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Old March 30th, 2014, 03:36 AM   #6941
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I found this article from 1968: Siracusa - Gela motorway will be ready by 1973
Now it's 2014 and...

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Old March 30th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #6942
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A18 works in Sicily (19-km-long stretch Rosolini-Modica) are going to begin next March 24th. Deadline for completion is February 10th 2018, while a first substretch can be opened on December 31st 2015. Cost of the stretch is 360 M€.
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Rosolini-Modica are lots 6-7-8.
Have the A18 works been started on schedule? Which lot (6, 7 or 8) is planned to be opened in December 2015? Any detailed information like section boundries or section lengths?
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Old March 30th, 2014, 05:15 PM   #6943
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Really nice images, italystf. I appreciate your efforts to find and post them, however credits and source should be given, as not all, if any, are captured by yourself.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #6944
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I found this article from 1968: Siracusa - Gela motorway will be ready by 1973
Now it's 2014 and...
That may explain why E45 touches its Southernmost point in Ispica and then goes sightly North until its "Southern" terminus in Gela.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #6945
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That may explain why E45 touches its Southernmost point in Ispica and then goes sightly North until its "Southern" terminus in Gela.
It has more to do with serving the major cities out there (Modica, Ragusa, Vittoria, Comiso). Any major road out there would follow this alignment.

Trivia: many of the cities in the area have been reconstructed with fashionable street rectangular grids after a series of violent earthquakes destroyed much of them in 17th Century. In Ragusa they moved the whole city uphill and only much later reconstructed the ravaged town.

Gela is a very claustrophobic and messy place on its streets.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:40 PM   #6946
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Have the A18 works been started on schedule? Which lot (6, 7 or 8) is planned to be opened in December 2015? Any detailed information like section boundries or section lengths?
1. The works will be started in end of April.
2. The lots 6 and 7 (until 'Ispica-Pozzallo') have to be completed within December 2015.


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That may explain why E45 touches its Southernmost point in Ispica and then goes sightly North until its "Southern" terminus in Gela.
Yes.
The junction of 'Ispica-Pozzallo' will also served the Port of Pozzallo and so Malta.

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Old March 30th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #6947
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A4 near Vicenza

This is one of the most unpleasent parts of A4: right after the tunnel, direction Venice, you have to pay attention cause the street slightly but suddendly goes left, than right, than left again, then right again, for no clear reason.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 11:08 AM   #6948
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Yes, it should be completed now, although I never did it. It's part of the Salzburg - Grado cycleway. The section through Valcanale follows the former railway.
http://www.alpe-adria-radweg.com/it/tourguide/
I have a plan for this year however there is an issue of getting back as it is quite long.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 12:38 PM   #6949
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New junction "Manoppello" on A25 is going to open next 3rd April at 11.30. It will serve a brand new logistic centre in the town of Manoppello Scalo. The junction is complete for quite some time, but I guess they waited until the logistic centre was completed too:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/42.3073/14.0494
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Old April 1st, 2014, 02:29 PM   #6950
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New junction "Manoppello" on A25 is going to open next 3rd April at 11.30. It will serve a brand new logistic centre in the town of Manoppello Scalo. The junction is complete for quite some time, but I guess they waited until the logistic centre was completed too: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/42.3073/14.0494
It was there al ready for some time... The exit is also useful for the general traffic in Pescara-chiedo metro area
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Old April 4th, 2014, 10:10 AM   #6951
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Hello guys!

As I wrote a month ago, I'm planning to do a trip in Italy for Easter.
I'm planning to leave on 17th April after work and return on Monday, 21st April.

My question: should I switch to summer tires or not? I'm a little biased. I'm thinking temps in Italy should be high enough, and I'm not planning to drive to late at night or to early in the morning, but I still have to go over Brenner in Austria and in Italy.

One possibility I'm thinking of is to mount the summer tires on my Leon, and if the conditions really prove to be not good for them, we could take drive with my gf's Cinquecento (his name is Luigi btw ) equipped still with winter tires. It won't be that comfortable though.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #6952
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Luigi. Awesome.

BTW, I don't think you'll need winter tyres, I presume it will be hot enough even in A22 or Austria.

Moreover, you must have winter tyres or snowchains only between 15th of November and 15th of April, so you're perfectly on the "summer tyre" part of the year.

I went as high as 1200 meters above sea level with my motorbike last weekend, and I saw no snow.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #6953
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I agree with narkelion. Snow line should be above 1800m, except for northern exposures. Go for summer tires.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #6954
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Old April 5th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #6955
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I usually switch back to summer tires around mid march
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Old April 6th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #6956
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Me again. Which of these 2 routes is better?
http://goo.gl/maps/Qkd48 or http://goo.gl/maps/dm36T

Or maybe you have a better one?
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Old April 6th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #6957
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Go this way
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Old April 6th, 2014, 01:50 PM   #6958
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I usually switch back to summer tires around mid march
oh, crap. Winter tires! Got to switch for sure, next week.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 02:13 PM   #6959
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Me again. Which of these 2 routes is better?
http://goo.gl/maps/Qkd48 or http://goo.gl/maps/dm36T

Or maybe you have a better one?
Second one is much better.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #6960
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Thanks!

One more thing, I tried to search on StreetView, but didn't have much success, are there places on the road where you can stop and take some panoramic pictures of the Gradara Castle, like these? What route is the nicest from San Marino to Gradara? The quickest should be the motorway...


Gradara von glauco's & antonella's auf Flickr


Castello di Gradara (PU) Italy von Andrea Gessi auf Flickr

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