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Old December 12th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #861
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D924, Orne, France

12 December 2014

A 7.5 kilometer segment of voie expresse (expressway) opened to traffic in the Orne Department, from A88 near Argentan to Sevrai, west of Écouché. It is a four-lane expressway with a 110 km/h speed limit. It is part of a larger 37 km project to construct an expressway from Argentan to Flers.

http://www.lejournaldelorne.fr/2014/...e-ce-vendredi/
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Higashi-Kyushu Expressway, Japan

13 December 2014

A 10 kilometer segment of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway (Eastern Kyushu Expressway) opens to traffic on the island of Kyushu. The opened stretch runs from Yukuhashi to Tsuiki. This completes the bypass of the city of Yukuhashi and provides a continuous route along this part of the coast. It is approximately 25 kilometers south of the large city of Kitakyushu.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #863
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B50, Germany

15 December 2014

A 5.3 kilometer segment of new B50 four-lane expressway opened to traffic in western Germany. It runs from the Wittlich motorway interchange (A1/A60) to Platten. Construction took 11 years and 7 months.

http://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Pre...igabe-b50.html
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SR-522, Monroe, WA, USA

December 15, 2014

A 4.5 mile / 7 kilometer segment of State Route 522 northeast of Seattle has been widened to a four-lane freeway. The new freeway segment runs from the Snohomish River to US 2 in Monroe.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2014/12...wayOnSR522.htm
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Old December 15th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #865
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R2, Slovakia

15 December 2014

The 5.5 kilometer long bypass of Žiar nad Hronom opens to traffic today. It is mostly single carriageway, but the southernmost 1.6 km has four lanes.

http://www.ndsas.sk/aktuality-ziar-n...t/44372s48769c
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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #866
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A31, Italy

15 December 2014

An 18 kilometer segment of A31 (Valdastico Sud) opened to traffic in Northern Italy. It runs from Santa Margherita d'Adige to Badia Polesine. Another segment will open in a few weeks.

http://mattinopadova.gelocal.it/pado...ani-1.10502962
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #867
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NM-423, Paseo del Norte, Albuquerque, USA

December 15, 2015

The I-25 / NM-423 (Paseo del Norte) interchange opens to traffic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It also includes a mile of new freeway. This completes the Paseo del Norte upgrade project, which created a 5 mile freeway corridor through northern Albuquerque. The project cost was $ 93 million.

http://www.koat.com/news/paseo-del-n...night/30240478
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M-509, Spain

15 December 2014

A 5.1 kilometer segment of autovía opened to traffic in Madrid Community. It runs from M-50 near Majadahonda to Villanueva del Pardillo. Construction cost was € 26 million.

http://www.elmundo.es/madrid/2014/12...8668b456f.html

http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?c...d%2FEstructura
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Old December 16th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #869
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Autoroute C2, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

16 December 2014

A 6.5 kilometer extension of Autoroute C2 opens to traffic in Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire (also known as Ivory Coast). It includes a large bridge across the lagune, the Pont Henri Konan Bédié.

http://www.rti.ci/infos_societe_9314...ronnement.html
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Valtatie 7, Finland

17 December 2014

A 15 kilometer extension of the Valtatie 7 (E18) motorway opens to traffic in Finland. It is basically the northern bypass of the city of Hamina. This means there is an uninterrupted motorway from Helsinki to east of Hamina.

http://news.cision.com/fi/liikennevi...-2014,c9696750
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Jingxi - Napo Expressway, China

16 December 2014

An 88 kilometer segment of expressway opened to traffic in Guangxi, China. It runs from Jingxi to Napo, not far from the border with Vietnam. It runs through very rugged terrain with numerous bridges and tunnels. It is likely part of a larger east-west corridor.
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Laibin - Wuxuan Expressway, China

16 December 2014

A 70 kilometer segment of expressway opened to traffic in Guangxi, China. It's an east-west route between the cities of Laibin and Wuxuan in central Guangxi. It is likely part of a longer east-west route.
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G69 Yinbai Expressway, China

16 December 2014

A 97 kilometer segment of G69 Yinbai Expressway opened to traffic in Guangxi, China. It runs south from Baise to Jingxi, not far from the border with Vietnam. It indicates that the Yinchuan - Baise Expressway actually runs south of Baise too.
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E6, Norway

13 December 2014

Another section of the European Route 6 north of Oslo had been upgraded to motorway standards. It stretches from Labdalen to Korslund and it's 9km long.
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LO-20, Spain

18 December 2014

The first carriageway of 4 kilometers of LO-20 (Logroño Bypass) opened to traffic in La Rioja, Spain. It extends east of Logroño to Racejo.

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_.../141218-01.htm

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SMT, Serbia

18 December 2014

The first 9 kilometers of the six-lane SMT expressway, including the Mihajlo Pupin Bridge across the Danube, opened to traffic near Belgrade, Serbia.

http://tanjug.rs/novosti/158302/vuci...pinov-most.htm
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E4, Sweden

18 December 2014

The final part of the E4 motorway around Sundsvall, Sweden opens to traffic. It's a 2.5 km segment of motorway, including the 2109 meter long Sundsvall Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Sweden. A toll will be levied starting in February.

http://www.trafikverket.se/Privat/Pr...on-for-trafik/
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N31, Netherlands

18 December 2014

The Leeuwarden bypass opens to traffic in the Netherlands. It is an 8 kilometer segment of four-lane controlled-access expressway with a 100 km/h speed limit. Traffic opening is around 4 p.m. It includes one Dutch aquaduct (waterway underpass) and a new interchange with A32.
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US 460, Kentucky, USA

December 18, 2014

An 8 mile / 13 kilometer segment of freeway opens to traffic as part of US 460 / Corridor Q in eastern Kentucky. It runs from US 23 to KY-195 in Pike County. It is the first phase to build a fast route though this isolated part of the Appalachian Mountains. The project has cost $ 283 million. An extension to the Virginia state line is under construction.

http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsro...41218us460.htm
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Expressway 551, South Korea

16 December 2014

A 10 kilometer extension of Expressway 551 opened to traffic near Busan, South Korea. It runs between Expressway 10 and Expressway 55 west of Busan and contains several tunnels. At the same time a six kilometer segment of existing Expressway 551 was widened to 2x3 lanes north of there.
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