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Old July 6th, 2015, 07:23 AM   #5401
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I used to live a little time in Calahonda! I remember being terrified when mum drove me to school and she had to get on to the "autovía".

Fuengirola by-pass supports 60 000-80 000 ADT and should be upgraded to 2x3.
Yes, it used to be far worse with the higher speed limits. I remember seeing some absolutely crazy driving there in the past by obviously drunk locals, but the Guardia Civil really did change things in that respect.

Agreed about upgrading the Fuengirola bypass to 2x3, but I suspect that the operator of the AP-7 there has some contract stopping any such ideas. But the huge shopping areas there certainly don't help - there's a huge British shop there that attracts a ridiculous amount of tourists from all along the coast, for instance.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 02:44 PM   #5402
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I put together a new video of A-7 around the city of Valencia. The amount of trucks is quite high.

Oddly enough, the speed limit on most of A-7 was lowered to 100 km/h from 120 km/h after it was widened to 3+3 lanes, so you can't just drive faster on the wider road -before 2008, you drove 100 km/h behind a line of cars, now you drive 100 because there are speed cameras everywhere.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 06:30 PM   #5403
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CV-40 Xàtiva - Albaida

The A-7 Valencia - Alicante is interrupted by CV-40, an autovía that runs from the A-7/A-35 interchange near Xàtiva to the provincial border with Alicante near Albaida. A very short stretch near Albaida is also signed as N-340.

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A7-48 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-49 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-52 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-55 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-57 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-58 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-60 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-62 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-66 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-68 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-70 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-71 by European Roads, on Flickr


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A7-75 by European Roads, on Flickr


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Old July 7th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #5404
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why only in valentian the road information signs ?
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #5405
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I assume it's because the competent administration for that section of autovía (CV-40) is the Valencian Government (Generalitat Valenciana) instead of the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Fomento)...

The linguistic issue can be problematic in some parts of Spain, I know, but the situation in the Valencian Community is particularly messy, where you usually find on the same road signs only in Spanish, other signs only in Valencian, and finally others that are bilingual.

In contrast, in Catalonia a majority of signs are only in Catalan, although some State owned roads can have bilingual signs (not always).
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:19 PM   #5406
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Bilingual signs are okay, but (at least) Spanish signaling should be mandatory.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #5407
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Bonus photo: road AL-5107 north of Carboneras, Andalusia.


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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #5408
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Bilingual signs are okay, but (at least) Spanish signaling should be mandatory.
It actually is. I even read that someone always got away from being fined thanks to that. There was some no parking sign due to a reason, but it was only written in Catalan, so he parked anyways. When he got fined, he argued it was not written in Spanish as it must be.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:50 PM   #5409
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Bilingual signs are okay, but (at least) Spanish signaling should be mandatory.
I see your point, but as in Catalonia both official languages (Spanish and Catalan) are so similar (in writing), most people don't have any trouble with it. Let's see: norte/nord, sur/sud, este/est, oeste/oest, centro/centre, salida/sortida, cambio de sentido/canvi de sentit, área de servicio/àrea de servei, and so on.

In the Basque Country/Euskadi the situation, of course, is completely different, as Basque and Spanish are very different languages and therefore basic words like the above mentioned are not similar at all and bilingual signs are thus indispensable for any non-Basque speaker.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:59 PM   #5410
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In this comment there is too much logical for spanish politicians. BANNED!
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Old July 7th, 2015, 09:55 PM   #5411
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The next phase of BU-30 around Burgos will open to traffic on Thursday (9 July).

* new motorway alignment Villatoro - Quintanadueñas
* second carriageway Villímar - Villatoro

http://www.diariodeburgos.es/noticia.../tuneles/ronda
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Old July 7th, 2015, 10:07 PM   #5412
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Old July 8th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #5413
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AFAIK CV-40 was transferred to Fomento long ago -so it should already be A-7. But somehow it still has all the old signage.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #5414
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This is not true, CV-40 is still owned by Generalitat Valenciana.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:14 PM   #5415
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It would make sense to renumber it to A-7. And maybe sign Alicante via that route as well, though I can see the benefits of signing Alicante via A-35 especially for trucks (fewer hills and tunnels).
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Old July 9th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #5416
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There was an agreement to transferi CV-40 to Fomento long ago:

http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php...E-A-2007-13796

However, it seems that it didn't materialize.

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It would make sense to renumber it to A-7. And maybe sign Alicante via that route as well, though I can see the benefits of signing Alicante via A-35 especially for trucks (fewer hills and tunnels).
The A-31+A-35 route will become the choice when A-33 in La Font de la Figuera is complete -which should be this year.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:19 PM   #5417
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Some news:

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOMBPrens...1-209cecb43cb1

BU-30 between Villímar and Quintanadueñas opened to traffic today.

The remaining sections of A-12 between Logroño and Burgos will be approved in 2015-2016.

The sections of A-11 between Soria and Aranda de Duero will also be resumed soon.

The Medinaceli interchange (A-2/A-15) will open in September/October.

Works on A-60 between Puente de Villarente and Santas Martas will also be resumed shortly.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #5418
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Is it true that the "Podemos" party has announced as a major policy to make all highways toll-free for low-income workers?
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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #5419
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About A-12

To be honest... AFAIK, only the nearest stretch to Burgos contract will run up this year. They want to make it full (works started near Logroño in year 2000.......) but let's remember that there are works halted today.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #5420
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To be honest... AFAIK, only the nearest stretch to Burgos contract will run up this year. They want to make it full (works started near Logroño in year 2000.......) but let's remember that there are works halted today.
On the A-12? Halted? Where?
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