Starting from Monday, November 29, 2021 and until 5:00 p.m. of April 5, 2022, State Road SS 340 "Regina" will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the municipality of Colonno, for the initial phase of works by ANAS for the construction of the so-called "Variante Tremezzina". Alternative mobility has been planned: alternative road routes and implementation of various public transport services.
Details of the routes to get around the closure of Colonno.
On the basis of the report prepared by the Traffic Police, three are the routes identified on the axis Tremezzina – Como:
Precisely in connection with this study, ANAS arranged for the positioning of signs to warn motorists of both the closure at Colonno and the limitations for heavy vehicles along the Valle d’Intelvi, also including the suggested alternative route and its length in kilometers. In collaboration with the owners, similar notices will be reproduced, starting one week before the start of the worksite, on the entire A9 and on the entire section under the responsibility of Pedemontana.
In order to avoid critical traffic situations, the Traffic Police identified some points to be guarded with fixed operators in suitable places to be able to reverse vehicles exceeding the transit limits. These are Laglio, at the intersection with the SP 71 road, and Porlezza, at the intersection with via Cuccio. The Laino bottleneck will be guarded by traffic observers.
The fast service has been upgraded with the insertion of an additional hydrofoil in the timetable that will make an additional 4 trips with the extension of some of them to Colico. The ferry service will be carried out with 4 vehicles and will cover the time slot from 4.50 to 00.10.
A shuttle service will connect Argegno and Sala Comacina ports of call from 5 a.m. to 9.45 p.m., a fundamental link to guarantee the right to mobility for citizens.
From a fares point of view Navigazione Lago di Como confirms the following reductions guaranteed with internal resources at the moment.
The shuttle service between Argegno and Sala Comacina will be free of charge, with delivery of a 0-value ticket in accordance with the relevant regulations in force.
A 50% reduction will be applied to season tickets for the fast service that covers the site area, with origin and destination on the western shore of the lake, and ferry season tickets (vehicles and passengers), starting from January 2022, recovering the amount paid in December 2021 at the end of the last month (March 2022). It should be noted that possession of a season ticket does not guarantee a seat on board.
We hope that the measures put in place in coordination with the authorities and the other LPT carriers can at least partially mitigate the great discomfort of passengers, trusting that every critical issue can be overcome with the cooperation of all.
ASF has implemented some changes to the service:
Linea C10 Como – Menaggio – Colico
The line will be divided into two sections, Como-Argegno and Sala Comacina-Menaggio, which will be connected by a link via lake Argegno-Sala Comacina provided by Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi. In fact, there will be a boat that will make the Sala Comacina-Argegno route, taking about 40 minutes, with a capacity of over 200 seats.
Through coordinated schedules the connections between Menaggio and Como and back will be guaranteed:
In order to facilitate a better movement the service will be implemented with additional connections:
Linea C20 Como – Argegno – Lanzo
Line C20 is affected by the changes, as all Argegno – Como “via Lago” and vice versa will be named C20. The existing weekday services from Val d’Intelvi to Como will not be affected, even if they will be called “C10” between Argegno and Como.
In order to guarantee a better service, 11 additional trips will be added on school working days on the Como – San Fedele route and vice versa, distributed throughout the day.
The holiday service of the C20 line (which is limited to the Lanzo – Argegno route with a connection to Como on the C10 line) will be entirely modified, in order to adapt to the changes made to the C10 line due to the works. All the detailed timetables can be consulted on www.asfautolinee.it in the section “Lines and timetables” and on the dedicated page.
It should be noted that some journeys will be made by subcontractors, also with touring vehicles, on which line and destination will be indicated.
Check here the timetable of the line C20
For the entire duration of the works, for holders of ASF and IVOL/IVOP tickets including the Sala Comacina – Argegno route, it will be possible to use the boat service provided by Navigazione Laghi free of charge, providing the user with a zero-value ticket in accordance with the relevant regulations in force. The ASF ticket must in any case be kept for the ASF ticket office.
During the period from December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, all purchasers of a monthly ticket associated with a valid ASF card that includes the Sala Comacina – Argegno and vice versa route (including journeys via Switzerland) will be able to receive a discount equal to 50% of the full value of the monthly ticket. The discount can be used from the following month by offsetting it against the purchase of a new monthly ticket or by requesting a refund at the end of the period.
These benefits can be obtained at the ASF ticket offices in Como Piazza Matteotti and Menaggio Via Roma.
Operating Instructions for Monthly Bond Refunds
The refreshment will be possible for all those who include in their route the route Sala Comacina – Argegno (or vice versa), including those who take the route through Lugano as an alternative.
It will be possible to redeem the refreshment in two ways: