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Old May 31st, 2016, 12:04 AM   #6141
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A11: Fresnillo de las Duenas – El Burgo de Osma-West 44km (2009/10 to 2017) – ? – map
Works are advancing on the Eastern part of that section (Langa de Duero - El Burgo de Osma-West). Unfortunately, works on the Western part (Fresnillo de las Dueñas - Langa de Duero) have been suspended and a new contract needs to be awarded.

http://www.diariodeburgos.es/noticia...anda/langa/a11

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En esta primera foto se ve a la derecha un poste de la línea FC Valladolid-Ariza, la autovía a a ir justo en ese tramo a su lado.



Viaductos , este parece de una pista:





Kilómetros y kilómetros de tierras removidas. La Luna observa:







Grandes desmontes:







A 2km de la variante de El Burgo:





Si os fijáis a la derecha, hay tierra removida, y es que las obras desde Langa llegan ininterrumpldamente hasta la misma variante de El Burgo:

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Old May 31st, 2016, 12:11 AM   #6142
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It will be nice to have that new exit on AP-68 for the A-12 to Pamplona. Obviously not for a Zaragoza-Pamplona but for other cities in the middle.

Anyway, if I had to do that way I would go by road, cross two villages and take Agoncillo exit better than going to Logroño and coming back
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Old May 31st, 2016, 07:21 PM   #6143
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I think Pamplona to Zaragoza traffic would rather use AP-15 (Or N-121 if they don't want to get trolled). Going via Logroño is quite a detour.
I know, but when I talk about directions I prefer using the cities (province capitals, usually) from/to which a certain motorway comes/goes, since it is clearer most of the times.

The reason is that the road network in Spain is not a grid as in e.g. the US or Germany, therefore saying north/south/east/west -bound is not always accurate.

Likewise, I'd say "N-232 to Santander" to refer to "N-232 westbound" even though pretty much nobody would use the N-232 to go to Santander from Logroño.
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Old May 31st, 2016, 07:57 PM   #6144
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I agree.
There are some roads that nobody would take corner to corner.... Take a view to N-420 for instance!!!
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 08:08 PM   #6145
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Madrid is a driver's paradise!

Driving from Malaga to Madrid is really pleasant especially with the new Hiperronda and AP-46 which finally seem to get some traffic on them (though Alhaurin access is something you gotta do something about!), with the exception of Granada with very dangerous and like medieval junction.

Granada province at all seems really poor (despite Sierra Nevada and Alhambra and it's tourism money=corruption?) and "messy" compared to Malaga or Jaen.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 08:48 PM   #6146
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Granada and Jaén are indeed poorer than Málaga, as Málaga is more developed and it's by far the most touristic province in Andalusia. However, I wouldn't say Granada is poorer than Jaén. The city of Granada is twice the size of Jaén and besides its touristic attractions it also has an important university, a science and health research center, an airport, etc. The rest of the province of Granada (with the exception of the coast) is very rural and lost an important part of its population due to internal migrations in the 60s (mainly to Catalonia). But that feature is also shared with the province of Jaén.

Regarding roads, I can't understand why the new Granada outer bypass doesn't have a direct connection with A-92 for those vehicles driving from Jaén towards Málaga or the opposite way. Actually the interchange has been partially built, but only for traffic going from Motril (in the future) towards Murcia. That's ridiculous, given that Málaga - Granada - Jaén - Madrid traffic is for sure 5 or 6 times bigger than Murcia - Guadix - Granada - Motril traffic.

https://www.google.es/maps/@37.23390.../data=!3m1!1e3

Consequently, Málaga - Madrid traffic must still use the old dangerous junction, at least until the new A-316/A-318 motorway is built between Cabra and Martos. Once built, there will be a shorter 100% motorway alternative between Málaga and Jaén (and of course Madrid).
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 09:17 PM   #6147
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What would really make a big change in the area is the much-needed motorway between Iznalloz and Darro (A-308). Traffic between Madrid and Almería must use the current not-so-okay, two-lane A-308, or take a huge detour around Granada and then climb up to 1390-meter tall Puerto de la Mora pass (which is prone to snow in winter). This motorway is in the plans of Junta de Andalucía, and there was even a ceremony to lay the first stone some years ago, but the actual construction did never start.

Otherwise it's funny to see Granada related to corruption and not Jaén. Jaén city has a tram line with no trams. Both are more or less equal in terms of GDP per capita, with Málaga standing out (a bit) over them.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 09:19 PM   #6148
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AP-66 Autopista Ruta de la Plata

Some photos of AP-66 from León to Asturias, in my opinion one of the most scenic motorways in Europe. It crosses the Cantabrian Mountains.


AP-66-2 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-4 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-6 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-9 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-11 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-12 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-14 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-16 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-18 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-19 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-20 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-21 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-23 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-26 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-28 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-30 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-32 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-35 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-36 by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old June 4th, 2016, 12:25 AM   #6149
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you can see how both tunnels were built in different years, obviously

In addition, you crossed second longest brigde after Cadiz one (opened this year) in Spain
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Old June 4th, 2016, 10:34 PM   #6150
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You have to add something to this statistics, because Puente del Centenario in Sevilla and Puente de Rande in Vigo are longer according with the information that I found.
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Alserrod must be referring to the main span length (luz del vano principal in Spanish).

Puente de la Constitución de 1812 (2015, CA-35 in Cádiz): 540 m
Puente Ingeniero Carlos Fernández Casado (1983, AP-66 in León): 440 m
Puente de Rande (1981, AP-9 near Vigo): 400 m
Puente del V Centenario (1991, SE-30 in Sevilla): 265 m

AP-66 is indeed very scenic, but you can tell it was built on a tight budget. In fact, as Alserrod says, some sections were initially built as super-two.

The A-67 (Palencia-Santander), though not as impressive, is much newer and allows higher speeds (and it's toll-free).
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AP-66 Asturias

The weather changed radically on the other side of the tunnel.


AP-66-37 by European Roads, on Flickr


AP-66-38 by European Roads, on Flickr


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Old June 7th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #6153
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UPDATE

The Spanish public works minister visited earlier this year these two short albeit important motorways under construction in the area of Barcelona:

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B24: Vallirana-West – Vallirana-East 2.1km (2005 to 2017) – projectmap
After more than 10 years of both technical and financial problems, works were finally resumed in 2014 and opening is now expected in January 2018. The video in the article below shows the end of the boring of one of the twin tunnels in March this year. The second one was to be completed last May.

http://www.ccma.cat/324/completada-l...icia/2718219/#

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B40: Olesa de Montserrat – Viladecavalls (C16) 6km (2007 to >= 2017?) – projectmap
With a similar history of financial problems, works were resumed last year and opening is also expected in early 2018, although no specific month was announced. Here there's still much work to do, as a 1,240 m tunnel is to be bored. The article below includes a video showing the state of the works.

http://www.terrassadigital.cat/detal...l#.V1bMtuaLShd
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Yet no news about B-25, which is much more advanced but it's been stopped for years
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AC15: A Coruna Outer Port – Pastoriza (AG55) ~5km (< 2011 to 15th May 2016) – ? – map
It has opened today, becoming the first motorway opening of 2016 in Spain.

Official press release:

http://www.fomento.es/NR/rdonlyres/d...C3%B1aAC15.pdf
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 06:13 PM   #6156
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A new 'gallery' (I don't know the exact word, it said galería in the news, but definitely not a full tunnel like in Italian galleria) is going to be built on northbound A-23 where some rocks fell back in March. So the motorway won't be fully operational again until November. Meanwhile all traffic uses a temporary detour on the southbound lanes. They could re-sign it as N-330 for the time being as it is not a motorway.
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And while I'm at it, here is a update about the status of A-22, A-23 North of Huesca and A-21 (with sections in this one inverted with respect to kmposts).

Completed
Alpicat all the way to Sietamo
Huesca-Nueno
Arguis-Monrepos summit
Sabiñanigo South- East
Sabiñanigo West-Jaca East
Huesca/Zaragoza provincial border all the way to Sigües
Tiermas all the way to Noain

Closed due to a rockslide
Nueno-Isuela gorge

Under construction
Isuela gorge-Arguis (expected completion reported for late 2018/early 2019)
Monrepos summit-Caldearenas (municipality, A-23 will go nowhere near the namesake village)
Jaca West-Santa Cilia

Project changes pending
Caldearenas-Lanave
Santa Cilia-Puente la Reina (expected resume of works in September)

To be tendered on current year
Sietamo-Huesca (expected start of works in 2017, five years after the last section on A-22 opened)
Jaca East-West (half A-23, half A-21)
Puente la Reina-Huesca/Zaragoza provincial border (project approved February 2016)
Sigües-Tiermas

Project stage
Lanave-Jabarrella reservoir
Jabarrella reservoir-Sabiñanigo South
Sabiñanigo East-West

All remaining sections of A-21 are expected to be U/C by next year.

Other roads in Huesca province: N-260 Ventamillo gorge-Campo is in project stage, Balupor tunnels-Fiscal in EIA. N-230 Sopeira-Vielha tunnels is in pre-project stage. Not everything has to be motorway like some think.
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A new 'gallery' (I don't know the exact word, it said galería in the news, but definitely not a full tunnel like in Italian galleria) is going to be built on northbound A-23 where some rocks fell back in March.
It appears to be called a 'snow shed' even though it's not necessarily against snow. They have a lot of projects like this in Norway, but they tend to consist of regular tunnels that bypass a rockslide-prone area.
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Dutch motorist association ANWB 'strongly disadvises' to use a dashcam in Spain. Is this an issue in Spain? There are also three things you can do with a dashcam, some of which may or may not be legal; 1) filming, 2) publishing and 3) use it in court as evidence.
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A1051: El Parador de las Hortichuelas-South – Cortijos de Marin 8km (2011 to suspended) – ? – map
Works were resumed earlier this year.

A first 2.2 km section (El Parador de las Hortichuelas-South - Las Losas) will be opened in late July 2016, while a second 5.2 km section (Las Losas - Cortijos de Marin) will follow in late 2017. The two sections have a total length of 7.4 km, according to official sources.

http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/Noticia...toman-este-mes

http://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/alme...1_noticia.html

http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/presi...pertura/verano
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