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Old November 18th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #901
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Old November 19th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #903
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I thought Morocco was using the same type hard shoulder as France...
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Old November 19th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #904
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I thought Morocco was using the same type hard shoulder as France...
Most new motorways have indeed hard shoulders (like Marrakesh–Agadir section in the A7, Fes–Oujda section in the A2 and the A8) but older ones have a median strip. I don't know for sure why but with the state's small budget I would say its because they want to reduce the cost of land expropriation.

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Old November 19th, 2014, 10:53 PM   #905
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I think you misunderstood Road_Uk's question (correct me if i'm wrong)
Morocco used to have a dashed shoulder line, but since a few years, a solid line is the new standard. I don't know exactly the reason, but i have driven there and i must say the solid line gives an optically more relaxed drive instead of the constant flickering in the lower-right corner of your eye. Especially since Morocco used a much shorter line interval than France, more like Spain.

I think temp_user's remark referred to some motorways having unpaved shoulders, but it has nothing to do with exproriation because the shoulder is already reserved, paved or not. It seems new motorways are being built with unpaved shoulders (probably to cut on initial construction budget?) but after 10 year or so when a repavement is required, they usually also include the shoulder. This can be seen in the A5 Casablanca bypass, A2 Rabat-Fes and the northern part of the A7 which used to have unpaved shoulders and were repaved recently.
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That's exactly what I meant. I like the way they do it in France, and in the back of my mind it's been like that in Morocco for a long time...
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Oh, I see. I got mixed up with English terminology. I was talking about the median strip which was 6 - 10 m wide in old motorways, that why I thought about the cost. My bad.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #908
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I have measured it on Google Earth. It seems medians come in 2 widths: 3 and 10+ meters.
3 meters is if there is a space constraint (mountaineous area, expensive land).
10+ meters is used as a reservation for future expansion, so a third lane can be added from the center easily (which has been executed on the A3 Casablanca-Rabat, there is even space for a future 2x4). The new Rabat bypass will also have a wide median for this purpose.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:24 PM   #909
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A5 El Jadida - Safi won't open on 24 March 2015. It is delayed to 'late 2015 or early 2016'.

http://www.bladi.net/autoroute-el-ja...ard,41085.html
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New motorway or expressway projects u/c

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the list will be complete if you add the Safi Eljadida motorway 143 km (Thread in the moroccan forum) (map )

Adm chose 4 as the number for the berrechid khouribga motorway (screenshot) (A4 berrechid beni mellal motorway Thread) the remaining segment is dut to open in july next year according to a sscm forumer who works for the national motorway company ADM

the rabat ringroad won't open this year i think end of 2015 ( thread) (955m Cable-Stayed Bridge thread)
we'll have to wait for the project to complet before we know which number has been assigned for
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as the case with other motorways here, this project was also split into four lots, works on the first two starting from eljadida(20,6+38,6) will be carried by moroccan construction companies (hajji and Houar), the Turkish Nurol won the tender to construct the last two sections (82 km) (map)
the fes oujda motorway ,although long (320 km and was split into several lots was opened as one block in summer 2011 so i doubt that this motorway will be opened progressively
works on the motorway started in April 2013 it's expected to finish by 2015 but motorway construction in morocco is slow and you can easily have a one year delay so i would say 2016
I created the subsequent list last June. I'd like to ask if it's still up-to-date.

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A4: Khouribga – Beni Mellal 95km (April 2010 to 17th May 2014) – ? – map
?: Casablanca-Route d'Azemmour – Casablanca-Lissafa (A5) 8km (? to 1st October 2014) – ? – map
A4: Berrechid (A7) – Khouribga 75km (April 2010 to Early 2015) – ? – map
?: Rabat-East (A2) – Sale El Jadida 5.1km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map
?: Sale El Jadida – Skhirat (A3) 36.0km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map
A5: El Jadida – Safi 143km (April 2013 to Early 2016) – ? – map
Any info about completion dates? Any delays?
Any info about numbering Rabat-Skhirat motorway?
Have works of additional motorways been started meanwhile?
Any missing completion of projects in 2014?

Is there any detailed completion date of Berrechid-Khouribga motorway? Last info was "Early 2015"...
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I created the subsequent list last June. I'd like to ask if it's still up-to-date.



Any info about completion dates? Any delays?
Any info about numbering Rabat-Skhirat motorway?
Have works of additional motorways been started meanwhile?
Any missing completion of projects in 2014?

Is there any detailed completion date of Berrechid-Khouribga motorway? Last info was "Early 2015"...
- A few months delay for the A5 as mentioned in ChrisZwolle's post
- Rabat-Skhirat is A3
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- no

- A8 Berrechid-Khouribga is almost completed, now they're building a stack interchange to link it with the A7.
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From Rabat To Skhirat. A3.

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Mohammed V International Airport - Casablanca City.

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Are there any plans to extend the motorway A7 south of Agadir?
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I talked to a Maroccan guy about motorways about five years ago. He complained about the empty new Autobahns (A38, A71, A20,...) in Eastern Germany - which were built for politicial reason, not just for demand - while we got stuck in a congestion in Western Germany... Anyway, I asked about the situation in Morocco and he admitted that it's similar there. The government (well, the King) wanted to invest in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, e.g. building a motorway there although there's almost no traffic which demands a 4-laned road, just for political reason.

I've no idea if it was just a suggestion or if it was or is planned.
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The most southerly major resort is Agadir. The building of the A7 motorway to Agadir is furthermore naturally. Agadir is a tourist town, so it is obvious that they want the Moroccan motorway network reach to Agadir.

I think that in Morocco saw it as important to let the A7 motorway to reach Agadir.

But south of Agadir is not very much. The only place that seems to be reason to build a motorway to the Guelmim. But is this planned?

Laayoune (Western Sahara) is not so large. But it is planned motorway there?

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Are there any plans to extend the motorway A7 south of Agadir?
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But south of Agadir is not very much. The only place that seems to be reason to build a highway to the Guelmim. But is this planned?
Yes it's planned, Blue: Realized | Red: Under construction | Dotted red: Under study
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More info : SAFI - AGADIR - TIZNIT - GUELMIM - MAURITANIAN BORDER | Highway | #Project

Very interesting! Does anyone know when it can begin construction of a motorway from Agadir to Guelmin?

It seems that Guelmin really just a part of a larger plan? That they really want to reach Laayoune. Can this be true?
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Very interesting! Does anyone know when it can begin construction of a motorway from Agadir to Guelmin?

It seems that Guelmin really just a part of a larger plan? That they really want to reach Laayoune. Can this be true?
Nothing sure yet, the guelmim highway is within the horizon 2016-2035, we have to wait for more information.

It's too soon to speak about a highway to Laayoune, I think.
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I talked to a Maroccan guy about motorways about five years ago. He complained about the empty new Autobahns (A38, A71, A20,...) in Eastern Germany - which were built for politicial reason, not just for demand - while we got stuck in a congestion in Western Germany... Anyway, I asked about the situation in Morocco and he admitted that it's similar there. The government (well, the King) wanted to invest in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, e.g. building a motorway there although there's almost no traffic which demands a 4-laned road, just for political reason.

I've no idea if it was just a suggestion or if it was or is planned.
In general there is very little inter-city traffic in Morocco. Highest DTV is less than 80.000 in between the largest urban areas of Morocco Casablanca and Rabat (100 km).
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80,000 vehicles per day between two cities is pretty high though. There aren't that many intercity routes in Europe or the U.S. that get that kind of traffic.
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