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Old March 11th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #1321
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T3 Kingston - Ocho Rios Motorway, Jamaica

10 March 2016

A new segment of the Kingston - Ocho Rios Motorway / Highway 2000 opened to traffic in Jamaica. It apparently runs from Caymanas to Angels, around Spanish Town, an approximately 6 kilometer stretch. It does not appear to have been opened all the way to the Mandela Highway.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...ompleted_54288
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Old March 13th, 2016, 11:57 AM   #1322
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Dōtō Expressway, Japan

12 March 2016

A 14 kilometer extension of the Dōtō Expressway opened to traffic in northern Japan. It runs from Shiranuka to Akan on Hokkaido. It is built as a super-two due to the low traffic volumes.

http://www.tokachi.co.jp/news/201603...12-0023215.php
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Autopista Lara - Zulia, Venezuela

11 March 2016

A new stretch of the Autopista Lara - Zulia was inaugurated in Venezuela. It's apparently a 32 kilometer long segment in Lagunillas municipality. It's a duplication of the old four-lane undivided road, they built a new three-lane carriageway next to it. There appear to be several U-turns.

http://www.panorama.com.ve/ciudad/Go...0311-0088.html
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Autopista Mitla - Tehuantepec, Mexico

4 March 2016

Autopista Mitla - Tehuantepec opened to traffic between Santiago Lachiguiri and Tehuantepec (40km) as a super-two freeway.

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old March 19th, 2016, 12:00 PM   #1325
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SR-11, Otay Mesa, California, USA

March 19, 2016

The first 1.7 mile (2.7 km) segment of the new California State Route 11 freeway opens to traffic today near Otay Mesa, south of San Diego. It is a $ 103 million dollar segment of a new freeway that will link to a new Port of Entry with Mexico.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/news/2016/53.html
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DTŚ/DW902, Poland

The 5,8 km long "G2" section of Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa opened today in Gliwice in southern Poland.
DTŚ is an urban expressway, it is the main east-west road spanning through the Upper Silesian Metropolis and connecting the cities between Katowice and Gliwice.
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Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway, India

18 March 2016

The first stage of the Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as the Kundli-Manesar–Palwal Expressway (KMP Expressway) opened to traffic in India. It is a 52 kilometer segment of expressway from Manesar to Palwal on the southwest side of Delhi.

An exact date is not given in the article, but Twitter reports indicate an opening on 18 March. An official opening ceremony is scheduled for early April.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle8403416.ece
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SH 99, Houston, USA

March 29, 2016

A 13.5 mile (22 km) segment of State Highway 99 (Grand Parkway) opens to traffic today in northern Houston. It runs from I-45 to I-69 (US 59) between Spring and New Caney. It is also known as 'Segment G'.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/new-s...ay-1/107212168
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E28, Malaysia

6 April 2016

The Bayan Lepas Expressway opened to traffic today in Malaysia. It's located on the island of Penang and appears to be an extension of E28. It's quoted as Malaysia's 'widest' flyover at 3.2 kilometers (2 miles). It links up with the Second Penang Bridge that opened in 2014.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/cat...n-bayan-lepas/
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Motorway openings in March 2016

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A1, Serbia

Today A1 section Grabovnica-Grdelica 5.6km is opened for traffic.
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Highway 6, Israel

14-15 April 2016

A 7 kilometer extension of Highway 6 (Cross-Israel Highway) opened to traffic in southern Israel. It runs from Lahavim to Laqiya, near Be'er Sheva.

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-n...ght-1001117529
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A71, Greece

18 April 2016

The 47 kilometer long A71 motorway in Greece was inaugurated today. It links the city of Sparta with the A7 motorway near Megalopoli. It is a four-lane toll road.

http://www.iefimerida.gr/news/262768...tokinitodromos
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E611, United Arab Emirates

19 April 2016

A 16 kilometer extension of E611 (Emirates Road) opened to traffic in the United Arab Emirates today. It runs between the emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Ras al Khaimah, ending just across the Ras al Khaimah border. It's a four-lane freeway.

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/transpo...pens-1.1716582
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After so many delays.A1 section or Belgrade ring road Dobanovci - west of Ostruznica bridge 10.1km [2nd c/w] it's opened for traffic.
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Highway 50, Israel

20 April 2016

The final 2 kilometer segment of Highway 50 (Begin Expressway) in Jerusalem opened to traffic this morning. It extends the expressway south to Highway 60 (Bethlehem Bypass). This is the final extension of Highway 50, it includes a 180 meter long tunnel.

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-s...ens-1001119017
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Majura Parkway, Australia

22 April 2016

The final 2 kilometer segment of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic in Canberra. It includes the bridge across the Molonglo River. The Majura Parkway forms a bypass of Canberra which links the Federal Highway with the Monaro Highway.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...21-gocezq.html
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G5615 Tianhou Expressway, China

20 April 2016

The 3 kilometer missing link of the Tianhou Expressway (also known as Baoteng Expressway) opened to traffic in Yunnan province. It is located southeast of Tengchong and includes the Longjiang Bridge, one of the longer suspension bridges in the world.

The Longjiang Bridge has a main span of 1196 meters, a total length of 2475 meters and the bridge deck is 292 meters above the Longjiang River. The pylons are 167 and 120 meters high.

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Trasa Słowackiego, Gdańsk, Poland

A twin-tube tunnel under Martwa Wisła river in Gdańsk was opened to traffic.
The tunnel itself is 1,4 km long and the whole section of opened road is 3,2 km long.
It is part of Gdańsk's northern bypass road and an extension of DK89 expressway-like road which connects directly to southern bypass (S7 motorway)
(Map: http://www.google.pl/maps/@54.3820299,18.6634769,14z)
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Higashi-Kyushu Expressway, Japan

24 April 2016

A 9 kilometer segment of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway (East Kyushu Expressway) opened to traffic in Japan. It runs from Shiida-minami (south) to Buzen (southeast of Kitakyushu). This completes the expressway from Kitakyushu to Oita. Higashi-Kyushu Expressway is one of the longest expressways in Japan, with a planned length of 436 kilometers.

http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/syasetu/article/240925
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