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Arco Norte, Mexico in Microsoft Streets and Trips
Loping
Attached is my plot of Mexico's 'Arco Norte' bypass of greater Mexico City.
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Larry
Thanks Loping. This bypass is largely missing in the Streets & Trips 2011 data also.
Confused
There is a website where more about Arco Norte can be found...

Mapa Arco Norte

They show the complete route - I don't know if or when it will be open. Once completed this section of road will mean not only an easy way to bypass Mexico City but the autopista/cuota road system will be complete from coast to coast through central Mexico. To the west by Altacomulco and 15D to the east by Texmelucan and 150D. We drove the east side as far a Sahagun a couple years ago on our way to Teotihuacan and it is a beautiful road. Unfortunately, as with all cuota autopistas in Mexico the tolls are high so the roads are too expensive for most Mexicans to use. That means very little traffic. But I would think the Mexican economy and commerce would be better served with tolls priced more affordably so the system can be of benefit to the economy as the Interstate System in the US. Another great new road in Mexico with be between Mazatlan and Durango . . .

Baluarte Bridge - HighestBridges.com

. . . The write up on this road is very interesting as is this one particular bridge which is but one of many bridges and tunnels that will be on this highway.
Loping
Outstanding! Thanks for sharing that link! I had been to that site, but I never saw a link to the Google map of the Arco Norte. Google maps are great! You can zoom any really close, and it even shows buildings in outline. It makes me want to buy an Android tablet and dump Streets and Trips, but I suppose it wouldn't work if you were out of a wireless zone which is a major part of Mexico.
Confused
I found another part of the Arco Norte not on Streets & Trips yet - but it may not be built yet. I think it is very close to done but don't know for sure. Anyway, a few years ago I found something that showed where the west arc was going to go and looked at it on Google Earth. I saw a bridge over the narrow part of a lake at about 8600 feet above sea level. At that time there was a date on the photo indicating the photo was taken in 2006 I think - but maybe 2008. The point being they may have been working on parts of this section of the Arco Norte for quite some time getting bridges and other more complicated things done before working on the actual road. I found the bridge on Google Earth at 19.941056 -99.729824 . I am not totally sure this is the Arco Norte but I am pretty sure as I know there was something that led me to this location. I guess we will find out when they finally get all of this new road on the map. Still wondering when this last section will be finished.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Loping
Outstanding! Thanks for sharing that link! I had been to that site, but I never saw a link to the Google map of the Arco Norte. Google maps are great! You can zoom any really close, and it even shows buildings in outline. It makes me want to buy an Android tablet and dump Streets and Trips, but I suppose it wouldn't work if you were out of a wireless zone which is a major part of Mexico.
If you use Google Earth on a PC, you can load the disk cache and then disconnect and the maps in the disk cache will still display. You load the disk cache by simply browsing the area of interest at the levels of detail you want. It can be a bit tedious if you want to preload a large area but it allows you to use Google Earth even if you don't have an internet connection.

If you use something like Earthbridge or GooPS you can even use Google Earth for realtime navigation with a GPS receiver like the one from Streets&Trips.

...ken...
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