in the section of piazza Tumminello (Father Messina Institute) up to the traffic light of piazza Kalsa, from today until 00 July 12; It is forbidden to park on the road on the sea side of the Foro Umberto I, in the section between the traffic light in Piazza Kalsa and via Cala from 11 July to 12 July 12. Parking prohibited also in Piazza Marina on the side of the entrance to the Garibaldi Garden, on the right side with respect to the direction of travel from July 12 and until the need ceases.
The closures for the tests, the stoppage of the Ztl and the scooters
From July 9 to 13 and until the need ceases, the entire section will be closed to cars and motorcycles: Corso Vittorio Emanuele; via Butera, complete section; The suspension of the Ztl is also expected from July 14 to July 6, 16. From 10:00 p.m. on July 13 to 12:00 p.m. on July 15, the circulation of all scooters and bicycles will stop at the perimeter of the historic center. Rental companies must pick up the vehicles before 10:00 p.m. on July 13. Private motorcycles and bicycles are excluded, which may travel until 6:00 p.m., the scheduled departure time of the processions scheduled for July 14 and 15, 2022. Users of these vehicles will undertake not to leave them parked on the roads for which the event will take place.
Prohibitions for the procession on July 15
To allow the procession on July 15, the following itinerary will finally be closed to cars and parking will be prohibited: via Matteo Bonello, corso Vittorio Emanuele, piazza Marina, Partanna up, via Maqueda, Giovenchi down, piazza Sant’Onofrio, via Panneria , piazza Monte di Pietà, via Judica, via Gioiamia, via Matteo Bonello.