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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:28 AM   #221
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Some pictures from Poland.
Motorway A6 near Szczecin:

year 2005:




and the same places two years and 114.000.000 euro later:



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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:38 AM   #222
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A Russian motorway in 1992 (I don't know its present condition, but probably better):



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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM   #223
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Interstate 278, NYC

This is why it's not fun to drive in New York City!

I've driven down this highway, through Brooklyn and Queens. With the narrow lanes, no shoulders, and low clearances, during rush hour, it may make you feel pretty scared if you're not a resident...

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The views from the west looking at Manhattan are excellent though.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:53 AM   #224
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I agree, the freeways in New York City are pretty awful. I feel very sorry for anyone that has a breakdown on any of their highways. When you have 45mph speed limits on a freeway you know it probably isn't that great.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:02 AM   #225
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Old M7 toward Balaton was so crappy few years ago, that it was the best to drive on emergency lane, because it was the only lane with asphalt.
The keyword is was...its proper asphalt now(for like 8 years),2+3lanes,and it will reach croatian border next year.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:50 AM   #226
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I agree, the freeways in New York City are pretty awful. I feel very sorry for anyone that has a breakdown on any of their highways. When you have 45mph speed limits on a freeway you know it probably isn't that great.
A lot of those 'interstates' in NYC, especially the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predate the interstate system and are grandfathered in under their substandard designs. Any work beyond simple repaving (ie, bringing them up to full modern interstate standards) would be prohibitively expensive.

Yes, I have driven many of them, including I-278.

And up to 6 years ago, the WTC towers would have been in the center background of that Manhattan skyline image.



I-70 in western Pennsylvania is also similarly substandard, predating the I-system, too.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:49 PM   #227
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I can't find a picture now, but the Polish A6 (or maybe S6) wins by far; it is/was paved by paving stones!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:57 PM   #228
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Reichsautobahn: the DK22 in Poland, near Kaliningrad.







However, i don't think it's in use as a motorway now!

Some maps do sign it as an expressway though.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:11 PM   #229
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It is road, no motorway.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:48 PM   #230
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It is road, no motorway.
Yeah, but i thought it was used as a one lane motorway decades ago. It is part of the Berlinka, Berlin - Kaliningrad. The A6 near Szczecin was also part of this road, aswell as the German A11.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:54 PM   #231
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Yeah, but i thought it was used as a one lane motorway decades ago. It is part of the Berlinka, Berlin - Kaliningrad. The A6 near Szczecin was also part of this road, aswell as the German A11.
No, A6 near Sttetin is a motorway, but this road was only road. It was never used as motorway. But it was planned as motorway before war.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 03:00 PM   #232
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Hehe, Berlinka is a phenomenon.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 03:34 PM   #233
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Reichsautobahn: the DK22 in Poland, near Kaliningrad.

However, i don't think it's in use as a motorway now!

Some maps do sign it as an expressway though.
Now it's rebuilding. It will be a express-way road (S-22) 1x2 in progess into 2x2. All injuctions will be like on motorways.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 03:41 PM   #234
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Some of these "highways" are really ugly and crapy... I hope things will change in the nearby future.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:38 PM   #235
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Why were all those halls built on the roadway, did they just not need the motorway any more so it got turned into a normal street?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:46 PM   #236
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I know it's not a motorway, but I just have to post this sign from Moldova.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:49 PM   #237
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Motorway in Mongolia

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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:53 PM   #238
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I can't find a picture now, but the Polish A6 (or maybe S6) wins by far; it is/was paved by paving stones!
I've found it. Can you believe this?

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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:56 PM   #239
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Motorway in Mongolia
Where?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:41 PM   #240
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I've found it. Can you believe this?


It's my pleasure and honour to tell you, that there are no more paving stones on this road. This is a picture taken at least 2 years ago. If you look at my earlier post (#24) you'll see a difference between now and then. I live in Szczecin, i know this road very well and i can shoot some more pictures of this road (specially this bridge) and post them.

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