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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #541
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In all E.U. motorways, the signs, the first from above is the country's (Like Greek) and below English?
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #542
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The point is that in Greece signs are not translated, but transliterated, except general information like airports, etc.

Like Αθήνα is Athina and not Athens
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #543
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Indeed...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #544
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Last part of Egnatia Odos (A2) is ready to open this weekend! Its the part between Grevena and Metsovo in the region of western Macedonia. After this weekend, the whole road between Igoumenitsa (the port on Ionian sea) and greek-turkish borders (around 670 km) is going to be a motorway! The only part which is still under construction is a part of 3 km between Igoumenitsa and Ioannina, which will be ready until the end of June!
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Old May 28th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #545
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Soon as possible Egnatia will be one of the greatest (complete) motorways in Europe
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Old May 29th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #546
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Don't forget to post some pics!
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Old May 29th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #547
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I agree, I hope we will see some photos from that motorway. The scenery is surely amazing.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #548
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Some photos of Egnatia from www.airphotos.gr


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo1/1638.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo1/1639.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo1/1691.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo4/4672.jpg


http://www.airphotos.gr/photo5/5373.jpg
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Old May 30th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #549
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I had the chance to drive on A2 and i have to say that is a high standard motorway!
Also i have to mention that the minister of Public works, inaugurated yesterday the Agrinion bypass 34 km long, which is part of the A5 Ionian motorway.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #550
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Last year I drove from Grevena to Thessaloniki. I liked the tunnels and so did my boy. He's gonna be even happier as we're going to Lefkada in September.

Surely, this is one of the toughest motorway route in terms of construction.

There's is not much traffic, so driving is a real pleasure.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:12 AM   #551
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Does anybody have pictures of the Agrinion by pass, cause i cannot find any!!
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Old May 31st, 2009, 09:10 PM   #552
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Does anybody have pictures of the Agrinion by pass, cause i cannot find any!!
http://agrinio-news.blogspot.com/2009/05/o_29.html
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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:21 PM   #553
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Thanks a lot! I've read the comments and the people of Agrinion are not very happy...
I think it's a great project and it will be another good motorway when it'll finish.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:38 PM   #554
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Thanks a lot! I've read the comments and the people of Agrinion are not very happy...
I think it's a great project and it will be another good motorway when it'll finish.
why are they not happy?
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:21 PM   #555
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why are they not happy?
By reading the comments of the people of Agrinio at the above mentioned link, it seems that the bypass opened without being 100% ready, due to the coming European Parliament Election next week.

Locals complain that the connection to the town of Agrinio is inadequate and that the opened section has some bad missing bits in signing and lighting. Also some people from Agrinio state that straight after the election, one lane in each direction may close for repairing the asphalt.

I am not sure about the actual facts; I have just just reproduced what I have read to the link.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:07 AM   #556
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completed

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Length of the main axis: 670 km

62 road interchanges

350 entrance / exit overbridges and underpasses

1650 major bridges, with a total length of nearly 40 km, and many small ones

76 tunnels up to 4,8km long, with a total length of nearly 49,5km (or 99km measured as single-carriageway ones)

43 river crossings

11 railway crossings

Total cost: 5,9 billion Euro

Do you think that the cost of the project is a reasonable sum?
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Superb! One of Europe's best motorway is final ready! This will surely boost Northern Greece's economical development,
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Congratulations! That's a LOT of tunnels!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:10 AM   #559
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Do you think that the cost of the project is a reasonable sum?
That's € 8,8 mln per kilometer which is not expensive considering one of the roughest terrain possible. I also read that 50% of this money was spent on 90 km of tunnels and bridges.
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