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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:55 AM   #681
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Don't use MSPaint to save them in jpg as the quality is disastrous. Try Paint.NET or Gimp, and save them with a quality of 80-85. It's more than enough and only a fraction of PNGs size.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #682
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A seven-lane motorway somewhere in the western suburbs of Paris, near Versailles.

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Old July 31st, 2009, 12:53 PM   #683
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A seven-lane motorway somewhere in the western suburbs of Paris, near Versailles.

That motorway, the right lanes was 4 in the past?
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Old July 31st, 2009, 12:55 PM   #684
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yes there used to be a fourth lane. I often take this road to drive to Normandy.
Actually this is A12 motorway, a part of Greater Paris outer ring road.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:06 PM   #685
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yes there used to be a fourth lane. I often take this road to drive to Normandy.
Actually this is A12 motorway, a part of Greater Paris outer ring road.
So why is it not 4-lane anymore?
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:09 PM   #686
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I dunno..maybe check http://forum.sara.free.fr/
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:24 PM   #687
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According to Wikipedia and Wikisara, it's the opposite of what you described. This motorway was actually enlarged to bring it to 4+3.

This motorway is also scheduled to be extended to Les Essarts-le-Roi by 2020. Here you can see the route that was selected for the extension of the A12:


Another map showing the extension (it is the red-black-purple-red-purple-black route that was selected, the other potential routes were not selected):


Some pictures of the A12:


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Old August 1st, 2009, 12:27 PM   #688
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Montigny its one of Paris suburbs?
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:16 PM   #689
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Montigny its one of Paris suburbs?
Yes it is. Oui c'en est un.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:19 PM   #690
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Some of the longest distances one can find on a road sign in overseas France. 256 km (159 miles) to Saint-Laurent du Maroni!

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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:25 PM   #691
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French Guyana?
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:35 PM   #692
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I wish to Paris, full and modified ring road A104 Though never will happen
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:41 PM   #693
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Yes. The sign is on the 2x2 expressway just outside Cayenne. I hadn't realized there were 256 km between Cayenne and St Laurent du Maroni. It must take 3 good hours to go from one city to the other.

St Georges (190 km) is in the opposite direction. So from St Georges to St Laurent du Maroni, it's 446 km. I wonder if there is a sign in St Georges showing "St Laurent du Maroni 446 km", or vice versa.

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Departure from St Georges de l'Oyapock. The road was opened only in 2004 (the bridge connecting with Brazil should open next year, but I've heard they are late on schedule).





And 446 km later, arrival in St Laurent du Maroni:


Looking back. They only indicate the distance to Cayenne. They do not indicate the distance to St Georges de l'Oyapock:


And on the other side of the big Maroni River:

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Renders of the bridge between France and Brazil (Brazil and the Brazilian town of Oiapoque to the left, France to the right):


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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #696
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Some random pics I took during my vacation:

A48 near Grenoble


A48


The A7 south of Valence. We were lucky to have only 40 km of traffic jam:


A55 towards Marseille






Traffic is flowing towards Marseille over the elevated A55 and presents a good overview over the city.




While driving almost into Tour French Line, built just a few meters from the road, something else caught our attention; A film crew was busy filming something while standing at the tip of a 4 lane merging point.


Nearing the city centre


The A55 continuous its route straight through the city on streetlevel for a short distance. I've never seen something like that before. Is this a temporary situation?


The A55 on ground level


A50 near La Ciolat:


A9 Between Perpignan and Narbonne


Viaduc de Millau, a magnificent piece of engineering.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #697
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AWESOME photos!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #698
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A31 Autoroute Lorraine-Bourgogne
L border - Nancy-nord

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MORE FUEL ECONOMY













During rain











Stade Saint-Symphorien in Metz (football)




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MORE COMFORT





to be continued...

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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #699
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Nice shots. I take it the first one is immediatly after the border facilities?

You gotta love that cathedral in Thionville almost on the shoulder.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #700
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First photo was taken ~400 metres behind the border buildings. According to Google Maps, a picture was made in Luxembourg. When entering lane ends, it starts France. For the rest, you can see color change of the surface. This should be the true border.

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A330 Nancy (N74-A33)
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