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Old October 24th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #441
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not the widest but at least one from germany :

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Old October 24th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #442
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Yeah, Germany is not known for wide roads.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #443
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umm might i ask what is great about wide roads? lol seems to me wide roads would be bad
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Old October 24th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #444
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I don't like very wide roads very much. I think it's better to make a parallel route when there are over 4 - 5 lanes per direction.

Asphalted wide motorways look nice, but concrete motorways with 20 lanes just look ugly. But yes, sometimes it's nessesary to have such wide roads, imagine the traffic jams if the roads weren't all so wide... the extra pollution, the time-wasting, the economic reachability of a city detoriating...
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Old October 24th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #445
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12 lanes?

And an other widest is coming in The Netherlands? A4 near Schiphol, becomes 3-4-4-3
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Old October 24th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #446
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Yeah, Germany is not known for wide roads.
unfortunately
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Old October 25th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #447
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That German highway was half asphalt and half cement. Is there a reason why it was built like that?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #448
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It was expanded later. It used to be 2x3 lanes i thought.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #449
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12 lanes?
you mean 17 But that stretch doesn't count because it has 2 motorways running next to eachother, the A15&A16. The stretches of motorway in the Netherlands with more than 10 lanes are:

A4 near the Hague: 16 lanes, arguably because they barely form a straight stretch between two junctions
http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52...&t=k&z=17&om=1
A16 east of Rotterdam: 12-14 lanes
A4, Schiphol 12 lanes
A15 south of Rotterdam: 12 lanes
A12 south of Utrecht 10-12 lanes
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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #450
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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #451
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A4 motorway in Katowice - 6 lanes
http://www.zumi.pl/namapie.html?qt=u...type=2&scale=1
Chorzowska Street in Katowice - 6 lanes
http://www.zumi.pl/namapie.html?qt=u...type=2&scale=2
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Old October 27th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #452
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for Germany it could probably be the A5 in Frankfurt in the future. this part (length: only 9km) 4+4 now and here are some drawings for planned proposals:




also, south of Frankfurt, the A5 has 4x4, but there is the A67 running pretty parallel to it, maybe 5km away for 20kms in length, if that was only 1 autobahn, this could be the widest in Germany. and this is probably the reason why there are not so many wide roads here: there are many parallel roads. you have for example three different autobahns between rhein-ruhr (köln-düsseldorf-dortmund) and rhein-main (frankfurt) (200km) which are mostly 3+3 or 2+3
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Old October 27th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #453
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if that was only 1 autobahn, this could be the widest in Germany.
Maybe, but I doubt they would make as many lanes as they have them now combined.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #454
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That Frankfurt plan is interesting, because they build a similar thing near Utrecht; 2x3 in the middle and 2x2 parallel lanes for local traffic. Near Den Bosch, they are building 2+2+2+2 right now. Through traffic can only intersect at interchanges, local traffic can exit on alle exits. The A5 near Frankfurt is very congested, often from the Gambacher Kreuz.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #455
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Brdige with most lanes

I am not sure if the future Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington DC will become one of the widest bridge in the world. But I am pretty sure it will have 12 - 18 lanes including the 12 lanes in the bride itself.

http://www.wilsonbridge.com/po-projectDescription2.htm
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Old October 28th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #456
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Dumlupınar Avenue-Antalya is the widest road of Mediterranean and Mid-East. It's 10 lanes and 100m wide. Sorry for the bad pic

BTW widest road in the world is in Brazil and it's wider than 200m
uhhhh that looks only two lanes dont understan whats so amazing I see bigger roads than that in the desert.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #457
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Near Den Bosch, they are building 2+2+2+2 right now. Through traffic can only intersect at interchanges, local traffic can exit on alle exits.
Split has a similar solution:
[IMG]http://i22.************/2hwitdk.jpg[/IMG]

It's also the widest street in the city...
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Old October 28th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #458
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That's more like frontage road then a 2+2+2+2 motorway...
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Old October 28th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #459
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Old October 28th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #460
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It's only in early stages of construction, but here's an impression:



The parallel lanes have emergency lanes too, and also grade-seperated intersections.

Another interesting project is only 20km to the south, where the now 2x3 Eindhoven beltway will be widened to 2+3+3+2 however, the 2 parallel lanes won't have complete motorway features. a big mistake.
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