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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #1041
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No, it's because most Chinese expressways are not all concrete, but with asphalt and nice landscaping. A lot of US freeways do not have that. In the Chinese way it's more aesthetic and accepted by the citizens.
yes, if a road is not paved with asphalt, it can't be called "express way" in china, no matter how broad it is. and chinese express way are all closed with fence, no traffic light in the road, speed limit is 120KM for cars.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #1042
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That is not true. Some express ways have concrete surface.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #1043
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No, it's because most Chinese expressways are not all concrete, but with asphalt and nice landscaping. A lot of US freeways do not have that. In the Chinese way it's more aesthetic and accepted by the citizens.
My experiences also indicate so in terms of maintaining the landscape along the expressways.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #1044
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Gong into the whole concrete vs asphalt thing. My local 3X3 highway is paved with concrete 30 years ago, and even though it's a VERY bumpy ride when you pass the joints, it doesn't have any cracks, potholes, or uneven surface caused by truck's wheels.

Certains parts of that highway is paved with a new layer of asphalt about 5 years ago, and it's full of potholes, especially after heavy rain. And the surface is uneven, the heavy vehicles' wheels have grooved the asphalt and it feels very weird when you change lanes.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #1045
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That is not true. Some express ways have concrete surface.
Maybe it's those early expressways constructed in the late 1980's / early 1990's. They used to be called "Freeways".
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #1046
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Gong into the whole concrete vs asphalt thing. My local 3X3 highway is paved with concrete 30 years ago, and even though it's a VERY bumpy ride when you pass the joints, it doesn't have any cracks, potholes, or uneven surface caused by truck's wheels.

Certains parts of that highway is paved with a new layer of asphalt about 5 years ago, and it's full of potholes, especially after heavy rain. And the surface is uneven, the heavy vehicles' wheels have grooved the asphalt and it feels very weird when you change lanes.
But one of the expressways here in the Philippines, the North Luzon Expressway, was repaved with smooth asphalt during its reconstruction to world-class standards 3 years ago. The last 2 years some of its portions were flooded during typhoons, but the surface still remained smooth all these years because of proper maintenance by its operator.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #1047
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If potholes appear during rain, that can have multiple causes

> Bad construction, like during rain, or cold
> Cheaply constructed, lower design standards
> Bad or no maintenance

Given the fact that it's only 5 years old, i think we can rule out the last option.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 03:43 AM   #1048
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That is not true. Some express ways have concrete surface.
i never find any chinese high way(高速公路) is concrete surface in china.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #1049
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China's a big country. They probably exist somewhere.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #1050
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China's a big country. They probably exist somewhere.
yeah, maybe in other provinces.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #1051
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These highways are pretty intense, especially though the more rugged terrain. It looks like great care is taken in making the highway more pleasing and less of a blight.
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Interesting video of driving on a Chinese motorway. Note the bus passing on the shoulder after 2:40 and the large number of trucks at the side of the road after 5:10 (looks like some sort of truck depot). Motorway quality looks excellent.

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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:29 AM   #1053
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The drivers license's of those suckers should be suspended. Well, maybe they have to compensate for something with their behaviour.
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awesome video, thanks for posting!
this is a typical chinese high way, i think he drive at the speed of 140km/h.
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[PRC] Chinese highways & Expressways ( 中国高速 ) # II

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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #1058
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chinese highways part 1:

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Chris already provided a link to the first topic.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #1060
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An aerial view shows the expressway linking the earthquake-hit city of Dujiangyan and Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 15, 2008. The city of Dujiangyan, near the epicenter in Wenchuan County, was one of the worst-hit regions in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake.(Xinhua Photo

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