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Old June 4th, 2014, 02:07 AM   #4481
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The longest motorway is for sure the A-7/AP-7.

Virtually it is the same road, sometimes as freeway (A-7), other times as toll motorway (AP-7), and few times doubled (A-7 and AP-7). Around 1300 km from Algeciras to La Jonquera (France).
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Old June 4th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #4482
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But is it completed or there are streches remaining yet?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #4483
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But is it completed or there are streches remaining yet?
Between Algeciras and La Jonquera you can always drive following the Mediterranean coast using either AP-7 or A-7 (and sometimes both of them), with the exception of some short sections in Granada province that will open at latest next year.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #4484
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That was the point. It must be considered from Almeria o so, not southern.

Anyway it would be the longest.

By the way it starts in Cadiz, doesn't it?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #4485
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Well, that's true that two sections of the motorway are still under construction in Motril (Granada coast), between Málaga and Almería.

And no, it doesn't. A-7/AP-7 goes from Algeciras to La Jonquera. N-340, which is the paralel national, road, goes from Cádiz to Barcelona, but it doesn't continue farther to the North from Barcelona, where it is replaced by the N-II.
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Between Cádiz and Vejer de la Frontera, A-48 replaces old N-340. Currently there are no plans to build a motorway between Vejer de la Frontera and Algeciras replacing N-340, but if it is ever built, it will also be called A-48. It makes sense, as A-7 is the Mediterranean Highway, and west of the Gibraltar strait (i.e., west of Algeciras area) the road follows the Atlantic Ocean.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #4487
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Well, anyway the continuity of the Mediterranean Corridor to the West of Andalucia is assured by the A-381.

I think the difference on considering the numbers of motorways is that when the national roads were numbered, provincial capitals were the most important nodes. Now, with the motorways you have other important nodes and the European network, and in this case the primary node in the area is not Cádiz but Algeciras... I think it explains the different criteria used for numbering the AP-7/A-7 and the old N-340.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #4488
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What's the longest continuous motorway-like road in Spain with only one numbering, without gaps?

In Germany, it's the A7 from the Danish border to the Austrian border. No gaps in between. No different numbering.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #4489
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the problem is that AP is only for tolled motorways.

La Jonquera - Vera are 867 km all on AP-7 but Valencia by-pass is not tolled so you will see AP-7 until north Valencia and from south Valencia... not in the by-pass




non-tolled, A-4 Madrid-Seville, 538 km (and there are some little more streches until Cadiz)

Anyway... best way to go Madrid-Seville is via Merida in the A-66


and... nowadays, the same distance (Silver Route, Ruta de la Plata) is from Northern Zamora to Seville. The day this motorway will arrive a little more in the north, will be longer. It is a former Roman route (hence its name)



Madrid-La Coruña is quite long but you have A-6, later AP-6 and again A-6. Just a few strech of tolled motorway. Driving you will only notice that you may pay for a while but nothing else. If we consider the first point after the tolled area (where it starts the A-6 non-stop until La Coruña), there are about 500 km
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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #4490
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Longest continuous numbering motorway stretches:

A-4 (Madrid M-30 to Dos Hermanas AP-4): 543 km
A-66 (Northern Zamora N-630 to Seville SE-30): 530 km

I think they are the longest ones without any change on the number.
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non-tolled, A-4 Madrid-Seville, 538 km (and there are some little more streches until Cadiz)
A-4 is signposted and is coincident together with the Eastern part of the Seville ring road SE-30. So it can be considered continuous up to Dos Hermanas.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #4492
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That's right.

What about A-8?

In several months it would be longer
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That's right.

What about A-8?

In several months it would be longer
Even if the currently under construction sections are finished, the A-8 will still have a discontinuity in Santander as the outer Santander bypass from Solares to Torrelavega won't be built in the short term. Instead of this direct route, the A-8 is derouted though the S-10 or the S-30 and the A-67.

Anyway, even ignoring this gap, from Southern Bilbao to Baamonde (A-6) there are 480 km.

As soon as the A-7 under construction sections close to Motril are finished, the continous stretch from East Alicante to Algeciras will have 623 km. As well, if you ignore the small gap of the A-70 in Alicante, the A-7 is continious up to Nules (between Valencia and Castellón). So, from Nules to Algeciras there are 854 km. That's true that the freeway A-7 along the Costa del Sol is pretty out of standard, but it is named A-7 after all.

In the future, the continous A-66 from Seville to León will have 662 km.
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A23 has more than 400 km with a disruption in Zaragoza whilst sharing with Z40 but after there it remains the same km. Number
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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:06 AM   #4495
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Even if the currently under construction sections are finished, the A-8 will still have a discontinuity in Santander as the outer Santander bypass from Solares to Torrelavega won't be built in the short term. Instead of this direct route, the A-8 is derouted though the S-10 or the S-30 and the A-67. Anyway, even ignoring this gap, from Southern Bilbao to Baamonde (A-6) there are 480 km.
A-8 between Torrelavega and Solares is under construction, with an expected opening in late 2015 or early 2016, works resumed last year after they were abandoned for 4 years.
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A-8 between Torrelavega and Solares is under construction, with an expected opening in late 2015 or early 2016, works resumed last year after they were abandoned for 4 years.
Really?

Ah, I had no idea. So, good news. I had missed the press release.

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Old June 5th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #4497
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Old June 7th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #4498
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Really?

Ah, I had no idea. So, good news. I had missed the press release.

Thanks.
Yes, you can read here the press release (in Spanish):

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_.../130903-01.htm

And the map of the project:

http://www.fomento.gob.es/NR/rdonlyr...13090301G1.jpg

I hope they don't miss the deadline and next year we'll finally be able to drive along the A-7 and A-8 without interruptions.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #4499
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Enlargement of the motorway AC-11, access to A Coruña from the AP-9.

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Spanish Ministry of Public Works aproves the public information report and the building project for the enlargement of the avenida Alfonso Molina in A Coruña (link to the press release in Spanish)
The budget for the project is 9,2 millions of euros.
It is included in the protocol signed between the Ministry and Audasa, responsible for the concession of the toll motorway AP-9, on the 26th December 2012.
This section got an AADT of 145000 veh/day, usually really congested. Basically a new lane will be added, so it will pass from 3 to 4 lanes. However, because of the lack of space, it won't get a standard section as 3 of the 4 lanes will be 3,30 m wide and the other one with the regular 3,50 m width standard. However, standard 2,50 m wide shoulders will be kept.

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Old June 25th, 2014, 09:52 PM   #4500
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A-7 west of Motril will open to traffic tomorrow. 10.5 km from Taramay to GR-14 near Lobres.
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