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Old February 24th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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[P] Portugal | road infrastructure • Estradas de Portugal

Roads are good, and you can reach almost all major cities with ease, either by motorway or by good, modern roads. The biggest cities are well served by modern highways (most have tolls), and you can travel the full North-South length of the country without ever leaving the highway.

































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Old February 24th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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Portugal's motorway network is expanded quite rapidly.

I heard the truck limit in Portugal is 100km/h, is that correct? Seems a bit strange to me.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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Seems a bit strange to me.
why?
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Old February 24th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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why?
Because a lot of trucks have speed limiters set at 95km/h, maybe(I may be wrong here)?
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #5
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Because a lot of trucks have speed limiters set at 95km/h, maybe(I may be wrong here)?
In most countries, trucks have a speed limit of 80 or 90km/h. Dutch Trucks are limited to 87km/h technically, Spanish and French trucks can often drive 95km/h.
US trucks don't have a limit, so there are some trucks which can technically drive up to 200km/h.
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US trucks don't have a limit, so there are some trucks which can technically drive up to 200km/h.
Film "Duel" immediately comes to mind

On a serios note, I see why it makes little sense to put a limiter in an American truck. For instance, interstate-80 in Nevada is a desertous empty road that runs 640 km from California to Utah border and has a speed limit of 120 km/h for passenger cars and trucks alike. You don't want to drive there at 90 km/h, trust me

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On a serios note, I see why it makes little sense to put a limiter in an American truck. For instance, interstate-80 in Nevada is a desertous empty road that runs 640 km from California to Utah border and has a speed limit of 120 km/h for passenger cars and trucks alike. You don't want to drive there at 90 km/h, trust me
That's true. Distances in the US are huge compared to Europe. And we have strict driving times for truckers, they mostly cannot drive more than 700km/435 miles on one day.
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That's true. Distances in the US are huge compared to Europe. And we have strict driving times for truckers, they mostly cannot drive more than 700km/435 miles on one day.
There are similar regulations in the US too, and often truckers are fined for driving too long in a single day.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #9
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #10
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Some portuguese motorways.

Pics taken in 2005, 2006 and 2007.



A 1/A 10 junction about 30 kms north of Lisbon.




Bridge U/C over the river Tagus in the A 10 motorway. This is a small part (about 900 m) of the bridge. The total length is about 11,5 Km, most of it over land. Near Carregado.




The A 2 motorway about 6 Km south of Lisbon.
These motorway links the portuguese capital with the sunny Algarve, in the south of Portugal.




The A 6 motorway that links Lisbon to the spanish city of Badajoz. The A 6 it`s the portuguese part of the Lisbon`s - Madrid motorway. These pics were taken driving from Portugal to Spain. The last pic it´s the border between the two countrys.




















The A 8 motorway near Loures, a suburban city about 10 Km north of the portuguese capital.








Same motorway, as seen from the historical village of Óbidos, 75 Kms north of Lisbon.



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Great pics of Portugal. I haven't seen many pics from this country yet. If anyone has more, please post them!
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people, can somebody explain what mean road numbers IP1, IP2, IP3... on Portuguese roads?
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people, can somebody explain what mean road numbers IP1, IP2, IP3... on Portuguese roads?
Those are intercity roads, i don't see the use of them, since they have already E-numbers and A-number (Autoestrada).

By the way, Brazil is a Portuguese speaking country, but they use another word for motorway; Rodovia.

What is the difference between Rodovia and Autoestrada?
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IC 19 freeway in the outskirts of Lisbon.






IC 17 CRIL. Lisbon´s inner ring road.











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Some great motorways in Portugal!
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people, can somebody explain what mean road numbers IP1, IP2, IP3... on Portuguese roads?
They are in fact fast lane roads, some with double lane, others not.
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Is this that long bridge east of Lisbon? Looks fabulous!

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Is this that long bridge east of Lisbon? Looks fabulous!
Not east but west
Yes,it's Vasco da Gama Bridge
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