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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #1381
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It is obvious that in highway the moderate speed can be 110 or 120 km/h on highway, instead in the old roads 70 km/h and inside the village maximum speed is 50 km/h.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #1382
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Here is a video from South-North motorway in Athens (I prefer to call it so), shot by some Romanians on a weekend (guess how I figured that out):



Personally, I don't enjoy driving there, because it is usually heavily trafficked and it has some too tight curves for a motorway. There are some plans to upgrade a part of it to 5+5+hard shoulder, but we have no time schedule yet!
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Old May 10th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #1383
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I am interested in the highway A25: Promahonas - Lefkonas - Thessaloniki. In this section what's new? It was also put into any portion of the road on the highway?
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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #1384
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The map says "October 2011", but there is no further progress until today.
http://www.egnatia.eu/files/images/v...nePage_ENG.jpg
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #1385
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Here is a video from South-North motorway in Athens (I prefer to call it so), shot by some Romanians on a weekend (guess how I figured that out):



Personally, I don't enjoy driving there, because it is usually heavily trafficked and it has some too tight curves for a motorway. There are some plans to upgrade a part of it to 5+5+hard shoulder, but we have no time schedule yet!
I guess you figured it out by their driving abilities and how the driver keeps its hands on the steering wheel (just kidding), the language gave them away, I guess their from Moldova region.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1386
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And the broken windshield, most importantly.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #1387
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A couple of questions regarding A7:



1) has this section been opened to traffic?
2) when did this section open?
3) when will this section open?

I recall there was supposed to be a motorway opening in this area in April.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #1388
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I guess you figured it out by their driving abilities and how the driver keeps its hands on the steering wheel (just kidding), the language gave them away, I guess their from Moldova region.
I don't mean the language spoken, but the fact that it was a weekend.
You see that motorway passes through the industrial zone in Athens, which means a lot of trucks use it on working days:

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1389
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A couple of questions regarding A7:



1) has this section been opened to traffic?
2) when did this section open?
3) when will this section open?



I recall there was supposed to be a motorway opening in this area in April.
Section 1 is open to traffic for almost two years (or a bit more).

Section 2 is open to traffic for more than a year.

Section 3 will be ready sometime between May and June 2013, while the section around Kalamata (something like a west-east bypass) will be ready by october 2013.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1390
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Thank you! It appears that Google Maps is highly outdated, with section 1 being opened for more than two years.

It also appears construction of section 2 took quite a bit of time, 2003 imagery already shows significant progress on this route.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #1391
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I guess you figured it out by their driving abilities and how the driver keeps its hands on the steering wheel (just kidding), the language gave them away, I guess their from Moldova region.
That style of hands on the steering wheel I never used
Also although I don't smoke anymore, the lady smokes, also with the kid in th car, I hate cars which smell like smoke.
That's Moldavian accent every day .
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #1392
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Section 3 will be ready sometime between May and June 2013.
You mean 2012.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1393
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Oups! Yes, June 2012.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #1394
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So, A7 motorway from Korinthos to Kalamata except the part to Sparti will be full completed at the end of this year?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:28 PM   #1395
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what's the current status of this project??? Is it anywhere near completion?
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:06 AM   #1396
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It is said that the part of the road Paradisia - Kalamata will be given to the public near the end of June - first days of July.
Of course, the only exception will be the sort (~700m) detour at the -not yet constructed- arched bridge in the part Paradisia-Tsakona.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1397
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Structural funds: Commission approves major EU co-funded priority project in Greece

The European Commission today approved the allocation of €180.9 million to build a major trunk road to connect the Aktio area with the Western North-South Axis in Greece. This is part of the priority projects presented by the Commission last November in order to accelerate the return of growth in Greece, by investing structural funds.

Commenting on the decision, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn said “This is an emblematic infrastructure project which will benefit the Greek economy. Our joint efforts to overcome financial and technical problems are progressively paying off This and other similar projects will contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the Greek people by creating immediate job opportunities”.

The Aktio project totals 48.5 km, bypassing Lake Ambrakia. It foresees 7 multi-level junctions, 2 same-level junctions and some 40 technical works. This project is part of the Trans‑European Transport Network (TEN-T). The European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will finance €180.9 million out of a total cost of €232.43 million. This new connection will improve driving conditions, reduce travel times and foster road safety.
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I suppose this is the A5 motorway?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1398
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No, this is A52 motorway.

Map
Red line A52.
Blue line A5.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:27 PM   #1399
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It is funny that the original map used to draw on it the A52 project and the A5 course (link by Stavros 86) is "ancient". It must be dated to the late 60's - early 70's.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1400
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Aha, the construction of the A52 even began in July 2009 according to my records. It was probably postponed.
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