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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:35 PM   #3421
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Germany I think. Once you cross the border in northern or eastern Netherlands, Germany is full of wind turbines. Unfortunately, they managed to ruin the northern Sauerland with it
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:41 PM   #3422
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Yeah, when I'm at university and the weather sucks, you can barely see anything from the 11th floor. But when it clears up, suddenly a whole row of wind turbines appear
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:54 PM   #3423
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Yeah, when I'm at university and the weather sucks, you can barely see anything from the 11th floor. But when it clears up, suddenly a whole row of windmills appear
Wind turbines, not windmills. I believe the Netherlands is fuller of the latter than Germany.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 05:04 PM   #3424
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Oops. In Dutch it's officially called "windturbine", but most people (including me) just say "windmolen", which means "windmill". That's why it gets mixed up all the time. Translation error
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 06:57 PM   #3425
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Horrible rush hour in the Netherlands due to rainy weather. Over 1.100 kilometers of queue...
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #3426
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Agreement has been found over the ringroad of Utrecht.

A27 on the east side of Utrecht will be widened (currently 8 lanes, but only 4 through lanes). This link is vital, because other roads are city roads of Utrecht or local roads not suited for significant traffic.

A12 on the south side of Utrecht will be widened (currently 10 lanes on a 2+3+3+2 setup).

N230 will be turned into a motorway on the north side of Utrecht. This will significantly strengthen the flexibility of the road network in an Amsterdam/Amersfoort/Utrecht perspective.

There are also some rumours about a new motorway west of Utrecht between A2 and A12, but I'm not sure about that, as the A2 is currently being widened already.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #3427
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The motorway through Amelisweerd is cancelled due to environmentalists, only present motoways will be widened. Construction work starts in 2016

At least, this is what they said on the news, so I don't know whether it's correct or not.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #3428
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Some more details about the Utrecht plans:

A12 will be widened from 10 to 12 lanes. Current AADT 220,000
A27 will be widened from 8 to 14 lanes. Current AADT 200,000
N230 will be upgraded to controlled access expressway with 4 lanes

Earlier messages about an A2-A12 connection west of Utrecht were false, as usual by the estupidos at NOS broadcasting.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #3429
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I think the A28 Utrecht - Amersfoort needs widening too. Its 2x2 and won't be able to handle the amount of traffic that comes from the A27.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #3430
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That's right. It needs 2x4, but I'll be happy if it will be 2x3. Can you believe this motorway didn't exist until 1986?
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Old November 6th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #3431
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Question: In some of the pics, there is a green stripe between the center lines. What is it there for?
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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #3432
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^ I think it means you're not able to pass cars in both directions. I still have a bunch of dutch highway pics on my photobucket. Should start posting here soon.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #3433
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #3434
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No,

The green line is only added to show this is an "Autoweg". (fast traffic road). The white lines still show if you may pass or not.

This means passing can be allowed with a solid green marking in the center!

Here's an example. The first part has a passing ban. Further ahead, you can see the white center lines are broken instead of solid, and passing is allowed there:
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Old November 6th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #3435
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Waste of color. :P
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Old November 6th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #3436
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We like it, shadap
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #3437
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Old November 7th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #3438
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Oh yesh. Zwolle is awesome!
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some pics

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New signs!

















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Old November 7th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #3440
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Did you just fly back to the Netherlands for a day or so to make these pics?
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