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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #9021
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Slovak point of view-flat countries just don't matter
Yeah exactly! That's it! you should build motorways to every single pub cos you have flat countries!


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we won't pave the whole country just because it is flat
I like Hungarians motorway but I would like them even more with 5 m wide shoulder! : D
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #9022
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Flat does not always mean "inexpensive". For example the Netherlands has expensive motorway construction, even in flat land, due to all the drainage systems. Nearly all non-urban roads run on small embankments and have small (or large) drainage canals next to them. An issue in the Netherlands is subsidence, because the soil is not very strong. Some motorways even needed piling (N11) or were constructed on major embankments (A12). Not to mention below-grade construction in bog areas is astronomically expensive (did I mention the 7 km of greenfield construction on a free corridor will cost € 800 million?).
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #9023
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Heh yeah NL has the exception of being "too flat" in that a lot of the country is essentially built on water. Dutch engineers have done a lot of incredible work in that area (I once watched a very interesting documentary about that).
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Old November 24th, 2010, 11:21 AM   #9024
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Flat does not always mean "inexpensive". [...]
The same problem in Estonia also. 1/4 of Estonia is essentially a swamp so we have to take this into consideration when building highways. At Kose-Mäo project on the E263, up to 2 m of bog peat will have to be removed before the construction of the road dam can begin.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #9025
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I chriszwolled up my Railway video , i shot this running next to I280 in Harrison and Newark,NJ....I marked all the intersections and exits correctly....

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Old November 25th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #9026
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8 cm of hail disrupts traffic in central western Netherlands, where traffic queued for over 30 kilometers on the A12 motorway between Utrecht and Gouda. As of 7.30 pm, there is still an 18 kilometer traffic jam westbound and a 16 kilometer traffic jam eastbound.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #9027
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How about this very credible speed limit?

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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #9028
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8 cm of hail disrupts traffic in central western Netherlands, where traffic queued for over 30 kilometers on the A12 motorway between Utrecht and Gouda. As of 7.30 pm, there is still an 18 kilometer traffic jam westbound and a 16 kilometer traffic jam eastbound.
tomorrow snow? in Paris apparently yes.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #9029
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in Budapest possible, too
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #9030
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In Huesca maybe next week .
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #9031
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Here is snowing already(15cm).
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Old November 26th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #9032
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Everyone keeps talking that it will snow on monday but I don't believe it. They were expecting snow on thursday but it was snowing just in Scotland. What a shame, I don't like cold winter without snow here in South England. :P

EDIT after 20 sec: Unbelievable! I am sitting in the library and just a 10 second ago one girl said to one guy - "It's snowing!"
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #9033
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Where abouts in Southern England are you?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #9034
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Here it hasn't stopped snowing since yesterdays morning.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #9035
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Where abouts in Southern England are you?
Gloucestershire, but it is not snowing now
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #9036
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No snow in London
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #9037
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I wanted to go to London tomorrow but I am not going so hope I will enjoy snowy weekend here in South West. There will be some snow maybe on Sunday/Monday.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #9038
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We had some snow in RO last night:



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Old November 27th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #9039
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I wanted to go to London tomorrow but I am not going so hope I will enjoy snowy weekend here in South West. There will be some snow maybe on Sunday/Monday.
Well, a bit of snow this morning in South West England.



really funny to watch car sliding down the street.. no winter tyres





but it is enough for kids

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Old November 27th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #9040
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That's exactly how it looks here in Zwolle, the Netherlands right now. Just a thin layer of snow enough to make it look white.
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