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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #461
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The A-23 between Teruel and Valencia is completed after 11 years of work. The Autovía Mudéjar runs from Valencia to Zaragoza. In 2008, the final 30km somewhere between Teruel and Zaragoza will be completed, giving a full link between these two large cities.
Great news. It is about time!

I don't know if they have already been posted here but I found some interesting pics posted by Theremin in Urbanity.

Radial R-5 in Madrid
One of the best Spanish Autopistas in terms of quality. Pics where taken last year so it looks emptier than it's now.









M50 in Madrid
For me the best Spanish Autovía (leaving apart the landscape).



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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #462
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Good to see there is space leftover for future possible expansion.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #463
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Probabl it will be expanded
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #464
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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #465
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C-32 near Cunit


C-32 near Vilanova i la Geltrú


C-32 toll plaza near Sitges


C-32 near Sitges


C-32 east of Sitges


Gran Via in Barcelona


Gran Via in Barcelona, Autopista section


Gran Via looking towards Barcelona


Gran Via, semi-double-decker.


Gran Via street canyon


C-32 near Mataró


C-32 in Mataró
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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #466
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does anybody know something about the tunnels at AP7 between Barcelona and La Jonquera (i mean names, lenghts nad locations)? i remember few of them (maybe 5), but i don't know anything about them
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Old December 5th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #467
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Good to see there is space leftover for future possible expansion.
Many spanish highways have space for at least 3 lanes, looking at that picture, I'd say M-50 has space for 4 lanes.

The construction process is quite fast. In Mallorca we expect to have many kilometers extended to 3 lanes in recent years.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #468
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Good to see there is space leftover for future possible expansion.
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Indeed. This stretch which is a 2+2+2+2 right now, seems to have space to be expanded up to a 2+4+4+2 or even 3+4+4+3 in the future.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #469
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Somo more pictures of the Ma-1 road / highway in Mallorca.

Comments in spanish // Original thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...366522&page=15

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Fotos de la vía Ma-1, situada en el oeste de Mallorca. Tiene una longitud de 23Km, de los cuales 17 Km son autovía. La vía fue ampliada hace dos años, y se ha reasfaltado el trazado más antiguo. Tiene una IMD al llegar a Palma de unos 80.000 vehículos/día.

Como curiosidad, es la vía que utiliza Claudia Schiffer y otros famosuchos en sus vacaciones Yo no la suelo usar porque en verano vivo en la otra punta de la isla, pero trabajo cerca. Hoy he aprovechado que he ido de excursión, mañana pongo fotos de la espectacular, por sus paisajes, Ma-10.

Aquí tenéis un mapa:



El tramo de carretera tiene algunas características de vía de doble calzada. Los accesos siempre son con plataforma de aceleración / deceleración, sólo hay un cruce a nivel, y hay algunos tramos de tres carriles.



A unos 20 Km de Palma ya han puesto paneles electrónicos, algo un tanto raro en una carretera convencional.



Otro justo después, antes de un tunel algo largo, casi 1Km:



Semáforos antes del túnel, con un cartel que anuncia "zona vigilada", no se porqué



El túnel



Después del túnel:



Aquí ya no hay cruce a nivel:



Empieza la autovía, a la izquierda hay un carrill bici y peatonal segregado que va pasando de una parte a otra de la vía. Aunque no lo parezca porque hay una barrera verde que la separa la zona urbana, es lugar bastante urbanizado.



La parte nueva de la autovía no es ampliable y no hay espacio útil en la mediana



La parte nueva de la vía está iluminada en su totalidad. Algo poco habitual en Mallorca aparte de la Ma-20 y la zona de Inca de la Ma-13.



Otro túnel



Ahora el carril peatonal está a la derecha, protegido acústicamente



Recomiendan una velocidad de 80Km/h pero no es obligatoria. La verdad es que conducir a 120Km/h con tanta curva y cambio de rasantes es complicado. Puede que lo pongan para evitar retenciones con velocidades más homogéneas.



Molinito y puente peatonal en una salida importante



Debajo de una rotonda



Otra vez la recomendación, aunque aquí se puede pisar bien. Los arbolitos me gustan, me recuerdan a la Vía Aurelia de Italia



Otro paso semideprimido para distribuir el tráfico en la cota superior.



Aquí empieza la parte antigua



La principal diferencia es que es ampliable a 3 carriles por sentido, y los radios de curva son mejores.



Se notan esos puentes tocho antiguos



Barreras acústicas para las viviendas, que están muy cerca en ese tramo. Es raro que no hayan puesto árboles.



Me gusta la jardinería



Hay pocas zonas para disfrutar de las vistas, ya que la vía queda disimulada por una barrera verde, como en otros lugares de la isla.



El reasfaltado rugoso no me gusta nada, además es muy ruidoso



Aquí empieza un carril adicional de refuerzo. No es incorporación, es un tercer carril a todos los efectos de 1 Km aprox.



Aquí sirve para una salida



Y aquí para una entrada. A la derecha el castillo de Bendinat



Curva cerrada



Última salida antes del enlace con la Ma-20. Se nota el asfalto original y el reasfaltado



Esta birriosa señal advierte de la Ma-20, pero es dificil fijarse. Mucha gente se equivoca, ya que la autopista sigue hacia el puerto cuando la mayoría de gente se desvia a la Vía de Cintura!



Aquí la separación y el acceso al nudo de Génova.



Mañana más de la Ma-20 y Ma-10. Ciao!
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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #470
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Very nice. I quite understand the stuff written in Spanish.

Lately a new tunnel has been opened in the A14 Lleida - France just south of the French border near Vielha.
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Yes, it's a 3 lane tunnel (2+1) that replaced the old and dangerous one.

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A bonus track of the Ma-10 road, that goes along the northern coast of Mallorca. It's a nice ride!
















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Old December 9th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #472
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If I remember correct the Autovias used to have a bidirectional lane that changed headway during rush hour and at places there were level crossings, are there still any of that left?
Kinda dangerous for a foreigner coming to spain and driving along what he thinks is a motorway just to find out there are cars driving against his direction in the passing lane.
When I was a kid (in UK) I remember quite a few "bi-directional lanes", remember seeing quite a few in France too. They've all gone in UK now. We used to call them "suicide lanes"

ps Like the green barcelona signs,
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Old December 10th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #473
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Now this is a nice place to live, right next to the motorway. If you like air pollution and a lot of noise.

This is the AP-8 in Bilbao, Northern Spain.













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Old December 10th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #474
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Now this is a nice place to live, right next to the motorway. If you like air pollution and a lot of noise.

This is the AP-8 in Bilbao, Northern Spain.
I have passed through this viaduct many times but I never thought buildings where THAT close.

I hope that woman doesn't like wearing light-coloured clothes
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Old December 13th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #475
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the first photo in Barcelona - where it is?
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Old December 13th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #477
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the first photo in Barcelona - where it is?
In Torre del Baró-Ciutat Meridiana, the north entrance to BCN near Nus de la Trinitat.
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i thought so, i know that part of Bcn very weakly
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Old December 14th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #479
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Spain has currently the longest motorway-network of Europe, followed by Germany and France.
Says who? According to the OECD in 2005 Germany had 12,044 km of motorways, followed by France (10,486 km) and Spain (10,286 km).
Source: http://www.swivel.com/data_sets/show/1004947

The OECD figure for France doesn't even include the motorways in Brittany which are officially not called "autoroutes", even though they are really autoroutes. If we add Brittany's motorways, France had in reality 11,609 km in 2005 (+260 km opened in 2005, 62 km opened in 2006, and some more opened in 2007, which means France has now reached 12,000 km).

So I doubt that Spain has the longest motorway network in Europe.
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Says who? According to the OECD in 2005 Germany had 12,044 km of motorways, followed by France (10,486 km) and Spain (10,286 km).
Source: http://www.swivel.com/data_sets/show/1004947

The OECD figure for France doesn't even include the motorways in Brittany which are officially not called "autoroutes", even though they are really autoroutes. If we add Brittany's motorways, France had in reality 11,609 km in 2005 (+260 km opened in 2005, 62 km opened in 2006, and some more opened in 2007, which means France has now reached 12,000 km).

So I doubt that Spain has the longest motorway network in Europe.
in december 2005 Spain had over 13,000 kms:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:A...de_Espa%C3%B1a
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