Autovia Padana SpA is the Company which, on 15th February, 2018, began its 25 year contract to manage the Piacenza-Cremona-Brescia section of Autostrada A21.
The Company, after being awarded in 2015 the motorway concession put up for public tender by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, replaces the previous operator Autostrade Centropadane SpA.
The road network of Autovia Padana, which extends between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, includes about 89 kilometres of motorway from Piacenza to Brescia, including the branch to Fiorenzuola d’Arda, thus linking the A21 Torino-Piacenza-Brescia with the A1 Milan-Bologna and the A4 Turin-Trieste.
Furthermore the Company, on behalf of the Italian roads authority ANAS, is tasked with the separate and temporary management of the 17 kilometre length of the Ospitaletto-Montichiari motorway link.
The motorway route section has 7 tollbooth stations which interconnect with the ordinary road network and is equipped with the best technologies which, combined with the experience of the technical and administrative staff, mean Autovia Padana is able to guarantee the highest standards of safety and efficiency, for the benefit of the users on their journey and across all the territory covered.
In 2016, over 27 million vehicles travelled across the network.