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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #281
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Serious accidents this morning. I'll try to translate some:

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N9 closed after serious accident with truck

The N9 Alkmaar - Den Helder was closed this morning in both directions after an accident near St Maartenszee. A car, of which driver presumably fell asleep, got onto the opposite lane. The driver of the upcoming truck tried to avoid the car, and flipped over.

The truck crashed onto a van, which caught fire. The driver of the van died in this accident. The ravage on the N9 is huge, and traffic is being detoured locally. 4 more people were injured, 2 of them seriously.
The N9 will be closed the entire morning.
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Chaos on interchange Vaanplein after accident

An accident caused chaos on the A15 south of Rotterdam, between interchange Vaanplein and exit Rhoon. 20 cars and a truck were involved in the accident. As far as known, only one person were injured. There is a lot of damage on the site.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #282
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The A4 is one of the most diverse motorways in terms of appearing. It has been planned for 40 years between Delft and Schiedam, has 2x3 lanes near Den Haag and Leiden, and goes back in an extremely narrow aquaduct north of Leiden. Then, after interchange Burgerveen, the road 2x5 lanes wide, the widest one-piece road (no parallels) in the Netherlands.
Widest one-piece (one carriageway) road (2x5) in the Netherlands and probably in Europe (apart from Moscow's MKAD).
I know that for example in Spain you can't build 2x5 roads... You would have to do something like 2+3+3+2, because there's a maximum of 4 lanes per carriageway.

This obviously doesn't count acceleracion/deceleracion lanes and near junctions points, etc...
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 01:48 PM   #283
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A4 near Schiphol Airport








Also found this one, the A1 near Amsterdam:


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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #284
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DAMMIT.

Widening of the A4 between Interchange Burgerveen and Leiden has been cancelled by the Council of State

Based on the idea that 3 lanes of flowing traffic gives worse pollution than continuous traffic jams now with 2 lanes, the widening has been cancelled.

That means the only N-S motorway in the Randstad, connecting over 7 million people and the three biggest cities remains only 2x2 lanes.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #285
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To underline the importance of this motorway, the A4 immediatly serves 2.761.000 inhabitants, and over 6 million in the entire region. The Schiphol airport, one of the busiest in the world (12th) is immediatly on the A4 motorway.

The A4 has officially the most traffic jams in the Netherlands, near the aquaduct which is only 2x2 lanes with no emergency lanes.

This is really ridiculous.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #286
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Old July 27th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #287
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A small piece of brand new shiny A73 has just been opened!

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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #288
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Oh, come on - only 70 km/h?? I knew Holland had the lowest speed limits in EU, but this is ridiculous. Or maybe there is a construction area ahead?
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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #289
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That 70 limit is, like you said, because of construction works ahead. If you look closely at the last pic you can see a yellow sign saying that only one lane will be available further on. The motorway is not totally completed yet.

The blue line on this map is the completed part, they are still working on the rest of the road, red lines. I believe that at the end of 2008 the works will be completed
http://maps.google.nl/maps/ms?ie=UTF...5481&z=11&om=1
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #290
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To underline the importance of this motorway, the A4 immediatly serves 2.761.000 inhabitants, and over 6 million in the entire region. The Schiphol airport, one of the busiest in the world (12th) is immediatly on the A4 motorway.

The A4 has officially the most traffic jams in the Netherlands, near the aquaduct which is only 2x2 lanes with no emergency lanes.

This is really ridiculous.
If they seriously dont change their additude towards the inhabitants of the Netherlands i'll try to get 6 trucks and stand still on the A4. We will get traffic jams the entire day and the government will lose so much money that they WILL HAVE TO FIX IT!!!!

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From the official traffic information service:

number 1:

320989kmmin in 2006
A4 between Amsterdam -> Delft
Toplocation: Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk
44039kmmins in 2005

1 kilometerminute = 1kilometer of trafficjam for 1 minute so 1km for 10minutes creates 10kmmins
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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #291
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Some various dutch motorway junctions. I made them by stitching images from Virtual Earth together.

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They are now further down
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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #292
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Great work, Rick! These views are way better than the standard Google Earth views.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #293
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Great job!

Can you post a picture of the A2xA12 junction?
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Old July 29th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #294
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Great job indeed.

Is that a motorway junction
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Old July 29th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #295
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Yes, it is interchange Julianaplein.

However, technically it can't be called interchange. on the right is the A28 motorway, leading to Zwolle and Utrecht. On the left a local road leading into central Groningen.
On the bottom; the N7, which fast become A7 to Leeuwarden and Amsterdam.
On above side; the N7, which become A7 after 6 or 7 km, to Oldenburg and Bremen in Germany, however the German border is still 60km away.

This is the busiest traffic light crossing in the Netherlands, over 100.000 vehicles cross these lights daily.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #296
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Great job!

Can you post a picture of the A2xA12 junction?
Thanks!

You mean Oudenrijn? I tried to stitch it together but it is too large and the problem with VE is that the images you see all differ from each other by the means of height, angle and such. one image is about 2000x1500 pixels and all next to each other you get the feeling that it is one continuous picture but it's not. If i would show you oudenrijn the way like I made the other junctions, you would get half a junction because it's not centered excactly in the middle of one photo.
It's the same with some other junctions, too bad actually, because there can never be a complete overview of all the dutch junction that way.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #297
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Great stuff, thanks for those pictures.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #298
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Great pictures! Taking a photo of Kleinpolderplein without traffic jams is very rare, but looks AWESOME!

I think we should get more highways if we are denied expanding the existing roads!
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