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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #5741
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The A-12 / A-68 interchange at Logroño:
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Old October 18th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #5742
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It is A12-LO20. A68 wiĺl start right of the cross but not started

(I am besides that point rigth now by the way...)
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Old October 19th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #5743
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Driving through Sevilla (Spain) Centro 18.10.2015 Timelapse x4

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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #5744
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A-92 Guadix - Granada

Some photos of A-92 from Guadix to Granada, through the northern edge of Sierra Nevada. I found this one of the nicest motorways in Spain.

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A92-105 by European Roads, on Flickr

2. Purullena.

A92-107 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-112 by European Roads, on Flickr

4. Jaén is signed via both A-308 (shorter) and A-92/A-44 (motorway route)

A92-117 by European Roads, on Flickr

5. Diezma.

A92-122 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-124 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-126 by European Roads, on Flickr

8. Amazing landscapes

A92-127 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-128 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-133 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-135 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-138 by European Roads, on Flickr

13. Puerto de La Mora at 1380 meter above sea level. It's slightly higher than the Brenner Pass.

A92-139 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-142 by European Roads, on Flickr

15. The valley around Granada appears. The motorway descents from nearly 1400 to 600 m.

A92-143 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-145 by European Roads, on Flickr

17. Granada-Este. In reality this point is fairly far outside of Granada.

A92-149 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-153 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-156 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-161 by European Roads, on Flickr

22. A-44 interchange

A92-162 by European Roads, on Flickr

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A92-165 by European Roads, on Flickr

24. Quite substandard cloverleaf.

A92-166 by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #5745
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About junction LO-20 / A-12 I have seen that direction Zaragoza there is milestone pointing LO-20 still later. The motorway will finish soon and just small villages in the surrounding are pointed. But in the same signal, in blue, AP-68 Bilbao - Zaragoza is "hidden"
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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #5746
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It is A12-LO20. A68 wiĺl start right of the cross but not started

(I am besides that point rigth now by the way...)
It is indeed A-12 - LO-20. The future A-68 in this area will in fact be nothing but a toll-free stretch of the current AP-68, around Logroño. New toll barriers will be built here and here and the piece of motorway in between will be renumbered to A-68.

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About junction LO-20 / A-12 I have seen that direction Zaragoza there is milestone pointing LO-20 still later. The motorway will finish soon and just small villages in the surrounding are pointed. But in the same signal, in blue, AP-68 Bilbao - Zaragoza is "hidden"
Because the junction with the AP-68 (future A-68) is still under construction. The works can be seen in Google Maps: https://www.google.es/maps/@42.44802.../data=!3m1!1e3




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Some photos of A-92 from Guadix to Granada, through the northern edge of Sierra Nevada. I found this one of the nicest motorways in Spain.


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A92-126 by European Roads, on Flickr
This picture represents the stereotypical Andalusian landscape quite well. I love it, despite the fact that I quickly grow fed up of the never-ending plantations of olive trees. Of course the same could be said about the never-ending vineyards of La Rioja - but ours at least change every season of the year

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A92-138 by European Roads, on Flickr
I love this picture too. Those trees give a sense of "high mountain" that is somehow unexpected so far south. It almost looks like the mountains of the American South West.
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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #5747
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A57: A Ermida – Vilaboa 6.5km (October 2015 to ?) – ? – map

The construction of the first A57 section will begin in October 2015, see press release (21st September 2015). Please refer to wikipedia for more details about the future A57.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place today. Total costs are 74.3 million € (59.5 million € for construction, 11.5 million € for expropriation and 3.3 million € for technical assistance). See press release.



According to wikipedia, the section should be opened in 2018 or 2019.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #5748
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Roquetas de Mar - Almería (8/10/2015)

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Old October 20th, 2015, 10:09 AM   #5749
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I understand that the A7 . Europes longest motorway, is now complete and open from end to end with the last section finally opening near Motril last week.

In what year was that motorway started?
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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:34 AM   #5750
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Not exactly. The milestone that was achieved two weeks ago was the completion of the only remaining section of A-7 in Andalusia. However north of Valencia A-7 hardly exists as such, its role is assumed by AP-7 (tolled motorway). Now we can finally say that the whole Spanish Mediterranean coast has motorway access, but in many areas that motorway is tolled AP-7 instead of toll-free A-7.

Regarding A-7 as such, it is now finished* between Algeciras and Villanueva de Alcolea (near Castellón), as well as between L'Hospitalet de l'Infant and Altafulla. The completion of A-7 between Villanueva de Alcolea and L'Hospitalet de l'Infant is not a priority of the government in the short term, and the same can be said of the remaining sections north of Altafulla.

* Admitting the section with roundabouts between Torreguadiaro and Estepona.

You can check opening dates of both AP-7 and A-7 here:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopi...iterr%C3%A1neo

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autov%...iterr%C3%A1neo

The first section that was built was Barcelona - Granollers in 1969 (today part of C-33 and AP-7).
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Old October 20th, 2015, 12:22 PM   #5751
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Yes, but the fact that the code doesn't make any special mention to roundabouts means that they aren't a special case so general rules still apply.

Think on the anticlockwise sense of the M-40 as a huge roundabout! It's not that different, it's just much bigger and with motorway standards (so it allows a much higher speed).
Normal roundabouts are not that difficult in Spain.
However, there are some roundabout-like crossings that are horrendous.
Thake this one, when entering Valencia from the north by autovia.

There are 5 lanes before the roundabout, all of them may be used if you want to go straight ahead:
https://www.google.nl/maps/@39.47700...7i13312!8i6656

On the roundabout, there is one left lane and one narrowing right-through-"lane":
https://www.google.nl/maps/@39.47651...7i13312!8i6656

Which eventually broadens to a waiting-line in which 7-8 cars wide a que waits for the red light to become green:
https://www.google.nl/maps/@39.47638...7i13312!8i6656

En when it becomes green, they all want to merge into 3 lanes:
https://www.google.nl/maps/@39.47611...7i13312!8i6656

Absolutely madness.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:08 PM   #5752
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The Ministry of Fomento has approved the contract of the works for the connection between A-52 and AG-51 East of Vigo. AG-51 opened in 2014, but it's not connected to A-52 -drivers must take a huge detour to reach it. It ends a bit in the middle of nowhere, since the works of the huge industrial park it was meant to serve are stopped. It doesn't even show on Google Maps.

The new junction will be a proper trumpet interchange, and it will also connect the existing local roads (source).
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7 or 8 February 2015

The Galician government in Spain opened the AG-51 to the PLISAN logistics center 'last weekend'. No exact date was given. It is a 4.5 km four-lane autovía. It begins at a roundabout interchange with A-52 and runs to the PLISAN logistics center, which is still mainly undeveloped due to the economic crisis. Construction on AG-51 was halted for a long period of time, it was already nearly completed by late 2011.

http://www.farodevigo.es/comarcas/20...r/1181250.html

http://www.xunta.es/notas-de-prensa/...n-dos-servizos
The construction of a direct grade-separated connection b/n A-52 and AG-51 is announced to begin in November 2015. It costs more than 10 million €. See press release.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:23 PM   #5753
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Autovía do Morrazo

Apparently a new autovía was started today, the Autovía O Morrazo in Galicia. It appears to be a twinning of the existing CG-4.1, a vía rápida from AP-9 near the Rande Bridge west across the peninsula.

You can see the schematics vaguely in this press photo: http://www.xunta.es/image/image_gallery?img_id=886455

Full press release: http://www.xunta.es/notas-de-prensa/...s-para-autovia
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 03:05 PM   #5754
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AP-4

Driving through Andalucía (Spain) from Sevilla to Jerez de la Frontera 10.10.2015 Timelapse x4

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Old October 23rd, 2015, 06:08 PM   #5755
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A-8 Solares - Torrelavega will open to traffic tomorrow. This completes the autovía along the north coast of Spain.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 07:41 PM   #5756
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There are exceptionally wide streets all over Valencia (4+4, 5+5, even 8 on some roundabout if I remember right). Why is that? The same in Barcelona, all are 6-laned one-way-streets no matter how quite.

Fantastic landscape on the old N-340 around the coast!! The A-7 with never-ending plantations is horrendously boring.
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There are exceptionally wide streets all over Valencia (4+4, 5+5, even 8 on some roundabout if I remember right). Why is that? The same in Barcelona, all are 6-laned one-way-streets no matter how quite.

Fantastic landscape on the old N-340 around the coast!! The A-7 with never-ending plantations is horrendously boring.
In Barcelona these wide streets were laid in the mid to late 19th century, as part of a plan (Eixample) that envisioned friendlier quarters where people would have more space, and also where streetcars and other means of transportation would have plenty of room to move and turn. In the 1960s most of them were made one-way in order to cope with increasing car traffic.

I don't know about Valencia, but many of these wide urban arterials are much newer. Despite lacking an inner ringroad like Barcelona's, Valencia's main streets have plenty of tunnels and underpasses that make moving through the city quite easy. The first one was built in the 1960s, and the last one (in the beginning of V-21 motorway) opened a few years ago.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #5758
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The missing stretch of the A-8 in Cantabria has been opened today: https://twitter.com/fomentogob/statu...36889307791360

Forum user Robin93 has posted some pictures taken yesterday before the official opening: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=205
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Old October 24th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #5759
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In Barcelona these wide streets were laid in the mid to late 19th century, as part of a plan (Eixample) that envisioned friendlier quarters where people would have more space, and also where streetcars and other means of transportation would have plenty of room to move and turn. In the 1960s most of them were made one-way in order to cope with increasing car traffic.
Yes, but let me add that in the Eixample of Barcelona there are only few of those "6-laned one-way-streets", those are basically Aragó and Urgell streets.

Most Eixample one-way streets have 3 lanes for private traffic + 1 bus lane, or 2 lanes for private traffic + 1 bus lane + 1 lane of parked cars. However in the recent 3 or 4 years there has been a constant reduction of space for private cars and now most streets have an exclusive bike lane or wider sidewalks, that have been created eliminating one lane of parked cars or one lane of private traffic.

The other wide streets you can find in the Eixample are avenues (such as Diagonal, Paseo de Gracia or Gran Via), where traffic has less visual impact thanks to the existence of a median strip with trees or two wide pathways with trees, bike lane and bus stops separating the trunk lanes from the side lanes. While Gran Via is mostly a one-way avenue, Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia are two-way avenues, with 2-3 lanes and a bus lane for each sense of traffic.

And then in the outskirts you can find very wide avenues which constitute the main accesses to the city, connecting with different motorways. For instance the outer parts of both Meridiana and Diagonal avenues, as well as both ends of Gran Via.
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