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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #1481
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Yse, "old signs" should be changed till June 2012. But what about newly-changed signs after renumbering of expressways?

BTW: We should think about renumbering of our 1st-, 2nd- and of course 3rd-class-roads too.
New signs are for now mostly at D1 and R1 so they can stay, because their numbers won't change. There are some signs also at new section of R3, they can be modified by some sticker which would replace the old number.

It would be great to renumber also the rest of the roads. The old Czechoslovakian numbering doesn't have big sense nowadays. But for now we cannot be sure if it will happen at least on motorways and expressways. I don't know if the authorities have already thought about other roads too.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #1482
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I don't know if the authorities have already thought about other roads too.
They have. But it was considered like so expensive.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #1483
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Old May 16th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #1484
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SGJ Slovakia Road Trip 2009 - Part 3

Greetings all,

I'm halfway through my Slovakia drive - here is the next instalment of photos for you.

Sunday 26th April 2009

After a night in Poprad, I’m heading west to look around the town.


On I-18, still heading west. D1 was partly completed at the time – I believe there are more open sections today.


After a short drive along I-18, D1 starts again westbound. The High Tatras provide a dramatic backdrop here.


Approaching the short Lucivna tunnel.


Turning here to head back eastbound. This is the famous pink paint used on this motorway section – it looks very nice!?!


The Lucivna tunnel from the opposite side, this time.


After the tunnel, it’s back on the short I-18 section then back on to D1, which bypasses Poprad to the north.


Soon after Poprad, D1 drops to half profile.


Approaching the end of this section of D1 at Janovce. Beautiful view down into the valley.


Back on to I-18. The road signs need close attention to read them now…


Stunning view of the town of Levoca.


Passing through Levoca, a World Heritage site (which also includes the nearby Spis castle).


Despite not being highway, I-18 is good quality in this area.


Passing Spis castle.


Back on to D1, another half profile section.


Approaching Branisko tunnel, half finished.


Nearer Presov, we’re back to full profile…


…But not for long. Back on I-18 again, another good quality section.


Passing underneath the route of as yet unbuilt D1.


Into Presov. I imagine this junction might be busy at certain times.


Be careful not to miss this sign…


…But I wanted to go straight on anyway. East of Presov, I believe this is the easternmost 2x2 road in Slovakia.


Back towards Presov, approaching the junction for Kosice.


On D1 again after a short drive down the western side of Presov. This is, I believe, one of the oldest sections of highway in Slovakia.


The highway has just finished, and E50 turns off here to go through Michalovce and eventually to the Ukrainian border.


Driving around the “ring road” of Kosice after a short stop in the city.


I-50 heads west through most of southern Slovakia. It’s just after lunch, and that will be my route during the afternoon…


More photos in a few days!
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Old May 16th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #1485
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Can I ask which road quality drops dramatically? After the Zwardoń border crossing you have the new stretch of S69 expressway with the Laliki Tunnel
Hi Miguel_PL,

I don't remember any tunnels along S69 when I travelled the route last year. After about 3km of brand new road around Zwardon, I then had to drive along a slow, twisty section for maybe 10km. Temporary traffic lights controlled one section where only one lane was open.

There were some new sections nearer Bielsko-Blana though, I do remember.

I hope to do the same journey in 1 or 2 years, so I look forward to driving on the new sections in this area!

Regards from the UK.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #1486
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Tunnel along s69 was opened in this year.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 01:04 AM   #1487
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Thank you SGJ, it's a pity there is not more photos of Northern D1, but I think you were driving there at night.
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…But I wanted to go straight on anyway. East of Presov, I believe this is the easternmost 2x2 road in Slovakia.
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1852/img1058jc.jpg
No, it's not. There are some 2x2 roads also eastwards from this place.


BTW, I've replaced the new numbering map in my previous post, so now also R23 is visible. But, IMO this road doesn't fully meet all expressway criteria: http://img139.imageshack.us/i/mapaslovanie2.gif/
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Old May 17th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #1488
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Thank you SGJ, it's a pity there is not more photos of Northern D1, but I think you were driving there at night.
Hi Qwert,

You're right - I wanted to go all the way back to Ruzomberok the following morning during daylight hours, but there wasn't time in my itinerary.

That means no photographic evidence of, for example, the oldest highway in Slovakia (I think!), the bit of D1 which is not quite highway standard, Liptovsky Mikulas and some other things.

Maybe in 2011 or 2012, I'll have the chance to do the route again. I regret not driving along the section between Zilina and Ruzomberok, and exploring some other roads in that area - that's high on my list of priorities!

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No, it's not. There are some 2x2 roads also eastwards from this place.
Apologies - my bad. I assume the Svidnik bypass is 2x2, but I don't think it was open in April last year. Which other 2x2 roads are there?

I have to say that my favourite part of the whole drive was from Kosice to Zvolen - hopefully Part 4 will make this clear!
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I assume the Svidnik bypass is 2x2, but I don't think it was open in April last year.
Svidnik bypass is only 1+1 and it hasn't been opened yet. There are huge problems with sanation of some hill. In March 2010 it was assumed opening in June, but it is rather unprobable.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #1490
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Hi Qwert,

You're right - I wanted to go all the way back to Ruzomberok the following morning during daylight hours, but there wasn't time in my itinerary.

That means no photographic evidence of, for example, the oldest highway in Slovakia (I think!), the bit of D1 which is not quite highway standard, Liptovsky Mikulas and some other things.

Maybe in 2011 or 2012, I'll have the chance to do the route again. I regret not driving along the section between Zilina and Ruzomberok, and exploring some other roads in that area - that's high on my list of priorities!
The oldest motorway in Slovakia is D2. More precisely its section north-western from Bratislava. The section of D1 you are talking about is a bit newer.

Road between Žilina and Ružomberok is indeed nice, but my favourite road in that area is local road between village Terchová and ski centre Vrátna (map). It offers breathtaking views:


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Apologies - my bad. I assume the Svidnik bypass is 2x2, but I don't think it was open in April last year. Which other 2x2 roads are there?
No, as veteran said, Svidník bypass is 2x1. But, there are some urban and I think also few rural 2x2 roads in the easternmost part of the country.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #1491
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very beautiful
i like such roads
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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #1492
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #1493
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Map of Slovak Highways and Expressways

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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #1494
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Good work, veteran.

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Now people who asked why the motorways has been build on pillars can see the answer.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1495
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According to Choma, R2 and R3 will be connected in Raztocno. Is it changed?
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East of Presov, I believe this is the easternmost 2x2 road in Slovakia.
no, road II/582 from michalovce to lake zemplinska sirava has 2x2 lanes.

veteran, prepare works aren´t motorways U/C. it´s only blast before elections. dead-line of financial closing was carrying-over 5 times.

the dead-line for opening PPP1 is min. 39 months SINCE fin. closing and for finalization is it 45 months. for PPP3 there aren´t any official dead-lines.
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According to Choma, R2 and R3 will be connected in Raztocno. Is it changed?
No, it isn't. Qwert has written on slovak thread that it should be connected on R1 in Šášovské Podhradie. I chceked it and it will be prefered to connect R3 to R2 near by Handlová (Ráztočno)
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #1498
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No, it isn't. Qwert has written on slovak thread that it should be connected on R1 in Šášovské Podhradie. I chceked it and it will be prefered to connect R3 to R2 near by Handlová (Ráztočno)
Officially it's still supposed to end at interchange with R1 near Šášovské Podhradie. But National Motorway Company is preparing only variant which is supposed to end at interchange with R2 near Handlová. It simply makes much more sense this way. You could leave it as it is at the map, because it will be very probably built like this.

BTW, there is quite impressive progress on PPP sections of D1 considering they are according to some forumers not U/C:

D1 Hubová - Ivachnová (between Martin and Ružomberok)












D1 Jánovce - Jablonov (between Poprad and Prešov)














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It looks like the slope on that last pic could come down with some rain any time.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #1500
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It looks like the slope on that last pic could come down with some rain any time.
Those photos were uploaded on 11 May (thus taken probably a day sooner). Since then there was quite rainy weather and floods. I would like to see how that slope looks like now. But, the road under the slope is I/18 - main road between Žilina and Prešov. I would certainly hear about its closing.
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