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Old September 16th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #321
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This is so dangerous!

The speed limit here is 120 km/h?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #322
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Probably... maybe they've lowered it because of this situation happening frequently.
The problem in here is not in the freeway in itself, but in the roads/intersections after the offramp. Clearlly not made to support such a heavy traffic.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #323
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Some pictures of the A-31 between Alicante and La Roda.
The A-31 is a first generation autovia (which means it's quallity isn't great), which will be improved in the next years:






Old and obsolete signaling (blue letters in white backgroung):



A sharp curve:
















Junction with autovia CV-80:




Some fog in the background:






In the middle of the fog:
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #324
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The city of Villena:


Villena tunnel... It's a really lousy tunnel this one (the one in the direction of Madrid... in the direction of Alicante it's much better I think)... 2 lanes without a wide left shoulder, with a too steep inclination (going up) for a tunnel and with curves which are too sharp for a tunnel:







No overtaking for trucks when it's snowing. Not the case in early September!










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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #325
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Wow the scenery is amazing! For a first generation autovia, it still looks pretty good, perhaps because of the low traffic.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #326
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Well, the traffic is not that low... actually quite high, at least during the summer months. (not by dutch standards, I know! )
But it's true that it's not in bad shape. The problems are mainly related to the geometry (some sharper curves needing to be corrected) or with some aceleration/deceleration lanes which are too short.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #327
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Some photos of AP-7 between exits 740 and the junction with A-7, near Elx/Elche (roughly between Almoradí and Crevillent):


I like the scennery (mountains in the background):











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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #328
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Signage in rural areas of Spain is really good. But not in cities. Why are there so many narrow em lanes?
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Short section of the A-7 that goes roughly around Elx, between the AP-7 (in the west):


I think this section has been enlarged to 2x3 very recently (some works where still unfinished:









In here (last junction), the signage is a bit confusing, but not too bad. The exit on the right to Madrid and Albacete should be numbered as AP-7 and possible A-31, but I think the reason it isn't is a problem with the numbering of the short stretch of AP-7 (which will be the 2nd bypass to Alicante) which isn't considered to be AP-7 yet, but I guess this will be resolved when the whole bypass of AP-7 is opened latter this year or something like that:
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #330
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I love Spanish highways, but I fing Madrid's highway layout a bit confusing.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #331
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Signage in rural areas of Spain is really good. But not in cities. Why are there so many narrow em lanes?
Narrow em lanes? You mean emergency lanes?
Well, emergency lanes in Spain are always narrow (only 2.5m, regardless of being and autopista or autovia), and when there are guardrails on the side of the freeway it looks narrower.
When there aren't guardrails/concrete barriers you probably don't notice it.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #332
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This is so dangerous!

The speed limit here is 120 km/h?
Yes, the speed limit is 120 km/h

This happens all days at many hours.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #333
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Acesa to expand AP-7

Acesa, which is the concessionaire of the Spanish motorway AP-7, is to issue a tender in respect of the construction of a third lane in the province of Tarragona. Work will take place along a 123km stretch between Salou and La Jonquera, where all existing access roads will henceforth be tolled.

At the northern end of the road, certain sections will be upgraded from three to four carriageways, while others will be engineered for three carriageways of traffic in each direction.

Work is expected to take up to two years to complete and cost around €500 million. Acesa will finance this work, despite the fact that it will not be able to recoup the investment either through higher tolls or through a concession extension, which ends in 2021. The idea is that rising traffic levels will justify the additional investment; should this prove not to be the case, then any shortfall will be made up by the state.
Good news, this road is really clogged up during summertime.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #334
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Yup.
Well, what they are actually enlarging is from Tarragona untill the conexion with the AP-2. From the conexion (AP-2/AP-7) it's already 2x3 (2x4 in some stretches) until Maçanet de la Selva(junction 9).
Then, they will also widden to 2x3 from Maçanet untill the border (La Jonquera).
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:25 PM   #335
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Pictures by Carabazatowers.

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Comunidad de Madrid



A-1 sentido Madrid a la altura de Alcobendas




"ni papa" xD




M-40 sentido Madrid-A2




M-40 hacia la A-2




M-40 yendo sentido Oeste casi llegando al enlace con la A-1

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Cantabria

A-67, "Autovía de la Meseta"

Tramo Santander-Torrelavega sentido capital del Besaya.

No veais lo bien que sienta ir en el bus haciendo estas fotos después de un examen para el que estudiaste duro....





El área urbana de Torrelavega se expande...




















Saliendo de Torrelavega hacia Palencia...


Túnel de Ibio






Salida al Valle de Buelna




Tramo Pesquera-Reinosa








Saliendo...








A la altura de Reinosa...






Poco después de llegar a Castilla y León, se nos acaba la autovía...




De vuelta...


N-611 pasando Aguilar de Campóo
















Lástima que estas me hayan quedado tan mal... la próxima vez intentaré centrarme más.








Bajando el Puerto de Pozazal (1.002 msnm)












Descenso hacia Reinosa




Reinosa, capital de Campóo




"La Naval" (Sidenor) Empresa clave para la comarca...






Enlace Reinosa Norte y Alto Campóo













Aquí ya se nos acaba la autovía...

From http://www.urbanity.es/foro/showthread.php?t=1750


Highways in the Canary Islands, by Dagafle.

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Bueno, aquí unas fotografías de un pequeño tramo del ramal de la autovía de circunvalación a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, GC-23, al lado de mi casa, quizá el tramo más conflictivo de toda la circunvalación en horas punta, y en no horas puntas, al recibir el tráfico de las zona más densamente pobladas de la zona alta de la capital, junto a numerosos centros comerciales y confluir con la GC-3 (circunvalación) y la GC-2 (autovía del norte).











Boca sur del Falso Túnel de La Ballena de la GC-23



Aquí una foto de la GC-3, en uno de los tramos que más se colapsa.

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Unas fotos de la GC-3, con los puentes salvando el Barranco de Guiniguada y cerca del enlace con la GC-23. (no se observa bien la altura de los puentes)





Imagen parcial del nudo con la GC-23

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 01:07 AM   #336
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Thoso motorways in canarias are trully impressive!!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:43 PM   #337
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how old is A67? in the map that i own there is a symbol for and usual road (not autovia/autopista), but anyway its name is A67, so i guess it's quite new, right?

some sceneries looks fantastic, especially pass over 1000 m/as and those "mexican" secenery!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 03:00 PM   #338
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I love Spanish roads!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 05:22 AM   #339
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how old is A67? in the map that i own there is a symbol for and usual road (not autovia/autopista), but anyway its name is A67, so i guess it's quite new, right?

some sceneries looks fantastic, especially pass over 1000 m/as and those "mexican" secenery!
I expect you're talking about the Meseta's pics, because Cantabria (province of Santander) is suposely the Green Spain...

Yes, you're right, A-67 is a new expressway (or autovia, what you prefer) still under construction in some stretches, except Santander-Torrelavega stretch (first pics where you can see A-8 signs) which is quite older.

More information on Wikipedia (in Spanish): http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autov%C3%ADa_de_la_Meseta
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yes, of course, i meant Castilla y León region, not Cantabria
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