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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1481
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Here's a very interesting video that I found while browsing Youtube.

It clearly shows the downside of the 2+1 type of roads that are so prominent in Sweden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jVv-vHZ5uM
Maybe emergency crews should carry one of these:
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Old November 24th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1482
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Yeah, the easiest solution is to just cut the wire.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #1483
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Driving on the wrong side of the road even with emergency vehicles can provoke serious or fatal accidents, so this is not right solution. Correct solution would be to enlarge width with additional 1 m.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1484
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I think motorways should only be built if the flow of traffic requires it.

As a taxpayer I don't want to subsidize empty motorways.
How far into the future should you look then?

If you're planing a new road, it's quite stupid to build a 3 lane expressway if the need for motorway hits in 15, 20 or 25 years later. In the long run, that will be much more expensive than building a motorway in the first place. Even if the real need isn't there today.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1485
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Yesterday (6 December) a new 75 km piece of motorway ( + a new double track high speed rail ) was initiated between Gothenburg and Trollhättan in western Sweden.

The motorway is part of the E45 (former National route 45, until 2006?)
and both the road and the rail road is partly rebuilt in the old stretch but mostly they run in a new stretch.

The decision to build both this road and rail road was taken by the government (after heavy lobbing by the local governments in the region) in 2004 (I think) when the Saab factory (which is located in the small town of Trollhättan) was up for a discussion by it´s former owner GM to maybe either be sold or move the production/parts of the production to the Opel plant i Russelsheim, Germany. Since then Saab Automobile have already been sold! To Dutch entrepreneur Victor Muller, and as you probably know Saab sadly went bankrupt last December... So in that sense this project came to finish to late. But ofc this road and rail road is very much needed for the region any way!

The project includes:
50 new bridges and tunnels.
15 new interchanges
and 7 new commuter train stations

Project cost: 1,7 billion Euro.










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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1486
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The part through Göta is yet to be built though if I understand things correctly.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #1487
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Two stretches of total 2,5 km long north and south of Lilla Edet require 370 million SEK of financing. This money is nowhere to be found and these bottlenecks will remain maybe for decades to come....
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #1488
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There is also still a traffic signal between Göteborg and E6.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #1489
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Does anyone know what the status of the proposed link road east of Arboga (E18 to E20) is? Trafikverket has this document about it.

According to some sources the motorway north of Arboga is underused since through traffic to/from the E20 east of Arboga (especially trucks) use the old road through the southern parts of Arboga instead.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:22 AM   #1490
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According to some sources the motorway north of Arboga is underused since through traffic to/from the E20 east of Arboga (especially trucks) use the old road through the southern parts of Arboga instead.
Can't they just make some traffic calming terror on the shortcut? Like unnecessary roundabouts and speed bumps?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #1491
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Norra Länken, Stockholm

New video of the Northern Link underground motorway in Stockholm (English subtitles).

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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #1492
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And again, a new year approaching. In terms of openings 2013 will not bring that much.

E22

Rolsberga–Fogdarp 4,7km (18,5 m)

Riksväg 50

Mjölby-Motala 28km motortrafikled/expressway (16m 2+2 and 13m 2+1)
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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1493
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There might be some regular roads being converted to 2+1, but I don't have any list of such projects (yet ).
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Old December 25th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #1494
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There might be some regular roads being converted to 2+1, but I don't have any list of such projects (yet ).
LV 288 in Uppland is one that I know of

http://www.trafikverket.se/vag288jalla

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And again, a new year approaching. In terms of openings 2013 will not bring that much.

E22

Rolsberga–Fogdarp 4,7km (18,5 m)

Riksväg 50

Mjölby-Motala 28km motortrafikled/expressway (16m 2+2 and 13m 2+1)


I take it you mean 16km 2+2 and 13km 2+1? Cause a 2+2 road that's only 16m in width is new to me..
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Old December 25th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #1495
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Merry Christmas, everyone!/God Jul till alla!

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Untitled by Fredrik Forsberg, on Flickr
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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #1496
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I take it you mean 16km 2+2 and 13km 2+1? Cause a 2+2 road that's only 16m in width is new to me..
On page 8 of this document you can see an example of a 15,75 m wide 2+2-road (under 3.2 Plan-, profilgeometri och typsektion): http://www.trafikverket.se/PageFiles...10_vag_108.pdf
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #1497
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A real life example: http://goo.gl/maps/IeuQw

More info: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyrf%C3%A4ltsv%C3%A4g
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1498
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E10 between Björkliden and Narvik in the very north of Sweden and Norway has been closed due to cold weather. It is around -40 degrees in the area.

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/smh...nytt-snoovader
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #1499
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Christmas eve motorway photos

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Road 34 motorway, one of few motorways that are not E-roads.


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E4 entrance at road 34 Linköping West

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About 5km west of Linköping the speed limit increases from 110km/h to 120km/h


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Entering Mjölby kommun


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E4 Exit at Mantorp connecting to road 206

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Old January 7th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #1500
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Video of the partly new E45 between Gothenburg and Trollhättan.


Nya E45:an Göteborg - Trollhättan 01-01-2013 by JimiOfficial
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