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Old February 23rd, 2015, 10:56 PM   #181
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Old March 28th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #182
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Road 2 from Adigrat to Mekele
This is part of the main road connecting Addis Abeba with Tigray Region. It continues to Eritrean border and have been the main road between Ethiopian and Eritrean capitals. Most of the road for motor traffic was built during Italian occupation to connect old and new parts of Italian East Africa. It was also one of the first roads to get asphalt, probably some 10-15 years ago. Due to this parts of this especially at mountains are actually substandard comparing with recently renovated and new roads of Ethiopia. It was renovated as part of road to independent Eritrea but after the war at the end of 1990s border was closed and now it's only used as a main road to Tigray Region.


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Outskirts of Adigrat

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Old March 28th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #183
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IMG_0227 by vatse, on Flickr


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It's one of the main roads of Ethiopia so you can even find some signs of direction on the road.

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Old March 28th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #184
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Descend to Mekele

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Low light of evening shows deep tracks made by slow moving trucks

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:18 AM   #185
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Road 2 from Mekele to Weldiya

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On the way to south road is blocked by mountain system with heights up to 3900 m and more.

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The original tracks used by Ethiopians and first road to motor traffic built by Italians went through these mountains and over couple of passes higher than 3000 m. That's because travellers needed water resources from mountains and food and shelter from local communities.

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The main transit road went over mountains for a long time but finally the northern part of new road by-passing mountains was completed and couple of years ago it was fully renovated with asphalt cover. All the transit traffic is using new road today and by-passing one of the most beautiful but painfully slow road through Maychew.

IMG_0275 by vatse, on Flickr

The new road has to rise some 500 m before it can start to descend to eastern plains.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #186
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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #187
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Final descend to plains.

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Mountains are just 2-5 km from the road as it's following eastern foothills.

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Improved road has brought significant development to otherwise poor areas. Center of Mahoni.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #188
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Alamata

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We have reached to old road having by-passed mountains.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #189
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Mountain valley up to Weldiya

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:46 AM   #190
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There are also older pictures from road continuing from Weldiya to Kombolcha starting from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...8&postcount=56
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Old March 29th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #191
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Interesting photos again, thanks!

I guess you have to be satisfied with the fact that it is a paved road in the first place, but it seems low-standard for a national road.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #192
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Road 22 to the west from Weldiya.


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Old April 8th, 2015, 11:10 AM   #193
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More pictures from same road from west to east starting from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...4&postcount=51
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Old December 10th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #194
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Mojo - Hawassa Expressway

PM Hailemariam Desalegn Inaugurates Modjo-Meki Expressway

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, inaugurated an expressway covers 56.5 kms, which was built with the cost of 3.6 billion birr, connecting the cities of Modjo and Meki in Oromia regional state today.

The construction of Modjo- Meki expressway, which is part of the 202 kms Modjo- Hawassa route, will prove vital in alleviating some of the transportation malaise in one of the nation’s busiest routes.

According to Ethiopian Road Authority, the newly inaugurated express way will give charge free service.
Full report: http://www.awrambatimes.com/?p=14169

This will be the second expressway in Ethiopia. 'inaugurated' should be read as the start of construction, not opening to traffic.

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This Google Earth imagery dated 4 February 2016 shows the dual carriageway in southern Addis Ababa practically completed, with traffic already on it. It is an extension of the Addis Ababa - Adama Expressway, but is of lower standard, with a couple of U-turns and one roundabout. It bypasses some of the southern suburbs and neighborhoods. It is 16 kilometers long.

1. This is the interchange where the southern bypass of Addis Ababa feeds into the Addis Ababa - Adama Expressway.


2. Just west of that point. The bypass goes over Highway 1 here.


3. A six lane dual carriageway with U-turns.


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5. This is where it feeds into the ring road southwest of the city.
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This Google Earth imagery dated 4 February 2016 shows the dual carriageway in southern Addis Ababa practically completed, with traffic already on it. It is an extension of the Addis Ababa - Adama Expressway, but is of lower standard, with a couple of U-turns and one roundabout.
It looks like Texas: I think the roads we see are frontage roads, with a wide reserve between for eventual construction of a true motorway.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 06:01 AM   #197
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Half Michigan expressway, half staged Texas freeway
wonder if it is made from Ethiopians who studied in the US
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