Autostrada A18 (Italy)

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A18 Motorway
Autostrada A18
Section 1
Length: 77 km (48 mi)
North end: Messina
South end: Catania
Section 2
Length: 42 km (26 mi)
North end: Syracuse
South end: Roslini
Regions: Sicily
Highway system
Autostrade of Italy

The Autostrada A18 is a 77 km (48 mi) motorway on the Ionian coast of Sicily that links Messina to Catania. The motorway is linked to the A20 Messina-Palermo at its northern-end and to the A19 Palermo-Catania through the RA15 Catania's Ring Road at its southern-end. There is also a second stretch of A18, on the south part of the island, running from Syracuse to Rosolini.

Messina – Catania

Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European Road
Italian traffic signs - autostrada.svg Autostrada A20 Italia.svg Messina-Palermo 0,0 0,0 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Messina Sud – Tremestieri 0,0 75,6 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
Italian traffic signs - stazione.svg Toll barrier Messina Sud 0,0 75,6 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Roccalumera 21,3 54,3 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-Tank.svg Service station "Barracca" 25,6 50,0 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Taormina 35,2 40,4 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Giardini Naxos 41,0 34,6 ME Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-Tank.svg Service station "Calatabiano" 42,2 33,4 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Fiumefreddo 47,4 28,2 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Giarre 58,7 16,9 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Acireale 68,9 6,7 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-Tank.svg Service station "Aci Sant'Antonio" 71,3 4,3 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
Italian traffic signs - stazione.svg Toll barrier Catania Nord 75,6 0,0 CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Paesi etnei CT Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-Kreuz-grün.svg A18 Catania Centre – San Gregorio
Italian traffic signs - raccordo autostradale 15.svg RA15 – Catania's Bypass
0,0 0,0 CT Tabliczka E45.svg

A18dir Diramazione Catania Nord

Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province
AB-Kreuz-grün.svg Tabliczka E45.svg A18 to Messina
Tabliczka E45.svg Italian traffic signs - raccordo autostradale 15.svg RA15 – Catania's Bypass
0,0 CT
AB-AS-grün.svg San Gregorio CT
Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Parking Area CT
AB-AS-grün.svg Canalicchio CT
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Catania Centro 4,5 CT

Siracusa – Ragusa – Gela

File:A18 Noto.jpg
The A18 near Noto's exit.

A first part of only 9,5 km from Syracuse to Cassibile opened 15 June 1983 but works stopped for over 20 years until in March 2008 a second stretch from Cassibile to Noto was open. The latest part, from Noto to Rosolini, was open to the traffic in October 2008.

Siracusa – Rosolini

Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European Road
superstrada Siracusa
Strada Statale 114 Italia.svg Orientale Sicula
0 40,0 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Canicattini Bagni 0,1 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Cassibile 9,5 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Avola 16,7 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-AS-grün.svg Noto 26,6 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
17px Italian traffic signs - lavori.svg Service station 'Tellaro' (work in progress) 38,8 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
AB-ende-grün.svg Rosolini
Strada Statale 115 Italia.svg Sud Occidentale Sicula
40,0 0 SR Tabliczka E45.svg

Rosolini – Ragusa

This part of the A18 was designed in the early '70s and required re-planning because the original project would have run through archeological areas and natural reserves (created in the '80s and '90s). The new project was completed in 2001 and is partially financed. Works should start in 2013 taking the motorway from Rosolini to Ispica/Pozzallo first and to Modica. Authorities are awaiting for further founding for the completion of this second part of the A18 that should run to Scicli and Ragusa.

Planned Exits (km from Syracuse):

Italian traffic signs - lavori.svgItalian traffic signs - divieto di transito.svg A18 ROSOLINI-RAGUSA
Type Exit ↓km↓ ↑km↑ Province European
AB-AS-grün.svg Rosolini 41,9 SR Tabliczka E45.svg
Italian traffic signs - parcheggio.svg Area di sosta 'Ispica' 45 RG
AB-AS-grün.svg Ispica-Pozzallo RWB Fähre(L).svg 49
AB-AS-grün.svg Modica 61
AB-AS-grün.svg Scicli 71
17px Area servizio 'Irminio' 81
AB-AS-grün.svg Ragusa
Marina di Ragusa RWB Fähre(L).svg
85 0

Ragusa – Gela

The original plan of the A18 would have connected Ragusa to Gela. This part of the project is in advanced state of re-planning but has not got any funding yet.

Planned Exits: