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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #1461
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MA-30 viaduct crossing over the HSL Madrid-Málaga:

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Old October 31st, 2009, 02:43 PM   #1462
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This past Friday 30th Oct. 3 new stretches of the A-43 "Autovía de Extremadura - Comunidad Valenciana" have been opened:

- Manzanares bypass: 3,6 Km.
- Tomelloso-Albacete (region): 14,3 Km.
- Villarobledo-C.Real/ Albacete region: 11,5 Km.

No pics avalaible for the moment, sorry. This map shows the infraestructure of the region:

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Old October 31st, 2009, 03:01 PM   #1463
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A-43 is already in Google Earth from Ciudad Real to Atalaya del Cañavate.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:49 PM   #1464
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This past Friday 30th Oct. 3 new stretches of the A-43 "Autovía de Extremadura - Comunidad Valenciana" have been opened:

- Manzanares bypass: 3,6 Km.
- Tomelloso-Albacete (region): 14,3 Km.
- Villarobledo-C.Real/ Albacete region: 11,5 Km.

No pics avalaible for the moment, sorry. This map shows the infraestructure of the region:



This map is very crazy. A lot of roads is not built, another are only a dream.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:37 AM   #1465
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It seems that the map includes planned motorways as well. Do I correctly suppose that the pink lines mark the regional motorways and the blue are the national?
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #1466
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Half of Spain can be seen now in Google Street View. You can drive on local roads, motorways...

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Es espectacular

Also the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria are included.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #1467
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I just noticed

However, exploring a long-distance motorway probably takes a couple of days. I was exploring a parkway on Long Island and I only got 25 km in 1 hour using Google Maps (maps is faster than earth with street view).
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #1468
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Ceuta is not included.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #1469
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I'll show some of my hometown, Logroño, from East to West.

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I just noticed

However, exploring a long-distance motorway probably takes a couple of days. I was exploring a parkway on Long Island and I only got 25 km in 1 hour using Google Maps (maps is faster than earth with street view).
Yes, I move the "yellow man" instead of just clicking on the arrows but it still takes a lot of time.


Now I'll post some pictures of roads around my hometown from East to West.



N-232: Entrance to an industrial estate called "El Sequero". Many people from my hometown work there.


Road to our tiny airport.


Several wineries here.


Some kilometres ahead: the LO-20 starts.




Warehouses and small factories.








Now we are approaching the junction with the A-13:


Bridge over the Iregua river park:


Junction with the A-13:


And down...










Junction with the "Avenida de Madrid":


A short tunnel:



Junction with the N-111:


And up:


And down again:


And up again



This is the oldest part, as you can see:




Less and less urban:


Last exit to Logroño:




There are still some buildings here, apart from a big park and a golf course:


Where's the "-" of LO-20?


Three lanes uphill:


I've always liked the view from this point, especially at night


Junction with the A-12, we'll take it. Also, one of those typically Spanish bull billboards to our left:


Four lanes for an instant:


"Caution: Lots of accident from this point." That curve is quite dangerous in winter because of the ice.




This is the curve. You can see the LO-20 ending down there:


A-12:


And finally, the A-12 crossing over the AP-68:



Total lenght: about 30 km.


Just let me know if there are too many pictures. I resized them but still there are a lot.

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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #1470
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Now we are approaching the junction with the A-13:
Luckily, there are only 8 road numbers



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Just let me know if there are too many pictures. I resized them but still there are a lot.
No problem
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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #1471
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A-6 Autovía de Noroeste

Some pics from the La Coruña region:

On AG-55, nearing the A-6 interchange. Despite being almost 600 kilometers away, Madrid is already signed.
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Entering the A-6.
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First exit (or the last if you look from a Madrid perspective).
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Another exit near Betanzos.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #1472
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ministry of public works has published annual report for 2008

the chapter 7 is for roads

http://www.fomento.es/MFOM/LANG_CAST...nuario2008.htm

from table 2
Autopistas de peaje [Toll motorways] = 2999 km
Autovias (autopistas libres incluidas) [expressways (free motorways included)] = 10516 km
Doble calzada [dual carriage ways] = 1637 km

Total red [total network] = 15152 km

table 3 have the data for regions and provinces
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #1473
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Those Doble calzada, they are mostly more or less substandard Autovías right?
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #1474
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Those Doble calzada, they are mostly more or less substandard Autovías right?
you could say that. They have traffic lights and rondabouts
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Old November 15th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #1475
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I remember travelling on the MU-312 between Cartagena and La Manga del Mar Menor a few years back. Then it was designated a Via rápida, with green signs, but it had the characteristics of an autovía. Does anyone know if it's now considered an autovía? Would this road be categorized as a doble calzada?
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #1476
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It is still a vía rápida; the classification still exists but no longer attracts a different background color on direction signs. If it has dual carriageways, then it is classified as a doble calzada. There are other vías rápidas which are single-carriageway only. The doble calzada category in Fomento's statistics will include both vías rápidas and carreteras convencionales as long as they have dual carriageways. It is unclear to me, however, whether Fomento counts only roads which have some form of access control such as comprehensive grade separation of intersecting roads.

Note that it is possible to build a carretera convencional to autovía standards. This is what Fomento is doing with the Benidorm bypass.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #1477
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"Vía rápida" is a kind of road that is no longer included in the denominations of the Ministerio de Fomento, is now conventional road. It is a road that meets the same characteristics as a freeway except it only has a driveway, and that this street goes both ways. I do not think the Ministerio de Fomento to include them as "vía de gran capacidad."

The "vía rapida" are built with the same criteria as highways, and better than the "autovías de primera generación". But improper overtaking and high speed cause many accidents.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #1478
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I think vía rápida still exists as a design classification in Norma 3.1-IC (geometric design). It definitely still exists in Norma 8.1-IC (upright traffic signs) and is the reason the sign color table has nine sign sketches (before green background was abandoned, the middle row of signs had green backgrounds).
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #1479
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Uno. Queda suprimido el concepto básico «vía rápida » (Basic concept is deleted "vía rápida") contenido en el apartado 63 del anexo. Los conceptos básicos numerados a partir del apartado 64 pasan a ocupar un número menos, de tal forma que el apartado
64 se convierta en 63, el 65 en 64 y así hasta el último de ellos.

Dos. Se modifican las definiciones de los siguientes conceptos básicos: «autovía», contenido en el apartado 62; «carretera convencional», contenido en el apartado 64, y «travesía», contenido en el apartado 66, que quedan redactados en los siguientes términos:

«62. Autovía. Autovía es la carretera especialmente proyectada, construida y señalizada como tal que tiene las siguientes características:

a) Tener acceso limitado a ella las propiedades colindantes.
b) No cruzar a nivel ninguna otra senda, vía, línea de ferrocarril tranvía, ni ser cruzada a nivel por senda, vía de comunicación o servidumbre de paso alguna.
c) Constar de distintas calzadas para cada sentido de circulación, separadas entre sí, salvo en puntos singulares o con carácter temporal, por una franja de terreno no destinada a la circulación, o por otros medios.»

«64. Carretera convencional. Es toda carretera que no reúne las características propias de las autopistas, autovías y vías para automóviles.»

«66. Travesía. A los efectos de esta disposición normativa, es el tramo de carretera que discurre por poblado. No tendrán la consideración de travesías
aquellos tramos que dispongan de una alternativa viaria o variante a la cual tiene acceso.»

Tres. Se introducen las nuevas definiciones de los siguientes conceptos básicos: «vía para automóviles», que figurará como el concepto básico número 75; «vía interurbana», que figurará como el concepto básico
número 76; «vía urbana», que figurará como el concepto básico número 77; «carretera», que figurará como el concepto básico número 78; «glorieta», que figurará como el concepto básico número 79, y «carril para vehículos
con alta ocupación», que figurará como el concepto básico número 80. Dichos conceptos básicos tendrán la siguiente redacción:

«75. Vía para automóviles. Toda vía reservada exclusivamente a la circulación de automóviles, con una sola calzada y con limitación total de accesos a las propiedades colindantes, y señalizada con las
señales S-3 y S-4, respectivamente.


http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2003/12/2...5684-45772.pdf
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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1480
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via rapida are those 1+1 roads with 1 meter wide hard shoulders and curves with large radius, speed limit 100 km/h, right? like C-63 Vidreres - Lloret de Mar?
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