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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:59 AM   #61
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By the way, for those of you who like symbols, all State roads in Ecuador are also assigned a logo (based on animals of the Ecuadorian fauna) in addition to their name and their alpha-numeric nomenclature. The logos were developed by the Ministry of Tourism and are implemented by the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works. You can see them in all directional signs and also on km posts. I personally think they are very user friendly specially for tourists and for people that have a hard time navigating with route numbers.

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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:36 AM   #62
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This east-west collector highway connects the Coastal Trunk Highway (E25) with the Highlands Trunk Highway / Panamerican Highway (E35). The road crosses the Western Andes range just north of Mount Chimborazo - Ecuador's tallest mountain at 6,310 m amsl. The route of the highway follows the northern slopes of the mountain and goes through an arid area known as the "arenal". The pass itself is at approximately 4,200 m amsl. An interesting note is that the summit of Chimborazo is the point of the Earth's surface that is the farthest away from the center of the planet - even so more than Mount Everest. This is possible because the Earth is a not a perfect sphere but a sphere with a slightly larger diameter at the Equator and Mt. Chimborazo is just about one degree south of the Equator. Therefore, in this case Chimborazo beats Everest by about 3km. So depending on the criteria to measure the highest, it can be said that Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo is the highest mountain on Earth!


Babahoyo-Ambato Collector Highway (E491) between Guaranda and Ambato









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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:25 AM   #63
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Route of the Spondylus (E15) in Manabí Province







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Old July 3rd, 2010, 03:28 AM   #64
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Troncal de la Sierra (E35) / Panamerican Highway between Tulcan and Ibarra




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Old July 3rd, 2010, 05:03 AM   #65
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I find it quite interesting the use of pictograms as an aid for the main (trunk and transverse) highways besides the numbering system; I don't know if this system is used in any other place (except for tourist routes, which i many cases they may have a dedicated pictogram but can follow roads with different number designations).

On the other side, where can I find a map that classifies Ecuador's highways (2-lane, 4-lane undivided, 4-lane divided)? Are there statistics about the length of the highway system? How many km can be classified as expressway standard?

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #66
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Troncal de la Sierra (E35) / Panamerican Highway between Ibarra and Otavalo



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Old October 8th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #67
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Is it a new road? I'm a bit worried about the drainage on the side though, it's steep and close to the edge of the road, perfect recipe for rollovers.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #68
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Is it a new road? I'm a bit worried about the drainage on the side though, it's steep and close to the edge of the road, perfect recipe for rollovers.
Used to be a two lane in each direction road. They just finished upgrading it to three lanes in each direction, a few overpasses at congested intersections, and pedestrian bridges at populated areas. I think the existing right of way available did not allow for more shoulder/embankment on the edges of the road. Cheers!
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Old October 8th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #69
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Troncal de la Sierra (E35) / Panamerican Highway between Cuenca and Loja




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Old October 11th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #70
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Troncal de la Sierra (E35) / Panamerican Highway between Quito and Latacunga




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Old October 11th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #71
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buenas carreteras y en buen estado, la carretera de arriba por ejemplo esta considirada en Ecuador como autopista?
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #72
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:55 AM   #73
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buenas carreteras y en buen estado, la carretera de arriba por ejemplo esta considirada en Ecuador como autopista?
No, hay muy pocas autopistas propiamente dichas en Ecuador y estan ubicadas en Guayaquil y Quito. La E35 / Vía Panamericana en el tramo mostrado en la foto es simplemente una carretera.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #74
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Thanks for the pics. First time in this thread. The landscapes are amazing... I like the most the ones including Volcanoes views...

On the other hand, the roads look well maintained and wide enough, with a very decent shoulder. Congrats.

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No, hay muy pocas autopistas propiamente dichas en Ecuador y estan ubicadas en Guayaquil y Quito. La E35 / Vía Panamericana en el tramo mostrado en la foto es simplemente una carretera.
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Troncal de la Sierra (E35) / Panamerican Highway - Ambato Bypass




puente del paso lateral by Panorimios, on Panoramio


valle de la peninsula- ambato by Panorimios, on Panoramio
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 03:07 AM   #79
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Looks a lot like Mountain Shasta in Northern California. Even the road has the same traffic markings as in the US. Nice photos!
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Funny, never expected that Ecuador looks so 'USA-like'. Is Ecuador the only country besides the USA that uses the Interstate-Sign?
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