daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 6th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #1201
scotdaliney
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 996
Likes (Received): 130

I've always thought this interchange gives alot of bang for your buck, very few bridges but free-flowing.
scotdaliney está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 6th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #1202
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 176,994
Likes (Received): 244822

Athens interchange roads, Greece


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo1/1450.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo1/1452.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo2/2654.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo2/2644.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo4/4475.jpg
__________________
Urban Showcase: Athens Kalamata Trikala Thessaloniki
Cityscapes: Paris Barcelona Dubai, U.A.E. Monte Carlo, Monaco
General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!
christos-greece no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #1203
mdude
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 186
Likes (Received): 0

I'm pretty sure that even at its widest continuous point (excludes ramps that veer off the main road), the 401 is still not as wide as avenue 9 julio in buenos aires. avenue 9 julio is as wide as a buenos aires city block or about 110 meters (360 feet).

the 401 is the widest highway, though. avenue 9 julio is not technically a highway.
mdude no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2010, 02:11 AM   #1204
Hasse78
Registered User
 
Hasse78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Gnesta
Posts: 1,245
Likes (Received): 590


Impressive pics. But I have to admit that I am no big fan of these monster highways.
Hasse78 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1205
SIMSI
Registered User
 
SIMSI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lublin
Posts: 6,748
Likes (Received): 1431

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hasse78 View Post

Impressive pics. But I have to admit that I am no big fan of these monster highways.
Right, that road in Toronto looks terrible
__________________
Nigdy nie jest tak źle, żeby nie mogło być jeszcze gorzej!
ale
Nigdy nie jest tak dobrze, żeby nie mogło być jeszcze lepiej!!!
SIMSI no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 15th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #1206
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,688
Likes (Received): 17045

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMSI View Post
Right, that road in Toronto looks terrible
I got stuck on it during Rush hour , on my way my hotel , its terrible. Very slow and i would expect a highway of that size to move at a decent pace.
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #1207
TheCat
IsraCanadian :)
 
TheCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,358
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMSI View Post
Right, that road in Toronto looks terrible
It's not so bad - when you're on it, it feels more or less like any other large freeway. However, it does take a little bit of experience to drive on it (navigation-wise), mainly because sometimes you do get confused between the collectors and express. Even happened to me a while ago, I was talking to a friend and forgot to exit the express lanes, ending up missing my exit

In my most recent (though not so recent ) video on Youtube I document a fairly long drive around this huge section of the 401:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsZDzji81w
__________________
Check out my driving videos on Youtube | Please visit the Highways & Autobahns forum
TheCat no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #1208
mubd
Maglev Bus to Matraville!
 
mubd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,231
Likes (Received): 951

Warringah Freeway, Sydney.
The main road north from the Sydney Harbour Bridge (City West) and Tunnel (City East).
Notice the signs say BRIDGE and TUNNEL to save space.
At 16 lanes wide, it probably has the most lanes of any freeway in Australia.
mubd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1209
mubd
Maglev Bus to Matraville!
 
mubd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,231
Likes (Received): 951


CENTRAL MOTORWAY "SPAGHETTI" JUNCTION, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Overengineering much? Auckland only has 1.3 million residents.
mubd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM   #1210
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,631
Likes (Received): 19427

Overengineering? I don't think so, only one ramp of that interchange has 3 lanes, the rest has 1 or 2 lanes. The reason why there are more fly-overs than usual is that there are exits very close to this interchange, which raises the need for a separation of traffic before the interchange instead of after the interchange.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #1211
sotavento
Registered user
 
sotavento's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,433
Likes (Received): 325

Some interchanges in Lisboa (Portugal):

A12(VG bridge) + A1 (Lisboa-Porto motorway)+ A36 (CRIL) + IC2


A8 + CRIL


25 de Abril bridge + A5 + IP7 + Radial de Benfica



Theres plenty more over here ... we got 44 A roads and a lot more without propper A numbering and a lot of hilly interchanges between them.
__________________
"O País perdeu a inteligência e a consciência moral. Ninguém se respeita nem crê na honestidade dos homens públicos. O povo está na miséria. Os serviços públicos vão abandonados. A mocidade arrasta-se das mesas das secretarias para as mesas dos cafés. A ruína económica cresce o comércio definha, a indústria enfraquece. O salário diminui. O Estado é considerado um ladrão e tratado como um inimigo.
Neste salve-se quem puder a burguesia proprietária de casas explora o aluguel. A agiotagem explora o juro…"”
— Eça
sotavento no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #1212
poshbakerloo
***Alexxx***
 
poshbakerloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London, Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Moscow
Posts: 5,094
Likes (Received): 292

Show your motorway/highway interchanges (Google Maps)

Show your motorway/highway interchanges (Google Maps)
Try to stick to Google Maps so that you can look at the similarities and differences equally. I'm not sure on all the technical names for this junctions though...Here are some interchanges in England...
You can see that the junction layouts, whilst similar to a lot of other countries, are much more compact...

M4 - M25, London



M40-M25, London



M60-M56-A34, Manchester



A60-A61-A666, Manchester



M60-M62-M66, Manchester



M60-M602-M62, Manchester



M62-A62, Leeds



M62-M6, Warrington



M6-A5125-A38, Birmingham (Gravelly Hill interchange)

__________________
"BEFORE WE MARRY...I HAVE A SECRET!"

I <3 London
poshbakerloo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2011, 05:31 AM   #1213
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,090
Likes (Received): 4752

There're all sorts of interchanges in this thread.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #1214
ed110220
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 236
Likes (Received): 6

N1 Table Bay Boulevard - N2 Eastern Boulevard interchange next to Cape Town city centre:

image hosted on flickr


N2 Settlers Way - M3 Rhodes Drive interchange:

image hosted on flickr


N1 Table Bay Boulevard - M5 Black River Parkway interchange. A particularly inadequately designed interchange from the 1960s that is now probably the busiest in the metro area. Fortunately it is being upgraded, you can see the new westbound N1 to southbound M5 and northbound M5 to eastbound N1 ramps under contruction.

image hosted on flickr


N2 Settlers Way - M5 Black River Parkway/Kromboom Parkway interchange. The next interchange (Raapenberg Road) is really too close to be ideal. Interestingly the loop from the southbound M5 to westbound N2 was originally at the northern cloverleaf but was later removed and added to the southern one.

image hosted on flickr


Wingfield Interchange: N1 - N7 - M7. This cloverleaf from the early 1960s could probably do with upgrading, though the collector-distributor lanes that have been added to the N1 help.

image hosted on flickr


N2 - R300 Kuils River Freeway/Cape Flats Freeway interchange. The newest of the interchanges, from the early 1990s. Note the loop on the eastbound N2 to southbound R300 is because the R300 curves round to the west south of the N2, therefore less traffic uses this direction.

image hosted on flickr


N1 - R300 Kuils River Freeway interchange. This was originally going to be a 4-level stack with the R300 continuing north of the N1. The land has been left open but the northern part was never built. Note the ragged R300 end where it would continue.

image hosted on flickr
ed110220 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #1215
redstone
Lurker
 
redstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 14,056
Likes (Received): 52

Quote:
Originally Posted by ed110220 View Post
image hosted on flickr

Why not just make a clover junction?

In this design seems that certain changing of direction is impossible..
redstone no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #1216
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 11,187

Quote:
Originally Posted by redstone View Post
Why not just make a clover junction?

In this design seems that certain changing of direction is impossible..
What is the problem with this interchange? Cars can go from any road to any direction...
__________________
Lived, Been, Drove in: A B BG BiH CH CZ D DK E F FIN FL GBZ GR H HR I IRL L M MNE P PL RO RSM S SK SLO SRB UK V
+ Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates & United States of America
my clinched highways
My wife has just started a travel blog. Check it out here: makeitcount.blog
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #1217
ed110220
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 236
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by redstone View Post
Why not just make a clover junction?
This design is essentially a hybrid of a stack and a cloverleaf (three quarters stack and one quarter cloverleaf) and it combines the advantages of both. The stack element gives greater capacity, less weaving and faster speeds through semi-directional flyovers rather than cloverleaf loops. For the least used movement, money is saved by a cloverleaf loop rather than a semi-directional flyover.

You can see why the eastbound N2 to southbound R300 movement is much less used than the other three from this map, as in this direction traffic doubles back on itself:-

image hosted on flickr

Last edited by ed110220; March 18th, 2011 at 05:16 PM.
ed110220 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #1218
slpalejandro
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Likes (Received): 0

this is not really big iterchange, but it worth to see it, is in san luis potosi mexico[IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
slpalejandro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #1219
slpalejandro
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Likes (Received): 0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5758998210
slpalejandro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #1220
andrestm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6
Likes (Received): 0

401 has 22 active lanes at its widest. I-10 in Houston has 26. By almost any measure 1-10 is a bigger, wider highway than 401.

401 is still far busier, though. (And impossible as it may seem, I-10 DOES experience gridlock quite often.)

Notice the 150-meter width with only one non-concrete segment

(Note: this is not the segment with the most lanes, it's the widest segment)


Last edited by andrestm; July 17th, 2011 at 01:05 AM.
andrestm no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
highways, interchange, junction, motorways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium