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Old August 15th, 2010, 02:06 PM   #621
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Dållebo-Hester is 17 km.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #622
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Old August 15th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #623
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E45:

-Gothenburg - Trollhättan, 75 km (u/c, finished 2012)
I was first wondering why not use fast connection Göteborg - Tröllhattan via E6.

But then I look at AADT data and saw that E6 north of Göteborg to Stenungsund already has AADT ~ 20.000 - 55.000, so I guess Göteborg needs another "entry" motorway which is in that case E45.

Anyway the existing E45 from Göteborg to Älvängen has ~ 15.000 - 20.000 AADT and Älvängen - Trollhättan ~ 8.000 - 10.000 AADT.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #624
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Interesting style of painting lines I found on rv50 in Sweden. Is there any special reason for that? Like visual effect or paint saving?

Diagonal, 50% filled 50% not:


Chessboard, 50% filled 50% not:


Also, sometimes the line is flat and sometimes it's grooved:

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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #625
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Interesting style of painting lines I found on rv50 in Sweden. Is there any special reason for that? Like visual effect or paint saving?

Diagonal, 50% filled 50% not:


Chessboard, 50% filled 50% not:


Also, sometimes the line is flat and sometimes it's grooved:

Well, they all make noise.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #626
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Well, they all make noise.
Indeed, they all make a strong vibrating sound that shakes your whole car. This is mainly to awaken drowsy drivers. So it's painted that way in the name of traffic safety.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #627
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E20/Rv50/E18
Trafikplats Vretstorp (105) – Trafikplats Norrplan (115)

We follow E20 eastbound for 40 km, from Vretstorp and through Örebro. Most of this motorway was built in the 70’s. The route we follow starts out as E20, later becomes double signed as E20/Rv50 and towards the end becomes triple-signed (!) as E18/E20/Rv50.

The AADT is around 10 000 vehicles per day where we join the motorway, 25 000 once we pass exit 107, 33 000 from exit 109 and roughly 40 000 once we reach Örebro at exit 110.





(1).


(2). Two hours of driving to Stockholm. The E20 runs east-west through Ireland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Estonia and Russia. The longest part is in Sweden where it doesn't have a national number.


(3).


(4). About 20 percent of all cars sold in Sweden are Volvos.


(5).


(6). Upcoming rest-areas.


(7). Unlike many countries, the destinations furthest away are signed first (with road numbers). The closest one, Kumla Centrum, is signed at the bottom.


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(9).


(10).


(11). First indirect sign for E18


(12).


(13).


(14).


(15). "Marieberg köpcentrum". Shopping mall, IKEA, Media Markt, horse race tracks and an 18-hole golf course. etc.


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(17). Entering Örebro, Sweden's seventh largest city.


(18). A good reminder of why we need shoulders on motorways.


(19). E18/E20 interchange. Get off here for E18 westbound.


(20). Follow "Centrum" for Örebro castle, convention centre and arena.


(21). Nice to see some lane discipline for a change...


(22). There must have been road works here recently, you can still see traces of yellow temporary lane markings. Green sign tells us the exit leads to another motorway.


(23). It helps if you can actually see the sign. Someone should cut that tree.


(24). Lodging, restaurants and gas-stations at this exit.


(25).


(26). A “Eurostop”-rest area. The concept is found at some major motorway exits and usually involves fastfood restaurants, a small shopping mall and gas stations.


(27)Rv50 leaves the motorway here at the last Örebro-exit.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #628
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That's right, the road to Nynäshamn is also being upgraded.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #629
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Thank you once again for those photos! Just where do you get them? :-)

Keep on posting!
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Old August 16th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #630
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Thank you once again for those photos! Just where do you get them? :-)

Keep on posting!
Thanks! I don't mind snapping a picture or two while I'm on the road.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #631
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Hehe, great. Please continue so on!

Maybe just if pictures could be about 800px width.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #632
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Can anyone tell me why is there sometimes a dotted rectangle line inside the rectangle around road number on the signs?

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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #633
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Those are indirect numbers. You're not on E20 yet, but the road is leading towards E20. It works quite well. I also seen it in Denmark and even Germany (although not frequently).
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #634
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Means you are not on E20, but the road is leading to E20.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #635
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Thanks Chris & Ingenioren.

I thought so too but I was not 100% sure. Anyway, on the Google map, both numbers are shown. E4 and E20.

Similar is south Ljubljana bypass. A1 and A2. Although I guess officially it is A1 and so is on Google maps.

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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #636
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Thanks Chris & Ingenioren.

I thought so too but I was not 100% sure. Anyway, on the Google map, both numbers are shown. E4 and E20.

Similar is south Ljubljana bypass. A1 and A2. Although I guess officially it is A1 and so is on Google maps.
There's a difference. This section is only numbered as E4, but you will reach E20 in 2 kilometers. In Ljubljana's case, A1 and A2 are multiplexed, both numbers are on the same road (southern side of Ljubljana). That's slightly different.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #637
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You are right! This photo is taken on E4 here. After that in 2 km multiplexed E4/E20 is reached.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #638
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What about motorway E4? The section between Stockholm and Helsingborg 2Х2 in whole distance or you have short stretch near Helsingborg 2Х1?
Do you have any plans to build motorway E4 2х2 in whole distance between Stockholm and Luleo?
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What about motorway E4? The section between Stockholm and Helsingborg 2Х2 in whole distance or you have short stretch near Helsingborg 2Х1?
Do you have any plans to build motorway E4 2х2 in whole distance between Stockholm and Luleo?
There is still a section near Ljungby that is 2+1, about 31 km. The rest is motorway between Stockholm and Helsingborg.

Concerning the part north of Stockhom to Luleå it will probably not become motorway the whole way during the next 30-50 years. There are no plans at the moment. Going north from Stockholm you have motorway up until Gävle, then only a few scattered sections along the way.

Actually, once there was a parliamentary decision that no road north of Sundsvall could be classified as a motorway! No matter the standard. Fortunately, this has since been repealed.
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There is still a section near Ljungby that is 2+1, about 31 km. The rest is motorway between Stockholm and Helsingborg.

Concerning the part north of Stockhom to Luleå it will probably not become motorway the whole way during the next 30-50 years. There are no plans at the moment. Going north from Stockholm you have motorway up until Gävle, then only a few scattered sections along the way.

Actually, once there was a parliamentary decision that no road north of Sundsvall could be classified as a motorway! No matter the standard. Fortunately, this has since been repealed.
There really is no need to upgrade the E4 to motorway standard north of Sundsvall IMO. The AADT is mostly around 5000 vehicles per day and a 2+1 road seems like a wise choice both in terms of capacity and safety.
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