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Old April 24th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #121
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I suppose that a emergency exit if your breaks fail.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #122
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^ At the top of the slope is probably sand (and perhaps some barrels at the end), so a truck can stop if breaks stop working.

EDIT: yeah, earthJoker's already answered. It's like on the Swiss A12 just before Lake Geneva.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #123
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Wow, wonderful pics! Only one thing, you posted a picture of the Nova Gorica area in some other thread, exactly where did you go?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #124
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You see those ramps a lot on the French A75 too.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #125
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Wow, wonderful pics! Only one thing, you posted a picture of the Nova Gorica area in some other thread, exactly where did you go?
Stalking you. Naah, I went nowhere, I just wanna photograph all our highways as soon as possible, I can't wait to have a need to go to all four corners of Slovenia in just two months; I mean, what shall I do in Lendava for example? Although, I have an ex-girlfriend there.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #126
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You? A girlfriend?

Hehe, you could go to Lendava just for the sake of it, though! Then again you already did, didn't you? Oh well, too bad there is a very limited amount of things to photograph here, I want to see it all ASAP.. But what will happen afterwards?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #127
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^ Depression.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #128
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Yeah, in the Netherlands, we have taken pics of every kilometer of motorway - in both directions!

So now we take it to the next level; phototrips to Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and France
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Old April 25th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #129
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If there are three lanes (additional for slow vehicles on slopes), there's never hard shoulder by.

About the language:Where do you see English here? Yeah, it switches every few seconds, that's why I couldn't get this in English, but I got it on some other highway. :P
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Regarding the hardshoulder, I thought all motorways were supposed to have it irrespective of the number of lanes.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #130
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Well, that third lane is just a temporary third lane on steeper slopes, therefore it doesn't have to have a hard shoulder. It's not a Slovenian invention, though, it's found in other countries as well..
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Old April 25th, 2007, 02:22 AM   #131
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Yeah well, on one such third lane my mum ran out of gas a few weeks ago. She didn't pay attention to the fuel level, and all she needed, were another 100 meters, then the motorway sweeps down to a gas station.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #132
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I.e. you blocked out an entire lane That's why I don't understand how that can be a safe system
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Old April 25th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #133
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^ I wasn't in the car. :P
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Old April 25th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #134
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The Coastal Highway (H5, G111)

Let's take a ride along the Adriatic Coast (Obala)! Slovenian coast is only 47 km (29 mi) long, it lies on the Istrian peninsula and is squeezed between Italy and Croatia. The highway's length is 29 km (18 mi), of which there's currently 1 km of motorway, 10 km (6 mi) of 4-lane expressway and 18 km (11 mi) of 2-lane road. Most of the expressway was built in the beginning of the 1990s or sooner, and the rest in the last decade. Its completion is expected in the upcoming years. I took the photos 2 days ago.

I started by the border crossing between Slovenia and Italy, called Škofije / Rabuiese (Rabujez). I took the last exit before the border and turned around towards Croatia.




Trieste.


The border-crossing area.


From the Trieste 4-lane-expressway bypass (SS202) you have to drive for a few kilometers on a 2-lane road SS15 to reach Slovenia (4-lane expressway will be opened next year). In Slovenia you immediately continue on the 4-lane H5 expressway (also E751).








Interchange Srmin. For a kilometer or so we're getting on motorway, I don't know what that's good for...


Back on expressway. We joined highway from Ljubljana, and Corridor V.


An old sign. But at least it's without that stupid Slovenian "Pulj".




Koper "skyline".




Approaching the only cloverleaf interchange in Slovenia (called Slavček (Nightingale)). As far as I know, the V. Corridor turns right (the first exit) and runs to the port of Koper. The main road for Pula (Pola) exits right after, but we continue straight forward on the G111 expressway (still E751).








The end of expressway.


The sea!


Although we've actually been driving through Koper for a few minutes, we're only now entering it, because expressways are officially outside urban areas. Koper (Capodistria) is the biggest town along Slovenian coast and the biggest Slovenian-Italian-speaking town, with 25,000 inhabitants.


This year's April is unbelievably warm.




Izola (Isola).


We're turning left.


Entering the 2.3-km part of the 4-lane G111 expressway.















We're continuing straight forward, passing by Portorož.


Pizzeria San Carlo.


Exit for Sečovlje saltpans.


The saltpans...


Portorož Airport.


Border crossing Sečovlje (Sicciole) / Plovanija (Plovania) between Slovenia and Croatia. In Croatia you continue on a 2-lane road, number 200, but in just a few kilometers you reach the 2-lane B9 expressway.


Now let's go back, to Portorož (Portorose). We're turning left.


Welcome to the "Port of Roses".








Here I turned right, for Ljubljana. As the center of Portorož, with most of its hotels, is in fact straight forward, I regret for already turning right.






This sign perfectly characterizes Slovenian coast - between Italy and Croatia.


Going back onto the G111.



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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #135
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Thanks Verso!

You really doing a great job mapping Slovenia for those who aren't known there. It makes me think of Spain.

When will Slovenia become a schengen country?
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #136
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^ At the end of this year.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #137
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ik copied the pics to the Slovenian topic on the Dutch autosnelwegen forum.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #138
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Thanks for the wonderful pics, Verso!
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Old April 25th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #139
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Beautiful . Nice pics, by the way.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #140
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Thanks, guys!

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ik copied the pics to the Slovenian topic on the Dutch autosnelwegen forum.
Yeah, I've already noticed the Ljubljana-Graz highway there. No problem, I'm flattered. At least I don't spend my money for nothing.
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