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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #961
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Here a new freeway will branch off towards St. Polten and the A1.
Along with a new Danube River crossing, a big new interchange is under construction, as well as the widening of the existing S5.


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View towards the new bridge, which will be completed in the couple of years
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Between here and Krems the S5 narrows down to a single lane highway, but widening to freeway standards is planned sometime in the future.
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In Krems the S5 is once again 2x2 until it hits traffic lights and changes its name to B3
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #962
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B3 (Federal Highway 3) Westbound


The relatively short 2x2 section in Krems:
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In the town of Stein, just west of Krems
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Entering famous Wachau Valley (UNESCO World Heritage)
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And I leave you with this shot of the Danube River



I hope you enjoyed the little trip!
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Old September 27th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #963
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Wondering why does Austria (at least in Kärnten) have such precise signage for distances for limit/obey/warning signs. Like:

speed limit 100 km/h for 1120 m (on motorway)
speed limit 60 km/h for 4,16 km
warning, traffic light after 275 m
no overtaking for next 842 m
etc. etc.

It doesn't make any sense to me, it is written on old or new signs.
Hah, really funny.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #964
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Nice report. I haven't driven the A1 one yet, they say it's a boring drive.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #965
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Beautiful, I didn't know there was a valley protected by UNESCO there. I was looking at those signs in Vienna a little... What did they show in the Cold War? Were Budapest, Bratislava, Brno and Prague even shown on signs?
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Old September 27th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #966
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Great report! I did Salzburg-Vienna by train in februari 2008, and that's really BORING
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:10 PM   #967
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A few of the motorways have spurs that are themselves short motorways, such as the A22 spur in Wien, A2 spur in Graz, A2 spur in Klagenfurt, and a few more. Are they given the same number as the parent motorway (e.g. an A2 spur is also called A2), a different number, something else, or nothing at all? How are the designations signed?
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #968
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The A2 in Klagenfurt is just signed as an exit with no road number:

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This is on the A2 spur:
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #969
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A few of the motorways have spurs that are themselves short motorways, such as the A22 spur in Wien, A2 spur in Graz, A2 spur in Klagenfurt, and a few more. Are they given the same number as the parent motorway (e.g. an A2 spur is also called A2), a different number, something else, or nothing at all? How are the designations signed?
As far as I know, they are assigned the same number.

The following picture of Nordbruecke, which is a spur of the A22, is a good example.
The exit on the right takes you to the mainline A22, while the spur, also signed as A22, continues into Floridsdorf towards B7:



I think the same is true in the other cases you mentioned.
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The A2 in Klagenfurt is just signed as an exit with no road number:
Interesting. But I think on these kinds of older signs the A number is generally not indicated. I'm pretty sure it is signed as A2 on the gantries at the beginning in Klagenfurt and around Minimundus at the Woerthersee on-ramp.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #971
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How's progress with S1 and A5, any pics ?
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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #972
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AFAIK the short branch off the A10 near Spittal an der Drau is signed as A10.
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I've been to the ruins in photo 8 in the Wachau. Absolutely beautiful!

We stayed overnight at the monastery in Melk and just enjoyed the town before moving onto Vienna. This was when I was studying in Salzburg for a year.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #974
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I've been to the ruins in photo 8 in the Wachau. Absolutely beautiful!

We stayed overnight at the monastery in Melk and just enjoyed the town before moving onto Vienna. This was when I was studying in Salzburg for a year.
Glad you enjoyed it. I really love that region.

Here are some photos of Durnstein I took earlier this year:
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #975
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Tomorrow they open parts of S2 (the last part) and S1 to Eibesbrunn (future junction with A5). They already symbolically opened them today. A few pics from Wikipedia:







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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #976
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Typical Austrian habit: 4 different ovals on one sign. Just like on Knoten Salzburg
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^ And the closest one (SK) is missing.
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Ah, yes I wonder why they don't sign Liechtenstein here
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I'm surprised they don't sign Zürich anywhere in Austria, just St. Gallen.
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^ And the closest one (SK) is missing.
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