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Old September 28th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #5681
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I've seen similar things in other motorways managed by regional authorities, but never as excessive as the Andalusian roads:

https://www.google.es/maps/@42.87847...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.es/maps/@43.34202...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.es/maps/@42.40325...7i13312!8i6656
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Old September 28th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #5682
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Driving along Puente de La Pepa from Puerto Real to Cádiz (Spain) 26.09.2015 Timelapse x4

I love this bridge!!

I hope to cross it this year.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #5683
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It's a pretty awesome bridge. I saw it from a distance this year when I drove across A-4.

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Driving along Puente de La Pepa from Puerto Real to Cádiz (Spain) 26.09.2015 Timelapse x4

"The vertical clearance of the Constitution of 1812 Bridge is 69 metres. It is the second highest in the world after the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York". REIVAJAR dixit


It is huge!!
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Old September 28th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #5684
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"The vertical clearance of the Constitution of 1812 Bridge is 69 metres. It is the second highest in the world after the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York". REIVAJAR dixit


It is huge!!
In this video you can see how much effort have to do the professional cyclists for climbing them (and in the spanish forum some people are claiming because it haven't got "cycle lane")
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Old September 29th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #5685
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Fresh pictures of A-8 between Torrelavega and Solares (Cantabria), the last remaining section of the Cantabric motorway. Expected opening: next month.

You can find more pictures on the Spanish thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1743804&page=9

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A escasas semanas (quizá 1 mes?) de alcanzarse la fecha prevista de inauguración, así están las cosas en los tramos cántabros de la A-8, los dos últimos que quedan por terminar en toda la cornisa cantábrica.

Yendo en sentido Torrelavega->San Vítores



Avances notables en el puente de "El Mazo"












Cartelería y postes ya instalados












Enlace de Vargas / N-623




Mucho personal trabajando intensamente junto al puente sobre el Pisueña




Aproximándonos al enlace de Castañeda






















Muestro más fotos de esta zona entre Socobio/Castañeda y Pomaluengo por ser la zona que está más verde, aunque los avances son notables (se ha desviado la circulación en este punto)









N-634 cruza hacia el norte bajo la A-8 entre Pomaluengo y La Cueva




Plantando vegetación en taludes



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Seguimos dirección San Vítores/Bilbao

Puente nuevo, "sorpresa" en La Cueva








Enlace de La Penilla
























Puente recién repuesto de la CA-142 de Astillero hasta Llera, salida norte de Sarón






Enlace de Sarón con rotonda elevada, la N-634 pasa a estar al norte de la A-8 en este punto














Cartelería descubierta dirección Bilbao




Pantallas antirruído color ¿amarillo?





Enlace de San Vítores, de aquí a Bilbao, todo ya por autovía, el tramo de enlace ya está listo para inaugurar, con señalización horizontal y vertical, a falta de pocos remates

Puente de la N-634 sobre la A-8




Vistas sentido Torrelavega






Vista sentido Bilbao (a partir de este punto, justo al fondo se ve, se puede ir ya todo por autovía directo hasta Bilbao)



Al fondo a la izquierda, las montañas conocidas como "Tetas de Liérganes"



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Old September 29th, 2015, 03:43 PM   #5686
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I drove the A-67 + S-30 in June. It wasn't too bad, but there are several single-lane ramps where through traffic will have to turn off.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 12:22 PM   #5687
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Doesn't Spain really have the money to add lanes for example around Madrid and on the A-7 Marbella-Fuengirola when it has the funds to built giant viaducts for "cabras"?
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Old September 30th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #5688
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It's a pretty awesome bridge. I saw it from a distance this year when I drove across A-4.

Wow!
This bridge is one of the coolest bridges I've ever seen.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #5689
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It is so beautiful and unique...
More photos here:

http://www.cfcsl.com/inauguracion-puente-de-cadzi/
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Old September 30th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #5690
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I don't quite get what they are saying about A-32 here: http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOMBPrens...b-6506fc82b532

Is it planned to build a 10 kilometer segment of A-32 south of Albacete? (i.e. a full autovía beltway?)
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Old September 30th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #5691
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A-32 will open to traffic next Friday:

El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, inaugurará este viernes, 2 de octubre, el tramo Linares-Ibros de la Autovía A-32, según han informado a Europa Press fuentes 'populares'.

http://www.bolsamania.com/noticias/p...2--880577.html
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Old September 30th, 2015, 09:13 PM   #5692
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I don't quite get what they are saying about A-32 here: http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOMBPrens...b-6506fc82b532

Is it planned to build a 10 kilometer segment of A-32 south of Albacete? (i.e. a full autovía beltway?)

Yes, it seems so: http://www.fomento.es/MFOMBPrensa/No...b-cf624c1c126d

Apparently, the project was started in 2007 (http://boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-B-2007-85005) but there were some kind of troubles with the Ministry of Defence (https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.ph...E-B-2015-25237).
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Old October 1st, 2015, 11:20 PM   #5693
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That is weird, considering that current A-32 bypasses Albacete completely. I guess they'll have to renumber the existing stretch.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 09:45 AM   #5694
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A-7 Málaga

I made a video of A-7 around Málaga. The new bypass is very capacious. Spain has what France lacks: decent high-speed bypasses of major cities. French motorways around large cities have long stretches with reduced speed limits, you may spend an hour in free-flow conditions getting around Paris, Lyon or Lorraine at 90 - 110 km/h.

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Old October 3rd, 2015, 11:35 AM   #5695
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A7: Carchuna – Castell de Ferro 10.1km (? to September 2015) – ? – map

The last A7 section is announced to be opened in the last week of September or in the first week of October, see news article (14th September 2015).
It will be opened on Wednesday, 7th October 2015, see news article (2nd October 2015). If I got it right, the construction of the section began in 2002.
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A38: Cullera – Favara (AP-7) 10km (? to >= 2017) – ? – map

According to wikipedia (source; July 2015), the section should be opened in 2017 or 2018.
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A316: west of Mancha Real – north of Mancha Real 8.5km (? to 2015) – projectmap
A316: Torrequebradilla – Puente del Obispo-South 6.7km (? to 2015) – projectmap

Both sections are/were planned to be opened in September, see news article (3rd September 2015).
The latter was opened on 25th September but the Mancha Real section is announced to be opened in early October now. Source (26th September 2015).

A32: west of Ubeda – east of Ubeda 8km (? to 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map
A32: east of Ubeda – east of Torreperogil 8km (? to 2015) – ? – map

There's no info about the completion. I think it won't be opened in 2015 (there was a news article reporting "no deadline").

A32: Torreperogil – Villacarrillo 15km (? to suspended) – ? – map
A32: Villacarrillo – Villanueva del Arzobispo 19km (? to suspended) – ? – map

It's reported that the construction of the remaining A32 sections (also the section west of Torreperogil) should be resumed in 2016!?
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 12:30 PM   #5698
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I made a video of A-7 around Málaga. The new bypass is very capacious. Spain has what France lacks: decent high-speed bypasses of major cities. French motorways around large cities have long stretches with reduced speed limits, you may spend an hour in free-flow conditions getting around Paris, Lyon or Lorraine at 90 - 110 km/h.

Great video!

However there are still some large Spanish cities where decent outer bypasses are not completely finished.

The most worrying case is, of course, Sevilla. Given the current pace of construction, it will take at least 10 more years to complete SE-40. And this complete ring road is key for improving communications in Southwestern Spain. The inner bypass (SE-30) has not enough capacity for the amount of traffic it carries. And it's not even a complete circle, as it lacks its northern part. Currently if you are driving from Mérida (A-66) to Málaga or Granada (A-92) you don't have a free-flow alternative other than using some avenues in the north of the city with traffic lights.

Murcia is also a problematic case. It's the 7th largest city in Spain in terms of population and doesn't have a complete ring road. In addition, there's a bottleneck in the junction of A-7 and A-30, very close to the city centre, where there's no alternative for traffic going from Granada or Almería towards Alicante and Valencia. Murcia at least needs some kind of northern outer bypass like the one in Alicante (but toll-free, of course).
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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:25 AM   #5699
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Doesn't Spain really have the money to add lanes for example around Madrid and on the A-7 Marbella-Fuengirola when it has the funds to built giant viaducts for "cabras"?
I don't know very much about A-7, but I think that adding extra lanes would be a good idea only for few stretches around Madrid.

Adding extra lanes has been proven usefulness for improving the traffic in most conditions as it sometimes just attracts more traffic and the situation gets worse than before. Furthermore the public transportation gets less sustainable.

Another factor is that the most heavily used motorways in Madrid are surrounded by hardly expropiable land. This is evidenciated by the lack of shoulders in a lot of stretches and I think that improving the accesses and exits where possible would be a priority over adding lanes.

Anyway it seems that Madrid opted instead for improving and upgrading a lot of roads, building a dense network of motorways and good roads, improving the road connections where the public transportation is not always a good alternative and providing alternative routes to those drivers trapped in jams. You can avoid a lot of traffic jams just using alternative routes (for example, with the help of GPSs and applications like Waze).

Anyway there are indeed some stretches that could benefit from an extra lane. The one that I know the best is Parla-Illescas in A-42 that IMHO would benefit a lot of drivers who don't have public transportation alternatives improving their access to M-50 and some park&ride train stations (Getafe Sector 3 and Parque Polvoranca).
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The two major interventions which whould be really possitive for improving traffic around Madrid would be developing the abandoned plan for HOV lanes, not just adding general new lanes for everybody and Park+Rides areas linked to roads to foster transfers between different transportation systems. Minor enlargments would be really good for example on the A-5 between Xanadú and Alcorcón, but as overall, considering the layout of the urban area of Madrid and its population, the capacity of the road network is pretty good when comparing with other major European urban areas.
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