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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:17 PM   #21
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Ireland:

M7 Naas bypass, 1983 (Google Street View).
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:31 PM   #22
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France: Saint-Cloud - Orgeval, opened 9 June 1946


source: http://routenostalgie.free.fr/
I believe a short, 8 km section of A13 was completed in 1941 (Vaucresson - Orgeval).
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:32 PM   #23
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Slovakia: D2 Malacky - Bratislava 30 km, opened in 1973
I really like this motorway.

near Malacky



and timelapse


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D2: Bratislava - Brno (CZ):



D1 Zilina - Bratislava to come in a few days.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:57 PM   #24
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Autopista de Barajas (old N - II, now A2) 1956

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Sobre la asignación del nombre hemos encontrado la siguiente noticia, fechada el 24 de noviembre de 1950:

La autopista de Barajas se llamará Avenida de América a partir de María de Molina. Esta ha sido al menos la propuesta aprobada por la Comisión Municipal Permanente, que ahora sólo requiere la estimación del Ministerio de Obras Públicas, que extiende su jurisdicción a las obras de este importante acceso a la capital.

Este es un análisis, muy obvio que se publicó el 24 de agosto de 1951:

De este a oeste de la ciudad, sin pasar por el centro.

En el Paseo de la Castellana, en lo que será el cruce de la ruta de Barajas, se está procediendo a las obras de ensanchamiento de la plaza que allí se forma precisamente en torno a la estatua ecuestre del Marqués de Duero. Probablemente la estatua será trasladada de aquel lugar con objeto de dar la máxima amplitud al cruce para el cual se prevee lógicamente una corriente de tráfico. Por una parte, la gran corriente del eje de la Castellana y por otra la de la autopista de Barajas que con las obras de prolongación por la calle de María de Molina tiene su continuación natural por la de José Abascal y Cea Bermúdez, es decir, formando una gran vía que atraviesa Madrid de Este a Oeste.......

Finalmente la inauguración (aunque virtual, como se menciona) se hizo el jueves, 08 de mayo de 1952, con motivo de la visita del emir de Irak Abdul Illah, Regente de Irak. Entendemos que se refiere a que es virtual pues debió de ser una apertura parcial, no todos los carriles. Este es el recorte de prensa:

Terminada la recepción, en coche cerrado, el Caudillo y el Regente del Irak marcharon por la autopista de Barajas hacia la Plaza de la República Argentina. Un público numerosísimo estacionado en los alrededores aplaudió con gran entusiasmo el paso de la comitiva y lo mismo aconteció en el trayecto hasta el aeropuerto, porque a ambos lados de la carretera se había estacionado muchísimo público desde bien temprano para presenciar su paso. El Regente de Irak acogía con sonrisas los entusiásticos aplausos del gentío.

Con este acto quedó inaugurada virtualmente la nueva autopista de acceso a Barajas.




A2 - M30 (¿1956?)



A2 - Arturo Soria 1967



A2 (Avenida de América) - María de Molina



María de Molina - Paseo de la Castellana



1956 part of the new road



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1965



1990 aprox


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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:28 AM   #25
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Slovenia: A1 (then Yugoslav road/motorway #10) Vrhnika - Postojna, 30 km, opened 29th December 1972.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:58 AM   #26
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Norway:

First real motorway was E6 Berger - Hvam in 1964.

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:21 AM   #27
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First Toll Road Indonesia (JAGORAWI)

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

The Jagorawi Toll Road was the first toll road in Indonesia. Construction on the highway began in 1973 by some 200 workers at a cost of 350 million Indonesian rupiah per kilometer; it was officially opened by President of Indonesia Suharto on 9 March 1978.[1]
The Jagorawi Toll Road links the capital city of Jakarta to the West Javanese cities of Bogor and Ciawi. It has a length of more than 60 km going north and southbound and is operated by PT Jasa Marga, a state-owned enterprise. The name Jagorawi comes from the acronym of areas which it connects which are (Ja)karta - Bo(gor) - Ci(awi).
The Jagorawi Toll Road has two gas stations that belong to Pertamina which are combined with restaurants, rest areas, and even a factory outlet.
The toll road is operated by PT Jasa Marga Tbk.

History
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In 1973, the Indonesian government began building the first highway linking the capital Jakarta with the city of Bogor. When the road was still in its construction phase, it was not officially a toll road. When the highway was nearly finished, the government began considering ways to execute the operation and maintenance of the highway autonomously, without burden on governmental financing. For that purpouse, the Labor Department suggested that the portion of the road between Jakarta and Bogor be changed to a toll road. Private investors, with government financing, created the semi-private corporation Jasa Marga and arranged to manage the highway two weeks before its opening.

Exits
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Exit In Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi
KM 3 Cililitan Exit East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Exit To Cawang, UKI And Halim
KM 4 Cililitan Toll Barrier East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Exit To Cawang, Tanjung Priok, Airport.
KM 7 Ramp Taman Mini Toll Gate East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Exits To TMII, Pondok Gede, Kramat Jati.
KM 7 Exit Taman Mini East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Exits To TMII, Pondok Gede, Kramat Jati. In Motorcar, Bus, Truck, Ramp.
KM 7 Taman Mini Utama Toll Barrier East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta From Cawang In Bogor And Ciawi.
KM 8 Rest Area Tamini East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta
KM 9 Dukuh Exits East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta From Cawang To Bandung, Ulujami, Cikunir. In Toll Gate Dukuh.
KM 9 PS.Rebo Exit East Jakarta, DKI Jakarta From Bogor And Ciawi To Bandung, Ulujami, Cikunir. In Toll Gate PS.Rebo.
KM 12 Cibubur Exit Depok, West Java From Cawang Lest Goes To Cibubur, Cikeas, Cisalak, Cileungsi. In Toll Gate Cibubur Ramp.
KM 13 Cibubur Toll Barrier Depok, West Java From Jakarta Lest Goes To Cimanggis, Bogor, Ciawi. In Toll Gate Cibubur Utama.
Cimanggis Exit Depok, West Java From Jakarta to Cimanggis and Depok
Gunung Putri Exit Bogor Regency, West Java From Jakarta to Gunung Putri, Kranggan
Citeureup Exit Bogor Regency, West Java From Jakata to Citeureup, Cibinong
Sentul Exit Bogor Regency, West Java From Jakarta to Sentul Circuit, Bogor Regency Government office.
South Sentul Exit Bogor Regency, West Java From Jakarta and Ciawi to South Sentul.
Bogor Exit Bogor, West Java From Jakarta and Ciawi to Bogor.
Ciawi Toll Barrier Bogor Regency, West Java From Jakarta to Ciawi, Puncak, Sukabumi.

Facilities
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The Jagorawi Toll Road is already three lanes wide (in each direction) from Jakarta to Sentul, and it is planned that the road will be widened again through Bogor.







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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:11 PM   #28
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The beginning of something beautiful

In 1939, the Dutch motorway network consisted of three motorway sections; A12 Den Haag - Utrecht, A4-A44 Amsterdam - Sassenheim and A13 near Delft. There was another ~150 - 200 kilometers of single carriageway "rijkswegen" at that time, which were incorporated in the motorway system in the 1950's and 1960's.
Aahh see that makes a lot more sense.

When you posted the earlier post, it made me wonder who came up with that. I'd love to have witnessed that meeting of the council of ministers:

- Mr Prime Minister, I have a great idea. Those superb autobahns they have in Germany, we should have some too!

- Alright, where?

- From Voorburg, to Zoetermeer!

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:29 PM   #29
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Voorburg is just a suburb of Den Haag. It's funny when you consider Zoetermeer was a very small village at that time, it didn't become a large Den Haag suburb until the late 1960's. But it was just part of a larger plan for A12 to run from Den Haag to Utrecht within a few years. Construction also commenced east of Utrecht to Arnhem, but was halted during world war II.

By the way, I don't think the German Autobahn had any influence on the development Dutch motorway system at that time. The first real Autobahn opened in 1935, thus when the planning for A12 started, there probably wasn't a single kilometer of Autobahn at that time.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:37 PM   #30
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Really? That's interesting. They taught me at school that the Germans basically invented the concept and everybody else copied it.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:46 PM   #31
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New Zealand - Johnsonville to Takapau Road at the southern edge of Tawa, was opened on Saturday 23 December 1950
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:57 PM   #32
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Really? That's interesting. They taught me at school that the Germans basically invented the concept and everybody else copied it.
The Italians were the first with the concept of long-distance high-standard routes in the early 1920's, but there wasn't a single kilometer of 2x2 Autostrada before world war II, all of it was single carriageway.

I think the real inventor was Robert Moses, when he conceived his network of parkways in New York City and Long Island, beginning in the late 1920's. The earliest parkways did not feature a median, but they started building medians in the mid-1930's, around the same time Hitler launched his Autobahn system.

It has been said that some German planners came to Long Island to study the New York plans. It remains uncertain if this influenced the German Autobahn development, since there were few to no Parkways with a median at that time (which were standard in Germany from 1935).
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 01:02 PM   #33
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Really? That's interesting. They taught me at school that the Germans basically invented the concept and everybody else copied it.
That's simply not true. The concept was in discussion in NL since the early 1920's, bacause of developments in the USA and Italy. In 1933 the concept of grade separated dual carriageways was implemented in the plan for the new stateroad 12 The Hague - Utrecht and new stateroad 4 Amsterdam - Sassenheim. While the Germans opened their first real Autobahn, progress was going on near The Hague. So on april 15th 1937 the first motorway of Europe featuring real hard shoulders opened.

However the Germans have influenced one motorway-stateroad in NL: the A12 between Utrecht and the German border. Fritz Todt declared the road Kriegswichtig and ordered Dutch officials to build the road. Just after the 1940 invasion the Autobahndirektion Essen had completely surveyed the route. During WW-II the roadworks progressed until the 1942 socalled Baustop, because concrete had to be used for the Atlantikwall and labour for German warfactories.
After the war the road was built (in the fifties and sixties) on the existing embankment dating from 1940-1942, while the Germans built the A3 Hollandlinie connecting stateroad 12 (and the rest of the developing Dutch motorway network) to the German Autobahn network by a route far better than the pre-war Dutch plans of a road near Nijmegen.

For more historical information on Dutch motorways (in Dutch only) you can visit my site: http://www.autosnelwegen.nl/asw/geschiedenis.htm
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Poland: Krzyżowa-Wrocław 1937*

*builit by Hitler, not Poles, so idk if it counts

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1983 A4 Katowice-Kraków.


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Cyprus: A1 Nicosia - Limassol, 1984
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Belgium, 1940: E40 Jabbeke - Aalter: 28,1 kilometers.
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Luxembourg:

Two motorways opened in the same year in Luxembourg, so it is unclear which one was the first. A1 Kirchberg - Senningerberg and A4 Pontpierre - Lallange, both in 1969.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 11:45 AM   #39
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Morocco:

1978 Autoroute Casablanca - Oued Cherrat (A3) - 33,5 km.

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The Italians were the first with the concept of long-distance high-standard routes in the early 1920's, but there wasn't a single kilometer of 2x2 Autostrada before world war II, all of it was single carriageway.

I think the real inventor was Robert Moses, when he conceived his network of parkways in New York City and Long Island, beginning in the late 1920's. The earliest parkways did not feature a median, but they started building medians in the mid-1930's, around the same time Hitler launched his Autobahn system.

It has been said that some German planners came to Long Island to study the New York plans. It remains uncertain if this influenced the German Autobahn development, since there were few to no Parkways with a median at that time (which were standard in Germany from 1935).
Early Autostradas in Italy were not what we call motorways today. It was possible to drive fast on them and they were very strait, but they was just was single carriageway. And the junctions didn't looked like we think junctions should look like today at a motorway. But that was 1920s and they were very early with the ideas about what we think is a motorway network. But I don't know if we should call the early Autostradas motorways.

I think Germany must be the first in the world with motorways. The A115 in Berlin was finished in 1921 but it was a motor racing circuit, not a real motorway. But it was built like we think is a motorway, except for the ends of it were the racing cars turned around. This motorway has the E-road number E51. The motor racing circuit part of the motorway is called AVUS and that means Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungs-Straße. The motorway was dual carrigaway from the begin when it was opened in 1921. A115 must be earlier than early Autostradas in Italy and Parkways in New York. This motorway is very interesting in many things. It was planned already 1907 and they started to build it 1913 but they stopped it when First World War started. After the war they started to build it again and it was financed by Hugo Stinnes. He was a industrialist and politician in Germany. I think Hugo Stinnes is maybe the father of the motorways.

So I think A115 or AVUS in Berlin is the first motorway in the world and it is a very interesting motorway too. I think AVUS was the real beginning of the idea of motorway.
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