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Old December 20th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #1681
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I-140 North Carolina, USA

December 19, 2017

The final 7 mi / 12 km section of Interstate 140 in North Carolina opened to traffic yesterday. I-140 forms the bypass of the coastal city of Wilmington. The final section of I-140 includes several elevated sections across rivers and swamps.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/2...of-i-140-opens
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Old December 20th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #1682
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Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway, Anhui, China

December 20, 2017

A section of 23.257 kilometers expressway in Anhui Province opens to traffic today. It is the final connection to Jiangsu province for the Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway. The sections in Jiangsu province are opened or will be opened in this month.

http://www.ahwang.cn/anhui/20171218/1716438.shtml
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Old December 20th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #1683
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Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway, Jiangsu, China

December 20, 2017

A 8 kilometers section of Suqian Section of Suzhou-Yangzhou expressway is opened to traffic today. It is the connection part to Anhui province. The sections in Huai'an, Jiangsu province and Tianchang, Anhui Province were opened earlier in Nov 18, 2017. The final section in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province will be opened by the end of this year. The total length of Suzhou-Yangzhou expressway is 282 kilometers.
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Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway, Tianchang, Anhui, China

November 18, 2017

The Tianchang section of Suzhou-Yangzhou expressway was opened and its length in this section is 56.8 kilometers.

http://www.kaixian.tv/gd/2017/1123/435904.html
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Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway, Huai'an, Jiangsu, China

November 18, 2017

The section of Huai'an of Suzhou-Yangzhou Expressway is opened. The newly built of 3.465 kilometers section does not have official opening news. It was mentioned in opening news of other sections and the news of its completion of construction back in August, 2017

http://news.jschina.com.cn/focus/201...8_947732.shtml
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Old December 20th, 2017, 08:07 PM   #1686
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N57, France

20 December 2017

A 4.8 kilometer section of N57 opened to traffic between Rioz and Voray-sur-l'Ognon, which is just north of Besançon. This section of N57 has been expanded to a 2x2, 110 km/h, voie express.

http://www.lapressedevesoul.com/actu...-plus-sur.html
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Surabaya-Mojokerto Expressway, East Java, Indonesia



19 December 2017

The whole Surabaya-Mojokerto Expressway was inaugurated by His Excellency President Joko Widodo. As usual the Ministers for Public Works-Public Housing and for State Owned Enterprises also joined the President, and His Excellency signed an inauguration plaque before, with the ministers and executives from Jasa Marga &c, pressed the inauguration siren.

The expressway is operated by PT Jasamarga Surabaya Mojokerto (fmr PT Marga Nujyasumo Agung), a consortium and Jasa Marga subsidiary which state enterprises owned 3/4 of the whole stock (Jasa Marga 50%, Wijaya Karya 25%)--the rest was owned by family owned EPC company Moeladi (25%).

His Excellency also tried an electric car developed by the 10th November Institute of Technology (ITS) during the inauguration, and stated that there would be an expressway inauguration EVERY MONTH.

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Old December 21st, 2017, 04:35 PM   #1688
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A304, France

21 December 2017

The first 8 kilometer section of A304 in Northern France opened to traffic today. It runs from Rocroi to Le Piquet, just south of the Belgian border. It is part of the Charleroi - Reims upgrade in both countries.

http://www.lunion.fr/66673/article/2...ncon-de-l-a304
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R6 "Arben Xhaferi", Kosovo

22 December 2017

The second section of motorway R6 connecting Prishtina and Hani i Elezit at the Kosovo - Macedonian border was opened to traffic today. The section is 14,5 km long. The second section was opened outside Bibaj near Ferizaj, making it possible to unload the heavy traffic on the local national road at the same direction. This section also completed the work on the "easy" terrain with remaining work on the sections mountainous conditions.

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Old December 22nd, 2017, 03:05 PM   #1690
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G6511 Wuliu Expressway, China

22 December 2017

The entire 219 kilometer G6511 Wuzhou - Liuzhou (Wuliu) Expressway opened to traffic in Guangxi, China.

http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2017/12-22/8407104.shtml
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 03:06 PM   #1691
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Yonghe Expressway, China

22 December 2017

An 85 kilometer section of the Yongzhou - Hezhou (Yonghe) Expressway opened to traffic in Guangxi, China. It runs from the Hunan border to G65 at Hezhou.

http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2017/12-22/8407104.shtml
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 03:49 PM   #1692
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S5 E261, Poland

Section Krościna - Wrocław North of S5 motorway (Poznań - Wrocław) was opened today. The section is 29.7 km long. Construction took 37 months. It is a major improvement over the old DK5 - narrow, congested and passing through villages. About half of route Poznań - Wrocław is now in motorway standard, the rest should be completed in 2019.

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/directi...1.2800/17.0721
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S51, Poland

S51 motorway between Olsztyn and Olsztynek was opened today in full profile (but it is not yet fully completed - speed limit will be 100 km/h instead of 120 km/h).
The section is 13.3 km long and serves as a link from S7 motorway to Olsztyn (capital of the region). Construction took 33 months.

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/directi...3.6544/20.3680
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S7 E77, Poland

Eastern bypass of Ostróda (part of S7 motorway Gdańsk - Warsaw) was opened today. The section is 7.3 long and fills one of the gaps in S7 motorway, which is now completed all the way from Elbląg to Napierki (~140 km). Construction took 30 months.
However, one bridge on this section is still not completed and there is a temporary bypass (about 1 km).

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/directi...3.7097/19.9635
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DK16 (S5), Poland

One carriageway of southern bypass of Ostróda (part of future S5 motorway Olsztyn - Bydgoszcz) was opened today. For now, it is numbered DK16. The section is 8.7 km long. Second carriageway should be opened in a few months and the road will then have full motorway parameters.

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/53.6681/19.9388
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S8, Poland

S8 motorway, section Prosienica - Zambrów West was opened today in full profile (but it is not yet fully completed - speed limit will be 100 km/h instead of 120 km/h).
The section is 14.9 km long and is a part of motorway connection between Warsaw and Białystok. It was built mostly in the corridor of old DK8, but there are two sections with new alignments. Construction took 33 months.

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A3, Greece

22 December 2017

The first 80 kilometer section of A3 opened to traffic in Central Greece. It runs from Xyniada to Trikala. It is one of the longest, if not the longest, single section of motorway to open in Greece.

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S8 E67, Poland

Polish grand finale for today...

S8, section Marki - Radzymin South, also known as Marki bypass, opened tonight. It is ~16 km of 2x3 motorway. It is an approach road to Warsaw from the north-east (direction Białystok), which bypasses the old congested DK8 through Warsaw suburbs. It is a part of Via Baltica (road connecting the Baltic States with central Europe) and connects two existing sections of S8 motorway. With this opening, the motorway is completed all the way from PL/D border to Wyszków (about 530 km).
Construction took only about 23 months.

Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/directi...2.3561/21.1758
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A 6.8km twinning of Highway 11 in New Brunswick, Canada opened on a December 21st. It runs from shediac at highway 15 to the shediac river.
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Old December 26th, 2017, 10:43 AM   #1700
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G5012 Enguang Expressway, China

26 December 2017

The final 77 kilometer section of G5012 Enshi - Guangyuan (Enguang) Expressway opened to traffic in Hubei and Chongqing today. It runs from G318 northwest of Lichuan to G42 near Wanzhou. The Hubei section is 25 kilometers long, most of it runs through tunnels. The Chongqing section is 52 kilometers long and includes a suspension bridge across the Yangtze.

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