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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:48 AM   #121
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What is the difference between Blue and Green signs?
Normally, you will only see the Blue signs on highways or as signs that directs you to a highway. A Green sign means you are leaving the highway. (I think )
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 12:49 PM   #122
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Normally, you will only see the Blue signs on highways or as signs that directs you to a highway. A Green sign means you are leaving the highway. (I think )
Well actually there isn't any real commonality yet. The signage in Morocco has been subject to change a lot since the early 90s. I think that the idea is that green signs are indicators towards expressways that aren't up to autoroute standards.

For example, at the junction between A3 and A5 just west of Mohammedia the blue signs point towards the Casablanca bypass, which is signed as a motorway/autoroute. The green signs point toward the Casablanca urban expressway which isn't signed as a motorway. Then again, I think that there are green signs at some exits on the A3 Casablanca-Rabat.

If you are outside the motorway network, then following a blue sign will usually take you to a motorway. If you are on the network, blue signs are posted both towards exits and along the route. It's quite ambigous actually. They need to set some standards.

In 1998 when the first section of the Rabat-Fes motorway opened they started using a different, lighter shade of blue than previously used. The old shade is now only used on the Rabat-Larache stretch of the A1 to Tanger.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #123
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Here's a little report on the newest stretch of motorway in Morocco. Opened on March 25th the A8 connects the new megaport of Tanger Med to the A1 just south of that city. It helps if you understand French.

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x4uwqn&v3=1&related=1
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:34 PM   #124
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nice nice you know what they must do build a highway between larache and tetouan that road is freakin dangerous in 2006 we past there by to go to sebta and it was horrible trucks couldn't climb the road road accidents i saw some tourists with caravan shaking on that road it wasn't a nice experience
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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #125
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Well actually there isn't any real commonality yet. The signage in Morocco has been subject to change a lot since the early 90s. I think that the idea is that green signs are indicators towards expressways that aren't up to autoroute standards.

For example, at the junction between A3 and A5 just west of Mohammedia the blue signs point towards the Casablanca bypass, which is signed as a motorway/autoroute. The green signs point toward the Casablanca urban expressway which isn't signed as a motorway. Then again, I think that there are green signs at some exits on the A3 Casablanca-Rabat.

If you are outside the motorway network, then following a blue sign will usually take you to a motorway. If you are on the network, blue signs are posted both towards exits and along the route. It's quite ambigous actually. They need to set some standards.

In 1998 when the first section of the Rabat-Fes motorway opened they started using a different, lighter shade of blue than previously used. The old shade is now only used on the Rabat-Larache stretch of the A1 to Tanger.
So, my explaination wasn't that bad.. but I realize now that it's more complicated than I thought. It sounds like they haven't still figured out what to do.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #126
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nice nice you know what they must do build a highway between larache and tetouan that road is freakin dangerous in 2006 we past there by to go to sebta and it was horrible trucks couldn't climb the road road accidents i saw some tourists with caravan shaking on that road it wasn't a nice experience
hé, we had the same experience in that year. We passed that road late in the evening.. It felt like we already travelled two days before we got in Tetouan Since then I decided not to take the ferry from sebta anymore, at least not at night, because that road is too dangerous.

Maybe a highway is not a neccesity on this part, but better maintenance, better signs, more light, and 2x2 at some (dangerous) parts would make a hell of a difference..
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Old April 28th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #127
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hé, we had the same experience in that year. We passed that road late in the evening.. It felt like we already travelled two days before we got in Tetouan Since then I decided not to take the ferry from sebta anymore, at least not at night, because that road is too dangerous.

Maybe a highway is not a neccesity on this part, but better maintenance, better signs, more light, and 2x2 at some (dangerous) parts would make a hell of a difference..
yeah indeed but they have that system there i dont know whats the name of it
roads who go up the mountain have two lains en the once going down 1 lane
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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #128
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Are you talking about the RN2 between Tanger and Tetouan or the road from Sidi El Yamani past Dar Chaoui? The RN2 is becoming a 2x2 road and if you want to avoid the road past Dar Chaoui you can take the A1 to Tanger and then the A8 to Mellousa (first exit on the road to Tanger Med). It's a few kms longer but much more safe.

Btw, the ADM site for calls on offers is very good if you want to know what's going on. Besides the Rabat motorway bypass and the Berrechid-Beni Mellal motorway there is now information that there will be a motorway from Tit Mellil on the A5 to the A7 at Berrechid. I saw it in an old map from the Ministère de l'Equipment. I thought the project was dead but apparently it isn't. I think it's the road that passes by Mediouna on the picture below.

Berrechid will become a real motorway focal point in Morocco.

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Le FAD finance un tronçon de l’autoroute Fès-Oujda pour 50 millions de dollars



La Société nationale des autoroutes du Maroc a signé, lundi à Abou Dhabi, un accord de prêt avec le Fonds d’Abou Dhabi pour le développement d’un montant de 50 millions de dollars pour le financement de la construction du tronçon Oued Inaouen-Taza de l’autoroute Fès-Oujda.

Ce tronçon de 16 km fait partie de l’autoroute qui reliera les villes de Fès et Taza et dont les travaux de construction ont été lancés en janvier et s’achèveront en 2010.
Le projet de l’autoroute Fès-Oujda (380 km), est la dernière étape du Plan national visant à construire 1.500 km des autoroutes à l’horizon 2010. Ce projet, qui constitue le prolongement de l’axe Rabat-Meknès-Fès, contribuera au développement économique et touristique de la ville d’Oujda et de toutes les régions qu’il traverse.
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Major Expressway Casablanca:

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Old May 13th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #132
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That's the Route de la Mecque (Mecca Road). I wouldn't call it a major expressway. The road on the viaduct at the end of the picture however is he arterial Casablanca expressway.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:23 PM   #134
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Breathtaking pictures. It's a pity they are not bigger.
Specially for you i mailed the photographer and asked whether he still had the bigger version of these pictures, and voila:

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:28 PM   #135
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Okey, uhm forum has gone mad...

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I asked the photographer whether he could upload bigger versions of his pictures, and so he did:

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Crashbarriers are soooo shiny!

Are there any versions of these pictures with even higher resolution? Especially that last one is really beautiful.
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Impressive! Are there 3 different motorways visible in the 2nd picture?
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No, those viaducs are for the not yet completed rail line to the Tanger Med port.
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I am speechless how beautifulll wowww

i love Morocco
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