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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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[IRQ] Iraq | road infrastructure

Okay, everybody knows Iraq from the war, but let's put that aside for a moment.

Iraqi highways.






This might be already in Kuwait






Yes, German-style signs.


Maximum 110km/h, minimum 100km/h.








This pic is taking during invasion of Iraq, fighting between the Iraqi army and US military was still going on then.










German type signs, small road numbers though.










Not sure where this is, apparantly not Iraq. Maybe Jordan or Saudi arabia.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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What if you wanna drive 95 or 115 km/h? Which is btw necessary, if you wanna accelerate from 90 to 100 or 110 to 120 km/h. And I don't know where you'd put Kuwait City and Doha in the same place. Only in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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On the first pic...are those mines?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #4
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I got a couple shots from the south.. brb ( I've driven more km in Iraq than I have Europe )
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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Okay - just been browsing my pics and I unfortunatly dont have many from real highways as we mainly kept to smaller streets and city areas..

In the Danish south there were two important highways, the Tampa Supply Rute and the HW6 ( Highway 6 ), both going from the south and north to and beyond Baghdad..

Tampa Supply Rute was new and shiny ( by Iraqi standards ) and mainly used for transportation of stuff as it went from Kuwait and north and never really hit anywhere populated in our AOR - since noone lived there we rarely went there except for securing convoys..

Highway 6 on the other hand ( going from the southern tip of the Al Faw peninsula trough Basra up to Baghdad ) was old and crummy and alway crowded..


Here's a video of HW6 just south of Basra ( the large building in the end is Basra techcollege )


Since I was uploading anyway here's a sidestreet on the Al Faw peninsula


Crossing Supply rute Tampa



Here's some Italian forces wepassed on Tampa just north of Kuwait
[IMG]http://i15.************/6sipzbd.jpg[/IMG]

Sign in Basra airport
[IMG]http://i1.************/836o6kp.jpg[/IMG]

Highway 6 overpass signs
[IMG]http://i2.************/6lig2e9.jpg[/IMG]

Highway 6 checkpoint
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Highway 6 - Basra citygate
[IMG]http://i6.************/7y7zrix.jpg[/IMG]


I'm sorry for the lack of sound and poor picture quality - the pics and film was taken by my old ( 2002 ) Cybershot...
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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Very intersting shots and videos.
The motorway near (or in) Kuwait looks quite nice and wide.

Are there any intercity motorways or just near urban areas?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #7
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Has anybody noticed that each lane get a different minimum and max speed limit in the first picture?
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Freki, do you used to be Mr Denmark? (all those name changes are confusing)
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #9
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140 km/h speed limit in left lane at 3 lane motorways! very interesting!!
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this is in syria....
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #11
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[IRQ] Highways and Motorways in Iraq

Iraq Road map:





Baghdad - Amman



more pics?
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:38 PM   #13
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Looks good

Radi would be pissed at them because everything is covered with dust and not shiny
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Cool pics Freki. I guess you are with the army?
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Amazing, I've always heard that Iraq had a well advanced motorway network, but I didn't know it was this good. Well, was good. The infrastructure needs some refurbishing.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:35 PM   #16
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I Think 140km/h is the highest speed limit I've ever saw!!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #17
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Some stretch in Italy has a 150 limit.
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No, it hasn't.
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UAE's freeways have 160km/h limit.
And there was a test 160km/h stretch in Austria, but I believe that it wasn't pernament and now it's good ol' 130km/h again.
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No, it hasn't.
As far as I know, they've been discussed the 150 limit at the parliament, and as far as I know, some sections could recieve a 150 limit based on their geometry, traffic volumes and safety records, though there isn't any 150 limit Autostrada so far.
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