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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #201
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Thanks for thread, I like abandoned stuff.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #202
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Spanish A-22 will remain unfinished from next year to at least 2015. The motorway will end abruptly after 94 km and the final 11 kilometers to A-23 are very unlikely to start construction next year, so traffic will have to use N-240, so traffic jams are guaranteed. And it's a black spot!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #203
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Is that because of budget cuts or just planning problems?
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #204
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I have one from here in the Appleton, WI area - in Kaukauna, WI, just east of Appleton, the 1960 (or thereabout) Fox Cities metro freeway plan included a north-south WI 55 bypass freeway on Kaukauna's southwest side. Continuing northward, it would have then crossed the Fox River, continued roughly along where the Kaukauna-Little Chute border is now and reconnected with WI 55.

In the image:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...27595&t=h&z=15
Fieldcrest Dr in Kaukauna was built on the ROW of the proposed but never built WI 55 freeway. The neighborhood immediately to the east was platted and built while that was still an active plan. Zoom out and pan the image to get an idea of how it would have connected to existing WI 55 at either end of the metro area.

BTW, the current WI 55 surface street through most of Kaukauna (the Lawe St part of it north of the river and Crooks Ave south of it) was rebuilt and upgraded to four clear through lanes about 3-4 years ago.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #205
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Is that because of budget cuts or just planning problems?
No, it has a really heavy delay. It waited the environmental decission for many years and now with the budget cuts...
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Old November 20th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #206
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Though most of them have probably already been mentioned in this thread, I've got a Flickr set of map scans showing a variety of different UK and NI motorway schemes that went unbuilt or unfinished, some with multiple examples such as the M23, and either end of the M42 (Lydiate Ash and the extension to Nottingham)

Britain's Lost Motorway Network

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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #207
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A section of BC Hwy 97C that was to pass to the south of the City of Merritt was put to rest permanently thanks to much bawwwwwing from residents who said people would simply bypass (and rightfully so, miserable hole that it is) them and drive straight to/from Kelowna from the Vancouver, BC area. The section was never constructed.

There were also plans in the late 60s and early 70s to build an urban freeway system in downtown Vancouver, BC. Again it was never constructed, except for the Georgia and Grandview Viaducts, despite the fact it would have been all in tunnels, Like one of Montreal, QC under downtown is. Also planned, was a third crossing of Burrard Inlet, either by cable stayed bridge, or by a tunnel.

Near where I live, there are several sections of abandoned Trans Canada Hwy when it was realigned. Many sections are still driveable/walkable.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #208
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what about this thing in NY, is this also some kind of unfinished motorway?

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...7,0.02105&z=16
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Old November 21st, 2010, 01:59 AM   #209
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"Olimpijka" in Poland.

-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olimpijka

700 metres of asphalt road to nowhere in Bolimów Forest. A part of highway pl:Olimpijka, that was never finished.


Ghost bridge near Wiskitki. Bridge of highway pl:Olimpijka, that was never ended, over river Pisia.


Unfinished bridge near Baranów in the middle of nowhere. It should have been a part of a planned Olympic Motorway (Olimpijka) but it has never completed. Moreover that should have been built over the northern part of the Central Mainline (pl:CMK) which also has never been built.


Two ways of forest road in Bolimów Forest. The part of highway pl:Olimpijka, that was never finished.













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-> video: http://warszawa.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1...powietrze.html

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Old November 21st, 2010, 12:12 PM   #210
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what about this thing in NY, is this also some kind of unfinished motorway?

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...7,0.02105&z=16
Those are the NYC access roadways for the Lincoln Tunnel. They are 'incomplete' in the sense that the never-built Mid-Manhattan Expressway was to connect to them, but a few blocks to the south of that image. The building that those other ramps disappear into is the Port Authority's bus terminal.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #211
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I am LOVING this thread. I love abandoned roads and rail lines. I grew up right next to an abandoned rail line in Eastern Kentucky. Once the trains stopped, the locals including myself used it to walk to other neighborhoods as I grew up in a rural mountainous area with no sidewalks. The rail line was also used by atv's to get from area to area without taking the main road. Unfortunately in recent years the owner of the ROW CSX I believe took up the rails to recycle which is good, but they also demolished all the bridges thus leaving parts of it unaccessable.

Interstate 180 in north central Illinois. From what I've read it was built to allow access to Hennepin, IL for a steel mill was located there. Also there is an interchange with Illinois 29 and I-180 that narrows to two lanes southbound. Coordinates on Google earth: lat 41.265885 lon -89.396837 This was designed to connect with ghost stubs (North of Peoria, IL).
The ghost stubs are at the end of Illinois 6 at these Google earth coordinates:
lat 40.826972 lon -89.573029.
Sorry I have no clue how to post the google maps link in here. Well I should say when I try to copy the link of the location it doesn't work properly after I paste it. Any advice would be appreciated so I can share more abandoned sites.

Indianapolis has ghost stubs at the I-65 I-70 interchange where I-69 was supposed to connect. I-69 stops North of the city at I-465. GE coordinates: lat 39.783500 lon -86.141974

Louisville, Ky I-265 never built east end bridge. Who knows when or if this will ever get built. It doesn't connect with I-265 on the Indiana side but both ends connect to local roads. I-265 is signed as Kentucky 841 west of I-71. GE coordinates for the Ky side lat 38.323307 lat -85.621651

Cleveland, OH I-490 stubs at lat 41.484489 lon -81.653082 Freeway construction is forever halted. NEVER will be built any further east due to neighborhood opposition. The residents had a some of the land dubbed as wildlife preserve to help halt the freeway long ago. It was to connect to I-271 in the eastern suburbs.

Omaha, NE I-480 and US 75 interchange. Ghost ramps and bridges for a west bound freeway that was never built. lat 41.262243 lon -95.953446

Tulsa, OK abandoned US 66 bridge downtown. It was fenced off for years and years. Recently has been opened up for pedestrians. lat 63.141344 lon -96.006268

I have more to list but it's bedtime for an early am flight.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #212
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Another heads up to more updates on my Flickr set, the Bilston Link and Furness Link, as well as more projected Ringways routes.

Check it out!
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Old December 13th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #213
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There are some sections of A-7 on the Spanish south coast that will remain unfinished for long years because of budget cuts...
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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #214
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Here's a section of abandoned highway over the Savona/Six Mile hill. Still kinda sorta in use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoGpZGyz8LY
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #215
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I know 2 unfinished roads, Interstate 526, and SC 30
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:57 AM   #216
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Aha very interesting thread!
We have a lot of such things in Belgium, better kwown as "GTI" (Grand Travaux Inutiles)

A few examples:
Varsenare, nearby Bruges. 2 bridges of a never completed highway.
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Strépy-Bracquegnies, ship-elevator and a unused bridge.




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Old February 13th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #217
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here is one in Cape Town, South Africa. There is so many stories and urban legends around why this was never finished, so its difficult to tell why. However, it looks like the City of Cape Town is divided over whether to dismantle these highways which actually obscure a beautiful view of the sea from the foreshore or to finish them off. Others want the city to put these highways underground.

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I don't think there's any mystery about why this scheme was never finished. It was an excellent engineering design which would have minimised weaving but extravagant one for its function.

It was cancelled in the mid-1970s because of lack of money during the world economic crisis following the oil shock. Infrastructure in South Africa was particularly badly affected because the economic boom of the 1950s-60s was especially strong and then the downturn of the 1970s was particularly bad as the world financial crisis combined with political problems to do with mounting opposition to apartheid and Eastern Block intervention in Angola.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 12:45 PM   #218
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Were there any plans to connect A86 motorway with A10 motorway (IDF) ? On the A10/A126 junction, there is free space for new roads.





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Old November 3rd, 2013, 01:52 PM   #219
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There is no plan for this connection.

The first plan called for the A10 motorway to go straight to Paris Montparnasse using the right of way of a former railway line. If you look on google map, you can see a park alongside the track between porte de Vanves and Montparnasse station. The buildings there was destroyed to make place for the road.
Due to a lot of complains about this expressway (it was planed to be on a viaduct), the plan was canceled. The A10 was connected to A6 and thus no longer arrive at porte de Vanves in Paris. This leads to the cancelation of the plan for the expressway between porte de Vanves and Montparnasse station.
Later, the right of way between Palaiseau and Paris was used by the hsr and they built a park above/around the track (otherwise, there would have been too much opposition).

The Jct at Palaiseau was a planed 4 stacks. There would have been another 4 stacks between the A10 and the A86.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #220
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Indonesia

The first one is the Jakarta - Serpong - Balaraja Toll Road, only a 12km section was completed in between 1999-2005 to Serpong. The continuation to Balaraja as you can see is blocked by those developers who had already built landed houses there
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Unfinished by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

Second one, the N section of Jakarta Outer Ring Road, this section was blocked by the main Plumpang oil depot. So the government built a detour route through the Tanjung Priok port area to connect the JORR section E3 who had already finished in 2007
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