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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Your city's urban expressways

Show the urban road systems running thru your towns!

I've seen some good'uns such as Bangkok with its eleveated roads and Hong Kong where they run thru builings!
Anyone got any pics?

Also Madrid - some massive construction going on there at the moment, infact Spain is motorway mad!
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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London

the Westway

Starts at Marylebone, Central London.



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Old August 20th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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When I was in England 2 years ago, I took a bus from Oxford to London (one of those 6 pound bus rides) and I distinctly remember the bus going on some highway then transferring to another highway in London's suburbs. Instead of the normal North American 'spaghetti junction', this was actually an elevated traffic circle (I believe it was sandwiched between the two highways). It was nighttime so I didn't get that great a look.

Any idea where that may be, and have any pics?
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Old August 21st, 2006, 06:54 AM   #4
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When I was in England 2 years ago, I took a bus from Oxford to London (one of those 6 pound bus rides) and I distinctly remember the bus going on some highway then transferring to another highway in London's suburbs. Instead of the normal North American 'spaghetti junction', this was actually an elevated traffic circle (I believe it was sandwiched between the two highways). It was nighttime so I didn't get that great a look.

Any idea where that may be, and have any pics?
There are plenty like that in London, but I'm guessing your bus took you on the A40 then M40 to Oxford? The traffic circle you speak of may have been Hanger Lane?

Many other big British cities also have the whole 'spaghetti' thing going on too, especially in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham (Birmingham has the famous Spaghetti Junction).
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Old August 21st, 2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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Montreal's Décarie expressway:


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Old August 22nd, 2006, 01:16 AM   #6
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There are plenty like that in London, but I'm guessing your bus took you on the A40 then M40 to Oxford? The traffic circle you speak of may have been Hanger Lane?

Many other big British cities also have the whole 'spaghetti' thing going on too, especially in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham (Birmingham has the famous Spaghetti Junction).
Oooo yes I googled it and it was where the A40 meets the A320 I believe, right near Hyde Park... the traffic circle was elevated (squashed between two elevated highways) and I thought that was just really awesome... And space saving too!
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 02:25 AM   #7
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Not my pics, but this is I-91 which goes north-south through Downtown Hartford





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Old August 22nd, 2006, 05:13 AM   #8
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A few of Chicago...









The new Dan Ryan Expressway they're in the middle of rebuilding:






(not expressway, but cool)


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Old August 22nd, 2006, 03:43 PM   #9
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Huh, are you kidding me? That's really cool!


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Very nice! R u sure it's not a drawing?
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 05:29 AM   #10
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^ It is a rendering, i forgot to mark that. They're right in the middle of the reconstruction right now - but that's the final project that will be finished in a year or two.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 05:39 AM   #11
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Cool infrastructure facilities you have there.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 11:13 AM   #12
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

M79/Route 43
















M1
















Model of an interchange under construction on the M1 in Melbourne.


























Route 83











M80


































Route 11



Route 43







M1














M31










M79








Some interchanges














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Old August 28th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #13
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Stockholm's newest expressway - Södra Länken (the Southern Link) - runs mainly through tunnels, and opened October 2004. It's a part of the as of yet incomplete Stockholm Ring Road.










Rush hour:




Essingeleden (the Essinge Link) is an island hopping expressway west of the downtown area. It was the first part of the proposed ring road, and opened in the 1960's









Norra Länken (the Northern Link) is a part of the ring road, that is to be extended eastwards beginning this year.





A render:

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Old August 28th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #14
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the new stockholm tunnel looks amazing
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Old August 29th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #15
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Amazing yes... and also expensive!

Any idea of how much it'll cost and where the funding is comming from (municipal/federal/tolls etc)?
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Old August 29th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #16
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Big Dig, anyone?
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Old August 29th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #17
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Yes, Södra Länken was ridiculously expensive, but nowhere near 'the Big Dig', appr. 1 billion USD vs 14.6 billion. We had the advantage of drilling thru bedrock.

I can't find any exact figures for Norra Länken but it seems to be pretty much the same. Funding is something like 30% municipal, 70% federal...
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Old August 29th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #18
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Old August 29th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #19
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ABOUT MADRID



"MADRID CALLE 30"

Budget: €3.9 billion
Start: September 2004
End: April 2007


Madrid's first/inner freeway round ring of its 4 ones is called M-30 and carries over 330.000 cars/day.
M-30 is 30km long and it was started to built in the late sixties.
Now a days M-30 is changing completely, is being rebuilt to improve those areas of Madrid near it, especially the west side, close to the Manzanares river, the total cost of the proyect is 3.900.000.000 euros and when finished most of the highway will be a tunnel and its capacity will be extended in 100.000 more cars/day.
The name of the project is "Madrid Calle 30" which means "Madrid 30th Street"




1 New "La paloma" interchange (done).
May 2005:

December 2005:

2 New "Costa Rica" interchange (done).
December 2005:

3 New "Avenida de América" (A-2) interchange (done).
March 2005:

July 2005:

September 2005:

4 New "O'Donnell" (M-23) interchange (done).
May 2005:

September 2005:

5 New "Avenida del Mediterraneo" (A-3) interchange (end: september 2006).
May 2005:

May 2006:


7.1 New south by pass inner tunnel (end: march 2007).
April 2005:

July 2005:

October 2005:

December 2005:


January 2006:


March 2006:

May 2006:

7.2 New south by pass outer tunnel (end: march 2007).
April 2006:

8 New "South" interchange (A-4) (end: october 2006).
October 2005:

November 2005:


March 2006:


April 2006:

10.1 New tunnel from "Marques de Monistrol" to "Segovia's Bridge" and new underground "Puente del Rey" interchange (A-5) (end: april 2007).
Before:

Project (new underground "Puente del Rey" interchange):

Project (new tunnel from "Marques de Monistrol" to "Segovia's Bridge):

Project under Segovia's Bridge:

October 2005:

December 2005:


January 2006:


Abril 2006:

10.2 New tunnel from "Segovia's Bridge" to "San Isidro's Bridge" (end: april 2007).
Before:

July 2005:

October 2005:

November 2005:



January 2006:


11.1 New tunnel from "San Isidro's Bridge" to "Prague's Bridge" (End: April 2007).
Before:

Project:

July 2005:

September 2005:


October 2005:


December 2005:


March 2006:


May 2006:

11.2 New tunnel from "Prague's Bridge" to "South interchange (end: april 2007).
Before:

Project:

October 2005:


November 2005:

December 2005:

April 2006:

May 2006:

12 New lanes (end: september 2006).
January 2006:

February 2006:

March 2006:

May 2006:



14 New "Colmenar" interchange (M-607) (done).

July 2005:

September 2005:

November 2005:


December 2005:

February 2006:


March 2006:

Mayy 2006:



GREAT VIDEOS OF THE FREEWAY:
http://www.munimadrid.es/Principal/E...s1/calle30.htm

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Old August 29th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #20
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The Stockholm ones look great! The Melbourne ones seem to be in the middle of nowhere. Are those just connecting interstate?
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