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Old May 30th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #641
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Two that I can think of are the R21/R24 interchange right outside Johannesburg's main airport (I posted a pic of this in another thread, just can't remember which one), and the N1/M5 interchange in Cape Town.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #642
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You're recalling goofy signage, while the interchange itself comes across as being fine.
well, i'm very sensitive on left turns at motorways and interchange can be shiny and well signd the most in the world, but with left turns it all falls into the water. left turns + motorway = goofiness
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #643
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For me the goofiest interchange in the world is between the A6 and the A86 in Greater Paris. There is simply no lane that goes from A6 southbound to A86 westbound (i.e. no lane that goes from central Paris to Versailles). Who is the fine engineer who made such a stupid interchange???!!! I once ended up way south of Paris because I wasn't able to take the A86 to Versailles thanks to that stupid interchange.

There are many other idiosyncracies in the Greater Paris freeways (like freeways without exits for miles and miles), but the A6/A86 interchange is just the most maddening.

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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #644
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well, i'm very sensitive on left turns at motorways and interchange can be shiny and well signd the most in the world, but with left turns it all falls into the water. left turns + motorway = goofiness
I hear you. There are a few instances around the region here where traffic boards on the left whereafter about 100 metres traffic exits also on the left. The dumb thing about all this crap around here is it's not like the region's ever struggled for space (the island's massive enough itself).
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Old June 4th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #645
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Thanks Invincible for the tip, I'll edit my first posting and use that for future ones. Too bad we aren't allow to use Google Map's embed code.

Very nice to see quite a bit of activity here

Here is another goofy one:

There is an interchange on Maryland State Route 100 with a local road in which you have to exit from the left lane and turn left to go under the other side of the highway whilst in the median. To get back on the same direction, the reverse is true. To make matters worse, if you need to get off at Exit 1A (just to the north), you don't have much room to get over 3 lanes.

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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #646
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Some devilish and dangerous interchanges in Lisboa (Portugal):

In the interchange between A1/CRIL/ Vasco da Gama Bridge/Airport we get this kind of crap:






Near setubal both roads continue to Lisboa (each one goes by a different bridge) ... can you read the sign over there ???


The A8 just outside of Lisboa is a sucession of a dozen interchangs (they don't even have gaps betweeen them):


there are too many over here ... can't post them all ... but will try to get some aerial images of the worst.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #647
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8 interchanges one after another??? Do we even want to know what rush hour is like?
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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #648
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This is one of the most unique in the world:




This is where Hong Kong, left hand drive, crosses into Mainland China at Shenzen, right hand drive. HK is on the bottom. Just try to figure out how it works.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #649
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8 interchanges one after another??? Do we even want to know what rush hour is like?
I just started to count and after hitting the 60 mark .. I gave up ... too many horrible highway intersections in a small section of 15x20km ... mostly are hurb by being both arterial streets and highways/motorways at the same time ... some are just an entry/exit lane that just pops out of nowhere into a major highway or into the back steets of some housing.

I officialy designate the Lisboa highway/freeway hubs as a desaster area:



Over 100 interchanges inside that area and I'm still trying to find one that is not goofy enough to be on this list ... and notice that I'm only counting interchanges wich have highways/freeways ... not any street crossing over the dam'n devilish list.
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With that many to choose from, I'd say pick the ones that are either (1) the most deadly and/or (2) the most complex. Hopefully, that will narrow things down a bit.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #651
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This is where Hong Kong, left hand drive, crosses into Mainland China at Shenzen, right hand drive. HK is on the bottom. Just try to figure out how it works.
The switch right/left is west of this interchange. The central spiral part of the interchange is complete left hand drive. Only thing abnormal is that the bridge consists of 2 parallel roads.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #652
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The majority of the Monterrey Interchanges are very confusing for people from out of town, because my city has several interchanges with exits from the left.
Basically I'm referring to this Interchange which was built around the 60's but nowadays it is insufficient and confusing, basically it's not enough for the amount of vehicles nowadays.

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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #653
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i cant find a picture, but the old Springfield Interchange in Springfield, VA was the worst intersection i have ever seen before they renovated it, not to mention it it was the busiest interchange on the US east coast
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Old August 1st, 2008, 06:05 AM   #654
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WORLD | Widest Avenues

I opened this thread so we can add pictures of the widest avenues in the world. Atention!, no highways / motorways, just avenues.


Here i put the widest avenue in the world, the 9 of July avenue, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

(8/14/08 I ADD MORE) :













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ANOTHER AVENUE IN BUENOS AIRES:


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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:33 AM   #655
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That one was wide, indeed!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:42 AM   #656
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If it was grade-separated, you could do with half the number of lanes...
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This is truly a monumental avenue. I wonder if someone from Buenos Aires can tell us what kind of effect it has on the city, etc.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:39 PM   #658
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If it was grade-separated, you could do with half the number of lanes...
Sure, but how you do military parades on grade-separated avenues?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:48 PM   #659
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very nice!!
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Sure, but how you do military parades on grade-separated avenues?
Think of North Korea
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