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Old April 25th, 2013, 06:10 AM   #141
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Why would anyone want to name a stree George W bush?

Anyways, nice signs


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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #142
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To provoke Russia?
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #143
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To provoke Russia?
Likely.
BTW, in Pristina there's even a statue of Bill Clinton, who supported Kosovo against Serbia.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #144
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that's just the next level...
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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #145
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There's a tradition in Europe to build statues and name streets after the living US presidents who supported the "struggle for independence" or something in the similar way.
Just see the number of Wilson streets in Czechoslovakia. Even the Prague Central railway station used to be named after him.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #146
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There's a tradition in Europe to build statues and name streets after the living US presidents who supported the "struggle for independence" or something in the similar way.
Just see the number of Wilson streets in Czechoslovakia. Even the Prague Central railway station used to be named after him.
Strange. In Italy they named streets after Lenin, Stalin and Tito and in the communst Czechoslovakia they named streets after American presidents!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #147
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Strange. In Italy they named streets after Lenin, Stalin and Tito and in the communst Czechoslovakia they named streets after American presidents!
I meant the interwar Czechoslovakia (when T. W. Wilson was still alive). Of course those names were mostly changed after the WWII when communists gained the power.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #148
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There is Stalingrad metro station in northern Paris...
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:07 AM   #149
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What are they building around Tbilisi? It appears to be some kind of bypass but it could be a railway as well.

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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #150
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It will be a railway bypass.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #151
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Some pictures of roads in Georgia I took last month. I do have to add that these pictures do not do justice to the general condition of roads in Georgia: while these pictures mostly show bad roads, I found most roads to be in a pretty good state (at least the main roads). Roads in the capital Tbilisi are generally pretty good too, although driving there can be hard due to the chaotic traffic and confusing road signs.

1. Freeway ს1 (S1) between Tbilisi and Gori. The first part of this freeway is not really up to freeway standards (with houses and businesses directly next to the freeway), but the newer part towards Gori looks pretty good.


2. On the Georgian Military Highway, the highway between Tbilisi and the Russian border. This leads right through the Caucasus mountains, and is one of the most beautiful roads I've ever driven on. The road is in a very bad state, though. This picture shows the first part, where the road is still in a good condition. Entering the mountains...


3. Past the ski resort of Gudauri the road quality gets very bad. In the background you can see the Georgian-Russian friendship memorial (although they're not really good friends anymore nowadays).


4. Sometimes there's heavy traffic on the road. This is close to the pass (some 2400 meters).


5. ...


6. A side road leading to a small town. Surprisingly, this road has excellent road quality.


7. On the road in the very south of the country, near the border with Azerbeijan. THis part of the country is very sparsely populated.


8. At least, some decent road signs. (towards a monastary which is often visited by tourists).


Oh, and please do visit Georgia, it is an extremely beautiful country (and great food and drinks!).
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #152
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What are they building around Tbilisi? It appears to be some kind of bypass but it could be a railway as well.

It it a railway bypass. The railway through the city will be closed, the central railway station will be replaced with two passenger termini (meaning that passengers travelling through Tbilisi will have to change from one station to another with local public transport in the future. Not a very good idea, if you ask me).

More information can be found at the website of the Georgian railways
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Old August 17th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #153
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In September 2013 the construction of the Tbilisi-Rustavi highway will begin. The length of the motorway will be 17.4 km. The Asian Development Bank is studying the project and presumably will finance it. The highway will begin at Ortachala Bus Station in Tbilisi, continue to Rustavi and eventually onwards to the Red Bridge border crossing point between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development has stated that the highway will meet international safety and construction standards.
http://www.messenger.com.ge/issues/2..._econ_one.html
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 04:34 AM   #154
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What are they building around Tbilisi? It appears to be some kind of bypass but it could be a railway as well.

Or maybe a continuation of the Freeway in Northeast
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Old February 5th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #155
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Old February 5th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #156
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I am missing the country code in ovals . (Are they known or used anyway outside Europe?)
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:24 AM   #157
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This looks more magestic, looks like all these cities are part of on huge non-declared country... Tblisi, Baku, Tehran, Yerevan, Tabriz...
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Highway to go to Azerbaijan
By Messenger Staff
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In September 2013 the construction of the Tbilisi-Rustavi highway will begin. The length of the motorway will be 17.4 km. The Asian Development Bank is studying the project and presumably will finance it. The highway will begin at Ortachala Bus Station in Tbilisi, continue to Rustavi and eventually onwards to the Red Bridge border crossing point between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development has stated that the highway will meet international safety and construction standards.
http://www.messenger.com.ge/issues/2..._econ_one.html
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Construction of the new highway running between Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Rustavi will be completed by late 2015.
The highway's construction was launched on April 22 by Chinese Sinohydro Corporation Limited.
The construction should be completed in 17 months.
http://en.haberler.com/georgian-pm-f...of-new-461382/ (5th June 2014)

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The road length will be presumably 17.4 kilometers, - says Narmania. In his words, a new motorway will allow to cover a road from Tbilisi to Rustavi in 15 minutes. The cost of the first and third sections makes 88.761.128.95 GEL.
http://bpi.ge/en/index.php?option=co...11-06-17-42-27 (15th March 2014)

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The proposed Project is an Investment Program under MDF for the SUTIP-P1. The interventions considered under this Tranche include creation of New road on the Mtkvari river side, road widening for development of 4 or 6 lanes from existing 2 lanes, pavement strengthening, drainage improvement, construction of new bridges and underpasses, retaining walls, interchanges, overpass for easy crossing of the local people. The length of 17.4km is divided into 2 Packages. As such, Package-I which had completed is Section-1 (Sta. 0+000~4+000) and Sectin-3 (Sta.10+800~ 17+400) and Package-II is Section-2 (Sta. 4+000~10+800). This IEE is developed for 6.8km length Section-2 from Phonichala to Rustavi.
http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads...31.08.2013.pdf (29th August 2013)

If I got it right, a 17.4km 4-laned (or partial? 6-laned) motorway is u/c since April 2014. Estimated completion: Late 2015 (17 month = Late September 2014).

Is it really a full grade-separated, access-controlled motorway?

Are there more motorways or expressway u/c in Georgia?
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The term 'motorway' is often used in the Caucasus for former Soviet M roads (magistrale). They are not nessarily controlled-access motorways like we know it in Europe, but Georgia does have such roads (S1).
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S1 under construction south of Kutaisi, as of November 2013. It appears to be constructed as a super two, and not a four-lane motorway like the sections closer to Tbilisi.

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