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bing101:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=p26e7T7Qsec
Note the interstate/US routes resemblance of the South Korean highways. Note this is Highway 60 in South Korea.

Life in Paradise:
I wonder how much it cost to put in all of those tunnels.  Can you imagine an American interstate cutting into mountains rather than going around from one to another (Example I-79 in West Virginia)?

Joe The Dragon:

--- Quote from: bing101 on October 09, 2017, 09:21:13 AM ---//www.youtube.com/watch?v=p26e7T7Qsec
Note the interstate/US routes resemblance of the South Korean highways. Note this is Highway 60 in South Korea.

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that rest area has a lot ramps to it.

Chris:

--- Quote from: Life in Paradise on October 09, 2017, 10:31:01 AM ---I wonder how much it cost to put in all of those tunnels.  Can you imagine an American interstate cutting into mountains rather than going around from one to another (Example I-79 in West Virginia)?

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The U.S. is a bit of an outlier with its lack of tunnels in mountainous areas. Tunnels are the norm in any mountainous area in Europe or Asia. Korea is very mountainous, there is often no point to go around mountains as you would run into the next mountain. Like Japan, most of the flatter areas in South Korea are urbanized so acquiring a right-of-way through urbanized areas is expensive and intrusive.

bing101:
Here is a new roadgeek video from the Seoul area.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuRPXB3q5eo

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