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Old February 6th, 2015, 01:04 PM   #321
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2+1 road in Iceland, facilitating overtaking of slow vehicles like trucks.
For some reason there is a barrier on the right side, but not on the left side, where there only are sticks.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #322
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Reason is steep and deep embankment on the right.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #323
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Reason is steep and deep embankment on the right.
It looks pretty much the same on the other side, but they have no barrier there. Seems like the icelandic road administration
is on a tight budget.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 11:16 AM   #324
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It looks like that road should be widened to 2+2; where is that exactly?
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Old February 10th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #325
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Reykjavik area? Because outside of southwestern Iceland there is no need for anything more than 1+1.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #326
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It looks like that road should be widened to 2+2; where is that exactly?
Much steeper on the side with the barrier. Look closely and you can see the difference.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #327
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Looks to be somewhere between Selfoss and Reykjavik.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 01:45 PM   #328
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Anyways, looks like 2+2 would be necessary.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:06 AM   #329
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2+1 road in Iceland, facilitating overtaking of slow vehicles like trucks.
For some reason there is a barrier on the right side, but not on the left side, where there only are sticks.
It's somewhere on the road between Reykjavík and Hveragerði, probably around here.

These are climbing lanes in steep slope. There is no central barrier yet but the plan is to have a central barrier all the way from Reykjavík to Selfoss in either a 2+1 or to 2+2 configuration.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:44 AM   #330
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Looks to be relative forgiving terrain, if you like to see a better example of Icelandic lack of guardrail check this Road 939, is a shortcut on the ringroad - saves you 60 km driving and it features some huge drops without any guardrail.

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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:02 PM   #331
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Looks to be relative forgiving terrain, if you like to see a better example of Icelandic lack of guardrail check this Road 939, is a shortcut on the ringroad - saves you 60 km driving and it features some huge drops without any guardrail.
Yes. The ringroad No 1 is also a gravelroad in this area of Iceland, probably about the same standard as the road 939, so in the summer it is the better choise unless it's one of those outback roads where there is no supervision, no regular maintennnance or any sign of life what so ever and that your insurance is not valid. I watched your video and I wonder if trucks are allowed to drive on that road.




Nowadays it seems like the paving of roads in Iceland has become less frequent. The paving of rural roads today is on the same level as in 1979.

Small spots have been paved here and there throughout the country, the longest ones in the Westfjords, where the transport need is increasing.

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Old February 18th, 2015, 02:35 PM   #332
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The ringroad No 1 is also a gravelroad in this area of Iceland
I thought it was entirely paved.
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I thought it was entirely paved.
There is a segment of the Ring Road that's about 40 km long in the southeast that has not been paved. But there is only a very short stretch of road that needs to be paved so it becomes possible to drive around the country on paved road, but not on the proper Ring Road (Road 1).
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I grabbed two maps to show the gravel gap. The top map shows paved roads at the end of 2013 and the bottom map shows the roads in the same area and displays the ring road in dark blue but other primary roads in red.



The ring road takes a more inland route where there are still segments left unpaved but the coastal roads have been paved almost the whole way.
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Are there plans to pave at least that short stretch?
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Old February 19th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #336
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Are there plans to pave at least that short stretch?
There have been such plans, usually in connection with building a whole-year route over Öxi. That is one of the plans that got postponed after the banking crisis in 2008..
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