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Old September 25th, 2017, 05:47 PM   #1601
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Strada Statale 640 degli Scrittori, Italy

25 September 2017

8.5 km of SS640 (Caltanissetta - Agrigento expressway) opened to traffic today between Grottarossa and Contrada Favarella, near Caltanissetta, Sicily.

http://www.stradeanas.it/it/anas-sta...onino-saetta-e
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Old September 27th, 2017, 10:19 PM   #1602
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Qujing Ring Expressway, China

26 September 2017

A 31.5 kilometer section of the Ring Expressway of the city of Qujing, Yunnan, China opened to traffic. It is also called the 'east transit expressway' and bypasses the G56/G60 through Qujing.

http://www.yn.xinhuanet.com/hot/2017..._136641525.htm
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Old September 27th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #1603
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S60 Shangdeng Expressway, China

26 September 2017

The remaining 62 kilometer segment of the S60 Shangdeng (Shangqiu - Dengfeng) Expressway opened to traffic in Henan province. It runs from G4 at Xinzheng to S85 at Dengfeng.

http://www.ha.xinhuanet.com/news/201...1121728878.htm
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Old September 28th, 2017, 03:43 PM   #1604
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M17 + M18 Ireland

27 September 2017

The 53 kilometer Gort to Tuam motorway scheme in Ireland opened to traffic yesterday. It consists of 28 kilometers of M18 from Gort to M6 east of Galway, and 25 kilometers of M17 from M6 to Tuam. The scheme had a pricetag of € 550 million and was completed ahead of schedule.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...pens-1.3235844
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Old September 28th, 2017, 03:44 PM   #1605
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Expressway 110, South Korea

27 September 2017

A 21.9 kilometer extension of Expressway 110, also known as the Second Gyeongin Expressway, opened to traffic along the south side of Seoul, from Anyang to Seongnam.
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Old September 28th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #1606
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E18, Norway

28 September 2017

A 4 kilometer section of E18 motorway opened to traffic today in Vestfold, Norway. It runs near Larvik, from the Bommestad interchange north of Larvik to the Larvik central interchange. It is the first stage of the Larvik motorway bypass to open and includes a 2.8 kilometer long tunnel.

https://www.nrk.no/vestfold/nye-e18-...net-1.13709412
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Old September 28th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #1607
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G35 Jiguang Expressway + S19 Meishan Expressway, China

28 September 2017

An 84 kilometer long Y-shaped expressway opened to traffic in eastern Guangdong province, in the Wuhua area.

It is part of two expressways, the eastern leg of the 'Y' is part of the S19 Meishan (Meizhou - Shanwei) Expressway, the western leg is part of the new route of the G35 Jiguang (Jinan - Guangzhou) Expressway. They are combined south of Wuhua to an interchange with the S14 Shanzhan (Shantou - Zhanjiang) Expressway.

Of this route, 24 kilometers is numbered exclusively as G35 between Xingning and Wuhua, 25 kilometers is numbered exclusively S19 between G78 and Wuhua and the remainder runs concurrent from Wuhua to S14.

http://gz.southcn.com/content/2017-0..._177859525.htm
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Old September 28th, 2017, 04:59 PM   #1608
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G6001 Nanchang Ring Expressway, China

26 September 2017

The western half of the southern part of the Ring Expressway of Nanchang, Jiangxi, China opened to traffic. It is a 19 kilometer section between G316 and S49 which crosses the Gangliang River.

The eastern half has been delayed due to expropriation issues. The entire southern part of the expressway is 35 kilometers long, which contains a 16.9 kilometer long bridge through the south of Nanchang.

http://nc.leju.com/news/2017-09-28/0...news_dbxw_bt04
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D3, Czechia

27 September 2017

A 3.2 kilometer section of D3 opened to traffic in Southern Czechia, near the city of České Budějovice. It starts at a temporary endpoint near the village of Borek and ends at a nearby roundabout interchange with I/34 near Úsilné, on the east side of České Budějovice.

https://www.rsd.cz/wps/portal/web/rs...2-eaa97954079d
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Old September 29th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #1610
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Bizhen Expressway, China

29 September 2017

A 37 kilometer long expressway opened to traffic in Guizhou, China. It runs between Bijie and Zhenxiong, with 60% of its route running on bridges or in tunnels.

http://news.syd.com.cn/system/2017/0...11494072.shtml
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Old October 1st, 2017, 08:23 PM   #1611
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Banja Luka- Doboj Motorway

01 October 2017

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A 10 kilometer section on motorway Banja Luka- Doboj opened to traffic between the Mahovljani interchange and Laktasi exit.

http://lat.rtrs.tv/vijesti/vijest.php?id=271752
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Old October 1st, 2017, 09:03 PM   #1612
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G4218 Yaye Expressway, China

1 October 2017

A 409 kilometer section of the Yaye Expressway opened to traffic in Tibet. It runs from Nyingchi to Lhasa, at an incredible altitude, the highest tunnel is the 5.7 km long Milashan Tunnel at 4740 meters above sea level.

The opening is referred to as a 'trial opening', which is quite common in China. They note that trucks cannot use the expressway yet, and that some tunnels are not completed but will open to traffic by the end of the year.

The construction cost amounted to 38 billion yuan (€ 4.9 billion). It reduces the travel time by 3 hours.

http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2017-09/30/content_5228766.htm
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Old October 3rd, 2017, 08:50 PM   #1613
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SH 286, Texas, USA

October 2/3, 2017

The Crosstown Expressway extension opened to traffic in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is a 2 mile extension of the freeway to south of FM 43. The Crosstown Expressway is numbered as State Highway 286. It will serve future development on the southwest side of Corpus Christi. The northbound lanes opened on October 2nd, the southbound lanes on October 3rd.

http://www.caller.com/story/news/spe...ide/727056001/
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Old October 4th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #1614
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D4, Czech Republic

4 October 2017

A 4.8 kilometer extension of the D4 motorway opened to traffic in Czechia. It extends the D4 to road I/118 near Příbram. Construction lasted for 2.5 years and has cost 417.5 million CZK (€ 16.2 million excluding VAT).

https://www.rsd.cz/wps/portal/web/rs...4-232d518d8ad0
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A-33, Spain

5 October 2017

A 23.4 km section of A-33 opened to traffic today in Spain, between Jumilla and Yecla (region of Murcia, southeastern Spain). It has opened 10 months ahead of schedule.

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOMBPrens...2-4c0089bf7bd7
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Old October 9th, 2017, 01:41 PM   #1616
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S3 E65, Poland

Second carriageway of Gorzów Wielkopolski bypass is opening today. It is a part of S3, Poland's westernmost N-S motorway. The 1st carriageway was opened 10 years ago.
The section is 11.7 km long. Construction took 36 months. The contract also included upgrading two existing interchanges.
After today's opening, S3 motorway is completed in full 2x2 profile all the way from A6 near Szczecin to Sulechów (~180 km).

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/52.7195/15.1901
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Pénétrante de Béjaďa, Algeria

9 October 2017

A 10 kilometer section of the Pénétrante de Béjaďa motorway opened to traffic in Algeria. It runs from Akbou / Biziou to a temporary endpoint near Ighzer / Ouzellaguen. It is a six lane motorway.

http://www.depechedekabylie.com/even...ujourdhui.html
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D3 motorway, Czechia

A 5,1 km part of D3 motorway, from Veselí nad Lužnicí to Bošilec has been opened today in southern Czechia. Construction took two and half years. It is a part of motorway connection of České Budějovice and the section is temoprarily vignette free.

https://www.mdcr.cz/Media/Media-a-ti...ezi-Veselim-na
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G85 Yinkun Expressway, China

20 September 2017

An 83 kilometer section of the G85 Yinchuan - Kunming (Yinkun) Expressway opened to traffic in Sichuan and Chongqing. It runs from Guang'an to Chongqing City. It includes a circa 5 kilometer long tunnel north of Chongqing.

http://sc.ifeng.com/a/20170919/6007817_0.shtml
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Three expressway sections in Sumatra opened and inagurated by President Joko Widodo

12 October 2017

Palembang-Indralaya Expressway, section 1, first expressway in Southern Sumatera, operated by construction SOE (state owned enterprise) Hutama Karya (HK):

Pressing the inauguration siren, a modern tradition for openings and inaugurations here--also in inauguration Minister for Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono and Minister for State Owned Enterprises Rini M Soemarno (majority of expressways are operated by SOEs, Jasa Marga being the largest expressway operator Indonesiawide):

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13 October 2017
The completion of the Medan-Binjai and Medan-Kualanamu-Tebingtinggi Expressways are the results of the dedication and cooperation of all men and women of the SOEs Hutama Karya, Waskita Karya, Waskita Toll Road, Pembangunan Perumahan and Jasa Marga, collaborating to increase the availability of infrastructures to accelerate the economical growth and equality for the people
--Minister for SOEs Rini M Soemarno

Medan-Binjai Expressway sections 1 and 2, also operated by HK:
http://m.metrotvnews.com/read/2017/10/13/772763






Medan-Kualanamu Airport-Tebing Tinggi (MKTT) Expressway sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (includes link to KNO), operated by consortium comprising Jasa Marga and 2 construction SOEs Waskita Karya (plus subsidiary) and Pembangunan Perumahan (PP):


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