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Old July 8th, 2016, 11:41 AM   #981
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Traffic flow after the opening of the Rabat Bypass.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 03:18 PM   #982
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Traffic flow after the opening of the Rabat Bypass.
Not the best lane discipline. Nobody seems to use the right lane.

Also, some people drive straddling two lanes
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Old July 8th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #983
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Sorry, which number is the Rabat bypass? A5, A1 or what? How will that change the numbering of the other motorways?
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Old July 9th, 2016, 02:35 PM   #984
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Not the best lane discipline. Nobody seems to use the right lane.

Also, some people drive straddling two lanes
Haha, that's Morocco...
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Old July 10th, 2016, 04:16 AM   #985
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Not the best lane discipline. Nobody seems to use the right lane.

Also, some people drive straddling two lanes
I guess in Morocco, driving is more of a free-for-all type of approach.
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Old July 10th, 2016, 06:45 PM   #986
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Sorry, which number is the Rabat bypass? A5, A1 or what? How will that change the numbering of the other motorways?
A5 AFAIK - I went and fixed OSM to have the correct numbers, but some plonker went and undid it , though left the Rabat bypass as A5, which is the number they also put on the Casablanca - Safi route (which is part of the A1), when continuing the 'A1' that they (wrongly) have as the Rabat-Tangiers number south would have made more sense as it doesn't mean two different motorways with the same number.
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Old July 10th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #987
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Are there any official sources with those new A-numbers?
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Old July 10th, 2016, 07:46 PM   #988
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Are there any official sources with those new A-numbers?
The milepost images posted upthread? It's not all of them, but it is way more primary evidence than I can see for the old numbers. Plus there was the official map that now gives a 404.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:34 PM   #989
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The cable-stayed bridge in Rabat is claimed to be the longest in Africa.

However, the quoted length of 950 meters is the entire bridge length, not the main span which appears to be approximately 385 meters long. The cable-stayed deck is approximately 730 meters long.

The Suez Canal Bridge in Egypt is longer than the Rabat bridge on those aspects. The entire bridge length is 3,900 meters, of which the cable-stayed deck is 730 meters long and the main span is 404 meters long. Of course one could argue that half of the bridge is in Asia.





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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #990
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Actually it's just unprofessional internet media which uses attractive titles like that. ADM, the agency in charge of Moroccan motorways, says it's the highest in Africa not the longest.

PS: many people confuse the Arabic word for height with length.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #991
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Rabat

The cable-stayed bridge of the Rabat bypass. Does it have an official name other than 'pont à haubans' (which means cable-stayed bridge in French).

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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #992
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^ "Mohammed VI bridge".
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I wonder long it took to come up with this name.
At least in Morocco we don't need expensive consultancy bureaus to make up some fancy name.
If you shorten into M6 bridge some will think it's in the UK.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 11:01 AM   #994
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El Jadida - Safi (143 km) is open and in service since yesterday.
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Old August 10th, 2016, 04:37 PM   #995
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That means, there's currently no motorway or expressway u/c in Morocco.

Is there any reliably expected motorway construction in the coming years?
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Which new motorways are currently under construction?
Which new motorways will be opened next?

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I predict construction of Nador - Guercif should start this year.
This is the only project where studies & plans have been published.
http://css.escwa.org.lb/EDGD/3260/AXENADOR.pdf

Information about other projects remains very vague. Maybe other forum members have more details.
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The milepost images posted upthread? It's not all of them, but it is way more primary evidence than I can see for the old numbers. Plus there was the official map that now gives a 404.
Proof that the Rabat bypass is numbered A5, thus continuing the km-count from A5 starting at Tanger Med port.

First digit (5) indicates road number, next 3 digits indicate exit number by km.


If you zoom in on this picture you can also see km-marker with number 5.
(pics from Ali Amgaad, Panoramio)
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Old August 12th, 2016, 12:18 PM   #998
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Are exit numbers new and so the Rabat bypass is the only one with them?
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Old August 12th, 2016, 08:57 PM   #999
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Exit numbering is currently rolled out on the entire axis from Tanger to Safi.




I guess on long term all motorways should have exit numbering. I discovered that the official exit numbers can be consulted on the "Autoroutes du Maroc" Android / ADM Mobile on iOS, including those not signposted yet. Rabat bypass and El Jadida-Safi are not yet shown in the app tough.
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