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Here you can have an idea what a beautiful road it would be soon.

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Almost same place at 2012 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8415853065/


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Same area at 2013 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11368576123/


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Wow...impressive!
Watcing that old, dirt roads turning into regular roads is quite a good step for the Ethiopian infrastructure improvement.
But don't the roads need signs and markings?
They are necessary for these roads.
Also, i think that there are many kilometres of such roads within Ethiopia, aren't there??
 

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Road from Axum to Adigrat

Most of it was posted before - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1394384&page=3 (starting from post #48)

It's the last part with mountain pass at ~3050 m before Adigrat.


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What is driving at night like in Ethiopia? I've seen roads with few if any road markings or reflector poles, and what about wildlife and cattle wandering on the roads?...
 

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^^ Nice pics, thank you.

By the way, these small discontinuous walls seems very much hazardous: if someone has lost control of his vehicle and has the mischance to drive on them, he might be killed or seriously injured. Same for a slight lack of attention.
A barrier or a continuous small wall would have been preferable for safety.
 

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^^ Nice pics, thank you.

By the way, these small discontinuous walls seems very much hazardous: if someone has lost control of his vehicle and has the mischance to drive on them, he might be killed or seriously injured. Same for a slight lack of attention.
A barrier or a continuous small wall would have been preferable for safety.
I think they were installed by the Italians in the 1930s, according to historical pictures.
 

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I think they were installed by the Italians in the 1930s, according to historical pictures.
Yes, these are similar for old Italian barriers. These barriers are actually new ones but they have kept the same style. On other roads there are also continuous walls, barriers made from pieces of concrete and so on.
Yeah it looks more dangerous but we can't expect full logic when Chinese are planning Ethiopian roads. No offence. It still better than nothing.
 

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What is driving at night like in Ethiopia? I've seen roads with few if any road markings or reflector poles, and what about wildlife and cattle wandering on the roads?...
It's quite dangerous. After sunset it's completely dark from about 7 pm and roads are still full of people, playing children, cattle, trucks parked for night without any lights and so on. So you have to drive with half of the speed you can drive during a day and you still have to be extremely cautious. That's why most of drivers prefer to start with sunrise at early morning 5 or 6 am for longer trips. And all big distances are divided for 12-14 hrs long sections to avoid driving at night. Even public buses on longer routes stop after sunset at some bigger town unless they have 1 or 2 hrs to final destination.
 

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Discussion Starter · #180 ·
Ethiopia: ERA Awarded Mojo – Hawassa Expressway for Keangnam

The first lot for Mojo – Hawassa Expressway project, which stretches for 93 kilometers, is awarded to a South Korean construction company, Keangnam Enterprises Limited, by Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA). Workeneh, Gebehu, Ethiopia’s Minister for Transport, explained the firm won the bid for the first lot of the entire 209 kilometers.
Full report: http://www.2merkato.com/news/alerts/3605-ethiopia-era-awarded-mojo-–-hawassa-expressway-for-keangnam

Ethiopia is right on track to construct its second expressway.
 
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