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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:09 PM   #221
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Actually the green part (called Partihallsförbindelsen) has a construction start this autumn. Price 900 MSEK. A company (Skanska) has been given a signed contract to build it. It will take 2 years and finish in 2010.
So we may have less traffic jam for E6 transit traffic here in 2010 .

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it is industrial area, and also railways (already noisy).
Looking at the map at the position of the railway and the planned tunnel, I was thinking why they did not plan the motorway section as a bridge close to the railroad bridge. Would be cheaper.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #222
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It would be cheaper with a bridge across the river rather than a tunnel, but the bridge must be openable as the railroad bridge is. So they have preferred a tunnel.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #223
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Some random photos taken 19th august... with my brand new iPhone


E18 in Karlskoga, my hometown, 2+2 with trafficlights and roundabouts.


Lekhyttan, LOOK, a new motorway! (well it's actually very hard to see with this crappy quality )

You can see some new signs and the road corridor to the left... =)


On tha other side of tha construction




Örebro




........ zzzzz..... ZZZzzzZZzzZzz ..... zzzz...

..what? what?... Oh, Södertälje! (South of Stockholm)






STOOOOOCKHOOOOLM!!!!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #224
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This fall is going to be a good season for Swedish motorways. Several new stretches are opening!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #225
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Nice Pics.
Great road quality, and good expansion.
One of the best in Europe I shall say.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM   #226
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The first official (and quite long) 120 km/h stretches are now up.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 05:47 PM   #227
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Where are they located? E6/E4 through Southern Sweden?
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 05:58 PM   #228
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Here is a map of all the recent speed changes (quite a few of them):




Höjd means raised and sänkt means lowered. The average speed in Sweden as a result of these changes has gone down a bit, but it is important to keep in mind that most of the lowerings were on smaller roads, particularly in the northern half of the country. Thus I would guess that in the southern half, the average has gone up, at least on the larger roads.

One will notice that the new E4 stretch north of Uppsala that opened last year is now 120, meaning that hopefully all new motorway stretches under construction are being built to 120 km/h standard (though the new motorway stretches north of Göteborg seem to still be 110).
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 07:55 PM   #229
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The arguement for keeping 110 on most motorways is that raising the speed limit to 120 would raise pollution levels, so only roads with a low ADT may see a 120 limit so that the CO2 levels are kept down and in turn the raised CO2 discharges from these roads are compensated by lower limits on other roads to make up for it. rather simplistic reasoning if you ask me!
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM   #230
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Swedish volumes outside cities are low anyway, so I doubt if it really would make a difference. The fuel consumption difference between 110 and 120 is not that much. Trucks are another story though. My boss told me they drove 110 km/h in Canada. I guess that's really a gas-guzzling business.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:21 PM   #231
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That's what I liked about Alaska, really everyone drives at the maximum speed. It might not be fuel efficient, but on busier roads its nice that you don't get 'stuck behind a truck'.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM   #232
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Well, you don't want to hit a moose with 110 kph. However, I doubt if it makes much difference with 100 kph.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:42 PM   #233
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I doubt you want to hit a moose at 100 kph, so what? We (me and dad) drove about 120-130 kph in Alaska on the quiet roads. On the relatively busy roads we went with the flow.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:43 PM   #234
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Swedish volumes outside cities are low anyway, so I doubt if it really would make a difference. The fuel consumption difference between 110 and 120 is not that much. Trucks are another story though. My boss told me they drove 110 km/h in Canada. I guess that's really a gas-guzzling business.
I don't think trucks are allowed to drive at 110 km/h. For example in Hungary the limit for trucks is 90 km/h on motorways, while it is 130 km/h for cars.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #235
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In Sweden the limit for trucks is 80-90 kph, depending on factors such as weight etc. Though they are never allowed to go faster than the signed speed limit.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #236
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In other news, drivers on the E18 have reason to be happy this fall.

In the beginning of November,

Motorway E18 Kronoparken - Skattkärr near Karlstad (4/5 km) opens in the next few weeks.

A new E18 stretch of 3.5 km right near the Norwegian border (Hån-Töcksfors) opens this in the next few weeks, 2+1 and for a part 2+2.

Motorway E18 Västjädra-Västerås (6.4 km) opens in November, replacing a particularly tight/annoying stretch there.

Motorway E18 Lekhyttan - Adolfsberg near Örebro (18.5 km) opens in December.

Another E18 stretch is being upgraded to motorway near Västerås/Enköping (which will bypass one of the two worst E18 stretches, a place where the speed limit is 50 km/h). E18 Sagån-Enköping is approximately 15km long and will open in fall 2010.

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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #237
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http://www.na.se/artikel.asp?intId=1394541

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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #239
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I don't speak Swedish, but I think it says that the new E18 will open next monday
btw, Swedish seems to be quite 'similar' to Dutch.
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It says a part of the new stretch of E18 will open next Monday, the rest not until December 22nd. The total length is 18,5 km and 10 of them are included now.

Swedish and Dutch are indeed very similar, because they're both Germanic languages. But it's a bit hard for Swedes to understand when Dutch people talk...
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