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Old December 7th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #2541
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New Google Earth imagery around Barcelona.

B-40: intense black pavement.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #2542
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which is the exact location? as far as I know, there are zones where B-40 goes slowly and other ones very advanced
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Old December 7th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #2543
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New Google Earth imagery around Barcelona.

B-40: intense black pavement.
This printscreen looks like painting because of this black pavement
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Old December 7th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #2544
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which is the exact location? as far as I know, there are zones where B-40 goes slowly and other ones very advanced
41º31'32.18'' N 1º54'21.21''E




Some pictures of the new C-15 in Catalonia.
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Fotos de l'Eix Diagonal del Flickr del DTS http://www.flickr.com/photos/territoricat/

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Penjo un video de la nova C15 per a qui li pugui interessar. Està inspirat en un altre video que vaig veure de la variant de Bilbao, per si ho pregunteu.. xdd

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Old December 7th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #2545
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Impressive one.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #2546
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So Spaniards finally began boring tunnels... everywhere I went this summer there were all these mountains cut in the middle to make space for the road, as if they were scared to cover the cut afterwards...
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Old December 8th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #2547
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It depends too much about the type of terrain. Should it be a rock, it is cheaper, but several materials it is much cheaper to make those "holes"...
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Old December 9th, 2011, 03:00 PM   #2548
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It's the official map made by the Comunidad de Madrid. Here's a PDF version:

http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?b...&ssbinary=true

Here are some more official regional road maps in PDF format (warning, some of them may be too heavy):


Alava: http://www.alava.net/cs/Satellite?bl...&ssbinary=true
Andalusia: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/vivie...eras/mapa.html
Aragon: http://www.carreterasdearagon.es/pix...ras_aragon.pdf
Asturias:http://www.asturias.es/InfoAsturias/...Carreteras.pdf
Biscay: http://www.bizkaia.net/home2/Archivo...AIA%202009.pdf
Cantabria: http://carreterasdecantabria.es/Desc...ntera_2011.pdf
Catalonia: http://www20.gencat.cat/docs/mobilit...0_reducido.pdf
Castile-La Mancha: http://www.jccm.es/contenidos/portal...ras%20C-LM.pdf
Extremadura (58MB!): http://fomento.juntaex.es/informacio...rreteras-1.pdf
Galicia: http://cmati.xunta.es/portal/webdav/...AEGA_11_05.pdf
La Rioja (18MB!): http://www.iderioja.larioja.org/arch...tares_2008.pdf
Majorca: http://www.conselldemallorca.net/med...reteres_07.pdf
Navarre (23MB!): http://www.cfnavarra.es/webgn/sou/in...%20digital.pdf
Valencia Region: http://www.cit.gva.es/fileadmin/cons...pas/CVmapa.pdf


Couldn't find the ones for Castile&Leon, Gipuzkoa, Murcia, Minorca, Ibiza, or the Canary Islands.


thanks!
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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #2549
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The Spanish Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma, part of the metro area of Bilbao (Getxo, Santurtzi...), some minor cities and some paths are now available in Google Street View.

BI-664 (main route to the Port of Bilbao) tunnels near Santurtzi.

Ibiza Ring Road


Garajonay National Park in La Gomera island
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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #2550
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A-21 U/C

http://g.co/maps/8zhbg

The Navarrese part that will be opened next Thursday (Dec 22). Pictures taken a week ago (Dec 8). From West to East:



Near Liédena




Yesa


Provisory end of the stretch



Now in Aragon






End of the A-21 near the abandoned village of Tiermas


View of the Aragonese stretch (looking West)



Source:http://www.nevasport.com/phorum/read...42#msg-2632254




PS: Sorry for writing 2 consecutive posts.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #2551
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The M-40 / M-501 roundabout in the western Madrid suburbs has been adequately rebuild into a hybrid cloverleaf / windmill. It opened to traffic today.

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Old December 17th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #2552
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Hi guys, Random question.
I wonder why do you use a roundabout on each exit? At least exits with
not too much traffic, instead of, for example using a single crossing.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #2553
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Hi guys, Random question.
I wonder why do you use a roundabout on each exit? At least exits with
not too much traffic, instead of, for example using a single crossing.
To increase safety. 4-way stops are rare in European signaling, and, frankly, these roundabouts increase safety a lot, avoiding head-on collisions with the occasional fast and distracted driver who doesn't adjust his speed upon exiting the highway.

Some research has shown show these roundabout reduces the speed on ramp and in the immediate vicinity a lot.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #2554
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Hi guys, Random question.
I wonder why do you use a roundabout on each exit? At least exits with
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http://www.nevasport.com/fotos/091211/418998.jpg
I don't know why, but nearly the 95% of the freeway-to-normal-road interchanges built in the last 15 years in Spain are of that kind. If the normal road has more traffic, then one of these interchanges is built:




Also, in a normal crossing in Spain, you find a "STOP" sing if you want to turn left, or a yield sign if you want to turn right. This is an example: http://g.co/maps/e4wkk

In a roundabout there is usually better visibility and you don't need to stop unless there's traffic.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #2555
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I don't know why, but nearly the 95% of the freeway-to-normal-road interchanges built in the last 15 years in Spain are of that kind. If the normal road has more traffic, then one of these interchanges is built:

I suspect the reason is to economize on bridge deck area, which is typically the largest component of the cost. Spain is also more likely than other countries to route minor undercrossing roads through box culverts instead of building bridges to carry the freeway over them.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:39 PM   #2556
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Does CM-40 even exist?

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Old December 21st, 2011, 05:07 PM   #2557
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A-44 around Granada, new alignment.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2558
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Does CM-40 even exist?

Yes, it is even avalaible for clinch. It is open for one year now. What a pity that I didn't saw that when I was in Toledo a couple of weeks ago.

Edit: In this post there are photos that prove that CM-40 exists, like Teruel.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:37 AM   #2559
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Does CM-40 even exist?
As CNGL has said it exists and is open. I used it ~9 months ago coming back from Talavera to my town in the north of Toledo province.

Its main purpose is to collect the traffic of all the conventional roads that come from the south and west to Toledo in order to decongest those entrances to the city and allow those people to reach easily and fastly to the CM-42, A-42, A-40 and N-403 or access to a more convenient entrance to the city.

It doesn't have much traffic but it was a huge improvement to the city traffic because before that motorway people had to cross the city to reach A-42.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:57 AM   #2560
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Yes, I found out, it opened on November 16th, 2010, so it exists just about 13 months.

I've also read the CM-41 (Autovía de la Sagra) does not live up to its expectations, traffic volumes fluctuate between 1 400 and 5 400 vehicles per day. I must add there is an abundance of motorways on the Meseta south of Madrid though. There are 5 north-south motorways within 20 kilometers while they do not connect anything bigger than a town.

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