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Old August 3rd, 2017, 04:56 PM   #7381
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Exit 000 on CG-2.1 near Monforte de Lemos in Galicia:

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2 videos of the recently opened La Font de la Figuera bypass:

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Region of Castile and León -- July of 2017


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AG-46 Corredor do Morrazo

An update on the current situation of this regional motorway in Galicia, northwestern Spain:

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AG46: Domaio – Domaio (AP9) 3.3km (October 2015 to October 2017) [2nd c/w] – ? – map
Delayed to May 2018. Source: http://www.farodevigo.es/portada-o-m...o/1695480.html

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AG46: Meira – Domaio 4km (June 2016 to 2018) [2nd c/w] – ? – map
Opening in May 2018 together with the previous section.

And construction of a third section (Cangas - Meira, 3.9 km) will start during this month. As in the previous sections, a second carriageway will be added to the existing expressway. It will be completed in 24 months (opening in August 2019), with a cost of € 18.2 M.

Source: http://www.farodevigo.es/portada-o-m...o/1726360.html
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A-23

A successful load test took place last weekend on the river Guarga viaduct (Caldearenas - Lanave section, opening in spring next year). Some pictures:







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A-7

Public information phase has started on the project to widen A-7 to 2x3 between Alcantarilla and Alhama de Murcia (23 km). Current AADT is 41,000 (47,000 in July). It will have an estimated cost of € 97.3 M.



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Old August 8th, 2017, 05:58 PM   #7388
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A-3 Alarcón

Why is Alarcón (population 159) a sub control city on A-3? It's not on A-3, not on a junction and evidently not a sizable town as well.


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Maybe it has to do with old N-III crossing the Alarcón dam, which was an important landmark, so they kept the same way of signing once A-3 opened.

By the way, that dam is quite scenic: https://www.google.es/maps/@39.56442...7i13312!8i6656
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Old August 8th, 2017, 06:25 PM   #7390
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I agree. N-III crossed Alarcon. In most cases, A-X are paralel to former N-X but not in the case of Alarcon.

There are two more issues...

Sometimes, journeys were set as "steps". You tried to reach a mountain pass, a main town or so. Alarcon Damn was one out of them.
The other issue. Out of 90ish parador (luxurious hotels located in all Spain and property of State), one of them is in Alarcon. There was a while that having one of these hotels made a little village quite important. People with more money used to stop there for lunch or dinner knowing they will have upper standard for meals, instead of roadside areas.

Therefore... you will see many villages like these one. The fact is that maybe Alarcón is the smallest town best located to be pointed in main motorways.

In other ways... Tordesillas has another Parador, not far from junction of former roads Lisboa-Paris and Madrid-La Coruña
https://www.google.es/maps/@41.49340...2!8i6656?hl=es

but you will notice "normal" that this village will remain pointed in motorways, won't you?
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And even worse, A-3 doesn't pass through Alarcon, while N-III did. They should replace it with Atalaya del Cañavate, which is even less populated (103 inhabitants as of 2016) but is a major junction. But again, there's the "control city log" posted a few pages ago.

Edit: The log specifies only Madrid should be signed in that section. So there's no point to keep Alarcon. Atalaya del Cañavate should be signed instead.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 09:48 PM   #7392
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Honrubia becomes the sub control city after Alarcón.

To be fair, the only town of significance until you reach the Madrid metro area is Tarancón and that isn't even that big. The other places aren't bigger than a village.


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And even worse, A-3 doesn't pass through Alarcon, while N-III did. They should replace it with Atalaya del Cañavate, which is even less populated (103 inhabitants as of 2016) but is a major junction. But again, there's the "control city log" posted a few pages ago.

Edit: The log specifies only Madrid should be signed in that section. So there's no point to keep Alarcon. Atalaya del Cañavate should be signed instead.
I lot of people has Atalata del Cañavate in their maps indeed, despite it is so small. It is where for motorways joins.

Before Manzanares-Atalaya was built I remember going from Valencia till Atalaya and turning back for 12 km to Alicante and getting out in the first exit. 120 km in national road and again motorway.

A-3 and that junction was ready to be enlarged easily towards Manzanares.... and it is in that small village. Therefore, a lot of people knows as "cross of Atalaya" but nobody gets out there.
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Honrubia becomes the sub control city after Alarcón.

To be fair, the only town of significance until you reach the Madrid metro area is Tarancón and that isn't even that big. The other places aren't bigger than a village.
Definitely they should sign Atalaya del Cañavate after Motilla del Palancar, and after the Atalaya interchange Tarancon should be signed (the latter is specified as such in the control city log). It won't be the first time there are 90 km between two focus points, much like it happens on A-2 between Medinaceli and Calatayud, but in that case there are several towns over 1000 inhabitants in between (Arcos de Jalon, Ariza, Ateca) while Medinaceli doesn't reach that figure (but is a motorway junction).
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Definitely they should sign Atalaya del Cañavate after Motilla del Palancar, and after the Atalaya interchange Tarancon should be signed (the latter is specified as such in the control city log). It won't be the first time there are 90 km between two focus points, much like it happens on A-2 between Medinaceli and Calatayud, but in that case there are several towns over 1000 inhabitants in between (Arcos de Jalon, Ariza, Ateca) while Medinaceli doesn't reach that figure (but is a motorway junction).
I agree. Despite it is a tiny village, it is a huge motorway junction for traffic and people will look to that point and know which direction may get.

When you are driving it is usual to see which special place will you cross in next step. Usually it is a motorway cross or so, and... usually these crosses are in main towns or cities.
This is the case where a 4-cross is in nowhere but people is thinking how many km are until that cross or so.

About A-2... after Calatayud it is pointed Medinaceli (cross to A-15 Soria) and after... Alcolea del Pinar, a small town but cross with N-211 Molina-Teruel, only 15 km ahead!!! (for 15 km they point A-2 Alcolea del Pinar / Madrid or conversely A-2 Medinaceli / Madrid)

Former long distance trains in conventional railway stopped mainly in Calatayud and Guadalajara. There were some of them calling at Ariza (not the biggest one in the area but the most far away from Calatayud), Arcos de Jalón (quite near Medinaceli and bigger) and Sigüenza (not far from Alcolea, much bigger, and, by the way, the bishop's residence in the province. It is Sigüenza and no Guadalajara who has the cathedral).
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AP-71 had a lot of quarrels when opened.

First... president (R.Zapatero) promised he will not open tolled motorways
Second... it was opened in his homecity!!!
Third... current national road is a nightmare due to new roundabouts.

for a long distance journey is fine but for locals...
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AP-71 had a lot of quarrels when opened.

First... president (R.Zapatero) promised he will not open tolled motorways
Second... it was opened in his homecity!!!
Third... current national road is a nightmare due to new roundabouts.

for a long distance journey is fine but for locals...

I went from León to Astorga and as i am portuguese, i didn`t want to pay tolls! So i use the N-120 between the two cities.


The trip took around 50 minutes and as you said it as a lot of roundabouts, specially after León.


I didn`t see many vehicles along the AP-71 when i was travelling on the N-120.


I just saw the prices at wikipedia and is is expensive, 5€ to 35Km, it is a lot!!
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Yeah... it is a fact... you can go from Vigo to Irun and all will be free except Astorga-Leon and Burgos-Irun. In this way, not expensive at all because people considers the whole journey and money to pay in tolls.

But if you say... how much I am going to pay for these km... it is amazing

(at least, most expensive toll in Spain is going to be down in three weeks!!)
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