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Old March 19th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #1221
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Zaragoza and Oviedo have been added to Google Street View! Plus the outskirts of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville! And also new cities in Italy, the UK and the Netherlands!

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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #1222
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Do some parts of the Netherlands have Google Street View now? I didn't know that.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #1223
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Even Abcoude has streetview! Let's find Timon's house!
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Old March 19th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #1224
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According to Fomento's statistics, there were 10,561 km of "vías de gran capacidad" dependent on the Spanish state in 2007, of which 2,479 were tolled autopistas, 7,346 autovías and free autopistas and 736 de doble calzada (of dual carriagway). That's 9,825 km of autopistas+autovías. Now you have to add those dependent on minor entities (drawn on orange in the map) and the new highways opened in 2008-2009.
If the intent is to count all roads which have the design features of motorways (i.e. not just the roads which are identified as motorways for signing purposes), you also have to count the carreteras convencionales which have white-background signs with the Transport-like font but nevertheless have dual carriageways with comprehensive grade separation and access by ramps only (i.e. no frontage access). Fomento has a proyecto out to tender to upgrade the Benidorm bypass to this standard. Judging by photos posted in the other autovías etc. thread, Mallorca has a few of these roads too.

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BTW, for those who speak Spanish, there's an interesting article about the new bridge in the Bay of Cádiz, which is 25% built now. Here it is:

http://www.fomento.es/NR/rdonlyres/6...31/Ma04_12.pdf
I really wish Fomento had been putting proyectos online when that went out to tender. It would have been interesting to read.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #1225
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Even Abcoude has streetview! Let's find Timon's house!
Abcoude isn't covered.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1226
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Hmm, one photo icon reads "Abcoude".... Maybe it's the A2 exit.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #1227
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #1228
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Cool, the suburbs of Madrid also have streetview now, we can check out all those beltways

Previously, only the M-30 was included on streetview
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #1229
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The only thing I hate is that you move so slowly along a road. It's good to have so many pics, but there could be some possibility that you move some more than just for a few meters. If you move the small human in the right bottom corner, it always turns in wrong direction. Annoying.
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Yeah, I think the intervals should be longer on motorway (-like roads). I once tried to get all of the M-30 but I was getting tired from clicking half an hour to get like 10 km further.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1231
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Typical Spanish 4-lane roundabout near Madrid. The roundabout is situated on top of a freeway.
[IMG]http://i41.************/szvlzm.jpg[/IMG]
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #1232
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That doesn't really mean anything, Portugal has some kick ass autopistas too, that one is just probably very old...
That's right, the international bridge and I suppose also the Portuguese motorway (A22 through Algarve) date back to the last 80's and first 90's while the last strecht of the A-49 in the Spanish side was finished in 2003.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #1233
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Typical Spanish 4-lane roundabout near Madrid. The roundabout is situated on top of a freeway.
[IMG]http://i41.************/szvlzm.jpg[/IMG]
that's an M-45 exit at Ensanche de Vallecas. I pass by there sometimes when i drive back home from university
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New section of "Autovía del cantábrico" (E-70 / A-8) opened this 3rd of April. Stretch Las Dueñas - Novellana: 7,2 km. long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32yLlc_eOGs
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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #1235
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Beautiful! I also drove on E70 today, but on the other side of Europe.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #1236
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Another opening (6th April), this time in the Basque Country. Autopista AP-1, stretch Luko-Eskoriatza including tunnel 3,3 km. long (longest in the region).

http://www.eitb.com/videos/detalle/1...koriatza-luko/
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Old April 10th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #1237
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Let's bump this with a lot of pictures

Special thanks to adcava

A-8 in western Asturias:

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Aquí va una tanda fotos de las obras de la autovía del Cantábrico en el concejo de Cudillero. Primero, la ida del tramo Muros-Las Dueñas-Lamuño:



Obras del enlace de El Pito





Desmontes en Piñera



Vamos a desviarnos por la N-632a en Las Dueñas para seguir viendo cosas



Recordamos cómo antes (no hace más de 15 años) había que ir al occidente:



Volvemos a ver la N-632 y los desmontes al fondo



Y vemos el inicio del viaducto de la Concha de Artedo







Bajo él, trabajos de cimentación de las pilas del enorme viaducto que ira muy pegado a él



Seguimos bajando y vemos el viaducto de la línea Gijón-Ferrol





Cogemos ahora la carretera que nos lleva a Lamuño y Salamir. En el lado este, ya está preparado el estribo y encofrándose la primera pila del nuevo viaducto. Notad la diferencia de altura y la posición. Insisto, va a quedar muyy pegado al actual, creo que incluso puede que los voladizos queden encima de este.







Desde Lamuño, más vistas de los desmontes y la altura que tiene ahí la futura autovía:











Fábrica de dovelas instalada en Las Dueñas:



Una última apreciación sobre el nuevo viaducto: Si va a tener 1188m de longitud y 17 vanos, nos salen unas luces de unos 70m. Si lo comparamos con el actual, de 150m de luz, ya sólo queda imaginar cómo quedará el valle... Con una enorme verja curva de 110m de alto

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Sigamos

Atravesando los pueblos de Lamuño y Salamir, nos dirigimos a San Pedro



Y vemos el viaducto ampliado, gemelo al de Artedo (e hijo del de los Santos), correspondiente al tramo Las Dueñas/Lamuño - Novellana







Desde San Pedro de la Ribera







Desde la playa



Desde el río



Y algún detalle más de la ampliación







Ya desde aquí, subimos por la N-632a hasta Oviñana y cogemos el nuevo tramo



Y vemos el viaducto desde arriba





Y lo cruzamos en un momento (atención a la altura de los pretiles, mayor de lo normal)



Y fin de tramo



Ahora, el viaducto de Artedo



Y el nuevo



Parece que nos va a saltar por encima casi.





Y fin
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VA-30 and A-60 in Valladolid.

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Unas fotos de hace una semana de las obras de la VA-30 a su paso por el polígino San Cristóbal. No aportan mucho, la verdad, pero vemos así las obras desde otro punto de vista



Algo se aprecian los pilares para el cruce con la carretera de Soria. Lo que no estoy seguro es si son para la ronda o para variante ferroviaria.







Trabajos para el enlace con la carretera de Segovia

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Aquí van unas fotos de hace unos días del tramo Valladolid-Villanubla de la A-60, tomadas desde el Alsa. El avance es poco significativo, las estructuras se van acabando lentamente y la plataforma aun le quedan zonas por excavar y/o rellenar:

Desmonte en las cercanías de Zaratán



Enlace de Villanubla:





Servidumbres:







Drenajes



Y enlace de final de tramo, en el cruce con la carretera a Villalba de los Alcores.

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Old April 12th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1239
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AP-1 Gasteiz-Eskoriatza:








Entrada a los tuneles de 3 kms.







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Old April 12th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #1240
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If the intent is to count all roads which have the design features of motorways (i.e. not just the roads which are identified as motorways for signing purposes), you also have to count the carreteras convencionales which have white-background signs with the Transport-like font but nevertheless have dual carriageways with comprehensive grade separation and access by ramps only (i.e. no frontage access). Fomento has a proyecto out to tender to upgrade the Benidorm bypass to this standard. Judging by photos posted in the other autovías etc. thread, Mallorca has a few of these roads too.
Roads like the carreteras with motorway features that you mention can't be included until they are upgraded. If they don't have legal motorway restrictions, then they aren't motorways.

I've always been confused about the way motorways are shown in Spain in European maps. Most of the "motorways" are indicated as dual carriageways, though I'm aware that many of them are full motorways. The rule that Philips etc. seem to use is that autopistas are motorways but autovias are not.

Can someone clarify what exactly the difference is between them if any? It makes it very hard to figure out what the total length of motorway is in Spain.
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