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Old December 16th, 2016, 05:14 AM   #4581
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Norway has yellow center line
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Old December 16th, 2016, 11:06 AM   #4582
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why yellow ?
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Old December 16th, 2016, 06:49 PM   #4583
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It's a lot more visible under different weather conditions like blizzards. Also, it looks good
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Old December 16th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #4584
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in spain we only use the yellow color when road works

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/sc/x/de...o/SF24C7F2.jpg
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Old December 16th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #4585
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Also in Italy and most of Europe.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #4586
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in spain we only use the yellow color when road works

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/sc/x/de...o/SF24C7F2.jpg
Spain used yellow central divider lines too, at least until the early 1970s.

Apart from looking better -personal opinion- it could also be a cost-effective way of reducing the number of people driving on the opposite direction, since you know that the yellow line should always be to your left.

Anyway, there's a whole thread about it: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=444455
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Old December 16th, 2016, 08:33 PM   #4587
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i dont think it's useful at night
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Old December 16th, 2016, 10:35 PM   #4588
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It's a lot more visible under different weather conditions like blizzards. Also, it looks good
It's got little to do with that. As Highway89 says, it's a way of making the road more readable as it shows which way traffic flows in each lane: yellow on the left -- between opposing traffic lanes, or on the left edge line if the roadway is one-way.

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Old December 16th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #4589
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It separates traffic flows. Although unusual in most of Europe, it's a common concept in the Americas and some of Asia.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 11:53 PM   #4590
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i dont think it's useful at night
Why not? It is a common Norwegian habit to drive headlights on at night.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #4591
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It might have to do with visibility during winter. Having driven in harsh winter conditions here in north Sweden I would imagine a yellow line is easier to spot, unless the road has a layer of compressed snow like this where colour of the markings doesn't matter.


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Old December 17th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #4592
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It might have to do with visibility during winter. Having driven in harsh winter conditions here in north Sweden I would imagine a yellow line is easier to spot, unless the road has a layer of compressed snow like this where colour of the markings doesn't matter.
In general, the retroreflexity of the yellow paint is less than white. And, as said, nothing is visible under the snow layer.

I do not thing there is anything more sexy at the background but giving the colors a symbol value: Yellow means that the area on the other side is for the coming traffic. That rule is deployed strictly: The left side line on the motorways is yellow.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 01:52 PM   #4593
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E6 Gudbrandsdalen

The new 33 kilometer segment of E6 between Frya and Sjoa (between Lillehammer and Otta) has been inaugurated today. It opens to traffic this afternoon.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #4594
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Fv. 60 Ljø Tunnel

The 3650 meter long Ljø Tunnel in Møre og Romsdal also opens to traffic today. It replaces older tunnels along County Road 60 between Hellesylt and Stranda. It's located above the Geirangerfjord.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:16 PM   #4595
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Fv. 60 Streke Tunnel & Ljø Tunnel

with the completion of the Ljø Tunnel today, there are now two extended / bypass tunnels between Hellesylt and Stranda. Between them is a short open section of road with a rest area and a great view of Geirangerfjord.

Starting from Hellesylt, the Streke Tunnel opened to traffic in 1962 had a length of 1,000 meters. It was extended to 3,850 meters in two stages in 2011 and 2013.

Now, the Ljø Tunnel is built to bypass two old tunnels from 1962. They opened the viewing point in 2013, in typical Norwegian design of concrete and steel. It's very nice.

The Streke Tunnel (north portal):

Fylkesvei 60 Streketunnelen by European Roads, on Flickr

The view over Geirangerfjord from the rest area between both tunnels.

Fylkesvei 60 Geirangerfjord by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:48 PM   #4596
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Will the old road be kept opened for leisure traffic?
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Old December 18th, 2016, 01:47 AM   #4597
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Old December 19th, 2016, 11:20 AM   #4598
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Will the old road be kept opened for leisure traffic?
Woudn't count on it. Most of the old road is in a tunnel, which is quite old and would need renovation (drove it this summer). And it's not like the rest of the road was really special - I mean, it is panoramic and everything, but you still have that on the remaining road (i.e. from the exit of the new tunnel down to Hellesylt), including the new viewpoint.

So in this case, I would not disagree if the old road were closed.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 08:10 PM   #4599
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Will the old road be kept opened for leisure traffic?
The old road is usually closed for motor vehicles after bypass-tunnels are opened, but it`s usual to keep it open for pedestrians and bicycles. No snow-moving during winter I think tho.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 04:56 PM   #4600
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E39

Toll collection will end on E39 between Orkanger and Trondheim (also called: Øysand–Thamshamn) on 31 January 2017. Tolls were collected for a period of 15 years to fund the upgrade, which opened to traffic on 30 June 2005.

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