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Autostrada is the Italian word for motorways/freeways, but is used in several countries including Belgium, Switzerland, Lithuania, Poland, Egypt, Israel, Albania and Romania. Italy's Autostrada has one of the highest speed limits in Europe, excluding the German Autobahn. The speed limit varies but 130 km/h (~80 mph) is common; with the limits for trucks being lower, at 80 km/h(~50mph). During times of heavy rain or snow, the speed limits for cars is lowered to 110 km/h (~70mph). Image File history File links AutobahnCH.svg Summary Motorway mark in Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy. ... Image File history File links AutobahnCH.svg Summary Motorway mark in Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ...

Autostrada E85 near Kaunas city in Lithuania, link to Warsaw
Autostrada E85 near Kaunas city in Lithuania, link to Warsaw

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixels, file size: 448 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Autostrada E85 near Kaunas city in Lithuania I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixels, file size: 448 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Autostrada E85 near Kaunas city in Lithuania I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

History

Italy was the first country in the world to build such roads, the first one being the "Autostrada dei Laghi" (Lakes' Highway), from Milan to Varese, built in 1924. In 1927 the Rome bypass running 57 miles bypassing Rome to the east was completed. It followed a dual carriageway design and was the first modern freeway bypass in Europe. This early motorway was extended in the early 1930's south to Naples and north to Florence where it merged with another Autostrada. Plans to further extend it southward to Sicily were scheduled in 1940. The A9 Motorway is a major road in Italy. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Varese is a city in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55 km north of Milan. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ...


In the 1930s the Fascist government built over 800 miles of motorways conncecting all of the major cities of Southern Italy and most of northern Italy. Conctruction ceased in 1941 due to World War II and the magificant highway network fell into ruin until 1956 when plans to rebuild the major links began. During the 1960's and 1970's most of the Autostrada was rebuilt and today is the fifth largest motorway network in the world.

Lithuanian autostrada E85

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixels, file size: 513 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Autostrada E85 in Lithuania I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixels, file size: 513 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Autostrada E85 in Lithuania I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

See also

The Autostrada is the Italian National system of motorways. ... Romanias Road Network Public roads in Romania are ranked according to importance and traffic as follows: motorways (autostradă - pl. ... Main article: Transport in Poland Polish motorway network as of September, 2006. ...

External links

  • Official website in Italian
  • Official website in English
  • Lithuanian Road Administration
  • Travel guide in English

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Autostrada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Autostrada is the Italian word for motorways/freeways, but is used in several countries including Albania, Lithuania, Poland, Egypt, Israel, and Romania.
Italy's Autostrada has one of the highest speed limits in Europe, excluding the German Autobahn.
Italy was the first country in the world in which was built a road like these ones, in particular the first one was the "Autostrada dei Laghi" (Lakes' Highway), from Milan to Varese, built in 1924.
Slow Travel Italy - The Autostrada, rules of the road, speed limits, driving techniques (1401 words)
The limits are: 130 kilometers per hour on the Autostrada, 110 on main highways, 90 outside of towns, 50 in towns.
The signs on the roads and the Autostrada are similar to what we are used to in the US, but the words are in Italian.
This is a view of the A1 Autostrada that goes from Rome to Florence through the eastern part of Tuscany.
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