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Old February 11th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #3201
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I only see one lane of travel in each direction in the pics above but they're calling it an expressway?
Because it is under construction
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #3202
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Yes, more or less your guess about the travel time is correct, anyway Shkodra-Hani Hotit is currently under construction so the time to travel there it depends how far the constructions have gone by the time you will travel. In my opinion it should not take more than an hour, crossing from Montenegro at Hani Hotit it takes 10-15 minutes so no problem there ..The route Berat-Fier is not in good conditions so I think it will take you around 70-90 minutes. From Fier to Apollonia it could take 20 minutes. There are a lot of bars and restaurants so don't worry about that, you will see them everywhere[/QUOTE]

Thank you very much. I will go in May, let's hope thesection Han i Hotit-Shkodra will be fully rehabilitated.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #3203
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I only see one lane of travel in each direction in the pics above but they're calling it an expressway?
The two other lanes are still not ready and remain unopened. Nonetheless, an expressway could also consist of two lanes only.

That's one of the differences between expressway and motorway (besides e.g. hard shoulders).

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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #3204
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It's 4 lanes as the pictures already clearly show.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:42 PM   #3205
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:43 PM   #3206
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New bridge over river Buna that links together towns of Ulqin and Shkoder,near at the border with MNE


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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:44 PM   #3207
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3208
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@KingGenti

What road is that in your first posting? A1 or new SH4 from Fier to Tepelena?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3209
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It is A1.

Fier (Levan) - Tepelenė is underconstruction, and will be a 1X1 highway.

Profile of Levan - Tepelenė will have 3.75 m wide lanes + "emergency" lanes 1.50 m wide (narrow):

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3210
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The new SH 8 Fier - Vlorė is now visible in Google Earth. It appears to be entirely grade-separated. Does it have motorway status?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 03:15 PM   #3211
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Building that bridge was one of the most important things that had to happen in Albania, because the bridge is also part of the connection between Albania and Montenegro. Before that bridge was built you had to pass a small unstable wooden bridge with only one lane! That was horrible!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 03:55 PM   #3212
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True!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3213
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I loved that old bridge, but it's true that as almost the gateway to Albania it didn't inspire confidence in the roads! I hope they've kept it as a pedestrian bridge...
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3214
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South Albania, road Himare-Jal , summer 2011 (part of Albanian Riviera)

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:06 PM   #3215
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@Arbenit Last year it looked like a large part of the Fier-Tepelene road was almost complete, have you any idea when it's due to open, or are any parts already usable?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:13 PM   #3216
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@Arbenit Last year it looked like a large part of the Fier-Tepelene road was almost complete, have you any idea when it's due to open, or are any parts already usable?
This is one part of the road still unfinished, but drivable

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:18 PM   #3217
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I loved that old bridge, but it's true that as almost the gateway to Albania it didn't inspire confidence in the roads! I hope they've kept it as a pedestrian bridge...
Yes,they have kept it for pedestrians and bicycles, because it is a very old bridge (around 120 years) and so it is a monument of the city
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3218
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The new SH 8 Fier - Vlorė is now visible in Google Earth. It appears to be entirely grade-separated. Does it have motorway status?
Here you have a video from June 2011, now the works have gone further but I can't find any video..anyway it lacks the emergency lines so maybe not a motorway

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I loved that old bridge, but it's true that as almost the gateway to Albania it didn't inspire confidence in the roads! I hope they've kept it as a pedestrian bridge...
That bridge was bad (I got to use it a couple of years ago), but the road between Ulcinj (Montenegro) and the border is in much worse condition than the road between the border and Shkoder (Albania).
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3220
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The albanian part is ok,the problem is on their side.
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