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Old April 28th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #161
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nice pics!! finally somebody made a photo of Bazara toll plaza, but it dissapointed me totaly, it looks, khm, crapy.
It's old and only used by transit traffic, so it's a bit small as well..
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Old April 28th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #162
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Are there plans to add a second tube to the Karawankentunnel? (i heard this tunnel has only 1+1 lanes)
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Old April 28th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #163
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The Karawankentunnel has the same problem as Bazara, it only serves transit traffic, so it doesn't have enough traffic to warrant a second tube, so no, there are no plans currently to build a second tube, but in the long run we can expect it IMO, as the traffic to the Balkans will increase more and more in the future due to their economic growth and tourism..
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Old April 28th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #164
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In the UK and Ireland the standard lane width is 3.65m and apparently they are reducing it to 3.5m in some motorways, I assume because they want to add more lanes but there's not enough space.
Well, they aren't going to gain alot of space with that reduction.... only 0.30m for a 2 lane motorway, which is about as good as nothing.
But maybe what that's all about is just metricization... going from 12 feet (3.65m) imperial measure to a metric 3.5m! That's good!
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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #165
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The Karawankentunnel has the same problem as Bazara, it only serves transit traffic, so it doesn't have enough traffic to warrant a second tube, so no, there are no plans currently to build a second tube, but in the long run we can expect it IMO, as the traffic to the Balkans will increase more and more in the future due to their economic growth and tourism..
Traffic intensities are not the only reason to widen a road. Traffic safety or the economical development of a region are good reasons too.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #166
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Indeed, but right now we have "bigger fish to fry", so to say.. Maybe after we're done with the motorway programme it'll get built, but right now it's not a priority..
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:54 PM   #167
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hey verso nice pictures!

i can help you between sezana - fernetici (- trieste)

[IMG]http://i18.************/5ycxmyp.jpg[/IMG]

and after the border

[IMG]http://i18.************/4r9adc9.jpg[/IMG]
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Old May 6th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #168
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^ Thanks for the remaining part!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #169
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Here's the 2007 map of motorway construction in Slovenia:

http://www.avtoceste.si/doc/pdf/karta%20NPIA2007.pdf

Enjoy!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #170
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Great, I'll update the first post.

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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #171
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Verso, could you now show me the motorway lubljana - jesenice as i´ve asked you yesterday.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #172
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i'm curious about this Autocesta (is that the right Slovenian word?).
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #173
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^ Haha, you two are annoying (), but also flattering hehe.

1. I said "tomorrow" today (a few minutes after midnight)
2. I'll only go on Friday, as we got bad weather so expect pix around midnight from Friday to Saturday

Oh, well...

Btw, Chris, it's "avtocesta", "autocesta" is in Croatian. But we pronounce that "v" as "w" in this case.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #174
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^ Haha, you two are annoying (), but also flattering hehe.

1. I said "tomorrow" today (a few minutes after midnight)
2. I'll only go on Friday, as we got bad weather so expect pix around midnight from Friday to Saturday

Oh, well...

Btw, Chris, it's "avtocesta", "autocesta" is in Croatian. But we pronounce that "v" as "w" in this case.
Ofcourse man, why don´t you have inculded this way in your pics allready, in cirovnica, jesenice and so on there is the best landscape of slowenia, the best i´ve seen of sloevenia at least.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #175
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^ Hehe, I wanted to do the A1 first (Ljubljana-Maribor and Ljubljana-Koper, with its branches A3, A5, H4 and H5), and then the A2 (Ljubljana-Jesenice and Ljubljana-Zagreb).
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #176
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^ Haha, you two are annoying (), but also flattering hehe.

1. I said "tomorrow" today (a few minutes after midnight)
2. I'll only go on Friday, as we got bad weather so expect pix around midnight from Friday to Saturday

Oh, well...

Btw, Chris, it's "avtocesta", "autocesta" is in Croatian. But we pronounce that "v" as "w" in this case.
Yeah Chris, in balkanic countries they usually don´t say auto... but avto... avtobus, avtomagistrala ... in bulgaria.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #177
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Actually that's completely arbitrary and not connected with the Balkans at all.. Just depends on the language, really.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #178
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Actually that's completely arbitrary and not connected with the Balkans at all.. Just depends on the language, really.
that´s what i mean but i couldn´t express me well.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #179
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tonight i want see Ljubljana - Jesenice motorway !!! :p
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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #180
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The Upper Carniolan Highway (A2, H1, G8)

Today we're taking a trip to the mountainous region of Upper Carniola (Gorenjska)! This highway links Ljubljana with Austria, in the direction of Germany. Internationally looking it's numbered as E61, and it's also part of the X. Corridor. Its length is 68 km (42 mi), of which 49 km is motorway, 5 km 2-lane expressway, 3 km urban 4-lane road, and 12 km is 2-lane road. It's scheduled for completion in 2010 (excluding a second tube of the Karavanke Tunnel). The motorway between Ljubljana and Kranj was opened in 1985, the one passing by Jesenice in 1993, and the rest in the last decade. The most important object on the highway, the one-tube Karavanke Tunnel (officially designated as A2), connecting Slovenia and Austria, was put in traffic in 1991. I took the photos yesterday.

We're starting in the northwestern part of the Ljubljana Ring, by exit Ljubljana-sever (north), turning right, from the H3 onto G8. Motorway is under construction, it will open next year.
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Exit for Kranj and Villach, 3 km of 4-lane road with intersections through the city, until you reach motorway.
Welcome to Ljubljana.


Road G8.








We're turning right, heading onto the A2 motorway.


Tennis courts between the galleries.


Motorway.




Slovenia is small. Just 94 km to Villach, or in Slovenian - Beljak (Glair ).


The Sava River.


The last Ljubljana exit.










1.6 €, please.






Ljubljana-Brnik Airport.




Pee, pee!


Recreational area in the woods, hehe.




Roadworks. Exit for Kranj, and also Brdo, where Bush and Putin met, hehe.


The first distance sign for Klagenfurt.




Some barriers...


Stupid Parkinson's...


Erm, that lovely creek on the left was trying to be photographed otherwise.




Exit for Klagenfurt. As you can see, expressway leads there (blue sign), but only for the first 5 km, and it's just 2-laned.


End of motorway. We're continuing on the 2-lane H1 expressway (if you can call it like that by all the roadworks).


Radi6404, you can start guessing, what those trees are hiding.


Motorway under construction.


The trees were hiding Slovenia's and the Julian Alps' highest mountain, Triglav (2,864 m).










On the G8 again. On the left (you can't see) there's a farm with ostriches, hehe.


Not counting Ljubljana and tunnels, this is the only traffic light on this highway.





More Triglav.




Exclusively for radi6404, hehe. Stol/Hochstuhl ((High) Chair ), the highest mountain in the Karawank Mountains (2,236 m). Its peak is shared by Slovenia and Austria. What a pain in the ass to climb, no greenery!


Bled.


On the A2 again.






Exit for Jesenice.


Jesus, this's gotta be the first time in the history of this 14-year-old motorway that the last exit before the border is closed! Now I have to exit, cause I really wouldn't like to pay the tunnel.


I had to drive through Jesenice and arrived at the Karavanke Plateau. As the Austrian border crossing lies in Slovenia (so there wouldn't come to queues in the tunnel) and as the tunnel is charged, the area around it is fenced.


My photo of the tunnel.


But here's a better one. Karavanke Tunnel, the longest road tunnel in Slovenia, measuring 7.864 km (almost 5 mi), of which 3.45 km (44 %) lie in Slovenia and the rest in Austria. Before its opening in 1991, crossing the Karawank Mountains was pretty time-consuming and impossible for trucks (except by train). Also due to the fact that with 120 km (75 mi) they are the longest range in Europe. The tunnel's charged 6.5 €.

Photo: DARS

What I'm doing now is illegal! This is the only physically possible way of driving on the remaining part of the motorway, because the last exit before the border was completely closed. However, this was totally illegal and very suspicious, as I was pottering around border-crossing area. What I do for you ppl, hehe. A look at the border crossing Karavanke/Karawankentunnel between Slovenia and Austria. After getting out of the tunnel on the Austrian side you continue on the A11 motorway.


Now I have to drive in the direction of Ljubljana.






















Here (on the other side, of course) I left the motorway.


And the last picture.



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