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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #181
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Stretch of A85 opens December 18th.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #182
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Perhaps the most breathtaking French motorway/freeway. I let you try to guess where it's located exactly.




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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #183
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Perhaps the most breathtaking French motorway/freeway. I let you try to guess where it's located exactly.

Reunion island.
I lived here two years.
In this picture the right side is closed due at Landslide risk.
It is called "Route de la corniche" or "Route du littoral", opened in 1970's it is maybe the most expensive french road
Speed limit : 110 km/h
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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #184
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Il fallait laisser les autres répondre alors si tu as vécu sur place.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #185
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Sorry.

An other one expensive freeway is in construction in Reunion island.
Called "route des Tamarins".

It will link this freeway at an other one near Saint Pierre (the second city of the island), actually the RN freeway (route du Littoral) link Saint Denis at Saint Paul (the third city in the island) after it is a crowded two lanes higway.




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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #186
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An other one expensive freeway is in construction in Reunion island.
Called "route des Tamarins".
Tamarind Road is probably the most impressive European motorway/freeway under construction at the moment. The 34 km (21 miles) motorway will cost almost 1 billion euros. It will have impressive viaducts due to the volcanic landscape of Réunion.

The most impressive viaduct will be over the Grande Ravine canyon. This viaduct will be 300 meters/yards long, and at 170 meters (560 feet) above the bottom of the canyon, almost as impressive as the Millau Viaduct. Unusually these days, the regional council of Réunion has decided to chose the most expensive (but most breathtaking) viaduct. The president of the regional council said that it's not just a question of money, it's also a question of history and the visual effect that this viaduct will have for decades in the landscape of Réunion, so they prefered to pay more to have the most beautiful viaduct.







In total this new motorway/freeway will have to cross no less than 120 canyons (not as large as the one above), and several impressive viaducts are under construction:















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Old December 14th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #187
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Réunion is also going to build a railway line, another colossal and impressive project that will cost 1.3 billion euros. A fantastic viaduct is planned, reportedly the highest railway viaduct in the world. It will be made of two viaducts dominating the ocean 200 meters/650 ft above sea-level and linked by a tunnel in between them. One viaduct is 730 meters/yards long and the other is 1,000 meters/yards long.

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Old December 14th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #188
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Très bien. Looks very good, i didn't expect to find such Autoroute construction here.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #189
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Actually Reunion island has 3 freeway.
  • N1 between Saint Denis and Saint Paul. (Called Route du Littoral between Saint Denis and la Possession)
  • N1 and N3 between Etant Sale, Saint Pierre and Le Tampon
  • RN2 between Saint Denis and Saint Benoit
The tamarind freeway is the link between Saint Paul and Etant Sale, all the big city of the island will be linked by freeway.


The route du Littoral wich the montaine side closed due at Landslide risk.



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In normal.
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Freeway near Saint Paul


A freeway (I don't know which) I think it is near Saint Paul or Saint Denis
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I don't know where it is.


Near Saint Pierre
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Old December 14th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #190
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Old December 14th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #191
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Old December 14th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #192
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I got the French road atlas from Michelin. (No Reunion in this atlas though )

The first thing that one notice; the atlas has a Dutch version cover with an irritating flap! I think i'm gonna cut that off.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #193
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If you're interested in French overseas motorways, there are several more of them in other overseas departments and territories.

Here is a motorway in Martinique for example (this is the only overseas motorway which is officially called "autoroute" in French). Oddly they call it the A1 which is confusing because there's already a A1 between Paris and Lille.







There are also motorways in Guadeloupe, New Caledonia and French Polynesia but I can't find pictures.

Last but not least, in French Guiana there are no motorways but roads are nonetheless impressive there. They opened the (paved) road from Régina to Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock in 2004 which was the last missing link between the Surinamese border and the Brazilian border. They are currently building a bridge over the large Oyapock River marking the border with Brazil. It will be the first land crossing between Brazil and Europe. It will then be possible to drive uninterrupted from Cayenne to Macapá, the capital of the state of Amapá in Brazil.

French-quality road going through the "Green Hell" of French Guiana:
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And this is what happens after a few months if the roads are not maintained, thanks to the hellish jungle weather:
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Trying to catch Brazilian illegal immigrants:
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The bridge will cross the Oyapock river marking the border between France and Brazil:
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lol! even at Martinique they have -20 km/h in the case of rain as in France!
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Old December 15th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #195
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Martinique is France, so it is better to say "Metropolitan France"

A1 motorway in northern oulter suburbs of Paris.

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Old December 15th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #196
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That's one hell of an Ikea there.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #197
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Paris has the metropolitan area with the most IKEA in the world.
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Is this the A1-A104 interchange?
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Yes it is, A1 - A104 (aka Francillienne) interchange near Charles de Gaulle airport. The A1 here is impressive (European view)
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IKEA's in the Netherlands always causes quite some traffic jams on the adjacent motorways on saturdays. How's that in France?
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