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« on: June 23, 2019, 10:46:47 AM »

Fed sher is known for his road geek videos in the Buenos Aires area. One of his videos also includes freeways/tollways in Buenos Aires.

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Re: Roadgeek videos from Argentina
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 06:06:21 PM »

It's like you knew I'm here. Craziest thing I've noticed so far is how prominent the lateral stripes are approaching a toll plaza and then the presence of actual speed bumps. On a freeway.

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Re: Roadgeek videos from Argentina
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 10:19:59 PM »

Other notes: Av 9 de Julio is the world's widest street. You feel like you're looking across a river at the other side. Found a quadruple left turn: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fp5cBLC9Su58DyD6A
Old street signs abound - porcelain - mainly for street names and tiny one-way arrows. And there's a neat reversible lane system on what's normally a 10-lane one way road - do you know of any wider one laners? https://maps.app.goo.gl/TvokhzsUKhXtxzzo8

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Re: Roadgeek notes from Argentina
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 05:14:03 PM »

Another note: The first several hundred km of RN14 are a superstreet, in essence. For all Argentina reminds me of Texas, this is something different and better. By removing all cross streets in favor of U-turns, there are many fewer opportunities for traffic conflicts while inconveniencing only a few locals.

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Re: Roadgeek videos from Argentina
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 05:27:30 PM »

President Macri announced plans to reconstruct major highways in Argentina as a PPP project. It includes a number of corridors to be upgraded to autopista, semi-autopista or other improvements. This is in line with much of South America, a large proportion of road upgrades are funded through tolls. The entire program includes over 7500 kilometers of roads to be upgraded.

Official website: https://ppp.vialidad.gob.ar/

Several concessions were awarded in 2018:

· Corredor vial A: Consorcio: Paolini, Vial Agro, INC.



· Corredor vial B: Consorcio: China Construction America, Green SA.



· Corredor vial C: Consorcio: Jose Cartellone Construcciones Civiles SA.



· Corredor vial E: Consorcio: Helport, Panedile, Eleprint, Copasa.



· Corredor vial F: Consorcio: Helport, Panedile, Eleprint, Copasa.



· Corredor vial SUR: Consorcio: Rovella Carranza, JCR SA, Mota - Engil.

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Re: Argentina
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 08:24:21 AM »

Well, Paseo del Bajo just opened. Nice.
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Re: Argentina
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 06:16:40 PM »

Yes, Paseo de Bajo was open to trucks when I was in BA and I saw them using it.
I just traveled half a new freeway today! NR 19 east of Córdoba is open WB with traffic on the old road EB. Still being extended to ultimately connect as autovia all the way to Santa Fe, albeit with side connections (not a true freeway).

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Re: Argentina
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 05:23:51 PM »

I found the most boring road in Argentina and possibly the world. RP10 west of Telen. It's over 100 km of grassland scrub and straightaways. The longest one is 17 miles. I had so much time on my hands I converted from metric in my head just for fun (I believe it was 27.7 km). There were 3 road junctions in that distance. I started hallucinating faces in the sky. I cheered the appearance of a bird or another vehicle because it was something to look at. Seriously, I-80 in Nebraska is charging compared to this.

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Re: Argentina
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Re: Argentina
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 06:07:55 PM »

Very nice video.  It's amazing to me that so many of the wider and busier streets have speed bumps.
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 07:32:11 PM »

Very nice video.  It's amazing to me that so many of the wider and busier streets have speed bumps.
Dude, pretty much every road except freeways has them! Throughout the country!

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Re: Argentina
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 12:19:11 PM »

Very nice video.  It's amazing to me that so many of the wider and busier streets have speed bumps.
Dude, pretty much every road except freeways has them! Throughout the country!
Never having been there, it is interesting to note the differences to the USA.  It's an interesting idea in traffic planning to say the least.  I guess it improves interaction between pedestrians and motor traffic.  But on the downside, it likely will push more traffic onto the freeways (just like badly timed traffic signals does in many parts of the USA).
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2019, 12:21:25 PM »

Very nice video.  It's amazing to me that so many of the wider and busier streets have speed bumps.
Dude, pretty much every road except freeways has them! Throughout the country!
Never having been there, it is interesting to note the differences to the USA.  It's an interesting idea in traffic planning to say the least.  I guess it improves interaction between pedestrians and motor traffic.  But on the downside, it likely will push more traffic onto the freeways (just like badly timed traffic signals does in many parts of the USA).
There are no freeways outside Buenos Aires.

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Re: Argentina
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2019, 09:37:18 AM »


There are no freeways outside Buenos Aires.

Not even on others major Argentine cities like Rosario, Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza?
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Re: Argentina
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2019, 11:28:08 AM »


There are no freeways outside Buenos Aires.

Not even on others major Argentine cities like Rosario, Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza?
Nope. Check the map. They've got side streets, driveways, turnarounds.

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Re: Argentina
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2019, 09:02:58 PM »

The autopista from Rosario to Córdoba doesn't seem too bad, except for the last couple km to Córdoba.  Most of the at-grades seen unofficial, at least in street view, and there is a gas station or two acting like a turnpike service area.
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