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Old October 30th, 2015, 01:17 AM   #2321
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That Tsakonas bridge is not an expensive solution? The gap is not so big and deep for such a big arch bridge. Nice one though
The bridge is built in order to pass over extensive landslides occurred in Tsakonas area.

Original highway was delivered in 2000 and destroyed by a huge landslide in 2003.

The whole section (Paradeisia - Tsakona) remained closed for almost 10 years and it was totally redesigned and reconstructed with a short detour in the area of the big landslide until completion of the new bridge.





More details on landslide effects of Tsakona area in Greek (nice picture in page 7)
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Old October 30th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #2322
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Is the Tsakona bridge opening this month?
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Old October 30th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #2323
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Original highway was delivered in 2000 and destroyed by a huge landslide in 2003.
I was lucky enough to drive through that section before it collapsed.

Now, a bonus for motorway fans: the whole journey from Athens to Thessaloniki through A1 at normal speed, accompanied by bouzouki songs from the 1960's.




For those who are curious about tolls, there is a site (only in Greek) summarizing the costs at every toll station in the country:

https://translate.google.com/transla...tml&edit-text=
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 06:44 PM   #2324
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New progress video from A3 highway (E65 Central Greece Highway)

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Old November 3rd, 2015, 02:42 AM   #2325
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I thought that only the part from some kilometers south of Karditsa to Kalambaka is under construction and that the part through the hills north of Lamia was postponed. Was that changed?
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Old November 7th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #2326
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I thought that only the part from some kilometers south of Karditsa to Kalambaka is under construction and that the part through the hills north of Lamia was postponed. Was that changed?
Nothing has changed.
Both ends of the motorway will not be constructed, at this point in time.
However, the southern end, does go through a relative mountainous area that requires extensive earth works such as embankments, cuttings and a twin tunnel.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #2327
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Ah, thanks! Can you please give a link to Google Maps where the part unter construction will be ending in the south?
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Old November 7th, 2015, 07:20 PM   #2328
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Approximate coordinates:
39° 3'44.86"N 22°12'20.84"E

In Google Earth, you can see the alignment of the road and clearly discern the tunnel.
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Old November 8th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #2329
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Thank you very much!

I thought it would end further north, somewhere more in direction Sofades. Is there any temporary connection to N3 planned? The end of motorways is somewhat in the middle of nowhere...
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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #2330
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New progress video from A5 Ionia Odos (September 2015)



Also a recent photo from Tsagkaropoulo bridge. Source


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Thank you very much!

I thought it would end further north, somewhere more in direction Sofades. Is there any temporary connection to N3 planned? The end of motorways is somewhat in the middle of nowhere...
Yes construction of a temporary connection to N3 is included in the revised contract. But it is no clear to me if the connection will be close to village Xyniada or a bit norther at village Omvriaki.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 02:10 PM   #2331
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Hello!
I need help, im writing thesis about road infrastructure and transport in Greece. I cant find stats about total highway length. I need total length each year in years 2003-2014. I phoned to embassy of Greece in Poland and sending mails to National Statistical Service of Greece but they cant help me.
I think its very easy to you guys, can you help me to find that stats? Its my last chance
thank you very much
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Old December 9th, 2015, 02:31 PM   #2332
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^Haven't seen wiki? English might be sufficient, but if you know Greek, definitely read Greek. The only thing is, there is no united page for it, so you'd have to put it out by pieces and then compile into one.

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Old December 12th, 2015, 07:51 PM   #2333
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New video from Klokova tunnel in A5.

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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:54 PM   #2334
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Tsakona bridge is going to be opened to traffic early 2016.



http://www.tanea.gr/news/greece/arti...h-sthn-ellada/

This article contains some technical data, but it is in Greek.

And a viaduct in Kalamata bypass (expected to open to traffic in August 2016):

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Old December 17th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #2335
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Tsakonas bridge - Aerial video

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http://www.capital.gr/story/3089491

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Old December 29th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #2336
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The ridiculous decision of year 2015… A new numbering scheme for Greek motorways, needed just to… magnify the problems with road numbering in the country.

The link is in Greek only, but there is a map – with the shields of… Colombia – at the end: https://diavgeia.gov.gr/doc/%CE%A9%C...91?inline=true.

The only improvement is that they have cancelled the ‘double’ A1 designation towards Evzonoi and Thessaloniki as the latter was useless because it runs exclusively along the A2.

The southern part of A25 has been renamed A24 (it would be better if they chose A23 – the initial one will never be constructed as a motorway). In Attiki Odos the A62 and A64 have stupidly exchange their established numbers. This results to the A642 beconing A621. I doubt if the company changes its signs; they have also ignored the 2008 numbering scheme, that provided A61 for the A64.

Finally they have omitted the A52 (under construction, if delayed) and A65 (open but a small section at its south end).

From the beginning (2008) the ‘responsible’ authorities had wasted number A4; it disappeared now as nobody thinks it will be constructed. It might have been given to Attiki Odos (A6) and the A6 could be given to the A90. Also the planned southern part of the A5 and the Ring of Patra would be better as A9.

But… Anyway, I’m terrorized thinking that these people may attempt to number the national roads as well. Greek drama at its best!

(PS. Chris, please do not change anything yet to your excellent Wiki).
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Old December 29th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #2337
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Well, for me the current system makes perfect sense. Why did they want to change it is understandable only to the infected brains by some unknown stupidity virus...
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Old December 29th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #2338
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Interesting document. Unfortunately I cannot just copy-paste the information from the PDF, it turns Greek text into a mojibake. When is the new numbering supposed to come into effect? The document notes a date in Athens: 4 December 2015.

Anyway, the renumbering is not very drastic, but seemingly unnecessary. I also don't see the use of scrapping A52 and A65 (especially because the latter is already built and not renumbered, just scrapped)
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Old December 29th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #2339
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^
As it is not stated in the document and there is no indication that it needs a publication at the Official State Newspaper, it should be applied immediately. But I doubt that Attiki Odos who are "hit" by the A62/A64/A642 think will change anything any time soon. They did not change their (A)64 shields to A61 as designated back in 2008... (nevertheless, they have to change all their shields as they do not contain the A-prefix as they should do on the A1 too).

The A52 and A65 omissions show to me their... amateurism or even their great disrespect to their job.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #2340
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What is the story on the c.€2bn of EU funds that were dependent on finishing A1 A5 A8 and A7...,just about done that one, along with a few other A bits and all supposedly by end 2015. ?
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