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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Longest stretch of motorway without exits

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Not on topic, but does anyone have any idea about what is the longest stretch between 2 exits in a motorway in Europe?
The longest I know (and a good contender I think) is in AP-2 in Spain, near Lérida, which is 47km's between exits.
This made me curious, 47km is a pretty long distance. In the Netherlands the longest stretch by far can be found on the A7: roughly 30km between exits 14 and 15 with the afsluitdike in between.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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There can be different categories;

1) stretches without normal exits and junctions, excluding rest areas and toll boots.

50km, Croatia, A3 exit Nova Gradiska-Slavonski Brod
48km, France, A28 exit 15-16
47km, Spain, AP-2 exit 3-4
41km, Spain AP-36 exit El Pedernoso-Casas de los Pinos
41km, Croatia A1 exit Otocac-Licki Osik
39km, France, A837 exit 34-A10
38km, France, A61 exit 24-25
37km, France, A89 exit 17-18
33km, Portugal, A2-IP1 exit 13-14
33km, Italy, A23 exit Pontebba-Amaro
32km, France, A10 exit 33-34, 38-39
32km, Portugal,A2-IP1, exit 10-11
31km, France, A62 exit 6-7

2) stretch of motorway, without exits to local roads and 'totso's'. Excluding junctions, rest areas and toll boots.

71km, Italy, A1 between exit Ponzano Romano and exit Valmontone near Rome
51km, France, A5 between exit 18 and 19
48km, France, A28 between exit 15 and 16

3)Longest isolated motorways (not in any way connected to any other motorway)

23km, the Netherlands, A31 between Harlingen and Leeuwarden

4)Longest straight stretch:

22km, the Netherlands, A7 on the Afsluitdijk

maybe more?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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We have new segments where there are no gas stations yet for 80 kms...is that count?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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No exits or juncions either?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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No exits or juncions either?
There are exits just no gas stations
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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That can be a category too, the longest stretches between gas stations. We could also add longest straight stretches, longest 3, 4 or 5 lane stretches, curviest stretch, etc.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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Longest stretch with shiny crashbarriers, hahaha, the winner would be clear imediatelly.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #8
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Longest stretch with shiny crashbarriers, hahaha, the winner would be clear imediatelly.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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In France:

44km on the A8 between exit 35 and 36
44km on the A71 between exit 7 and 8
46km on the A71 between exit 11 and 12a
48km on the A28 between exit 15 and 16, longest so far!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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The Eastlink motorway project in Melbourne will be 45km long including entrance points at each end (39km above ground) when completed sometime next year in 2008. It is Australia's largest ever construction project and on budget will cost $2.1 billion AUD ($1.8 billion USD). You can check out the official website with great info and photos: http://www.seita.com.au/html2/home/home/index.htm and the wikipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastLink%2C_Melbourne

It will have two 3-lane tunnels that are 1.5 kms long (they have already been built) and a 4 level 'spaghetti junction' at the intersection with the Monash Freeway. It continues non-stop across most of eastern Melbourne, running almost directly North-South. It has 16 major interchanges and there will be one million trees planted along the entire length of the motorway. It's big, very big, and will add a huge deal to eastern Melbourne.


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Found a longer one!

51km between exit 18 and 19 on the french A5
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@Melbguy: nice, but in what catagory is it the longest?
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A whopping 71km on the italian A1 between exit Ponzano Romano and exit Valmontone. This might be the one.
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59 km on the German A6 near Mannhein, but disputable because it has 2 cloverleaf junctions with Gelbe autobahns which have a exit number instead of a name.

http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=d&hl=nl...6&t=h&z=9&om=1
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Old September 16th, 2007, 04:06 PM   #15
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Found a longer one!

51km between exit 18 and 19 on the french A5
but you have link to A19 and i wouldn't count it. i find it more interesting without interchanges, too. this at A28 is totaly weird because that section is brand new. i'm sure they'll make some exits.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #16
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A whopping 71km on the italian A1 between exit Ponzano Romano and exit Valmontone. This might be the one.
Yes, but with three intersections in between.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #17
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Yes, but with three intersections in between.
and all intersections are whit other highways
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Those "other highways" have all exits quite close to respective intersections. It is very close to Rome, after all.
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@X-type:
but you have to change to the other motorway if you want to take an early exit. Stay on the A5 and you can't get off it for the next 51km.

BTW, I don't think the A28 will get much more exits, that particular area is sparsely populated
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #20
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59 km on the German A6 near Mannhein, but disputable because it has 2 cloverleaf junctions with Gelbe autobahns which have a exit number instead of a name.

http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=d&hl=nl...6&t=h&z=9&om=1
the route you have marked at this map begins with the A67, exit 8 "Gernsheim". After 9km, you reach exit 9 "Lorsch" (B47). 12km ahead, exit 10 of the A67 and exit 25 of the A6, called "Viernheimer Dreieck". These two autobahns meet here. Now we go on straight on the A6 (so, coming from the south, TOTSO for the A6). 4km next is exit 26 "Viernheimer Kreuz", interjunction with the A659 to Mannheim and Weinheim. After 7km, there is exit 27 "Kreuz Mannheim", interjunction with A656 from Mannheim to Heidelberg. Next exit 28, after 6km, is "Mannheim / Schwetzingen" (B36). Then again, exit 29, another clotherleaf after 6km, "Schwetzingen / Hockenheim", again meeting the B36. Exit 30, after only 3km, is "Dreieck Hockenheim", interjunction with the A61. After 7km, you reach exit 31 "Kreuz Walldorf", interjunction with the A5. After another 6km, there is exit 32 "Wiesloch / Rauenberg" and that is the end of your marked route in the map. As you see, also the interjunctions have exit numbers here. And there are so many interjunctions (also with Gelbe Autobahnen) that I would definately not mention this stretch in this discussion . And: every real Autobahn exit in Germany should have a name and a number. I don't know any exit which doesn't have both.

I guess the longest strechtes without exits / interjunctions can be found in low-populated north-east Germany. I will look for that
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