The construction of sections B2 and C of the Pedemontana Lombarda Highway in northern Italy is a step closer to starting with the signing of the EUR 1.26-billion contract assigned to Webuild and its consortium partners in September 2021. It entails the executive design and construction of approximately 30 kilometres of highway and related routes: Section B2 between Lentate sul Seveso and Cesano Maderno, and Section C between Cesano Maderno and Milan’s A51 eastern beltway. Webuild leads the consortium with a 70% stake, with Pizzarotti as partner. The construction of the sections is expected to generate 2,500 jobs directly and indirectly. Commissioned by Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda with Concessioni Autostradali Lombarde as grantor, the project is to be completed for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to be hosted by Milan and Cortina. It will also be strategic for the area by reorganising the road connections within the Varese-Como-Bergamo-Milan quadrant. It will ease traffic flow along the A4 highway and urban centres through which it will pass, as well as easing it on the Milan’s beltway by creating a new axis beyond it. The sections will deploy smart technology that will help with the maintenance of the infrastructure, among other features. The solutions developed by Webuild will have installed Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) that will make the highway ready to receive self-driving vehicles. They will have installed a diagnostic system to monitor potential weaknesses, weight loads, vibrations and temperatures.