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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #361
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@Chris: pointing arrow direction depends on distance to exit (at least so I would imagine). If it points up, it means "going to Roma/Perugia... go straight", downward right arrow however means "prepare to go to right for exit". Close to exit however main arrows turn down and mean "stay on those lanes for continuation".

@x-type: at first, very nice pictures.
First part of SS76 has some old signage, which you don't see often on autostradas, even not much souther. That's why some inconsistent main places.

Also, I remember last year, when I had to stop at some intersection to fight through more than 50 signs to find my place (they were mostly hotels, but still ...).
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #362
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Very Intersting!
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Old August 27th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #363
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Nice trip
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Old August 27th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #364
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Very nice highroad -very clean- I like the sign-smiles too
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Old August 27th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #365
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Video: D900 Expressway Perpignan

A drive on the northbound D900, the former N9 which runs parallel (often within sight) of the A9 Toll motorway. The D900 is a Voie Expresse, or expressway. It runs north from the city of Perpignan, not far north of the Spanish border.

you can check it here in high quality or watch below:

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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #366
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Maybe this is their way of making people abide the stop signs Anyway; Great photos, for some reason I love photos of Italian roads, maybe just because of the inconsistent signage or markings (you never know what to expect) or the great scenery.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #367
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A75 Pézenas - Millau - Mende

The most exciting part of my trip was probably the A75, there are very few motorways which run this spectacular through the mountains. The height reaches over 1.000 meters, and is the highest motorway in France. This journey runs from the southern end of the A75 near Pezenas north across the gigantic viaduc de Millau until the exit near Mende, where I took the N88 Northeast.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #368
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To complement the pictures in the album posted above; some pics from the viewing point near the bridge:

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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #369
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Who knows why they sometimes have the arrows pointed up, and pointed down? There doesn't seem to be a system in it. To be frank, I think the Italians are just dicking around with their signage and road guidances.
Keber told me that arrows pointing upwards is used when it still is a while until you reach the exit, while arrows pointing downwards is used at the exit itself.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #370
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That looks impressive, Chris
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #371
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today i'll upload photos from part of italian A1 from Orvieto to Cassino.

disunited toll booths. i don't see why




first impressions of A1. oleanders in the middle will follow us all the way till we leave Italy. they are gorgeous and i'm very happy when i saw that they are planting them at motorways in Croatia too


this is SS205 passing over A1 (we came to Orvieto on that road)












at Orte we get 3rd lane
















fast railroad (for Eurostars) is allways beside motorway. it is interesting to observe its tunnels and viaducts (it doesn't have large ascents and descents)








first tunnel at autostrada - Nazzano




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and finally intersection with D18 (first exit to Roma and GRA)


everybody goes to Roma




so A1 becomes ghostly empty




tunnel Il Barco




intersection with A24 and second exit to Roma and GRA




and with D19 - 3rd and last exit to Roma and GRA






from now on we're following Napoli








this is the highest overpassing road over motorway i have ever seen! really unusual thing






and this is weied: artificial tunnel and overpass over it




Chris, this is the third type of arrows


this is an old and defunct exit Ceprano


and finally Cassino! how had we finnished there? we planned to sleep in Autogrill Motel at La Macchia service area, but double room was 80€ so we went to find something cheaper. we found nice hotel in Cassino for 52€.




12,10€ fair price
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Old August 28th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #373
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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...1268orte-1.jpg

What is up with those road guidance on the pavement? In every other country this would mean this lane will exit to the right with no through possibilities. Afaik, Italy is the only country that finds it necessary to sign exits this way.

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this is the highest overpassing road over motorway i have ever seen! really unusual thing
Then you should see the viaduc de Cheratte on the E40 near Ličge, Belgium.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #374
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Awesome! Thanks Chris for posting these pics!
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I also thought there was some high overpass on the A46 (or A445) in the Sauerland, Germany, near Meschede.
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You mean this one:
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Ah, yes. But it is obviously not as high as the Belgian one. I remember driving underneath this one for the first time, when the motorway had just opened, and that my parents and I were both quite impressed.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #378
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wonderful pictures...
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Old August 28th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #379
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Wow, thanks Chris. Those pictures of Millau Viaduct are impressive

I hope you come next year to Spain (I mean more time ) and make such a good report
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N88 Expressway, St. Étienne

A drive on the N88 Route Nationale which is a Voie Expresse (Expressway) through the city of St. Étienne. The urban area of the city contains over 300.000 people.

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