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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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[I] Italy | road infrastructure • strade e autostrade

Some pics to begin

Napoli



'Scary' viaduc of Napoli highways web

































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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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'urban' stretch of A4 highway (a traffic jam monster!)











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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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Milano

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Milano existing and projected highways and motorways

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Old June 13th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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That highway in/around Naples/Napoli is incredible! Here are some nice photos from Switzerland to Croatia and back, including Italy.


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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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That highway in/around Naples/Napoli is incredible!
Do you like viaducts?

Then you'll probably like these pics from Genova


Let's start with famous (at least in Italy) Genova urban el





















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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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Do you like viaducts?
Who doesn't, hehe.

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Then you'll probably like these pics from Genova
Hehe, I've already seen them in the local thread, they are great! Also the Trieste elevated bypass is amazing!
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #7
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Incredible. What are the speed limits?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #8
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These are the speedlimits in Italy:



Autostrade=Motorways: 130 km/h

Extraurbane Principali=Main Roads outside cities/Freeways: 110 km/h

Extraurbane Secondarie=Secondary Roads outside cities/other Freeways: 90 km/h

Centri Urbani=Urban Roads: 50 km/h
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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Highways normally got 130 km/h speed limit, while for freeways is 110 km/h (but in some case even 90 km/h)

But there are even infrastructures ranked as urban (expressways) with a speed limit of 70 km/h
I don't know if the last one is the case of Genova el
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #10
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anyway, there are some road systems really impressive, as all the urban connections of Genoa. Really incredible.

maybe not so nice, but useful.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #11
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A very schematic map of Italian network



Another one (outdated)



Main works on the network

http://www.autostrade.it/en/opere/index.html?initPos=2
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #12
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Impressive photos
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Don't forget 150 km/h (93 mph) speed limit on some 6-lane motorways.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #14
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I love Italian motorways.
My favorite one is Bologna-Firenze. Incredible.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #15
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Yeah. Bologna-Firenze is a very nice route. The part before (Milan-Bologna for me) is pretty boring.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #16
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OT: Raalte, are you a dutch, fan of Fiorentina????
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For those who are interested in the actual works of enlargement of some motorways, you can have a look to this link:

http://www.autostrade.it/en/opere/vi...html?initPos=2

You can find Videos of the works and some Webcams, monitoring the works 24h/day!!



This is the list of the works you'll find:

A1 Modena - Bologna: 4th lane (video)


A1 Casalecchio - S. Marconi: 3rd lane (webcam)


A1 Sasso Marconi - Barberino: Variante di Valico (video+webcam)


A1 Barberino - Incisa: 3rd lane (video+webcam)


A1 Galleria di Nazzano: 3th lane (video+webcam)


A1 Roma Nord - G.R.A.: 3rd lane (video)


A4 Milano Est - Bergamo: 4th lane (video+webcam)


A14 Rimini Nord - Pedaso: 3rd lane (video)


A14 Bologna B.go Panigale - S. Lazzaro: 3rd lane (video+webcam)



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Old June 14th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #18
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Wow, Italy certainly has some very impressive viaducts! (That would be torn down in the USA)

I love tight urban viaducts like those, the world should have more. They aren't eyesores if done right!
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #19
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I love tight urban viaducts like those, the world should have more. They aren't eyesores if done right!
It's easy to be smart from afar. Would you live under them or near them?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #20
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Any close-up pics of autostradas?
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