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Tierra del Fuego Transportation: 3 reviews and 8 photos
17.848 km from Alaska to Fireland
this road starts in Alaska and combines several highways through different countries to the so-called "Panamerican Highway / Panamericana " and in Argentina this road is called N3 and the distances are calculated from Buenos Aires, so the end of the road in Lapataia is at Km 3079, equivalent to Km 17848 of the total Panamericana.
You really cannot always compare the quality of the roads with an ordinary highway, mostly it is just a wide asphalt road with a wide track in each direction, so overtaking is only possible with no onward cars and mostly there will be a "hard shoulder" on each side, wide enough to park a car, but without asphalt and just uneven gravel, where you can drive on only in a low speed.
The very end of the Highway Nr.3 to Lapataia is quite narrow and just a sandy road through the National Park, at some places you will be lucky not to meet onward trucks or buses, because there is just space enough for a bus in one direction.
Mostly there are NO marks of tracks anywhere on the Panaericana Highway, we also had quite a lot of places, where all of a sudden the ashpalt was missing on the ordinary road and you had to be careful, when driving there!
Nowhere in Tierra del Fuego the speedlimit is higher than 80 km/h on this "highway" and in mostly it is not even possible to drive any faster than 60km/h because of bad surface, strong winds etc.
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