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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1321
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Thanks for the complements, and apologies for the image sizes. (And thx Lumi for the resized ones.) I used an ipad app to transfer, and I guess I have uploaded the originals, though I clicked for smaller. Will try a PC next time.

Any comments on the motorway?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #1322
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Nice motorway but instead of that large cutting tunnel would be better - probably even cheaper.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #1323
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Large cuts are fairly uncommon in Europe, but the operational costs are much lower than a tunnel if the hillside is stable.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1324
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A tunnel would have been an option maybe, provided a longer schedule and another source of rock for embankments. Maintenance and safety are other concerns. The area is flood-sensitive, and the embankments should resist flooding, which would necessitate rock.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 01:46 AM   #1325
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Kosovo cannot afford a tunnel, it needs to built a 2km tunnel on the 55km R6 motorway which will connect with Prishtina with FYROM. Works on the R6 will start next year.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 03:25 PM   #1326
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Really nice motorway, congratulations

I see that the signage style is the same as in Croatia (but the bilingual signs in Kosovo are better than on our A9 which is a bit messy)... Is it planned to become a tolled road (and when)?
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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1327
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It will become a tolled motorway once the other remaining sections are finished. Sections 7, 8, 9 are scheduled to be done by late 2013, so I'd say 2014 at the earliest.

Since the road was paid for through the state budget (100% of the funding), I expect the tolls to be fairly inexpensive, designed to cover operating costs and maintenance, but not to recoup the investment directly.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:20 PM   #1328
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Really nice motorway, congratulations

I see that the signage style is the same as in Croatia (but the bilingual signs in Kosovo are better than on our A9 which is a bit messy)... Is it planned to become a tolled road (and when)?
I have driven through Croatia and the Croatian are excelent too, some of the best in Europe actually.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #1329
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R7 Motorway (section 5) this section is now open for the public.










Credits go to Gazeta Tema
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Old December 7th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #1330
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It's been open for 10 days now, so that's not news.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #1331
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Thats why I did not post the article itself. Its the first video showing the new section on daylight.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #1332
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Except, of course, it shows the section in its unfinished/unopened state.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #1333
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Nice. Hopefully there will be heavy rain soon to remove all that mud.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #1334
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They may have washed the road before the 27th, because when I drove there, there was no mud.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #1335
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Maybe rain would wash muds on the side to the middle of the road...
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #1336
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Except, of course, it shows the section in its unfinished/unopened state.
Yes and I stated it showed section 5. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #1337
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R7, Section 5, between Duhël and Malishevë.

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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #1338
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Much nicer without mud. Is speed limit on Kosovo motorways 120 km/h?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #1339
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The speed limit on the R7 is 130kmh. The 120 limit only applies to certain sections of the motorway.


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Old December 8th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1340
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Oh yeah, I remember now, thanks.
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