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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1461
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:00 AM   #1462
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It is supposed to be U/C but the construction has stopped about a year due to funding issues.
So, when you expect full motorway Thessaloniki-Athens to be completed?
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:15 AM   #1463
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We have good news:

http://translate.google.com/translat...3Fid%3D1671290

This means that works will restart soon. We can't be certain about the completion date though! But don't worry. As you can see on the map, little work remains to be done: Tempi tunnels (that are almost ready) and the northern part of Maliakos horseshoe, where the contractor stopped the works because he went bankrupt. Fortunately we have a new contractor now:

http://translate.google.com/translat...3Fid%3D1593450
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:36 AM   #1464
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We have good news:

http://translate.google.com/translat...3Fid%3D1671290

This means that works will restart soon. We can't be certain about the completion date though! But don't worry. As you can see on the map, little work remains to be done: Tempi tunnels (that are almost ready) and the northern part of Maliakos horseshoe, where the contractor stopped the works because he went bankrupt. Fortunately we have a new contractor now:

http://translate.google.com/translat...3Fid%3D1593450
Thanks!
And what is the problem with Thessaloniki-Evzoni section?
Why it hasn't been upgraded to motorway?
That's the closest connection to rest of Europe and many tourists.
Why road to Bulgaria has priority?
In 2 years only non-motorway section from Belgrade to Patra will be that one.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1465
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Before 1991 that was the main road connecting Greece to the rest of Europe. But after that traffic almost disappeared on that section. Therefore, there is no reason to upgrade it to a motorway. Bulgaria is a member of the EU and traffic is much heavier in that direction.

By the way, here is the same map with some changes, to make it more realistic:


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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1466
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Before 1991 that was the main road connecting Greece to the rest of Europe. But after that traffic almost disappeared on that section. Therefore, there is no reason to upgrade it to a motorway. Bulgaria is a member of the EU and traffic is much heavier in that direction.

By the way, here is the same map with some changes, to make it more realistic:

According to this map, there is a motorway between Larisa and Trikala.
Is there really?

And I disagree with you. There will be full motorway from Belgrade to Evzoni, and you don't see the reason for motorway after Evzoni???
Corridor X!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:32 PM   #1467
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There is no motorway between Larissa and Trikala, as we can see in this video:

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:54 PM   #1468
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There is no motorway between Larissa and Trikala, as we can see in this video:

So the map above is incorrect?
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #1469
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Most probably!
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #1470
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You just have to look at Google Maps or OpenStreetMap to see that there is no motorway...
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #1471
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There is no motorway between Trikala and Larisa, that's for sure. Now about A3 (Lamia - Trikala - connection with A2) i dont think that going to cancel this motorway.The works will start soon i believe...
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #1472
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A8 Korinthos - Patras

Someone knows when one finishes A8 from Korinthos - Patras ?
http://www.olympiaodos.gr/EN/index.p...affic_calendar
Anyone have knowledge of fire on ANEK ferry Kriti II and who knows who it went beyond
http://www.pelop.gr/?page=article&DocID=63536&srv=9
http://www.pelop.gr/?page=article&DocID=63131&srv=9

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Old November 25th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #1473
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The works on A8 have to be restarted first, then you can guess when it will be done... Read 9 postings above...
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #1474
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Regarding the Larisa - Trikala discussion, there are some dual carriageway sections of NR6 that were planned at a stage to become part of a motorway (assigned as A4). However, there has been no discussion about this for quite a long of time. At this stage there are some more widening projects of the national road which are underway or at a planning stage.

PS. The ferry returned to the port of Patra safely and fire was put down.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:33 AM   #1475
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Brand new video of A7 (section Paradisia - Tsakona), from a local newspaper.
After almost 10 years of re-construction, it is ready to be given to the public.
The section will have a small detour until the new arch bridge "T4" is ready.
Here is some information about the "T4" arch bridge.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #1476
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A7

Apparently the Paradisia - Ichalia section of A7 will not be open to traffic until 2014 due some arch bridge not being completed. This section is indicated on Open Street Map as under construction. However Google Earth imagery from 2003 (!) shows portions of the road as finished with pavement and road markings.

Is a Kalamata Bypass as part of A7 still planned?

When did the Athineo - Paradisio section (Megalopoli bypass) opened to traffic?
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Old December 26th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #1477
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The section shown on this old Google photo has been destroyed by a massive landslide due to insufficient quality and lack of geological risk analysis of the section.

The Kalamata bypass is under construction but it seems that will not be of motorway standard but more like an urban dual carriageway with level junctions and traffic lights.

The Athinaio - Paradeisio section opened in April 2010.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #1478
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thank you.

Some more questions to update my database:

According to some older info, A1 through the Tempe Valley should be completed in 2012. What is the current status? Apparently it's 21 kilometer segment.

Construction of A3 has been frozen entirely?

Which parts of A5 are currently under construction?

According to older info, the widening of A8 to a full-profile 2x2 motorway should have been completed in 2011. I believe no such works occurred?

Have all parts of A25 Thessaloniki - BG border been completed?

Some information indicated A29 Kastoria - AL border should have been completed in 2012. Is this correct? Is any construction going on?

Construction of A52 began in 2009, but has been frozen. Is there a restart of this project in sight?

According to sources, A71 construction began in 2010. Is this actually under construction? It links A7 with Sparta.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1479
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Considering that things improve within 2013 and banks will provide the necessary liquidity to the construction companies (let’s see).

A1: Tempi Valley/Platamonas and Stylida Bypass will open in 2014-15. Works will start again in 2013.

A3: The southern part (Lamia/A1 – Karditsa) will be constructed on a later stage. Section Karditsa – Trikala will be the first that would be constructed (expected to be ready by 2015), while the northern section (Trikala – A2) is now being uncertain due to environmental constraints. The whole project also suffers by ‘low traffic volumes expectations’ that make its profitability uncertain.

A5: Works on the Antirrio – Kefalovryso section (southern edge of the Agrinio Bypass) will restart in 2013. Also the Amvrakia/A52 - Arta section will go on soon. Both seem to be ready by 2015, while the last part Arta – Ioannina/A2 would be ready by 2016. Section Patra (southern edge of Ring Road) – Pyrgos is now being disputed, while the Pyrgos – Tsakona/A7 section will be a miracle if it ever goes on.

A8 widening between Korinthos and Rio will restart in 2013. I think that there should be ready by 2015 or 2016.

A25: Please see http://www.egnatia.eu/files/images/v...nePage_ENG.jpg. Expected completion date in 2014.

A29: Please see http://www.egnatia.eu/files/images/v...nePage_ENG.jpg. Expected completion in 2015.

A52: There is some work going on; I think that 2014 should be an optimal completion target.

A71: Works are in progress; the motorway will open sometime late in 2013 or early in 2014.
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Thanks! Great info
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