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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #1561
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what does all those names and numbers mean. A, AP, ARA, N???
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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1562
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Those are prefixes.

Like A = Autovía, AP = Autopista, ARA = Aragón, M = Madrid, CM - Castilla-La Mancha, C = Catalunya, B = Barcelona, T = Tarragona, AG = Galicia etc.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #1563
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Some are Provincial or Autonoumous Community routes, N is "national" AP is "autopista" and an A is an "autovía"

Edit: Sorry Chris, I didn't see your post
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #1564
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Those are prefixes.

Like A = Autovía, AP = Autopista, ARA = Aragón, M = Madrid, CM - Castilla-La Mancha, C = Catalunya, B = Barcelona, T = Tarragona, AG = Galicia etc.
where could we find all those provincial road codes for Spain?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #1565
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where could we find all those provincial road codes for Spain?
I made a list here a while ago. It may be incomplete or outdated for some numbers though.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #1566
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With all those prefixes nobody will ever find anything in spain
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #1567
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Some are Provincial or Autonoumous Community routes, N is "national" AP is "autopista" and an A is an "autovía"

Edit: Sorry Chris, I didn't see your post
All the roads names in Spain are so crazy

RIGE (Spanish Goberment) Red de Interés General del Estado

A = autovía or autopista (free motorway except A8 in Basque Country)

AP = autopista de peaje (toll motorway)

R = autopista de peaje (toll motorway)

N = carretera nacional (highway)

Carreteras radiales (since s XVIII )

N I Carretera nacional radial Madrid - Burgos - Irún

N II Madrid - Zaragoza - Barcelona - Gerona - Frontera francesa

N III Madrid - Valencia

N IV Madrid - Sevilla - Cadiz

N V Madrid - Badajoz - Frontera de Portugal

N VI Madrid - La Coruña

A1-AP1, A2-AP2, A3, A4-AP4, A5, A6 - AP6 are motorways built on narrow roads, or in other cases beside the old road (the most recently built or toll motrway)

The another Spanish Goberment roads are N - XXX, and the motorways A - X or A - XX. (free motorways) AP - X or AP - XX (tolled motorways, except A8)

The urban motorways have one or two letter (a code that identifies the city) and two number like M - 11 or SO - 20. Tens identify bypasses, the lower number indicates that is closer to downtown.

Then you can fine an extrange world in the regional goberments

I think the best way to know the type of the road is the color:

Blue = Motorway (except in Madrid)

Orange = First class regional road ( Motorways of Madrid regional goberment are orange ) One lane road, from 7 to 12 m pavement wide

Green = Second class regional road. One lane road, from 3 to 10 m pavement wide

Yellow or another color = local roads ( usually belongs to local councils or diputaciones) One lane road, from 3 to 12 m pavement wide

Ok, I try to explain the road sistem in Spain, but many exceptions and may not have described them all. But I hope they at least have not confused you more.

Sorry for my English
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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #1568
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A new regional highway opened in Murcia Region:
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Se puede ver el carril bici en el lado izquierdo de la calzada (en azul)







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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #1569
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Apparently, that's RM-1. Santomera - San Javier, follows old MU-301.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #1570
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I drove on that in 2003, it seemed like a full autovia already then. It connects Murcia to its airport at San Javier on the Mar Menor.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1571
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Aeropuerto de Murcia - San Javier is a combination of MU-30, A-30 and C-3319 (that last one probably has a new number now).

RM-1 is a brand new autovía that runs parallel to the Comunidad Valenciana line.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #1572
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Spanish highways look very neat and clean.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #1573
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It is incredible the construction of highways and Motorways in Spain. Do you guys think, that Spanish Highway and Motorway System is turning into the Best in Europe?.

For my experience, I don't have data, but, I think that Madrid, must have the most concentration of motorways for an European City and also, an Excellent Public Transportation, the Third Metro System in Europe in Extension I guess. So this is a Great Model of Mobility, definitely all cities should copy it.
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Aeropuerto de Murcia - San Javier is a combination of MU-30, A-30 and C-3319 (that last one probably has a new number now).

RM-1 is a brand new autovía that runs parallel to the Comunidad Valenciana line.
Ah, I see. ViaMichelin hasn't been updated with it. Had no idea of its existence.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #1576
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It is incredible the construction of highways and Motorways in Spain. Do you guys think, that Spanish Highway and Motorway System is turning into the Best in Europe?.

For my experience, I don't have data, but, I think that Madrid, must have the most concentration of motorways for an European City and also, an Excellent Public Transportation, the Third Metro System in Europe in Extension I guess. So this is a Great Model of Mobility, definitely all cities should copy it.
At least Spain has the biggest system of highways of Europe and the third of the world after USA and China, and the new generation highways are fantastic.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #1577
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RIGE (Spanish Goberment) Red de Interés General del Estado
"Network of the state's general interest"?! what the hell!
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It is incredible the construction of highways and Motorways in Spain. Do you guys think, that Spanish Highway and Motorway System is turning into the Best in Europe?.

For my experience, I don't have data, but, I think that Madrid, must have the most concentration of motorways for an European City and also, an Excellent Public Transportation, the Third Metro System in Europe in Extension I guess. So this is a Great Model of Mobility, definitely all cities should copy it.
I took a trip to Spain in March 2008 and I found the highways to be in excellent condition, often in better condition than American roads. The design is slightly different from American roads, but not vastly so, and I found them to be well-built as well.
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It is incredible the construction of highways and Motorways in Spain. Do you guys think, that Spanish Highway and Motorway System is turning into the Best in Europe?.

For my experience, I don't have data, but, I think that Madrid, must have the most concentration of motorways for an European City and also, an Excellent Public Transportation, the Third Metro System in Europe in Extension I guess. So this is a Great Model of Mobility, definitely all cities should copy it.
I took a trip to Spain in March 2008 and I found the highways to be in excellent condition, often in better condition than American roads. The design is slightly different from American roads, but not vastly so, and I found them to be well-built as well.

I haven't been to any other part of Europe so I wouldn't know how Spanish roads compare to other European countries.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1580
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Is there any Spanish road or bridge engineer in this forum? If yes, I have a question. Do you still have anything to do? I personally affraid that when we in Poland build our highway syatem in 10 years there will not be much job for engineers.
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