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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #661
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #662
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China's expressways ends up being 74,000 km by the end of 2010.
This number in the table only covers expressways. I think a lot of Chinese Class I highways should be counted since they also meet the requirement in this post:
dual carriageway (four or more lanes), grade separated (access controlled, limited-access) roads

Class I highway may be only partially access controlled, for example


But there are many Class I roads which are fully access controlled, and they are not included in the 74,000km of expressways network. For instance

西湟一级公路 XiHuang Class I Highway


西柏坡一级公路 Xibaipo Class I Highway


横坪一级公路 Hengping Class I Highway


The problem is that there is no classification of 'dual carriageway, grade separated roads' in China, it is either expressway(freeway) or Class I-IV highway, so it is hard to count the length of grade separated Class I highways.
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Old January 8th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #663
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I think the gradient looks too steep and the curves too extreme for an expressway. Plus it's not really grade separated and where are the breakdown lanes at the side?
Not all expressways have breakdown-lanes (look at the first class I highway pic in China for example), and to me this looks pretty seperated. The max speed on this road is 80-100 km/h and is based on its french counterparts.

Apparently the definition of an expressway differs heavily from region to region.

Where I live, we make distinction between normal N roads - expressways and autoroutes.

This is an autoroute:

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This is seen an expressway:

[IMG]http://i55.************/ws2xae.jpg[/IMG]
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #664
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So how do different countries rank in terms of length of autoroute/Interstate-comparable highways?
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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #665
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Croatian motorway network as of September 2010 consists of 1124.9 km, not 1050 km. 75 kilometers can make a huuuge difference!

A1 - 454.5 km
A2 - 59.0 km
A3 - 306.5 km
A4 - 96.4 km
A5 - 55.0 km
A6 - 81.2 km
A7 - 35.7 km
A9 - 27.6 km
A11 - 9.0 km

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Croatia

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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #666
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The Chinese Expressway network is supposed to be 250.000 kilometers long.

India will probably develop a large network as well, but its geography won't require as much expressways as it will in China. At least 18 more east-west and 9 more north-south expressways are planned in China.
The motorway-network in the Ganges valley will be incredibly dense. Imagine an area of 500,000km² with the motorway density of the Dutch randstad.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #667
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The Class 1 highway in China is not classified as an expressway.

They're regarded as 2 separate categories for statistical purposes.


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Not all expressways have breakdown-lanes (look at the first class I highway pic in China for example), and to me this looks pretty seperated. The max speed on this road is 80-100 km/h and is based on its french counterparts.

Apparently the definition of an expressway differs heavily from region to region.

Where I live, we make distinction between normal N roads - expressways and autoroutes.

This is an autoroute:

image hosted on flickr


This is seen an expressway:

[IMG]http://i55.************/ws2xae.jpg[/IMG]
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Old January 15th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #668
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updating the list we count

Argentina:
Highways ~1700 km.
Expressway ~350 km. (autovia nº 2)

Total: ~2050 km.

Projected to future: +15.000 km.
Link: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7#post70666357
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Old January 20th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #669
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Hey guys, here are South Africas numbers, I do however think that these arent up-to-date, as their have been massive upgrades these last few years and much more going on.

Roads in South Africa are classified as follows:

· National Highway Roads - these are classified by a number and having the letter "N" before them. Examples of these roads are the N1 and N2 from Cape Town, the N3 from Durban to Johannesburg and the N6 from East London to Bloemfontein.
· Metropolitan Freeways - these are noted by a number with the "M" prefix.
· The Provincial Main Roads - identified by the letter "R". Examples are the R21 from Pretoria to Johannesburg International Airport and the R27 from Cape Town to Upington.
· Gravel Roads and secondary roads that are surfaced, and these are classified with a number.
· Urban streets and roads in the major cities and towns of South Africa.
· Generally unclassified roads. These roads are located off the beaten track in rural countryside areas.

In total, there are just under 760,000 kilometers of road network in South Africa. Nearly 10,000 km of fully surfaced National Highway toads and metropolitan freeways. This total includes over 2,400 km of toll roads that are fully surfaced.

56,000km of Provincial roads are completely surfaced to a very high quality finish.

There are 300,000km of gravel roads that are in very good condition and are perfect to drive on with just a two-wheel drive vehicle.

There are almost 170,000km of surfaced and non-surfaced roads in urban areas that are in excellent driving condition.

Over 220,000 km of unclassified roads that are located in rural country areas. The majority of these are perfect driving conditions for two wheel drive vehicles.

In fact, there are very few roads in South Africa that are totally exclusive for four wheel drive vehicles. This includes the National Parks that are largely self-drive parks, and the safari areas that are off the beaten track. Most of the National roads have a tarred surface and are in excellent driving condition. Obviously the more rural the road, the more possibility that it will have a poor driving surface and have pot holes and plenty of bumps!

In South Africa, many of the national highways that connect the major centres are toll roads, for example the N1 and N2. It is important to check out the toll fees before you embark on your journey and ensure that you have the cash/credit card on hand to pay to gain access! The average fees for a standard light two wheel drive vehicle range up to 50 South Africa Rands.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Types-of-R...ica&id=3049989
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The highways, freeways and provincial main roads in South Africa are built and maintained to the highest possible standards. Together with safe South Africa driving conditions you are ensured of a smooth and safe ride. All our national highways have petrol stations with restaurants, restrooms and shops dispersed along the route.

The entire network of roads in South Africa comes to a total of 755,000 kilometres, classified as follows;
9,600 km of surfaced national highways and metropolitan freeways, including 2,400 km of toll roads of the highest standard. National highways are identified by a number with the prefix “N”. Metropolitan freeways are identified by a number with the prefix “M”.

56,000 km of surfaced provincial roads of a very high standard. Provincial roads are identified by a number with the prefix “R”.


300,000 km of gravel roads in excellent condition, usually identified by just a number. Perfectly driveable with an ordinary 2WD vehicle.


168,000 km of surfaced and non-surfaced urban roads in good condition.


221,000 km unclassified roads in rural areas. South Africa driving conditions of most of them are good enough for ordinary 2WD vehicles.
http://www.south-africa-tours-and-tr...a-driving.html
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Old February 19th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #670
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I compiled an updated list for Europe. If you think there are errors let me know.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #671
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Italy:
6.661,3 (31 12 2009 http://www.aiscat.it/pubblicazioni/d...m_3_4_2009.pdf ) +

277 (RA classified as motorways) =

6938,3 km

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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #672
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Why not from the longest to the shortest?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #673
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Spain: autopistas and autovias
Italy: only autostrade and not superstrade
Germany: autobahn and gelbe autobahn?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #674
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Spain: motorways (Autovías and Autopistas)
Italy: motorways (Autostrade)
Germany: motorways (Autobahnen)

I do have the near exact figure for German Autobahnähnliche Straßen, but I do not have precise figures about the Italian Superstrade.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #675
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According to the law (Ley 25/1988, de 29 de julio, de Carreteras http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_d...l25-1988.html#) autovias are not motorways/autopistas.

IMHO it is appropriate to do a ranking considering only motorways not including gelbe autobahn, superstrade and autovias.

In fact, the definition of motorways is similar in many countries. The definition of dual carriageway is different and especially the data are not available uniformly
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Old February 19th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #676
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India and Indonesia are totally out of what we expected.

I nvr been to Indonesia but India. India have to learn to make the road evenly build before they plan more motorway or expressway.

I believe those who visit Delhi or Mumbai will ask the same question as i ask "where is the expressway" "this is expressway???"
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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #677
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According to the law (Ley 25/1988, de 29 de julio, de Carreteras http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_d...l25-1988.html#) autovias are not motorways/autopistas.
That law was created to apply Autovía status to the radials of Madrid. Virtually all Spanish Autovías built since are of the exact samen design standard as Autopistas. Only their function is slightly different.

There are good reasons to consider Autovías as full motorways like in any other country, the speed limit is 120 km/h to begin with, which is higher than any other expressway system except for some German Autobahnähnliche Straßen and the Polish 2x2 S-roads since January 1st or even higher than some motorway systems (Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, until recently Denmark too).
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Old February 20th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #678
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Morocan highways

Now : 1096 km (RN8-Agadir)
June 2011 : 1416 km (Fes-Oujda)
2015 : 1800 km


http://www.adm.co.ma/ click on "dossier de presse"
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:31 PM   #679
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OK,
the rank of Highways(at least 4 lanes)

The world:230,000 kilometers

1.USA:90,000 kilometers
2.China(mainland):40,000 kilometers
3.Canada:16,500 kilometers
4.Germany:11,000 kilometers
5.France:10,000 kilometers
Brazil has 11,000 kilometers of highways (at least 4 lanes). Soon it will be around 12,000km.
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There are good reasons to consider Autovías as full motorways
I agree.

But a ranking with no comparable data (yes autovias; not gelbe autobahn, ...) is not a ranking
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