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Old June 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2961
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Yeah, called the "centrale as" (central axe)

They have decided to go ahead with the double-deck tunnel in Maastricht. (A2)
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Old June 25th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #2962
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Old June 25th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #2963
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Yeah, called the "centrale as" (central axe)

They have decided to go ahead with the double-deck tunnel in Maastricht. (A2)
"Central Axis"

Looks like a very impressive project. How long would the tunnel be?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #2964
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The tunnel will be 2.5 KM long and they expect the completion of the tunnel in 2016, but as always things will take a little longer then normal
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Old June 26th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #2965
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And of course at twice the expected cost
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Old June 26th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #2966
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Wow, a double-decker tunnel, really progressive.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #2967
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And of course at twice the expected cost
Nah Southern Limburg has better soil than say, the Randstad. And it's not a rail project, which significantly reduces the chances of a huge cost-overrun.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #2968
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why is this tunnel going to be 2x2 upper deck + 2x2 lower deck? Some kind of express/local set up? surely either 4x4 (with one carriageway above another) or 2+2 upper deck x 2+2 lower deck (ie rather than direction grouped by side of tunnel, it's grouped by deck) would be easier, unless there is an express-local style set up.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #2969
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Nah Southern Limburg has better soil than say, the Randstad. And it's not a rail project, which significantly reduces the chances of a huge cost-overrun.
Still NIMBY's are everywhere
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Old June 26th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #2970
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why is this tunnel going to be 2x2 upper deck + 2x2 lower deck? Some kind of express/local set up? surely either 4x4 (with one carriageway above another) or 2+2 upper deck x 2+2 lower deck (ie rather than direction grouped by side of tunnel, it's grouped by deck) would be easier, unless there is an express-local style set up.
One level is for local traffic, and one for through traffic.

It means that there capacity on this corridor doubles.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #2971
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having a local/through arrangement doesn't mean that capacity doubles - it's having 4 lanes in each direction that doubles the capacity!

Anyway, the picture makes sense now - a local/express set up is what I guessed.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #2972
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A2 motorway is flooded near Utrecht. Lane closures, stopped traffic. Torrential rains across the Netherlands. A73 or A67 is also flooded near Venlo.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #2973
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The TT motorraces have ended in Assen, meaning everybody returns south on A28. There is currently a 60 kilometer backup between Assen and Zwolle. Delay of 160 minutes.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #2974
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Same here(floodings), there was quite of a traffic jam on the A4.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #2975
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One level is for local traffic, and one for through traffic.

It means that there capacity on this corridor doubles.
That certanly explains it, mabye they should make it a bit bigger, so when demand increases they can make more lanes and thus make the capacity level higher.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #2976
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Nah, the current road has 2x2 lanes and carries 50.000 - 60.000 AADT. The new road will have 4x2 lanes, which is a capacity of near 200.000. I don't think any more capacity will be necessary, this is actually a declining region, and also a border region, and border traffic is not likely to increase that much.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 05:36 AM   #2977
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Interesting video of the future A2 between Deil and Everdingen:

http://www.gelderlander.nl/video/reg...cle5173306.ece
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Old June 30th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #2978
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A28 near Assen, Drenthe province. I think this is the most quiet part of the entire A28, a lot of through traffic exits onto N33 south of Assen, and traffic from Assen usually goes to Groningen, which means the bypass of Assen is the most quiet part.
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Traffic jam on the A7/N7 in Groningen. This road is almost always jammed due to the busiest traffic light intersection in the Netherlands.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #2979
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Why don't they just name it the A7 since this road has been upgraded?
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Three coaches crashed into a truck on A2 near Abcoude (Ping mr Timon)

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