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Old December 9th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #61
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From the Windhoek city gallery in the African section

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Wiew from the Hochland Road Highway
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View of the Hosea Kutako Road from the same highway, the other side
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Hochland Road
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This is what you see from the two highways intersection
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Same intersection, with my luxurious Rolls Royce on the foreground
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Kentucky Fried I swear, I won't eat that for anything in this world(sorry to junk-food lovers)
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Taken from Polytechnic of Namibia Hights (residential building), with Wernhill Park Shopping Mall in the foreground (red roof)
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #62
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Old March 30th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #63
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I love that 'Sand' sign in the middle of the desert

Anyway, the roads look pretty good and most cars are not older than 10 years
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Old May 7th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #64
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Those signs are the same as ours -- I believe that a lot of neighbouring countries copied our road signage.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #65
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Those signs are the same as ours -- I believe that a lot of neighbouring countries copied our road signage.
Yes, it's common. For there are many similarities between Austria and Germany, USA and Canada, all ex-YU countries. Sometimes poorer countries adopted the signage of richer countries (like Albania that uses Italian signage). And off course many small countries uses the same signage of a larger neighbour country (San Marino and Italy, Monaco and France, Liechtenstein and Switzerland,...). It the case of Namibia and South Africa it's even more obvious since they were the same country until not so long ago.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 10:01 PM   #66
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B1 Windhoek - Okahandja

A freeway project in Namibia:
Trunk Road 1/6 between Okahandja and Windhoek will be rehabilitated and upgraded to a dual carriage way.

The project is 78km long and will be subdivided into 4 sections, which will be constructed in phases over a number of years.

Section 1 will entail the construction of a second carriageway between Auas road and Main Road 52 at Sam Nujoma Drive. After which section 2 of the project will entail the rehabilitation of the current dual carriageway from Sam Nujoma Drive to Brakwater.

Section 3, the current Western Bypass will be extended northwards from Brakwater to the Dobra River.

Section 4 will continue with the freeway all the way to Okahandja, passing Okahandja via the Okahandja Western Bypass, linking the existing roads to Otjiwarongo and Karibib.
Section 3 is about 10 kilometers long and under construction since 2014. It is planned to open in March 2016.

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Old December 6th, 2015, 01:23 AM   #67
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Entries from 2013 in a German truck and heavy duty plant forum say Namibia has the following types of roads:

"A": the best category, corresponding to 2 X 2 divided highways. Only in/around Windhoek and a total length no more than 50 km.

"B": important main roads, asphalted on their entire length. A few sections of excellent quality

"C": less important (but of greater total length that B roads) gravel-surface rural roads where gravel is leveled from time to time (but with African gelassenheit instead of a regular schedule).

"D": rural gravel roads hardly getting any maintenance and often very sandy. Wild animals, and animal-drawn vehicles are common on them.

"P" and "F": roads leading to private estates (lodges) or farms, with farmers or other individuals responsible for their maintenance.


Photos of "B" roads from that source:








Photos of "C" roads:







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The motorway extension north of Windhoek. The new motorway is approximately 9 kilometers long.





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Old November 2nd, 2016, 06:41 AM   #69
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Since Google Street View is not yet available in Namibia, I want to ask:
1) How's the B6 road (between Airport and the Capital)???
I couldn't find decent pics on Google Images

2) Is there a danger of animals along the B6 road?

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A 10 kilometer segment of the new A1 freeway in Namibia was inaugurated on 19 April 2017. It runs from Brakwater north of Windhoek to de Döbra River. It seems to be the first new freeway in Namibia since at least the early 1980s. It is part of the Windhoek - Okahandja freeway upgrade project.

For this occasion, new A-numbering for freeways has been introduced and blue signs are used for such freeways.

It appears though, that the freeway itself may have been in service since December 2016, but the official inauguration by the Roads Authority occurred on 19 April 2017.

http://www.namibian.com.na/53776/read/Dual-carriageway-costs-N$25b
Some more interesting background concerning the upgrade of freeways in Namibia:
The completed section was renamed from B1 to A1. This was done in accordance with the RA/Ministry of Works and Transport standards (manuals) that state that all freeways should be A, the colour change of road signs from green to blue is also the requirement for freeways. The public can expect more A roads like the Windhoek-Hosea Kutako road, Walvis-Bay-Swakopmund road and Omuthiya-Ongwediva. These roads will all be upgraded to freeway standards.

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would like to use this platform to share with you that Section 4A of this project is progressing well. This section involves the rehabilitation and upgrading to dual carriageway of the road from Dobra River to the Omakunde Interchange. The project commenced in January 2016 and is progressing well. The Contractor has started with the construction of the interchanges and has also completed some of the major concrete structures. In addition, there are also some sections of the base that have been completed and surfacing will soon follow. This will see some section of about 7 kilometres completed and open to south bound traffic by end of June 2017. The envisaged completion date for this section is January 2019.
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