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Old December 4th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #101
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I think South Korea also has the world's lowest traffic volume for a motorway equivalent.

Expressway 12 has near the newly constructed Muan International Airport southwest of Gwangju an AADT of 430.
This even beats Croatian A11 (1,438 summer average daily traffic).
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Old December 5th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #102
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Incheon Bridge: Opened october 2009 and it links the Incheon International Airport (most important Airport in Korea) with New Songdo City a major development project.

The bridge is 12,3 kilometers long, it's pylons are 231 meters tall, a clearance of 74 meters above the sea and a main span of 800 meters. Expressway 110 runs across it.

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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #103
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Port of Gwangyang

Another mindboggling project in South Korea is the creation of a completely new massive port. It is probably to relieve the port of Busan, a nearby multi-million city which boasts the 5th largest port in the world. However, because of the urban environment, it doesn't have much space to expand activities.

Therefore, a new port is under construction near Gwangyang/Suncheon. This is not just some port, it measures 12 by 20 kilometers and already boasts one of the largest steel mills in the world. It also has a major oil refinery. South Korea imports steel and oil here, processes it, siphon some off for domestic usage, and then export products like cars, refrigerators, steel products, etc.

To handle that, new expressways are being build. One of the most prominent new developments is Expressway 27, which swerves through the mountains of southern Korea, significantly cutting travel times to Seoul. The current route is via Gwangju, which is about 80 kilometers longer than via the new Expressway.

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The steel mill. It is over 5 kilometers long.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #104
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awesome thread and awesome pictures and awesome roads

i noticed that most highwas are concrete instead of asphalt...which is something we just cant get through our THICK SKULLS here in europe

the sheer sizes/widths/heights/amounts of concrete and steel are staggering
but i guess you need that in such terrain and with such pupulation configuration
I think most expressways in KR are asphalt.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #105
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From what I've seen on Google Earth, Expressways in South Korea are a total mix of asphalt and concrete. Some sections change every kilometer or even less from concrete to asphalt.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #106
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Thank you for the driving video, Busan looks great
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #107
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Seoul

A map of Seoul. It's not completely up-to-date, Expressway 110 now reaches Incheon Airport (on the island in the sea), and Expressway 60 is now opened from Seoul eastbound. The bold yellow lines are also expressways, classified as Urban Expressways. These typically have six to eight lanes.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #108
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #113
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Frozen Han River from the expressway:

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[KR] South Korean Highways / 한국 고속도로













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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #115
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Wow!!! You have great network of highways..I love it..
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #116
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Not only has it been winter in North American and Europe, also in South Korea.

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Apparently, there are like 4 snowplows in all of Seoul.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #118
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Expressway 15 northbound to Incheon. Notice the huge amount of trucks.

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Route #23 north of Seoul:



(on Seoul beltway at the IC with 23)






Any idea why the highway in the last pic is signed as 77 instead of 23? Also, google maps shows the road in the first pic as 70 instead of 23. Are those recent changes or is google maps simply wrong?
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This road, albeit being up to Expressway standards, is not included in the Korean Expressway system. It's a national road. There are quite some roads in South Korea that are in fact motorways (like the 70 and 88 in Seoul) but are not designated as an Expressway.

I also have no idea why they do show in Google Maps, but not in Google Earth.
I know it's not an expressway. Do you have more information about the numbering scheme of local and national roads? I couldn't really find anything useful.

btw, the first pic I posted above is in Seoul and in google maps is signed as 70.
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