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Old May 22nd, 2010, 02:56 PM   #2721
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What on earth could cause such a massive traffic jam??
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 03:25 PM   #2722
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Probably the holiday weekend (Pentecost)
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:24 PM   #2723
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Yeah, interesstingly, Accidnets play only a smale role in resulting a traffic jam.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:09 PM   #2724
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Keep in mind that "stockender Verkehr" isn't jam. Its traffic that rolls (!) but will stop for several seconds or a few minutes regularly.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM   #2725
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Keep in mind that "stockender Verkehr" isn't jam. Its traffic that rolls (!) but will stop for several seconds or a few minutes regularly.
true 0-10 km/h stau, 10 km/h - 30 km/h stockender verkehr
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:11 PM   #2726
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Either way, 60 km of stop-and-go traffic will cost you like 2 - 3 hours at least.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:03 PM   #2727
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So what? you're on holidays, so you have the time.
I've heard of worse jams...
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:08 PM   #2728
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I don't think people want to spend time in a traffic jam. I wouldn't. That's why I plan my vacations outside the peak summer season.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #2729
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Kinda predictible that road works cause 30% of traffic jams.
How do they manage to make such horrible road works around the year??

And what is "Other"??
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:46 PM   #2730
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So what? you're on holidays, so you have the time.
I've heard of worse jams...
That's how you wanna spend you vacation. In a freaking traffic jam??
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:48 PM   #2731
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Germany has a lot of infrastructure that is nearing the end of it's lifespan. A lot of infrastructure (bridges, overpasses, motorways etc.) was built prior to the 1970's and is now well over 40 years old, in some cases even pre-war infrastructure that is up to 75 years old. That is why Germany has an excessive amount of roadworks going on.

The treshold for road-work related traffic jams in the Netherlands is only 5% compared to 30% in Germany. That said, the low road-work related traffic jams in the Netherlands is mostly due to the excessive saturation of our motorways. Over 50%* of the Dutch motorway-network is congested during some point of the day, I take it this number is significantly lower in Germany.

* not 50% at one moment of course, but during the day. We have a lot of "walking traffic jams" that run upstream during rush hour. That way the traffic jam is typically 7 km long, but runs through a 40km section of motorway.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:18 PM   #2732
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Just wait for the summer. Traffic jams on A3 Frankfurt-Nürnberg regularly reach 100km...
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Old May 31st, 2010, 06:56 PM   #2733
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LOL; who is such freak to spend 145$ for that?
http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...tobahn+sign.do
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Old May 31st, 2010, 07:11 PM   #2734
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You'll be surprised that is actually how much the tax payers pay for the sign. I remember a story on stop signs here in the US they cost like $180 each.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 07:42 PM   #2735
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Yeah, signage for two or three exits could be well over 1 million.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 02:13 AM   #2736
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Well if you think about the reflective materials used in the sign, I guess it's quite reasonable. Although, I would've assumed that economies of scale can bring the price down even further. I guess not
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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM   #2737
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I don't mean costs for offical use on autobahns. i mean who would buy this for privat to hang it on his walls or in room...
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Old June 5th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #2738
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #2739
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A38 Göttingen - Halle - Leipzig

I present a photoset from Germany's newest east-west axis. The A38 Autobahn was one of several road projects to connect the "new states" in the east with western Germany. A38 connects Göttingen with Nordhausen, Halle and Leipzig, the latter being the largest city. It also represents an international connection from the Ruhr area to northern Czechia and southern Poland, indeed, it is the fastest route from Dortmund/Kassel to Dresden, shaving off approximately 40 km from the old-school route via A4.

Although A38 has it's share of traffic, it is not very busy, as there aren't many large towns between Kassel and Leipzig. Halle is close to Leipzig, and Göttingen is close to Kassel, in between is only Nordhausen, which is a small city.

The A38 is 219 kilometers long.

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I pasted the most important pictures below. You can watch the full 152 picture set on Flickr

Terminology;

Kreuz = 4-way interchange
Dreieck = 3-way interchage
Süd = South
Nord = North
Ost = East
West = West

1. First exit directly on the connector lane of Dreieck Drammetal.
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2. Control cities: Leipzig, Halle, Nordhausen
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4. Distances
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5. Friedland.
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6. Heidkopftunnel: cat. E
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7. Südharz
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8. Heidkopftunnel.
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9. Land Thüringen.
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10. Arenshausen
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14. 110 km/h, rare
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16. Leinefelde-Worbis.
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18. Breitenworbis.
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25. Werther
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26. Nordhausen
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27. Heringen
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30. The Kyffhäuser Mountains
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31. Berga
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32. Roßla
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33. Sangerhausen-West
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35. Sangerhausen-Süd
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36. A71 under construction (from Erfurt)
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37. Allstedt
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38. Landscape becomes flatter.
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39. Eisleben.
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40. Magdeburg via A143
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41. Querfurt
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42. Schafstadt.
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43. Dreieck Halle-Süd.
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45. Bad Lauchstädt.
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46. Merseburg-Nord.
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47. Merseburg-Süd.
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48. City of Industry
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49. Leuna
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51. Kreuz Rippachtal. I believe this is the oldest section of A38
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53. Lützen.
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55. Freistaat Sachsen (Free State Saxony)
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56. Leipzig-Südwest
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58. Leipzig-Neue Harth
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59. Leipzig-Süd (will be Kreuz Leipzig-Süd with A72 in the future)
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60. Görlitz
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61. A "bagger".
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62. Leipzig-Südost
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64. Dreieck Parthenaue
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65. End of A38.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #2740
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Great pictures, love the Bagger next to the Autobahn.
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