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Old December 29th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #1521
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The new Pristina-Hani i Elezit-Skopje road will be a 2X2 motorway with emergency lane, hard shoulders and metallic barriers just like the R7, right??
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Old December 29th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #1522
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Old December 29th, 2014, 02:21 AM   #1523
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Allright, thanks.

2 more questions;

1. When is the road going to be completed?
2. Are there any other motorways U/C in Kosovo?
If yes, please attach an image (if available-if not, just let me know the U/C roads only).

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Old December 29th, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1524
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1. When is the road going to be completed?
It was announced to be completed in 2017.

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2. Are there any other motorways U/C in Kosovo?
Not motorways.

Have you already read the previous posts?
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Old December 29th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #1525
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It was announced to be completed in 2017.



Not motorways.

Have you already read the previous posts?
Yes, but i haven't read the newer posts, so i didn't want to miss anything.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:27 PM   #1526
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STEAMROLLED

A SPECIAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE DIPLOMACY OF DOING BUSINESS ABROAD.

One of Europe’s poorest countries wanted a road, so U.S. mega-contractor Bechtel sold it a $1.3 billion highway, with the backing of a powerful American ambassador. Funny thing is, the highway is barely being used—and the ambassador is now working for Bechtel.

STORY BY MATTHEW BRUNWASSER
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATTHEW LUTTON



The article is published in "Foreign policy". Unfortunately I have no right to put links.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:48 PM   #1527
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:54 PM   #1528
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'barely being used' is such a vague description. It's a new motorway, in a small country that isn't particularly wealthy. I've seen such descriptions before, somehow editors and journalists seem to expect every new motorway to be loaded to capacity within days of opening. There was a similar discussion a while ago about the Sćo Paulo ring road.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:54 PM   #1529
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Thank you, MichiH!
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Old January 31st, 2015, 05:14 PM   #1530
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'barely being used' is such a vague description. It's a new motorway, in a small country that isn't particularly wealthy. I've seen such descriptions before, somehow editors and journalists seem to expect every new motorway to be loaded to capacity within days of opening. There was a similar discussion a while ago about the Sćo Paulo ring road.
It's circular logic, in my opinion. Economists from the IMF, World Bank, EBRD always mention Kosovo's sitll substandard road infrastructure as a barrier to increased trade and economic growth.

And when motorways and roads are built to remove those barriers and increase trade, then it's a bad thing because "they're barely used".

Not to say that R7 couldn't have been built for less money, but they're missing the main point of the road anyway (secure and permanent access to the Adriatic).
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 04:15 AM   #1531
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Allright, thanks.

2 more questions;

1. When is the road going to be completed?
2. Are there any other motorways U/C in Kosovo?
If yes, please attach an image (if available-if not, just let me know the U/C roads only).

Thanks
There is a planed motorway from Prishtina to Gjilan but the start of construction will take some time.... the government is looking at continuing to further extend remaining stretch of the R7 from Besi to the border with Serbia after R6 is completed. This is a waiting game that is being played by both countries in hope that this will be financed by the EU.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #1532
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There is a planed motorway from Prishtina to Gjilan but the start of construction will take some time.... the government is looking at continuing to further extend remaining stretch of the R7 from Besi to the border with Serbia after R6 is completed. This is a waiting game that is being played by both countries in hope that this will be financed by the EU.
The R7 extension you mentioned should be constructed......this way not only Kosovo will strengthen its link with Serbia but also Albania, and apart from that, there will be a complete motorway corridor stretching from Durres to Burgas (when the Kalotina motorway is constructed)........Anyway, every new motorway will be good for Kosovo in my opinion.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #1533
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I agree that the route Durrės/Lezhė - Morinė - Pristina - Niš - Sofia - Plovdiv - Burgas can be a viable alternative to Corridor 8, whose completion is currently shrouded in complete uncertainty.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 01:40 PM   #1534
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I agree that the route Durrės/Lezhė - Morinė - Pristina - Niš - Sofia - Plovdiv - Burgas can be a viable alternative to Corridor 8, whose completion is currently shrouded in complete uncertainty.
Indeed, the creation of this corridor doesn't seem possible, not even in the near future..........
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Old February 7th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #1535
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I agree that the route Durrės/Lezhė - Morinė - Pristina - Niš - Sofia - Plovdiv - Burgas can be a viable alternative to Corridor 8, whose completion is currently shrouded in complete uncertainty.
But to be suitable, Kosovo has so solve it's traffic insurance problem since the green card is not valid.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #1536
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A1 in Albania is still incomplete with many unfinished bridges, it does not even stretch anything close to the capital, let alone Durrės. Lots of work needs to be done in Albania to call it a corridor.... Kosovo would also need to upgrade the M9 section to motorway standard although that part is 100kmh and does the job for now. Serbia will only start work from Nis to the border if the EU fund it.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #1537
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Video by Adonis Sejdiu. Road to the Brezovica Ski Center in the Sharr Mountains in the Kosovo.

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Old February 7th, 2015, 09:10 PM   #1538
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A1 in Albania is still incomplete with many unfinished bridges, it does not even stretch anything close to the capital, let alone Durrės. Lots of work needs to be done in Albania to call it a corridor.... Kosovo would also need to upgrade the M9 section to motorway standard although that part is 100kmh and does the job for now. Serbia will only start work from Nis to the border if the EU fund it.
Of course Albania has to do a lot of work, not only with its A1 motorway, but with the whole of its motorway network.

Concerning Kosovo, isn't the M9 part partly in motorway standards???
I mean doesn't it feature 2 lanes per direction without emergency lane?

And in conclusion, is that part really 100km long? I thought it was much shorter than that......if it is, its longer than the Vermice-Prizren section (or so do i think) and its non-replacement by a motorway really doesn't make sense...... :/
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Old February 7th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #1539
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Concerning Kosovo, isn't the M9 part partly in motorway standards???
I mean doesn't it feature 2 lanes per direction without emergency lane?
M9 has two carriageways, each of them has two lanes plus an emergency lane, intersections not in the same level, but does not have an access control which is the biggest handicap of this road.


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And in conclusion, is that part really 100km long? I thought it was much shorter than that......if it is, its longer than the Vermice-Prizren section (or so do i think) and its non-replacement by a motorway really doesn't make sense...... :/
grykaerugoves said 100 kmh, not 100 km.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 11:32 PM   #1540
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M9 has two carriageways, each of them has two lanes plus an emergency lane, intersections not in the same level, but does not have an access control which is the biggest handicap of this road.




grykaerugoves said 100 kmh, not 100 km.

1. Then, i think its relatively easy to control the access to the road and improve it, isn't it???

2. Ohhh, my mistake!!
I'm deeply sorry, guys!!
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