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Old December 2nd, 2009, 09:26 PM   #681
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Ah the future A8. I see some real vintage signs, I believe this road was one of the first main roads in Greece and probably on the Peloponnese peninsula.

Many maps already sign this road as a dual carriageway.
The section Athens - Korinthos was first opened in November 1962, except the section Megara - Kineta (Kakia Skala pass) which opened in late 1964 with motorway characteristics. The section Korinthos - Patra was first opened in December 1969 as a 14m width single-carriageway expressway except the Aigio bypass which opened in 1973 with motorway characteristics. Until the early 1980s the Korinthos - Patra section was considered fast and safe, but as traffic volumes increased significally it has become a huge (deadly) accident spot.

PS. Looking at some signs on the picture above, one can see the indication 8A, which was used for the national road to distinguish it from the old road (8), but it is not valid for the motorway (A8).
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #682
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A1 motorway near Athens:




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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #683
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The New Site from T.E.O (Toll Collect in Greece)

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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #684
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alter100: thank you for the photos.. they are simply wonderful..
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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #685
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National road 1 (E75) at Tempi Valley will be closed for at least a month due to massive landslides on Thursday morning. An Italian engineer of the company that is responsible for the A1 motorway construction in the area was killed.

Therefore, just before the Christmas holidays, drivers will have either to use national roads 3 and 13 (A1 - Larisa - Elassona - Katerini - A1), or national road 3 and A2 Egnatia Odos (A1 - Larisa - Kozani - Veroia - A1) or the provincial network that bypasses the valley from the side of the sea. However all these solutions will certainly cause long delays as the suggested routes will not be able to cater for the additional traffic.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #686
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National road 1 (E75) at Tempi Valley will be closed for at least a month due to massive landslides on Thursday morning. An Italian engineer of the company that is responsible for the A1 motorway construction in the area was killed.

Therefore, just before the Christmas holidays, drivers will have either to use national roads 3 and 13 (A1 - Larisa - Elassona - Katerini - A1), or national road 3 and A2 Egnatia Odos (A1 - Larisa - Kozani - Veroia - A1) or the provincial network that bypasses the valley from the side of the sea. However all these solutions will certainly cause long delays as the suggested routes will not be able to cater for the additional traffic.
That event is front page news in every Greek newspaper today...
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Old December 19th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #687
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And here the gruesome Pictures from the Tempi Valley.
This is a greek Newspaper-site, but Pictures speak any Language.

http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.galler...item-container
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Old December 19th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #688
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This are the Detour Roads.Look the Map

http://www.aegeanmotorway.gr/pdf/press/181209entemp.pdf
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Old December 20th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #689
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^ Thanks for the map bro.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #690
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This are the Detour Roads.Look the Map

http://www.aegeanmotorway.gr/pdf/press/181209entemp.pdf
"Application not found" i saw this when i tried to enter the site...i think its broken. Do you have an alternative site?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #691
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Check the Aegeanmotorway.gr Home site, and click on red window Announcement, after that they open the Map.

Or look here i made a Map with detour Roads, but is a old Map without complete A-2 (Egnatia-Motorway)

Directions from Athens:

Detour in Yellow color is for Cars within 3,5t is a small road through the small villages Agia-Melivia-Koutsoupia-Stomio-Omolio back to National Road 1.

Detour in Blue color is for Vehicles within 7,5t National Road 3 Larisa-Elassona-Mikro Eleftheroxori- from here follow the National Road 13 Ag.Dimitrios-Katerini back to Motorway A-1

Detour in Black color is for Trucks/Bus over 7,5t National Road 3 from Larisa-Ellasona-Servia-Kozani to Interchange 12 on Motorway A-2, from here to direction Thessaloniki within Interchange Klidi A-1.


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikos974/4199679483/" title="central Greece 2 by nikos974, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2753/4199679483_07c7b44f82_b.jpg" width="752" height="1024" alt="central Greece 2" /></a>
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Old December 20th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #692
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Here is the Link for my Map.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2753/...c7b44f82_b.jpg
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Old December 21st, 2009, 08:06 PM   #693
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My friend from Greece tell me, the Drivers to drive before the Christmas Holidays towards North Greece or South Greece it’s better to go over this Detour because at this days they have too much traffic on classic Detours.

From Athens to Thessaloniki and backwards = Lamia-Domokos (N.R 3)-Sofades-Karditsa-Trikala (N.R 30)-Kalambaka (N.R 6)-Panagia I/C to the Motorway A-2.Or Panagia-Grevena via National Road 15.
This Detour is in good Condition, but only a part between Neo Monastiri and Karditsa and Trikala-Kalambaka is a Motor Road with 2 lanes in each direction

And here my Update Map:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/...d4b5a6f8_b.jpg
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My friend from Greece tell me, the Drivers to drive before the Christmas Holidays towards North Greece or South Greece it’s better to go over this Detour because at this days they have too much traffic on classic Detours.

From Athens to Thessaloniki and backwards = Lamia-Domokos (N.R 3)-Sofades-Karditsa-Trikala (N.R 30)-Kalambaka (N.R 6)-Panagia I/C to the Motorway A-2.Or Panagia-Grevena via National Road 15.
This Detour is in good Condition, but only a part between Neo Monastiri and Karditsa and Trikala-Kalambaka is a Motor Road with 2 lanes in each direction

And here my Update Map:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/...d4b5a6f8_b.jpg
In the black letters type the distance in hours is at least 5 hours without stop for cafe etc... i know because of the location of Trikala, and Kalampaka which its about 1 hour from Trikala
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Old December 21st, 2009, 11:41 PM   #695
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In the black letters type the distance in hours is at least 5 hours without stop for cafe etc... i know because of the location of Trikala, and Kalampaka which its about 1 hour from Trikala
1 hour? Kalampaka is just 15-20 minutes from trikala.
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The Aegean Motorway Company have uptade the Detour/Deviation Map.

http://www.aegeanmotorway.gr/pdf/press/181209entemp.pdf
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:12 PM   #698
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1 hour? Kalampaka is just 15-20 minutes from trikala.
I think not... if not 1 hour, at least 40 minutes are...
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I think not... if not 1 hour, at least 40 minutes are...
I also remember 20 mins or so... Also the road is 4 lanes.
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I also remember 20 mins or so... Also the road is 4 lanes.
Yes, and there are only 20kms.Maybe Christos drove the road when there were enlargement works, then it was really awful.
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