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In the meantime somebody will discover, that the batteries and neodymium magnets used in (of course eco) wind mills are not that enviroment friendly and we will have another enemy to fight against.
In the meantime somebody has discovered, that the batteries are not that enviroment friendly
 

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In the meantime somebody has discovered, that the batteries are not that enviroment friendly
I see you not get my sarcasm.
Of course everyone knows this is already known fact, but as long somebody forces current version called Energiewende, we should not destroy this business.
Utopia like this is well known in central Europe countries which were under soviet occupation, as a wisdom of stage (I am not sure if there is a better translation). In easier words forced bulls**t, against the facts, to acheive actual goals.
 

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New option for A53 (Tunnel tief):


In my opinion good one. Does not require rebuilding of Kreisel Betzholz.
(Source:Anzeiger von Uster)
 

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Don't get your point. The need not to rebuild a (big) roundabout is no real justification for a long tunnel isnt it? There might be other causes though
 

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From tomorrow 400 km of roads, including many which are not motorways or Autostrasse, will be owned by the federal government (and thus will require a vignette, if they are motorways).

I suppose we will see many new white numbers in red diamonds like the A24 Mendrisio-Stabio (today road n.394). I don't know how will be signposted the federal roads which are not motorways or Autostrasse, AFAIK there aren't now.

I let you discover the new A numbers in the link below, which shows the roads where the vignette will be mandatory (ASTRA non motorway roads are not shown).

Some odd numbers like A1.1 are going to disappear, other aren't, like A3W.

https://fedro.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5f15c3f1d0ee401097a21be527d12a0c
 

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From tomorrow 400 km of roads, including many which are not motorways or Autostrasse, will be owned by the federal government (and thus will require a vignette, if they are motorways).

I suppose we will see many new white numbers in red diamonds like the A24 Mendrisio-Stabio (today road n.394). I don't know how will be signposted the federal roads which are not motorways or Autostrasse, AFAIK there aren't now.

I let you discover the new A numbers in the link below, which shows the roads where the vignette will be mandatory (ASTRA non motorway roads are not shown).

Some odd numbers like A1.1 are going to disappear, other aren't, like A3W.

https://fedro.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5f15c3f1d0ee401097a21be527d12a0c
So also the Locarno tunnel will require vignette? IIRC few years ago it was vignette-free.
 

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Yes, a vignette is needed there since yesterday, as it is on the "new" A24 Mendrisio-Stabio autostrasse. However there will still be a few cantonal motorways where a vignette is not needed, as the A52. And for the first time there will be federal roads which are not A-roads, actually even many urban roads will become managed by ASTRA (although maintenance might still be contracted to cantons and towns, I suppose).

The idea to use the same number for unconnected roads is confusing, especcially for the two A23, but also A20 and partly A2.

Unless they decide to number "23" also the conventional road between the two A23 autostrasse sections, although this is again a little confusing as H23 is a totally different road (while, for instance, A2-H2 and A13-H13 roughly follow the same corridor). Usuing sometimes N1 and sometimes A1 is also confusing.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauptstrasse_23

It is also curious to see that some short branches received a number-letter designation leid to the main motorway (A1R is a branch of A1), and some branches of comparable length received a separate number (it is A24, not, say, A2S - thankfully).

A4a becomes part of A14, and A4 remains as it is, even if both have a TOTSO (a single number for Zürich-Luzern might have been more logic).

Generally speaking, I don't like TOTSOs, nor lettered branches like A3W, and I think that motorways quite far from each other but with the same number should have two different numbers (like the two A3, the two A4 and the two A20).
 

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But why do they rename A51 to A11, A53 to A15, A4a to A14?
Why does the short motorway to German A864 not get a number?
Will all tolled routes indicated on the map be called "A" routes?
Is there a full list of all these "A routes"?

When will the signs be updated?
 

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1) A5x numbers are likely reserved for cantonal motorways, as for A4a I don't know but at least all branches will be coherent (and not as it is no, when we have A4a (lowercase letter), A3W (uppercase letter), and A1.1 (number-dot-number))
2) you are asking too much! the mess in road numbers is one of the few messy things in this country
3) the roads in the map* will need a vignette, but not not all A roads will need a vignette, and not all federal roads are also A roads (and these do not need a vignette)
3a) note that historically motorways in Switzerland were called N1 and so on, and only more recently A1 and so on, this is confusing as N elsewhere like in France and Spain denotes national roads which are not motorways, these do exist in Switzerland but they are not called with the N prefix
3b) this comes from the fact that Switzerland is a federal state and until the first motorway opened basically all roads were managed by cantons and municipalities, that's why the motorways were called "national roads" and not "motorways": they didn't replace existing national roads, they were the first national roads (beside that, some where Autobahn, some Austostrasse, so they needed a new word to denote both)
4) yes, somebody already started to update Wikipedia in German**
5) who knows?

*map: https://fedro.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5f15c3f1d0ee401097a21be527d12a0c
**de.wiki: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Hauptstrassen_der_Schweiz and https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Autobahnen_und_Autostrassen_in_der_Schweiz
 
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A 1.5 km tunnel will be built on H13 just after the existin Ascona tunnel, to replace a narrow section of road (less than two lanes wide) where bigger vehicles have problems to cross each other. This is a cantonal project, as the "new" federal "road 13" (which includes A13 and conventional roads) ends just after the 5.5 Mappo-Morettina tunnel.

The existing road will remain in place for local traffic, likely with bidirectional traffic, as there is a local bus line there.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/46.1517/8.7489

More info about the Msocia tunnel: https://www3.ti.ch/CAN/comunicati/05-07-2019-comunicato-stampa-638690464905.pdf and https://www3.ti.ch/DT/cartellastampa/pdf-cartella-stampa-478447370505.pdf (map on page 16)
 

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A1 Lausanne

A shoulder lane will commence operations on A1 north of Lausanne on 20 January. It's only a 3 kilometer section from the Villars-Ste-Croix interchange (A9) to the next interchange at Cossonay.

 

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A project about the construction of a new alignment of motorway A2, in the proximity of the Italian border, has been presented. Basically it will consist in the dismantling of current stretch between Balerna and the border, and the rerouting through a new 4-km tunnel under Penz Hill and the town of Pedrinate. The tunnel will have the other exit in Italy, near Monte Olimpino.
Estimated cost for the sole tunnel is 400 M€. It is unclear where and how the new customs area will be built.



https://www.espansionetv.it/gate/2020/01/22/il-progetto-porta-sud-delle-alpi-da-chiasso-e-monte-olimpino-sotto-la-collina/
https://www.corrieredicomo.it/la-porta-sud-delle-alpi-piace-al-ticino-ma-il-solo-tunnel-costerebbe-400-milioni/
 

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^^ Hopefully there will be joint border and customs controls on either side before entering the tunnel, so that there won't be any queues in the tunnel.
 

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ASTRA says that traffic in Chiasso (I suppose only A2) decreased from 50.000 to 5.000/10.000 vpd, including trucks. However qaiting times increased a lot due to checks.

Through Gotthard and San Bernardino tunnels traffic dropped to 20-40% of normal levels.

On Morges-Ecublens sections of the A1 traffic is around 34.000, compared to 96.000.

However, on other sections of motorways traffic decreased just by 30-40%.

Statistics for the Mont Blanc tunnel are already available: it was used by 4.904 cars on Sunday 16 feb, and by just 80 (yes, eighty) on Sunday 22 march. Buses disappeared, from 40-80 a day to 0. Trucks, however, remain quite stable, around 1.500 to 2.500 according to the day of the week (less on weekends).
 
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