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Old June 22nd, 2007, 11:19 AM   #221
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Here's a short overview of the works on the A2:

* Holendrecht-Maarssen 2*5 rijstroken (tot 2012)
* Maarssen-Oudenrijn 2-3-3-2 rijstroken (2005-2010)animation
* Lekbruggen 2*4 rijstroken (oplevering 2004)
* Oudenrijn -knooppunt Everdingen 2*4 rijstroken(2007-2011)
* knooppunt Everdingen-aansluiting Everdingen 2*4 rijstroken (2006-2008)
* Culemborg-Deil 2*4 rijstroken (2007-2010)
* Aanpassing Diefdijk (2004)
* Zaltbommel- Maasbrug 2*3 rijstroken, met mogelijkheid voor 2*4 rijstroken (2008-2010)
* Rondweg 's-Hertogenbosch (Maasbrug - knooppunt Vught) 4*2 rijstroken (2006-2009) animations
* Den Bosch (knooppunt Vught) - Eindhoven (knooppunt Ekkerwijer) spitsstroken (planning wordt opnieuw bezien) + planstudie
* Randweg Eindhoven (knooppunt Ekkerwijer - knooppunt Leenderheide); verbreding 4*2 rijstroken (2006 -2011) interactive map
* Spitsstroken Knooppunt Leenderheide - Budel

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Vianen-'s Hertogenbosch



Some facts on this stretch:

Total costs: € 400 miljoen
nature compensation: 14,9 ha
Forest compensation: 11,1 ha
Total length: 24 km
Area bought: 71 ha
Number of viaducts: 16, including 1 ecoduct
Number of smaller crossings: 40, including 15 ecodivers (small tunnels for amimals under the highway)
Total length of soundbarriers: 9.100 m

Groundworks:
sand/ground to be removed: 2.630.000 m3
sand/ground te be added: 1.990.000 m3
Asphalt to be removed: 485.000 ton
Asphalt to be added: 780.000 ton
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:50 PM   #222
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Ok!

The A-2 will turn into one of the motorways with the most capacity in Europe!
Is have to, it is very busy, and with traffic jams about the whole day. Amount of traffic there is about to 180.000 vehicles/day. Because of the importance, it is sometimes called "The Aorta of The Netherlands".
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:59 PM   #223
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^ Chris, we say the Netherlands. :P We only say The Bahamas and The Gambia.

Anyway, the A2 is really impressive!
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 06:22 PM   #224
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Oh that reminds me, i made a video of the A2, crossing Maastricht-Aachen airport, the 5% descent to Maastricht and the old N2 through Maastricht.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPe-sGXPLGY
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Old June 24th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #225
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Update by the Runner, the construction of the landtunnel in Utrecht is in full progress:

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Old June 24th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #226
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Damn,. This is very impresive - Maarssen-Oudenrijn 2-3-3-2 rijstroken (2005-2010)animation
http://www.watgebeurthier.nl/Rijksweg2.htm

Thanks for this animation I have never seen it.

And than they build a hole city on the landtunnel.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 03:58 AM   #227
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Why in the animation they drive in the middle lane all the time when the right lane is completely empty?

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Old June 25th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #228
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Yeah, and then they expect everybody to stay right. In the top 10 'irritations in traffic' in NL, the new nr 1 is driving on the left unnecessary, while it always used to be tailgating.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #229
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Yes, minister of Transportation says the A2 Den Bosch - Eindhoven will be widened to 2x3 lanes! That's good news, you don't wanna come from 2x4 lanes in Den Bosch and Eindhoven tot 2x2 lanes in between. That's problematic.

In other words; the entire route from Amsterdam to Eindhoven will be widened over a length of 120km.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #230
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updated map, the thin line on the left is the current situation:

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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #231
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Is the stretch from Eindhoven to the border already 2x3?

And what are they going to do about the Maastricht stretch which goes through the city in an avenue?! It's incredible how there isn't a motorway bypass!
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The A2 between Eindhoven and the Belgian border is 2x2 lanes, and often overcrowded, but it doesn't result in huge traffic jams yet, but that's not far away.

The N2 in Maastricht usually gridlocks the entire city, i've experienced this a couple of times 2 weeks ago.
A new tunnels is in planning to go under the city. Hope it will be finished soon.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #233
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The N2 in Maastricht usually gridlocks the entire city, i've experienced this a couple of times 2 weeks ago.
That's overstating the problem. Usually, traffic jams form when holiday traffic due south is at it's busiest. Most of the time though, this is just a very busy but nonetheless flowing stream of traffic. Saying that is 'gridlocks the entire city', though, doesn't even come close to the real situation - even if holiday traffic is at it's worst...
Not that I want to downplay the importance of a tunnel, though - it would especially improve living conditions and make room for new city developments.

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A new tunnels is in planning to go under the city. Hope it will be finished soon.
Not in this era, I'm afraid.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #234
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The N2 itself is okay driving. Only the first traffic lights can give traffic jams. But the roads leading to the N2 are completely jammed during rushhour, i was on the N278 immediatly after the Belgium border i came into a traffic jam for the N2.
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That section can become quite packed, indeed (been there on many occasions). But that's still not 'the entire city'...
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Well, even the Meuseboulevard was jammed. And also the N5xx something from Berg and Terblijt, and the sneakroute adjacent to the N2 was jammed. That's quite in all parts of the city.
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Quite unusual, then.
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Maybe, but i saw it several times.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:32 PM   #239
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Some more news.

The Dutch A74 motorway will be build by 2009, Dutch minister of Transportation told the media. Construction will last to 2011, opening is foreseen as of 2011.
Germans have waited 3 decades for this connection, and citizens of Venlo (90.000 inhabitants) will be relieved of heavy traffic through the city too.

Stupid air quality means max. speed will be 80km/h

So stupid! In The Netherlands, you may drive 80, immediatly across the border, air quality is that better so you can drive 300km/h? Really nonsense, but it's a good thing this road will FINALLY been built.

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A73: Under construction as we speak.
A74: Approved
A61: German Autobahn to Mönchengladbach and further south, important transport axe.
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^ How big is the possibility that you get caught when speeding on a motorway in the Netherlands?
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