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Old December 8th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #3021
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Augsburg-Ulm will be completed in 2014. It's going to be buildt by a private company, financed by lorry tollls.
There are plans to rearrange the whole situation between Mühlhausen and Hohenstadt (i. e. build the Albanstieg new, as that stretch climbing the Schwäbische Alb is more or less originally from the 1930ies and very steep and not even near to modern standards). Originallly, the idea was to finance it by a toll (the so called F-Modell applied to some tunnels here an there already). That was stopped some time ago by new studies coming to the result that this is not possible on that stretch. So at the moment no-one knows if and when that stretch is going to be buildt. The stretch on top of the Alb uplands is planned to be upgrated between 2012 and 2017.
The German Wikipedia article for the A8 hat a lot of details in it.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #3022
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http://www.badische-zeitung.de/basel...-38608714.html

The last remaining 2-lane section of the A98 bypass of Basel has been widened to 2x2 lanes. The entire Basel bypass on German soil is now a 4-lane motorway, consisting of A98 and A861.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #3023
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Widening of A40 near the Gelsenkirchen-Süd junction:
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Old December 8th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #3024
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Widening of A40 in Bochum:








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Old December 8th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #3025
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Widening of A40 through Bochum-Dückerweg:







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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #3026
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Somebody probably mentioned this, but why German Autobahns have no street lighting in the urban areas?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #3027
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Somebody probably mentioned this, but why German Autobahns have no street lighting in the urban areas?
Why should they?
Cars have their own lights and pedestrians are not allowed on motorways.
There are a few spots with lights - but they will be shut down in the future, because it adds nothing to traffic security.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #3028
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I prefer to drive on dark motorways as well.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #3029
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I'm just wondering because the urban motorways in other Europeans countries are lit up.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #3030
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Well, sometimes the Autobahn could use a little bit more lighting. Some interchanges a totally in the dark which could be quite annoying when driving at high speed and searching for the exit.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #3031
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Some aerials of the A1 Hamburg - Bremen widening (2x3)

These are from 2009, but give a good impression of the widening works.







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Old December 9th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #3032
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Works on the A9, between München-Freimann and the end of the motorway in the Mittlerer Ring, finished last friday. I do not really know when did they start and what did they do, because I moved to München last month, but my friends here say this was going on since few years and I think they involved the enlargment of the bridge over the U-bahn.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #3033
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Widening to four lanes, if I'm not wrong.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #3034
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Weird they managed to do this, considering conditions on A9 today:



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Old December 10th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #3035
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The first snow pic you showed is not A9 but A5 near Frankfurt (exit Langen/Mörfelden)...

And the second one is A9, yes, but Hermsdorfer Kreuz in Thuringia, a few 100kms north of München. Last friday weather conditions hadn't been as bad as shown on the pictures.
What they did in München was just a reconstruction (and light widening) of the bridge, before during and after the works there are/were 2x2 lanes.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #3036
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i am absolutely offtopic, but i could get the answer the fastest here. so could somebody post a web address where one could check insurance of the vehicle according to number of licence plates in Germany?
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Old December 12th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #3037
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Widening to four lanes, if I'm not wrong.
No, the bridge now is three lanes, with one being just an exit lane.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #3038
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could somebody post a web address where one could check insurance of the vehicle according to number of licence plates in Germany?
Only possible for light scooters (under 50cc), as those are the only vehicles in Germany where the license plate is connected to insurance in any way.
If you mean those see http://www.gdv-dl.de/mofakennzeichen.html to check.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #3039
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Works on the A9, between München-Freimann and the end of the motorway in the Mittlerer Ring, finished last friday. I do not really know when did they start and what did they do, because I moved to München last month, but my friends here say this was going on since few years and I think they involved the enlargment of the bridge over the U-bahn.
This was a complete replacement of the old bridge, which was badly damaged due to corrosion. It did not involve any widening, the number of lanes is exactly like it was before.
There is a website about that project (German only): http://www.a9-hochbruecke.de/.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #3040
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Many bridges in Germany are being renovated. It's actually a major problem that so many have to be renovated or replaced at the same time, the downside of building many motorways at the same time. Something to think about for countries which recently built a lot of motorways (Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, etc.) It's wise to save money for major renovation works in 30 - 40 years time.
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