"Rather than threatening impracticable roads for formal notice and propagandistic requests for damages against the Government, the governor of Liguria would do better to explain where he has been in these years during which, despite the warnings of Europe, nothing has been done to ensure full safety of the local motorway tunnels". The Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport Roberto Traversi thus responds to the controversy of the Ligurian president John Toti on the inconvenience caused by maintenance work in some motorway tunnels in the area. "What Toti pretends not to know - continues Traversi - is that traffic problems are caused by the need to intervene quickly to ensure the safety of motorists and thus bridge the delays of years of neglect in a few weeks ". "In his heat, however, the president of Liguria misses the target of his controversy - Under-Secretary Traversi continues - It is to Autostrade per l'Italia that it must ask for delays, not to the government which has instead repeatedly asked the concessionaire for reassurances on the execution times of the works and on the procedures for managing the closures and alternative mobility.".
"Making controversy doesn't solve the problems - concludes Traversi - what is needed now is an additional effort to ensure a rapid exit from this situation, starting from the meeting that will take place on Monday at the MIT in the presence of the Liguria Region, Aspi, Anas and Rfi. It is to the Ligurian citizens, the only ones who have the right to argue, that we all owe certain and quick answers".