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Old May 4th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #5221
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Geez, they built a huge bypass of high standard and then it ends like this? How do people accept that?
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Old May 4th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #5222
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Geez, they built a huge bypass of high standard and then it ends like this? How do people accept that?
Projects starts because there is interest in them, but suddenly works stop for many years, if not forever. Reasonos could be different: of lack of funds, NIMBY protests, lobbying by owners of businesses that would loss through traffic, bureaucratical problem (i.e. the project don't fulfill some new safety or environmental law and need to be changed or the contractor company was discovered to be involved with the organized crime or simply some additional paperwork are needed).
How do people accept it? Off course they aren't happy, but what can they do? We already talked about the 5km Guniza tunnel between Marche and Umbria, digged in 1991 and never opened.

In the 1970s they planned to build a new road connecting Piedmont and Aosta Valley through the 2612m high Nivolet Pass. Locals protested for the increasing of traffic and the road was never completed and will never be.
Now there is a weird situation: the road that came from Pietmont (that is dead end and used only by tourists) crosses the pass, enters Aosta Valley but ends abruptly without joining any other road in Aosta Valley.
Now the distance between the two points that were supposed to be connected by the new road is 188km!
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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #5223
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #5224
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Messina (Sicily)

Junctions of 'Giostra and Annunziata'


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The junctions in the past....

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In 15 December 2012:

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Next opening (15 May) a part of Giostra junction (in direction to Palermo and Catania)

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Old May 8th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #5225
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Is the Ritiro viaduct problem solved?
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #5226
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Is the Ritiro viaduct problem solved?
not yet
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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #5227
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Highway A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo (Sicily)


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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #5228
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What an atrocity!!





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Old May 8th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5229
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Now that you introduced the subject, explain it for the non-Italian forumers
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Old May 8th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #5230
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In that stretch of motorway, in 1992, happened the most significant (maybe) murder in the whole history of Italian Mafia.
They killed the anti-mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone (and 2 months later also the other magistrate Paolo Borsellino) by placing a huge amount of dynamite under the road (about 400kg) and making the whole motorway blow while his car was passing there.
The destroyed car you can see in the photo was an armored car. That day 5 people died (Falcone, his wife and three police officers).

That event marked one of most tragic pages of Italian history.


For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Falcone
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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #5231
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Two video from viaduct 'Sfalassà' and highway section Bagnara-Scilla




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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #5232
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This is not Sfalassà, but the other one.

When is it planned to open other half of this section?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #5233
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Two video from viaduct 'Sfalassà' and highway section Bagnara-Scilla
This is the Favazzina.

A3 is so impressive it is best viewed from the sky

(this is the Sfalassà btw).

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By the way, I was summing up all the special works on A3.

Considering the fully completed project, it will have 108 tunnels on southbound carriageway (105 north), for a total tunnel length of 62.150m. This include artificial tunnels as well. It will also have around 230 bridges other than exits/interchanges.

A10 Genova-Ventimiglia has 50.227m in tunnels on the eastbound carriageway.
A12 Genova-Livorno has 35.377m in tunnels on the southbound carriageway.

Italy is indeed the World capital of road tunnels. I think it has a road tunnel count higher than any other country.

For those who like, you can check this website: http://www.lotsberg.net/data/italia/list.html (scroll down and they have a menu - crappy one - where you can select the list of tunnels and bridges for different autostrade).
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Old May 9th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #5234
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This is the Favazinna.
Favazzina
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LOL, zinna (plural zinne) refers to some female anatomical parts in some South Italian dialects.
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My bad for the typo.
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LOL, zinna (plural zinne) refers to some female anatomical parts in some South Italian dialects.
And curiosly fava refers to a masculine anatomical part in whole Italy...
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #5238
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just wondering, what's the projected speed for Passante di Mestre? because inclination of road level in turns is quite big.
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just wondering, what's the projected speed for Passante di Mestre? because inclination of road level in turns is quite big.
I think 140kph, that is standard for Italian motorways (not to be confused with the speed limit that is 130). For expressways they're 120 and 110.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #5240
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This is not Sfalassà, but the other one.

When is it planned to open other half of this section?
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This is the Favazzina.

A3 is so impressive it is best viewed from the sky
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Favazzina

Pardon.

I was referring to that.
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