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Greece Interstate 7
Greece Interstate 7 is a north-to-south highway that runs from Kalamata in the south and ends in Corinth in the north. It is also associated with E65 only for the superhighway and is also tolled. It runs through the prefectures of Messenia, Arcadia, Argolida and Corinthia and the entire region of the Peloponnese. It runs entirely with E65 .
In the 1980s a toll superhighway shortened distance from Tripoli to Athens by 50 km. It has about 7 interchanges. The two-laned superhighway was opened and bypasses much of Argolida. It began to pass by opening what it became one of the longest tunnels in Greece, the Artemisi Tunnel . Its length is nearly 2 km and did not extended into GR-8/E65/E94 interchange until 1997 when distance from Tripoli to Athens was shortened to 148 km.
In 2000, construction of a superhighway from Megalopoli to the junction of the old GR-7 (Tripoli-Argos Route). Part of it began in 1999 and opened in around 2001 in the northeast and in 2002 near Rapsommati and Vrysoules and a tunnel is included. In 2003, the section of the highway from near Leontari to Megalopoli to near Thana was opened.
In 2003, a mudslide affected the freeway and crippled access from Nemea to near the boundary with Argolis. The blame is that the road was poorly planned during the 1980s. It was reopened with 2-lanes and a few months later, the superhighway with 2 lanes was fully reconnected again.
Several mudslides were reported in the tunnel E of Megalopoli but it was minor and was repaired.
In February 2004, farmers demanded more mones as protesters marched to an interchange for the past few days. Riots rarely broke out.
- corvy roads (old road)
- Derveni and bypasses
- Paradeisia , and bypasses
- Old Road:
- Second branch: near Leontari to Megalopoli
- curvy roads
- south of Athinaio
- near Asea
- curvy roads
- near Nea Myloi
- west of Mycenae
- junction with GR-66
- West branch:
- New Road, not GR-7:
- near Veligotsi
- south of Perivolia
- Central: downtown Corinth, northern terminus
- near Rapsommati
- Rapsommati Tunnel
- east of Tripoli
- GR-37/E962 interchange
- old GR-7 interchange
- interchange with GR-74 and northbound GR-33
- Nestani interchange
- Artemisio Tunnel
- Ancient Nemea interchange with GR-66
- Corinth interchange
- Junction with GR-8A/E94 eastbound, exit from superhighway (interchange)
- Service road interchange
- End of[[Category:Corinth|Interstate]
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