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Old March 5th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #41
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ja, I guess the one for superstrada was the older one for autostrada.
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nope you havent 'cause there is another one behind that
I forgot about that!!
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Old March 5th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #42
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Actually there's a gap of 2x2 non-motorway at Carlisle.
The gap is gone. They opened full profile motorway there last year.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #43
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Australia has a part of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway with 3 lanes each way for 43km.
The demand for high capacity long distance roads just isn't enough.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #44
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I don't know if it's the longest, but in Ontario, Highway 401 is at least 3 lanes for approximately 220 km (I don't know the exact distance, but I used Wikipedia in combination with Google Maps to estimate).

Click here to see the approximate route.

However, according to Wikipedia an additional lane is either planned or under construction throughout most of the 401 (including sections that have more than 2 lanes), except for a single section leading to the border with Quebec. In fact, if you use StreetView, you will be able to see photos of the construction around Point A in the previous map I linked to.

Once these plans are completed, I approximate the length to be about 610 km (link).
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #45
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fascinating this piece with 4 tunnels: 2 for the autostrada and 2 for the superstrada of Vicenza
They pass throught one of two isolated groups of hills in the middle of the Padana Plain:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berici_Hills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colli_Euganei

http://maps.google.ch/?ie=UTF8&ll=45...14548&t=p&z=11
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #46
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They pass throught one of two isolated groups of hills in the middle of the Padana Plain:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berici_Hills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colli_Euganei

http://maps.google.ch/?ie=UTF8&ll=45...14548&t=p&z=11
I believe I knew that

Not that we have a lack of tunnels in Italy...it's one of the most bored countries of the world (and surely it's not boring )
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #47
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Australia has a part of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway with 3 lanes each way for 43km.
The demand for high capacity long distance roads just isn't enough.
The longest in Australia would surely be the M1 from Geelong to Berwick (95km).
Next would be the Pacific Motorway from Brisbane (Metroad 3/ M1) to Nerang (70km)
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Old March 5th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #48
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actually, it will be even longer:
look here

but it is not the most logical route to come from Bologna to Torino, more logical is via A21
That should be more logical from A26 Sesto calende junction to Pedaso (548 km)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...1,6.932373&z=7
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Even this one is quite long: 299 km

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...932373&t=h&z=7
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #50
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Even this one is quite long: 299 km

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...932373&t=h&z=7
pity there is a piece of 2 lanes as now also a big piece of A3 is 3 lanes
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #51
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does somebody know about Spain? i think it should be AP7. as far as i know it currently begins at Vidreres in north and ends in Salou in south (about 180 km), but they are working on widening. does somebody know if they have widened some more sections on this stretch?
All the stretch of the AP-7 managed by Abertis in Catalonia will have at least 3 lanes for each direction. That makes 257 km from La Jonquera to Salou.

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PS: Actually there is an even longer route than the one I mentioned in my previous post, it's the route from the Belgian border near Lille to the city of Tours in the Loire Valley. It's 475 km long, fully 2x3 or 2x4.
Interesting, I see that the A1 was built in the 1950's and 60's. Was it already 2x3/2x4 or was it widened later?
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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #52
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In Turkey all of the highways have 2*3 lanes..
http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosya:H..._of_Turkey.png

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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #53
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Slovakia

The only 2x3 stretch in Slovakia at this moment is D1 Bratislava - Trnava, length 36 km.

[IMG]http://i49.************/2u598qb.jpg[/IMG]
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Old March 6th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #54
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In Turkey all of the highways have 2*3 lanes..
http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosya:H..._of_Turkey.png

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Mah...I think Turkey needs a longer and more complex network, I do not understand why that's needed in even remote areas. I would have spent the money for more highways rather than larger ones.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #55
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Turkey needs more complex railway network not higway imo.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #56
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Turkey needs more complex railway network not higway imo.
I guess it needs both...the current highway network is small and disconnected with enormous areas of the country without any highway

Never been there though, correct if I am wrong. Just looking at the map
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Old March 6th, 2010, 03:19 AM   #57
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You're right, but also notice that Turkey is too mountainous therefor it's not easy to build highway lines(or railways). This is another reason actually why the country has one of the busiest domestic flight routes in the world. Because of the lack of highways, interbus tickets are more expensive than a flight.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #58
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It is nothing to do with how difficult to build a highway. Turkey simply didn't have the money. Actually geography of inner Anatolia is perfect for highways.

Also, the length between Ankara and Edirne is ~700km. It might be one the longest.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #59
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Interesting, I see that the A1 was built in the 1950's and 60's. Was it already 2x3/2x4 or was it widened later?
No, apparently it was enlarged to 2x3 only in the 1990s, but I couldn't find any precise date.
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It is nothing to do with how difficult to build a highway. Turkey simply didn't have the money. Actually geography of inner Anatolia is perfect for highways.

Also, the length between Ankara and Edirne is ~700km. It might be one the longest.
Not really...

This is the geography of Turkey. As you see, eastern Anatolia isn't that perfect for highways therefor it costs much more expensive with all those tunnels.



Also Agean is composed of mountains that range in the East-West direction which lie parallel to eachother and vertically join the sea. Makes harder to build a highway in the North-South direction.
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