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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #141
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Until now there were mainly photos of U/C motorways in this thread. Here are some photos of already built ones from www.flickr.com and www.panoramio.com. Let's begin with motorway D2 which is the first and for now also the only finished motorway in Slovakia. Almost all photos are from Bratislava and surroundings.

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This could be very dangerous:


This is probably one of the bunkers built before WW2 to protect Bratislava from Germany and Hungary:



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Heading to bridge Lafranconi:


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Graffiti madness:


More will come later...

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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #142
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As promised - more photos of D2:

The newest section of D2 before opening:


And opened:
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Photos from opening of tunnel Sitina:










Tunnel in operation:



To keep tradition of pictures from construction, here is one:



View on Bratislava when arriving from Brno:


Night photo of D2 near Kúty, border crossing in the backrgound:
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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #143
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Those motorways are incredibble !!!The urban motorways of Bratislava are the best !!!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #144
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All these pics look great. Can anyone tell me when the whole D1 (up the Ukrainian border) will be finished? And what about the section Zilina-Liptovsky Mikulas?
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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #145
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Those motorways are incredibble !!!The urban motorways of Bratislava are the best !!!
Thank you, but this is nothing, wait for pictures of urban sections of D1.

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All these pics look great. Can anyone tell me when the whole D1 (up the Ukrainian border) will be finished? And what about the section Zilina-Liptovsky Mikulas?
Thank you as well. Nobody knows for sure when the whole D1 will be finished. We would be happy when it will be completed at least to Košice. On official page of National Motorway Authority is written that the very last section Pozdišovce - Záhor should be finished in 2020, but it's not definitive deadline.

Žilina - Liptovský Mikuláš should be built along with whole D1 up to Košice in 2012. Some say 2010, but that would be without tunnels which are the most important part of this section. However, even this is still not sure, but let's say very likely.

This is how should motorway and expressway network in Slovakia look in 2015:

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Thanks for the map. When I was in Slovakia it seemed very necessary to me that the D1 between Zilina and Liptovsky Mikulas is finished soon, while there was a lot of traffic and the road was at crossings very bad (deep deep track forming). Since Kosice (lovely city, btw) is the 2nd city of Slovakia, it would indeed be nice if it was connected by highway to Bratislava.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #147
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Thanks for the map. When I was in Slovakia it seemed very necessary to me that the D1 between Zilina and Liptovsky Mikulas is finished soon, while there was a lot of traffic and the road was at crossings very bad (deep deep track forming). Since Kosice (lovely city, btw) is the 2nd city of Slovakia, it would indeed be nice if it was connected by highway to Bratislava.
Yes, Žilina is well known bottleneck. Sometimes you need more than one hour to drive through this relatively small city of 85,000 inhabitants (although with agglomeration it has more than 100,000 inhabitants probably). Especially before and after weekends and not to mention holidays it's terrible.

Košice will be connected by motorway D1 with Bratislava, but nobody travels from Košice to Bratislava via Žilina (or future D1). It's big detour (It will be actually quicker to travel via Budapest when Hungarian M0 will be finished.). Real connection of our two biggest cities will be expresways R1 and R2. R1 should be finished in 2010, but there will be still a lot of work on R2. There are only two hafprofile bypasses on that route. Road I/50 (parallel to future R2) is relatively good, but on some places its capacity is not enough even now.

BTW, here are another interesting maps:

Road traffic accident rate on transeuropean network and expressways in the Slovak Republic in 2004:


Traffic density on 1st class roads (there are also expressways, but not motorways):



Traffic density on TEM in 2005:

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I'm really looking forward to the urban sections !I bet they will be fascinating
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #149
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Urban D1, part I

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I'm really looking forward to the urban sections !I bet they will be fascinating
Here you are

Pictures are from:
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www.highways.sk
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This is where the longest Slovak motorway D1 begins in Pečniansky les in Petržalka:





Construction of this section:


Looking back, direction Vienna:









Night view. Motorway is in the middle of Einsteinova street. Well, this street is rather colector and thus motorway here is 2+2+2+2:






View from the pylon of the New bridge on Bratislava quarter Petržalka and cloverleaf crossing of Panónska road and Einsteinova street:


View from Incheba highrise:





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Aupark mall, New bridge and castle:



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Flyover crossing and on-ramps next to Harbour bridge:


Estacade before the bridge:





To be continued...
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What are the plans for building D3(if I'm not wrong) to Polish border?
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Awesome photos!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #153
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What are the plans for building D3(if I'm not wrong) to Polish border?
It's not only plan, there are some sections already built or U/C. Although, it will take long time until it will be finished whole. On official page of Slovak motorway authority is mentioned year 2017, but except last section which is already bypassed by Žilina urban expressway-like roads it should be finished in 2015. Except sections near Žilina it will be built in half profile.

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This is photo from U/C section Svrčinovec - Skalité near Polish border:


Border crossing is built already:


Section Oščadnica - Čadca:


Already built stretch north of Žilina which now serves as 1st class road. After motorway will be finished grade crossings will be removd of course.


Recently finished section which serves as connection between Žilina West and motorway D1. On the photo it's still U/C:
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Thank you guys. I will post the rest of Bratislava D1 photos later.
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Did you just say that the D3 is going to be 2×1?
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And why not?

In Slovakia you can build a highway in half-profile
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Yes, according to traffic density perhaps, but if it is half profile, it is not a highway according to the European standards, isn't it?
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Well, it will be probably marked as an expressway
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It's not only plan, there are some sections already built or U/C.
So this was not D3 I thought about

I meant the 59/E77 to Krakow
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Did you just say that the D3 is going to be 2×1?
Yes, 2x1. We call it half profile (polovičný profil).

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In Slovakia you can build a highway in half-profile
If you mean highway as motorway, then in Slovakia it is not possible to build it in half-profile. We have only half-profile expressways. Already built half-profile D3 sections are marked neither as motorway nor as expressway. They are considered just 1st class road - in this case I/11. For example signs there are blue, not green. Maybe when whole D3 will be built in half-profile it will get expressway sign, but motorway sign will be there only when full-profile will be done.
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