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Old April 9th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #1041
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In fairness though, what a stupid place for a toll booth
That's why you're entering the most urban stretch of A4 in Milan and it is a toll free to allow people to use it as a by-pass with no fares

Actually I dislike this solution: I think the better way would be having a nearby free bypass and no intrerchanges for tolled highway in urban stretch. Or better interchanges with the bypass at the begginning and at the end of 'urban' stretch (the one now between the two barriers)
There are solutions like that in other cities in Italy, as in Bologna, for istance
Unforunately in Milan there are no space enough nearby A4, as buildings stand few meters from it
The solution could be to dig a tunnel of more of 20 km just under it (too expensive) or build an elevated highway over the old one, as the 'secundo piso' of Mexico City bypass: I do not think it is possible to make something like that in Europe, for its heavy enviromental impact... probably in '60s or even in '70s, but not today
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Do they toll darker or lighter road?

It is actually 3 sets of tolls... wonder why?
Actually there is even a fourth one
as you can see in this map

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It is 'fault' of that North-South motorway you can see... it is another by-pass. And it has a fare only if you cross that point (I hate this kind of fares) in the interchange with A4 highway (that is tolled for the whole lenght as 'closed system', the most common in Italy, except the branch in inner Milan I told you).
Then: if you just run on the bypass you pay the bypass at the barrier you can see below on the left in the pic; if you just run on A4 you pay at the 'main' barrier in the center just for the highway; if you interchange between A4 and the bypass and viceversa you pay for highway and bypass in one of the smaller barriers

It's as complicated as that
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Old April 9th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #1042
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Yeah, that fourth toll station is stupid, but I think others are ok.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #1043
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This is a big'n:

I-96 at the Southfield Freeway in Detroit:






The high-res images on my site show the interchange in much better detail.

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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #1044
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Dont'you have an airview?
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Old April 10th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #1045
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Old April 11th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #1046
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Old April 25th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #1047
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Houston, Texas looks like it's the Mecca of Interchanges, as seen in this video. I'd love to go on a cruise round there (need to learn to drive first )
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Old April 26th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #1048
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This de best interchange of the world

Interchange A1/A10 (portugal)ca.30km of Lisbon

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:49 AM   #1049
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Found these pictures and want to share them with you road geeks

Miami interchanges

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:20 AM   #1050
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Not bad, even though Miami has bad traffic at least it has a decent highway system unlike here.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:41 AM   #1051
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^ Yea I read about that. The traffic inside the city seems horrible. You can barely walk there except for south beach. On the second pic theyre driving on what.. ? There is no asphalt there..
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:27 PM   #1052
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That are concrete slabs. I hate those.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:35 PM   #1053
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Why slabs? Regular concrete, but cut so it don't crack.
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Concrete is great, I like it better than asphalt, especially the newer concrete that is more quiet.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #1055
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It sounds very Belgian to me somehow.

What about you Chris?
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The I-95 - I-295 - I-495 - Del 141 - Airport Road interchange near Wilmington DE seems to go on forever.
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Nothing wrong with concrete slabs, unless they haven't been maintained in the last 73 years (hint hint...)
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:57 PM   #1058
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Yea seriously. When you drive through Belgium you can't even hear your music or radio anymore.
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Love this pic.
Me too, I miss this kind of freeways in Europe, where you're driving through a skyline. It's even better in Tokyo where you drive 50 feet up in the air through a street canyon.
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