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Old January 20th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #781
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When it snowed in the region? When I was there around 1st of January there was no snow, even in Vasilitsa ski resort, which lies at 1800m a.s.l. Instead, there was a powerful wind, which was about to throw me off the road on Arachtos bridge.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #782
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it snowed last week and also more snow is expected for this weekend, even in nafplio where i live
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Old January 20th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #783
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Those days are cold and snow... that's why all snow machines in Greek motorways are stand by
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 12:26 PM   #784
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Which parts of A1 are not yet up to motorway standard? When will the remaining sections be completed?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 12:56 PM   #785
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Which parts of A1 are not yet up to motorway standard? When will the remaining sections be completed?
The section through Tempi valley is not yet completed, a small section around Platamonas and Thessaloniki-Polikastro. Motorway is U/C in the Tempi valley, the section will be open around 2012.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:06 PM   #786
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How about that section near Lamia around the Malian Gulf?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:15 PM   #787
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How about that section near Lamia around the Malian Gulf?
You are right, I forgot about it. However some parts there were finished in the last years, mainly on the northern sector of Malian Gulf. But I can't say exactly what sections are still to be finished around Lamia.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM   #788
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Actually, mainly the southern part has been completed
Have a look at this map.
The map is a little old but I think that there haven't been any new sections of motorway yet.

The yellow parts of the motorway were constructed long ago.
The green part was opened in September 2007.
The blue parts were opened in April 2008.
The orange part was opened in September 2008.
The red parts are still under construction.

On the southern (green) and northern (red) parts there are some tunnels, while the rest is mostly flat.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:53 PM   #789
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Thanks. That gulf map is helpful.

Also, which part north of A2 is still not done? A2 to EO2, or further north by Polikastro? I see that Google's Satellite View shows much of it missing a carriageway, but of course I don't know how outdated the imagery is.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #790
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A2 is completed. Last section opened in 2009.

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Die Autobahn A2 wurde am 7. Juli 2009 mit der Verkehrsfreigabe der Tunnel Tyria und Agios Kostandinos fertig gestellt.
The A2 opened on July 7th, 2009 with the opening of tunnels Tyria and Agios Konstandinos.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #791
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I meant the part of A1 that's north of A2.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...,0.975037&z=10
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:12 PM   #792
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I meant the part of A1 that's north of A2.
It is doubtful if this section will be upgraded as most of the traffic from Europe has been diverted through Italy and Igoumenitsa and then via the A2. It was a trend that started when war in ex-Yugoslavia erupted and now the completion of the A2 helps. It seems that the situation is still at a research level.

Just to mention that the section between Polykastro exit and the border has motorway characteristics (dual-carriageway and 2+2 lanes plus hard shoulder).
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:25 PM   #793
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How about that section near Lamia around the Malian Gulf?
Few parts near Lamia are totally completed, also Central Greece road (Lamia - Trikala) is u/c
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:46 PM   #794
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Just to mention that the section between Polykastro exit and the border has motorway characteristics (dual-carriageway and 2+2 lanes plus hard shoulder).
Most maps sign Gefyra - Polykastro as a motorway as well... (including Gmaps). It's an express road with grade-separation, but only one carriageway. Only the interchange at Gefyra is dual carriageway, even with six lanes for a very short section.

Technically, it shouldn't be a problem to upgrade Chalastra - Polykastro to 2x2 lanes. Enough space, and the area is as flat as it can be, I believe it is the flattest area in all of Greece.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:49 AM   #795
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Actually, the road, although single carriageway, is marked as a motorway! (Green signs etc). It mostly is a very wide 1+1 road, with shoulders as wide as the driving lanes. So in essence they only need to build shoulders and a median.

The 2x2 part, between Polykastro and the border is a fine place for speed tickets... at people with non-Greek plates!
The limit is 110Km/h and once we were stopped in an Austrian car doing less than 120km/h. At the same spot, a taxi was overtaking a Czech driver and the policemen stopped the Czech, not the Greek taxi! Welcome to Greece!
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:10 PM   #796
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i ll post some picture from attiki odos and A8, sorry if have posted some of them again





entering attiki odos


























































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Old February 3rd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #797
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No need to be sorry . Nice..
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:02 PM   #798
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Yes, indeed nice photos...
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Old February 13th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #799
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Some pics from A2 Motorway (egnatia odos). There are from the western part of the road, between Grevena and Veria towns.

All the pictures are taken by me on 13/2/2010




















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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:22 PM   #800
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At least now Egnatia motorway is a beautiful completed motorway...
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