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Old May 17th, 2015, 01:47 PM   #921
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Are there any (even long distance) plans for improving roads crossing the Atlas Mountains. I was travelling last year from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate and the main road is narrow and dangerous.

Of course terrain is challenging (to say the least) so it doesn't have to be full blown motorway but some improvements (climbing lanes here and there, passing places, maybe tunnel or two) would be nice.

And roads on the outskirts of Marrakeh definitely warrant dualling to deal with the suburban traffic (anything from the shiny new cars to tractors and animal carts)
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #922
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The road going from Marrakech to Ouarzazate is under enlargement to be an 2x2 road (maybe it will even go further to Zagora).
RN9 | MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE - ZAGORA | Expressway 2*2 (41km) | 3ème voie col Tichka (28km) | 175 km | 2 MMDH | #U-C

There is also a planned highway - long term maybe - that will go from Marrakech to Beni Mellal.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #923
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Old May 18th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #924
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The road going from Marrakech to Ouarzazate is under enlargement to be an 2x2 road (maybe it will even go further to Zagora).
RN9 | MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE - ZAGORA | Expressway 2*2 (41km) | 3ème voie col Tichka (28km) | 175 km | 2 MMDH | #U-C

There is also a planned highway - long term maybe - that will go from Marrakech to Beni Mellal.
Any more details?
What's the timeline of the project?
Or is it just vague idea: "we will build highway there one day"

Sorry but I don't speak much French to check the link
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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:01 PM   #925
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@geogregor: Sorry, not much info about it, this highway is planned by ADM, according to a recent article in Moroccan press, along with other highway projects, such as :

Agadir-Guelmim | Safi- Marrakech | Guercif-Nador | Meknès-Fès –Tétouan-Tanger | Fès-Taounate-Taza.

The article in French : Media24. (Google translate may help)
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Old May 25th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #926
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@geogregor: Sorry, not much info about it, this highway is planned by ADM, according to a recent article in Moroccan press, along with other highway projects, such as :

Agadir-Guelmim | Safi- Marrakech | Guercif-Nador | Meknès-Fès –Tétouan-Tanger | Fès-Taounate-Taza.

The article in French : Media24. (Google translate may help)
I'm also interested in more detail. Will the road have motorway/expressway standard (carriageways with each 2 lanes, grade-separated and access-controlled)?

Google Translate does not help because I cannot copy the text .

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The road going from Marrakech to Ouarzazate is under enlargement to be an 2x2 road (maybe it will even go further to Zagora).
RN9 | MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE - ZAGORA | Expressway 2*2 (41km) | 3ème voie col Tichka (28km) | 175 km | 2 MMDH | #U-C
If I got it right, only 41km will feature 2x2 lanes? And it should be already u/c (when have works began?)!?

What does "3ème voie col Tichka (28km)" mean, 2+1? What's about the remaining 106km (175km - 41km - 28km)?

Sorry, I don't want to translate the entire thread and try to figure out the details.

I "need" the info because I'd like to add it to the list (see link in my signature) if it fulfills motorway/expressway standard .
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Old May 28th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #927
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I'm also interested in more detail. Will the road have motorway/expressway standard (carriageways with each 2 lanes, grade-separated and access-controlled)?

Google Translate does not help because I cannot copy the text .
They are planned to be futur motorways. (I wasn't precise by calling them "highways")

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If I got it right, only 41km will feature 2x2 lanes? And it should be already u/c (when have works began?)!?

What does "3ème voie col Tichka (28km)" mean, 2+1? What's about the remaining 106km (175km - 41km - 28km)?

Sorry, I don't want to translate the entire thread and try to figure out the details.

I "need" the info because I'd like to add it to the list (see link in my signature) if it fulfills motorway/expressway standard .
It means the following :
  • The expressway will concern only 41 km, starting from Marrakech and Ouarzazate. (I was wrong in my old post)
  • "3éme voie" means: 3rd lane for heavy vehicles, it will concern 28 km of the "Tizi n Tichka" pass.
  • I think that the remaining 175 km, will be just for road reamenagement.

Hoping that will help you.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #928
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The expressway will concern only 41 km, starting from Marrakech and Ouarzazate. (I was wrong in my old post)
Thanks . Is this section currently under construction? When have works began, is there any estimated completion date? Is it divided to more than one section, that means, will it be opened at once or step by step in segments?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #929
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You're welcome, The whole project has been launched in October 2014, but the construction of the enlargement not yet.
The Call for bids for the enlargement has been launched in January 2015 (limit date, was: 19/02/2015).

Sorry, no more information.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #930
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By "The whole project has been launched in October 2014" I meant, the first phase of the project, which concern essentially the Tizi n Tichka pass.
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Old May 31st, 2015, 02:37 PM   #931
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They are planned to be futur motorways.
  • The expressway will concern only 41 km, starting from Marrakech and Ouarzazate. (I was wrong in my old post)
  • "3éme voie" means: 3rd lane for heavy vehicles, it will concern 28 km of the "Tizi n Tichka" pass.
  • I think that the remaining 175 km, will be just for road reamenagement
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You're welcome, The whole project has been launched in October 2014, but the construction of the enlargement not yet.
The Call for bids for the enlargement has been launched in January 2015 (limit date, was: 19/02/2015).

Sorry, no more information.
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By "The whole project has been launched in October 2014" I meant, the first phase of the project, which concern essentially the Tizi n Tichka pass.
If I got it right, there are two planned RN9 expressway sections. One section is east of Marrakech (map), the other section is west of Ouarzazate (map). The total length of future 2x2 sections is 41km. First, construction of 2+1 widening of 28km RN9 near "Tizi n Tichka" (map) will be done. The tender procedure began in October 2014.

Please keep as up-to-date when works will begin etcetera. RN9 and any other project .
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Old May 31st, 2015, 03:50 PM   #932
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Indeed, you got it right! I'll for sure post updates here
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Old June 28th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #933
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According to this newspaper, the Bypass of rabat with its cable-stayed bridge is achieved :

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Le Conseil d'Administration a été aussi informé de l'état d'avancement dans la réalisation des autres tronçons autoroutiers, à savoir Safi-Jadida et Contournement de Rabat avec son pont à haubans qui est déjà achevé, ajoute-on.
Source: http://www.lavieeco.com/news/actuali...015-34389.html



Picture of the bridge when it was still UC: (those are the most recent that we got)



Photo source: Menara.ma leconomiste
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Old June 28th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #934
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Looks neat. This is something I have been waiting for since the first day I passed the valley there.
Every summer you lose 1 hour or more easily with all the traffic lights and slow trucks who cant climb the hills to get out of the valley.

This will mean a very big improvement over the classic route, I just wish they could work faster lol.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 04:50 AM   #935
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The Berrechid - Beni Mellal highway (central Morocco) is experiencing a new sing script (a first, in the motorways of Morocco),
The ADM is using only Tifinagh and Arabic script. Those script will only appear on 2500m distance signs and will not replaced the Latin script.

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Old June 29th, 2015, 04:52 AM   #936
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The Berrechid - Beni Mellal highway is nearly completed, here are some recent photos :

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The Berrechid - Beni Mellal Motorway is now operational and it will be free for use during one month.

News in french: http://www.medias24.com/ECONOMIE/ECO...Khouribga.html
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Old July 16th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #938
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According to this newspaper, the Bypass of rabat with its cable-stayed bridge is achieved :
Source: http://www.lavieeco.com/news/actuali...015-34389.html
If I got it right, it's this section?

A3: Sale El Jadida – Skhirat (A3) 36.0km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map

The bridge is completed but the road is not yet in service!?



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The Berrechid - Beni Mellal Motorway is now operational and it will be free for use during one month.

News in french: http://www.medias24.com/ECONOMIE/ECO...Khouribga.html
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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
It was called A11, A4, but it seems to be numbered A8 now, e.g. on OSM or Google Maps and in the title of the SSC thread. Can anyone confirm the numbering?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 05:19 AM   #939
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If I got it right, it's this section?

A3: Sale El Jadida – Skhirat (A3) 36.0km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map

The bridge is completed but the road is not yet in service!?
It appears so, yes.

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It was called A11, A4, but it seems to be numbered A8 now, e.g. on OSM or Google Maps and in the title of the SSC thread. Can anyone confirm the numbering?
I saw the "A8" used also in a moroccan newspaper, Maybe it's the official name.
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Old October 6th, 2015, 10:54 PM   #940
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