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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #261
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^ Indeed, they'd better hurried up with Parnu bypass instead of this, rather economically unnecessary one!
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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #262
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^ Indeed, they'd better hurried up with Parnu bypass instead of this, rather economically unnecessary one!
Mäo bypass gets rid of the previously at-grade junction between Route 2 and Route 5 which is really necessary, IMO. I agree that this small forest-junction is a bit over the top, though.

A couple of pics from the construction: http://www.epl.ee/artikkel/577078

Pärnu bypass is a bit behind schedule because they had to change the project of the new bridge to prevent future land slides. Otherwise everything is going alright with that construction.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 04:22 AM   #263
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Some new photos from the Kukruse - Johvi section of E20.
Pedestrian bridge construction near Johvi:


Tammiku viaduct construction:


Some visualizations of the stretch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ-A7IuTpxI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTpyEB_PyGE

Visualization of the Vao - Maardu (E20) stretch:
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A map of 2+2 highways in Estonia.
There is also a small (~3,5km) 2+2 section on Parnu - Lihula highway near Parnu.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #264
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Wow,that's something peculiar I haven't seen anything similar before,not in Estonia,not anywhere else. It's awesome! (and friggin expensive)

Nice update,btw!
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Old May 27th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #265
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LOL, what the hell is that thing?!
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Old May 27th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #266
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Looks like a ramp for pedestrians to an overpass. Also useful for cyclists.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #267
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I think it's not as much for cyclists as the need to comply to some regulations related to disabled access. Of course, it's helpful to everyone else using some kind of wheels (bicycles, baby pushchairs or even heavy luggage).
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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #268
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Interesting invention of Estonians! But wouldn't that be too much of a length for those who want cross the highway?! Couldn't they make it a bit longer and an incline less?
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Old May 28th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #269
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But wouldn't that be too much of a length for those who want cross the highway?! Couldn't they make it a bit longer and an incline less?
I think they will build shorter stairs for pedestrians on the other side.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #270
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I wonder why they didn't build more conventional ramps. Like here, for example:

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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #271
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Perhaps they weren't able to make a deal with land owners? Those concrete ramps take lot less space,than conventional dirt ramps with asphalt road,plus those concrete ramps are placed in same line as highway.

Nonetheless,it's odd to see such ramps built in rural area. I would expect such things built in dense urban environment,where's not much room for commonly used solutions ...and then there's the price - I hate to think how much such concrete ramps cost
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #272
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I'll quote from Tallinn development thread:
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Tehnika street - Filtri road extension is completed and should be opened for traffic in next few days.

I took few photos of it this morning:
View from Veerenni junction.
[IMG]http://i48.************/1jujhg.jpg[/IMG]

About half way to Filtri road,there's room for side road (check out development project on the last page)
[IMG]http://i45.************/168c5lz.jpg[/IMG]

Looking back,towards Veerenni street.
[IMG]http://i46.************/2imadh.jpg[/IMG]

Closer to Military Cemetary.
[IMG]http://i46.************/30ij669.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i48.************/51sglh.jpg[/IMG]

Nameless bus stop. This won't be used for few years (TAK plans to direct some bus lines there once Ülemiste junction is finished)
[IMG]http://i47.************/1zgxs8n.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i46.************/2hyuypz.jpg[/IMG]

Sry for photo distortion (street lights are tilted because of photo stitching,not because of poor work quality )
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Old June 10th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #273
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Wow! Nice road! And the fact that it's a 2x2 on some stretches just impresses!
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same plan on small scale (orange - planned new Pärnu bypass):
[IMG]http://i43.************/vo4h3b.jpg[/IMG]
Few very rough renders of Pärnu bypass:




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Old June 18th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #275
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Looks as if that would be inner highway of Pärnu, but as long as it will be that wide and convenient, it should completely satisfy the needs of all the transit drivers.
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Most of the road runs through area of warehouses,wastelands & low intensity residential houses,so it's not that inner highway for Pärnu.

Afaik,biggest benefits of this road isn't widening but rebuilding several interchanges. Some of the original interchanges were badly designed or outdated. Now,if we could only find someone willing to take few photos of the construction...
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Has the construction already started?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #278
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It's been U/C on for some time now. Latest information I know is that project was few weeks behind schedule in early May because of harsh winter & thaw. It should be finished by the end of this year,if there aren't any more problems.

Sry,that's all I know,press has been bit silent about this project (we need to recruit some forumers from Pärnu here for more info )
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Oh, so it's u/c already, just great! Are they building the road itself from the ground or some parts of it were also built some time ago, as the interchanges?
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I am staying near Pärnu for a couple of days but without a car but if I have the chance and time, I will try to take some photos of the U/C section.
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