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Old June 26th, 2015, 12:36 PM   #61
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There is not much transit traffic between A4 and A1 through Tunis. Most of traffic on A4 is probably commuters getting from Bizerte to work in Tunis and back. And port of Bizerte is also quite small to cause any significant traffic.
I can't remember correctly but part of the expressway through center of Tunis (fly-over near Avenue Bourguiba) is probably closed for heavy trucks. So these have to use street under the fly-over or make a detour through La Goulette and new bridge of Rades. I have to check if I have any pictures from this fly-over to confirm that it was closed for trucks. It could be that it was closed only temporally to make some improvements as I can see some trucks driving on it at imagery of google.maps It was oldest part of expressway and had quite a bad state some years ago.
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Old December 28th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #62
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RN3 between Kairouan and Sbeitla


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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #63
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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #64
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RN3 between Métlaoui and Tozeur


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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #65
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RN16 from Degache to Kebili and RR206 from Kebli to Douz

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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #66
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RR104 from Douz to Medenine


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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:22 PM   #67
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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:07 PM   #68
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RN1 between Medenine and Sfax

It's one of the most important highways in Tunisia connecting coastal cites with each other and Tunis. It's also connecting Tunis to Tripoli in Libya with lot of international traffic even now with ongoing problems in Libya. There is motorway opened from Tunis to Sfax. Second part from Sfax to Gabès is under construction and there are plans to build it until Libyan border.


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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #69
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Nice photos. P1 doesn't seem that busy for being one of the most important roads in Tunisia. Are there many police checkpoints?
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Old December 30th, 2015, 11:46 AM   #70
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Most of traffic on these first photos is local traffic plus traffic from/to Libya. And this international traffic is not so big anymore due to problems there. There was lots of more cargo traffic before the revolution. Today there is some cargo traffic to the border of Libya but nothing from Libya to Tunisia. Most of fuel is coming from Algeria now.

There are police and military checkpoints near to Medenine and to the east and south from there due to problems in Libya. To the north from there there are only couple of police checkpoints near bigger cities but you can see local police near almost every village and town. It's mostly for speed traps.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 11:59 AM   #71
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Oasis near Gabès. You can buy lots of local produce and everything else along the road here. Including contraband fuel from Libya.

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It's the season of pomegranate.

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Southern entrance to Gabès. RN1 bypasses urban area of Gabès by 2+2 mostly divided highway. We had a stop in Gabès so I don't have any pictures from this.

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RN1 north from Gabès

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Old December 30th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #72
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Smuggled fuel from Libya. There are lots of "stations" like this around southern Tunisia.

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Most of highway bridges of Tunisia have signs like this giving the name of river or wadi, location (road number and km) and length of bridge.

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These cars with white numbers are private cars from Libya.

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Skhira

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Junction of RN1 and RN2. RN2 is the direct road to the north. It's going to Kairouan and after that it meets RN1 and A1 near Enfidha. It's ~30 km shorter to take this road to Tunis than RN1 but RN1 is faster as you can join motorway after Sfax. Lots of cargo traffic still use RN2 to Tunis as they can't win a lot on speed and don't have to pay motorway toll then.

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It's long way from desert already. Nature is getting more Mediterranean with groves of olive trees and so on.

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The divided highway starts somewhere after Mahrès.

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Old December 30th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #73
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Junction of road to Sfax and bypass of Sfax.

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Bypass of Sfax

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Exit for RN1

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Exit for A1

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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:52 PM   #74
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Motorway A1 from Sfax to Tunis


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Beginning of A1 near Sfax. This part of road would be access road to junction of Sfax-Nord after opening of A1 from Sfax to Gabès.

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Main part of A1

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Old January 3rd, 2016, 03:04 PM   #76
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Nice photos, but do you use a lot of compression? There is some noticable compression artifacts in your otherwise great photos.
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These photos from Tunisia were made with smaller and older camera. And the last part after exit 19 to El Jem is done maybe an hour before sunset with cloudy weather. So it's not good at all. Photos are about 30 % smaller than originals but even originals don't have enough data for good quality. And the camera was really slow for me so it took some days to get to use it better to get some good photos with signs. Singns from smaller roads are mostly unreadable
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If you crop, resize or otherwise edit your photos with a software programme, make sure to save it at 95% quality or better. At 90% or lower you can see a noticeable drop in quality, but some programs save it at 90% by default.
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