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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:50 PM   #341
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Glasgow has the most impressive motorway network in the UK, with a section the M8 containing 17 lanes of running traffic, and a large part of it cutting through the city centre. Obviously not on the same level as U.S cities (and Toronto..), but it is impressive seeing that we have the largest Urban Rail network in the UK outside of London, and thus don't need to rely on cars quite as much.

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Cathedral Junction, one of the most manic set pieces in the city:



M8 cutting through Charing Cross and the city centre:



17 lanes of traffic as 2 motorways join; the M8 and M77. This will soon be expanded as the M74 is also joined around this area:

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 07:31 PM   #342
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Vienna's interchanges, a little mediocre compared to others, but not bad.















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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:46 PM   #343
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I-94, I-35E & US-52 in St. Paul, Minnesota
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Old March 24th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #344
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US-169, County Road 101, County Road 18
Shakopee, MN
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Old March 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #345
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Some pics of Bangkok-Chonburi city highways I took todays.

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Start of the motorway at around BKK new airport.











Entrance to rest area along the motorway.























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Old March 26th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #346
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Impressive
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Old March 27th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #347
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Wow! If you ignore the mountains and side of the road the cars are driving on, that road could be anywhere in Florida. Literally. It has inside AND outside emergency lanes, concrete barriers, wide lanes, American-style stripes, and all. The older part has a few scattered metal barriers, and a few fancy concrete ones... the newer part has solid concrete barriers and vertical retaining walls. It even has green signs with white letters! The billboards, strip malls, McDonalds, 7-11, and other stuff alongside the exits just makes it look even more like an average Florida freeway. It looks like they literally downloaded a copy of the official Interstate Highway Standards Manual, went through it and changed the left and right orientations, and said, "Done." Impressive!
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Old March 27th, 2006, 05:49 PM   #348
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haha.....really!?!
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Old March 27th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #349
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Wow! If you ignore the mountains and side of the road the cars are driving on, that road could be anywhere in Florida. Literally. It has inside AND outside emergency lanes, concrete barriers, wide lanes, American-style stripes, and all. The older part has a few scattered metal barriers, and a few fancy concrete ones... the newer part has solid concrete barriers and vertical retaining walls. It even has green signs with white letters! The billboards, strip malls, McDonalds, 7-11, and other stuff alongside the exits just makes it look even more like an average Florida freeway. It looks like they literally downloaded a copy of the official Interstate Highway Standards Manual, went through it and changed the left and right orientations, and said, "Done." Impressive!
It seems to be that way in most countries outside Europe (at least the specifications part).
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Old March 27th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #350
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I'd hate to be the one who has to cut the grass in the middle
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #351
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Yeah, lots of the new roads in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Australia, Spain, etc. are structurally similar to US roads, but then you look at the signs and see the stern-looking angular schematic arrows, blue backgrounds (on things besides "rest stop" signs), international symbols, and it just kind of destroys the illusion. Even when you see the Thai writing, nothing about the Thai signs really jumps out and shouts, "Foreign Country!"
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #352
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All highways are similar because they follow the same concept we been doing for over 50 years.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #353
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Here is part of the Merrit Parkway I drove in November 2005 in Connecticut. Had a plane to catch in New York City after visiting New Haven, CT and I loved this highway because I was consistently doing 90mph. Everyone drove pretty fast on this highway with no police.












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Old March 28th, 2006, 03:19 AM   #354
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^Yea northeastern highways look nice the overpasses look like something from europe i remember driving in new york on long island seing those old overpasses.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #355
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Old March 28th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #356
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Shots of part of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the Philippines. Originally posted by Dudz in the Philippine Forums

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well, they have streamers announcing the project all over. talagang tuloy-tuloy na 'to.

nway, before things get really busy out there, just a good look of the existing one. from calamba to buendia...warning: medyo marami

traffic is pretty light from here






traffic is starting to build up


approaching filinvest




going down alabang viaduct


going under the skyway...tipid muna




C5 flyover




notice those columns for the naia expressway interchange




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Various shots of the Macapagal Highway and Manila-Cavite Coastal Road, Luzon, Philippines Taken by Dudz.

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some highway pics...from urban to rural (small files but many)
macapagal highway






manila-cavite coastal road


Some shots of the Coastal Highway, Cebu Island, the Philippines
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On my trip to Talisay City via the Coastal Highway of the South Road Properties Special Economic Zone.Sorry for the quality of the pictures, I was inside a tinted AUV.







Mambaling Access Road


South Coastal Road


Approaching the city center
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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #357
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Aerial views of Thai highways



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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #358
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Costanera Norte Highway - Santiago de Chile

It has a free flow system, (non-stop paying), besides it has a 4,5 kilometers long tunnel under the Mapocho River in paralel.

































































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Old March 28th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #359
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Chile's highways look very similar to Spanish highways, IMO..
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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #360
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and French highways
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