This article gives a brief account of Hungary's programme for motorway construction, which is planned to total over 500km by 1985. The M7 motorway from Budapest to the Yugoslav frontier is first discussed, which forms part of the European road E96. The design initially gives 2 x 2 traffic lanes, but will eventually provide 2 x 3 lanes with provision for further widening. Brief details are given of the pavement design (concrete overlying a bituminous gravel and stabilized soil), of bridge design and of surface water drainage. The first phase of construction has required the haulage of 4 million cu. M of earth and 200000 cu. M of replaced material. Similar information is then given for the M1 motorway which has a common origin with the M7 and runs to meet the Austrian section of the European road E5 at Hegylshalom. The pavement structure is planned to include a roughened asphaltic concrete wearing course, a rolled asphalt base course, a bituminous gravel base and a cement stabilized sub base. The article includes a map showing the long-term plan for a high-speed highway network in Hungary. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00097343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM