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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #21
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #22
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thnx Nadini gr8 pics
ill be posting some later today of the beirut tripoli highway
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #23
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Interesting Nadini!

There don't seem to be road numbers.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #24
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Blue-highway
Red-mainroad

(it is very hard to find a map of highways in Lebanon on the internet so i found an outdated on and updated it)
Thanks! Are highways completely grade-separated?
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #25
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Interesting Nadini!

There don't seem to be road numbers.
Yes the signs dont include road numbers since there is no numbering system although there are plans to do so.

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Thanks! Are highways completely grade-separated?
It is kind of complicated, in lebanon what is meant by highway is any major road but the beirut-tripoli and beirut-south highways are completely grade separated and parts of the beirut-damascus highway are.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #26
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highways are completely grade separated
So motorway/freeway/Autoroute
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #27
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So motorway/freeway/Autoroute
autostarde would be the common term used in arabic
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #28
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Okay I thought Autoroute might be appropriate due to the French history and the French signs.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #29
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Beirut - Tripoli autostarde

1. Exiting Beirut (this stretch of road has been newly reconstructed)

2. Approaching Nahr el Mot (River of death) interchange

3. Nahr el Mot interchange being reconstructed

4. Jal el Deeb Overpass (been there as a metal "temporary" structure since the 1950's)
5.On the newly constructed Antelias Overpass

6. Approaching Rabieh/Naccash interchange



7. First Dbayeh Exit

8. Further in Dbayeh (2x3)

9. Nahr el Kaleb (River of the dog) Tunnels

10. Taking an exit to by-pass a traffic jam

11.Also Newly fixed part of road in Ghazir (upgraded to 2x3)

12. Ghazir exit

13. Tabarja 1000m

14. Before the exit

15.Tabarja exit

16. Qartaba exit

17. Jbail (Byblos) exit (end of 2x3)

18. Distances

19. Road becomes 2x2 after Byblos

20. Batroun exit

21.The exit

22. Uphill -Road becomes 2x3 for a shory period in Chekka Tunnel)

23.The Tunnel

24.Amioun 1500m-it is only normal for trees to cover signs

25. Electric Poles too

26. Amioun-Chekka Exit

27. We Exit Here

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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #30
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thanks for the updates
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #31
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Beirut "Ring Road"

What is known locally as "The Ring", it is a short expressway connecting Ain EL Mreisseh, Hamra and Achrafiyeh Districts of Beirut and interchanging with the airport road.
1. Cross Road before the ring

2. Entering the ring via a tunnel

3.Airport road-exit right (though there is no sign saying so)

4. Further along the road

5.View from below

6. Right to Hamra

7.other side of road

8.Exit here to Hamra (again no signage)- if you continue the tunnel will take you to Manara/Ain el mreisseh

9.Sharp curve

10. Cross road (same as in first picture)
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Old June 29th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #32
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Very nice pics karim123
Highways around Beirut look good.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #33
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Great report!
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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:10 PM   #34
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Some google earth photos of interchanges in lebanon

Amioun/Chekka Interchange

Jbail(Byblos) Interchange

Batroun Interchnage

Begin of Saufar Bypass (Damascus expressway)

Near Mdeirej Bridge

Interchange in Jounieh

Interchange-leads to Nabatieh

Aajltoun Interchange

In Beirut:
Leads to Chiyyah(suburb of beirut)

Leads to Ouzai (suburb of beirut)

Damascus expressway/beirut peripheral road split

Beirut airport Interchange
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #35
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Beirut Peripherique

Beirut peripherique is the eastern by-pass of Beirut starting from Baabda ending at the port of Beirut joining the highway to Tripoli. It is about 4km long and speed limit is 80km/hr.

Sorry for bad quality of pictures but it was almost dark and camera battery was almost out.
1. Charles Helou Avenue
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2.Further on Charles Helou Avenue
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3.Sign reads: Dora-straight--Beirut-Qarantina right

4.On the ramp towards Beirut Peripherique

5.Road quality here is bad

6. Quality here gets better





7.Signage (exit to sin el fil and furn el chubbak) we're taking it


8. at the exit

if you continue straight the highway joins the Damascus road
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #36
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Here are some pictures of major highways
Aramoun-Bchamoun-Choueifat Main road



Interchange of Beirut Ring Road and Damascus Expressway prior to its opening a few years ago


Reconstructed Fidar Bridge along Beirut Tripoli Highway


Hayek intersection in Sin el Fil



Mdeirej Bridge before its destruction


New part of Saida-Tyre Highway in Sarafand
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Old February 16th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #37
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Adlieh Intersection after the addition of an underpass (this intersection marks the beginning of the Damascus road)

A 3 level interchange U/C in Beirut's southern suburb

Mathaf(museum) intersection

all pictures from website of Lebanese Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR)

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Old May 6th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #38
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Thanks for this thread Karim, I just found out it existed! You should post them in the Lebanese Thread for road works here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=485450

And maybe even help us update it every once in a while. Do you know the how far advanced is the Dora overpass project? I was there in december of last year and they had just started with the pilons.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #39
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Thanks for this thread Karim, I just found out it existed! You should post them in the Lebanese Thread for road works here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=485450

And maybe even help us update it every once in a while. Do you know the how far advanced is the Dora overpass project? I was there in december of last year and they had just started with the pilons.
Akeed! any time!
As for the project, it is actually in Nahr al mot, just north of Dora. The old bridge connecting the highway to Sin el Fil boulevard was replaced with a new one, and they are currently constructing a connection between the highway and the Metn express way that goes up to Baabdat.
Sorry I don't have any pictures though.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #40
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Road 1 from Chtaura to Beirut

It's one of the most important roads in Lebanon connecting Beirut with Bekaa Valley and Damascus in Syria. The road is mostly just an ordinary highway with 2-4 lanes which is used by cars running on 2-8 lanes There are also 2 small stretches of motorway and some stretches of divided highway.

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chtaura-beirut by vatse, on Flickr

Road starts from Masnaa border at Atilebanon mountains and runs across Bekaa Valley to the Lebanon Mountains.
These pictures start with ascend to Lebanese Mountains.

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IMG_8001 by vatse, on Flickr

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IMG_8002 by vatse, on Flickr

Quite soon the highest point is reached and rest of the way is descend until Beirut
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IMG_8003 by vatse, on Flickr

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IMG_8004 by vatse, on Flickr

Small stretch of motorway. It's going across the Mudeirej Bridge which is the highest bridge in Middle East, 75 m. It was destroyed by Israel on 2006 and re-opened 2010.
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IMG_8005 by vatse, on Flickr

On the bridge
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IMG_8006 by vatse, on Flickr



Exit of Saofar. Motorway ends after this exit.
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IMG_8007 by vatse, on Flickr
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