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Old December 15th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #3941
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I am all in favour of imaginative use of resources but this sucker begs the question whether the person designing this sign was human or reptilian.

I'm so ashamed in our Road Agency that, having broken down one barrier ... ... they allow themselves to be faced with another, called stupidity .

It's like living in ... the Twilight Zone!


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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #3942
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That's a nice sign to hang on the wall in your living room
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Old December 15th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #3943
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Guess what has appeared on Google Maps...

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Old December 15th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #3944
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Zgorzelec-Krzyzowa section of A4?
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Old December 15th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #3945
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Finally ! Still not on GE though
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Old December 15th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #3946
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I was wondering when they were going to finally update their map. I wonder how long until the Kraków-Szarów section is shown as motorway.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #3947
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GDDKiA has cacelled contract with Alpine Bau for a 18,3 km longstretch of A1 beetween Swierklany and Gorzyczki(czech border),which was to be completed by August 2010.New tender to be anounced in April,and road to be completed by 31 March 2012.Nice

http://www.gddkia.gov.pl/article/inf...ff04c70ecdf985(polish only)
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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #3948
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But the works already started? This is weird. What was the cause to cancel this contract?
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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #3949
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But the works already started? This is weird. What was the cause to cancel this contract?
There is a whole chapter and verse on the subject in the link above. In short, Alpine had persistently failed to work to schedule on this contract. The logic of consequence applied here by the Roads Agency was ruthless but right, IMHO.

Hopefully, this will send out ripples through to other construction companies working on prestigious motorway building projects, who will now take heed of this event and deliver on time and within agreed budget.


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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #3950
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Only 50% work done.Should be 85% so far completed.Gdaka inspectors found only 69 workers on whole length of the stretch
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #3951
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I used Google Translate

It looks pretty bad though, I hope the other companies learn from this. The GDDKiA decision was ruthless indeed, but I hope other companies will now learn GDDKiA/Poland is not some banana republic where they think they can do anything they like.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #3952
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Several locations in Poland got new imagery on Google Earth, including Warszawa, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz and Kraków.

A8 Wroclaw:
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #3953
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Is there a chance that they complete this half ringroad of Wroclaw?

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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #3954
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S7 will open tomorrow. Then, the continuous 2x2 part of S7 will be around 48 kilometers long. I think this is one of the longest 2x2 S-road in Poland (maybe S1 is longer?)

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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #3955
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No, S1 is shorter - 35,1 km (as one section, otherwise it has 70,4 km and is indeed the longest one)

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Is there a chance that they complete this half ringroad of Wroclaw?
You gotta search some Wrocław threads.

Still, I suppose this can happen within no less than 8 years.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #3956
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yes the western segment is the next section to be built. not sure bout the timelines, could someone else fill in this info?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #3957
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It looks pretty bad though, I hope the other companies learn from this. The GDDKiA decision was ruthless indeed, but I hope other companies will now learn GDDKiA/Poland is not some banana republic where they think they can do anything they like.
The only problem with that is the delay. According to message from our road authority they have to update the project specification, then announce the new tender, then is the whole process of choosing new contractor with all the possible protest and delays. They hope works to resume somewhere next September. It means they miss the next summer construction season and the new predicted time of completion is spring of 2012, just before Euro.
I honestly hope they can shorten all the procedures and resume works next spring to make the best of summer.
But I suspect there might be serious issues with one bridge (MA532), there are rumors that design of it was screwed from the beginning. Maybe they want to change the design before new tender is announced?
Anyway, in my opinion they should choose simpler bridge to start from as the whole project is complicated enough due to difficult terrain and issues with mining underneath.
I hope this whole mess to be resolved ASAP as I come from the town next to Mszana exit
Ech, when will I be able to use this road
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #3958
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Huh, massive delays in Poland


We CANNOT afford something like that on A2 for sure
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #3959
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Nareszcie! Otworzyli drogę Grójec-Białobrzegi



S7 opened. Now there are 20 kilometers extra motorway in Poland
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #3960
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The bypass of Wyrzysk (S10) opened today. It has a length of 10 kilometers and is located between Szczecin and Bydgoszcz.
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