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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #161
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a motorway in Songzong (3030M), Bomi, Tibet, China

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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #162
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That is most certainly not a motorway, but some local road.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #163
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It's actully the G318 (G = National Road)
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #164
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That doesn't make it a motorway. A motorway is a road with divided roadways with at least 2 lanes per direction, no slow traffic and 100% grade-separation (no traffic lights, intersections, zebra crossings, pedestrians, tractors, etc.)

The Chinese equivalent is called an Expressway.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #165
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okey, i've heard they were to build a expressway connecting Lhasa and its airport (LXA) [37.9km] back in 2009.

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Btw: that is 3,650M above sea level.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #166
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The highest point of the greek motorways is 1.100 metres. It is on A2 motorway (Egnatia odos) very close to the town of Metsovo between the tunnels of Metsovo and Anilio.



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Old June 10th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #167
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When the A-23 motorway north of Huesca is completed, it will reach 1280 metres above sea level.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #168
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AP-6 reaches 1.511 meters.

Ruta 3 in Bolivia (a toll motorway) has 2x2 lanes, shoulders, grade separation and is at 4.100 meters altitude.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #169
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I know, but this one will be one of the highest. And it only would reach that elevation in only one direction (The other one will be inside a tunnel).
But i'm really impressed that I-70 at Eisenhower tunnel reaches 3404 metres. That's the same height as the highest point of the Pyrenees!
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Bringing back this thread.

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Ruta 3 in Bolivia (a toll motorway) has 2x2 lanes, shoulders, grade separation and is at 4.100 meters altitude.
As far as I know, the Chinese G6 expressway, when completed all the way to Lhasa, will reach 5100 meters above sea level at Tangula pass. So beat that!
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Old March 20th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #171
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I think I 've found the highest unpaved road in the world. It's good for bicycles and cars that have a high ground clearance (SUVs). It's in Tibet, China. The highest point reaches approximately 5830-5840 meters asl!!!
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This Jeep parking lot seems unusual: Elevation? Around 6650 meters asl!!!

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/04/03/j...h-sets-record/
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