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Old December 26th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #3661
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Does it exist a day without traffic jams?
Generally, no.

Last year had the first day in 5 years without any traffic jam detected by the induction loops.

However, there's still an information gap between the motorway sections with induction loops, and motorways without them. The latter is usually provided by the police or observers, but are far from real-time and accurate. This showed very good a week ago with the snowfall, they measured 670 km vs 3.400 km of traffic congestion.

During regular workdays, theres always a traffic jam between 5.30 am and 8.00 pm somewhere.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 03:56 PM   #3662
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A2 Zaltbommel - Den Bosch

This part of A2 was recently widened to 2x3 lanes. It used to carry 100,000 AADT, which is about the physical max for a 2x2 motorway. Only urban motorways which very high off-peak traffic manages to get some more.

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Hier zijn wat foto's uit de lucht geschoten. De verbreding is nu bijna af.







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Hier zie je de nieuwe parkeerplaats met benzinestation van zuid naar noord:



Hier is te zien dat er nog meer parkeerplaatsen gecreerd worden voor truckers bij het wegrestaurant van noord naar zuid:




Op deze foto is te zien dat er al extra ruimte geasfalteerd is voor eventuele verbreding:


Hier een foto van op en afritten bij Zaltbommel:


Hopelijk vinden jullie deze manier van posten beter. Begin er nu handigheid in te krijgen. Prettige dagen en veel asfaltplezier voor 2010 over de A2
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Old December 27th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #3663
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Why don't they use more coverleaf-style interchange in The Netherlands - apart from space limitations - when freeways met non-freeways. There is a huge prevalence of half-coverleaf interchange with 3-way traffic lights, which creates huge backups on avenues and access roads.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #3664
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That is not allowed. The rules are that a motorway must connect to a non-motorway without freeflowing features.

Have you ever heard of anything so stupido?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:30 AM   #3665
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Whata? Can't be

Any reasons for it?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #3666
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Really? I never imagined that. What I figured out is that these "traffic light-added" interchanges usually give far more green light time to motorist exiting the freeway than to other directions, hereby avoiding queuing in the freeway exit. Is this a reason? And what about aboid waving problems?

So I guess we here in Tilburg are lucky to have an interchange connecting a N-route with a ringroad.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #3667
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The main reason, as far as I'm aware, is to make clear to drivers that they're no longer on a motorway and should adjust their speed accordingly. After driving so fast for a while on the motorway, everything else looks slow. By having such exits I believe people adjust quicker than with a more free-flowing exit.

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Old December 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #3668
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The main reason, as far as I'm aware, is to make clear to drivers that they're no longer on a motorway and should adjust their speed accordingly. After driving so fast for a while on the motorway, everything else looks slow. By having such exits I believe people adjust quicker than with a more free-flowing exit.

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I'm sure that's part of it. Beyond that, it's probably not regarded as cost-effective to build a free-flow interchange in order to eliminate a traffic signal or two on an arterial that has many of them throughout the rest of its length. Plus, a signal-controlled ramp terminal makes it easier for motorists to get into the lane they need to be in if they need to turn off of the arterial soon after leaving the freeway.

There are quite a few locations in the US where free-flowing interchanges have been replaced by signal-controlled ones.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #3669
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The main reason, as far as I'm aware, is to make clear to drivers that they're no longer on a motorway and should adjust their speed accordingly. After driving so fast for a while on the motorway, everything else looks slow. By having such exits I believe people adjust quicker than with a more free-flowing exit.
That's the idea behind the construction indeed.
Only problem is it is causing immense amounts of innecessary pollution due to braking and innecessary acceleration afterwards. In huge figures.
There has been no balancing between traffic safety and environment. Traffic safety is still an untouchable policy in NL, even if it causes more extra pollution than all 80km-zones can save together.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #3670
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R348 Wesepe

In late summer 2009, the new bypass of the village of Wesepe was opened to traffic. The old road ran through this village, and the new road bypasses it.

It is signed as a part of N348, however, the road has R348 hectometer markers, the first in the Netherlands that I know of.

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Old December 28th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #3671
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so what exactly does this mean?

Are we going to get a new catagory of roads?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #3672
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I have no idea.

Maybe they don't want to renumber all hectometer markers along N348, and just did this as a solution.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #3673
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A28 Zwolle - Hattemerbroek

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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #3674
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Why the 50 kph limit?
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #3675
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Didn't you see those huge holes in the pavement? I hit one with 50 km/h, it was not much fun for my suspension. Imagine hit it with 100 km/h (the usual limit here). Or have truck hit a chunk out if it with 80 km/h and you are driving next to it or behind it.

It happens every year here, the salt gets into the porous asphalt, and with melted snow and water, it expands, and kills the pavement. Numerous locations in the Netherlands have this problem during winter, but few are as bad as it is here on the A28. The foundation of the A28 is messed up here, they are gonna replace the whole thing once widening starts in Q2 2010.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #3676
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Didn't you see those huge holes in the pavement? I hit one with 50 km/h, it was not much fun for my suspension. Imagine hit it with 100 km/h (the usual limit here). Or have truck hit a chunk out if it with 80 km/h and you are driving next to it or behind it.

It happens every year here, the salt gets into the porous asphalt, and with melted snow and water, it expands, and kills the pavement. Numerous locations in the Netherlands have this problem during winter, but few are as bad as it is here on the A28. The foundation of the A28 is messed up here, they are gonna replace the whole thing once widening starts in Q2 2010.
We have the same problem here in DK near Vejle. it was so bad near the 19. of dec. at some 5 kms of motorway were closed in one lane because of 15-20 cm deep holes.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #3677
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Looks like A1 in Romania.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #3678
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A67-A73

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We beginnen dus op de A73, hier even ten noorden van Roermond nabij Reuver.


Afrit Belfeld komt in zicht....


...alleen is er niet veel van over door de hevige sneeuw.


De Citroën toch nog kunnen inhalen, hier op een nog altijd slecht berijdbare A73 bij Venlo-Zuid.


De brug over de Maas


Bij het naderen van Knooppunt Zaarderheiken werd de weg al iets beter...


...en was ook de uitvoegende strook berijdbaar.


Hoewel de uitvoeger richting Eindhoven er weer niet echt gezond bij lag...


De A67 had dan weer twee rijstroken waar een spoortje overheen liep.


En rustig schoven we verder over de A67.


Bij Helden was opvallend genoeg de linkerstrook beter dan de rechter.


Hoewel? Te vroeg gejuichd, er lag hier plotseling een ijsbaan voor ons...


En het werd opeens opvallend druk, ter hoogte van P-plaats De Slenk.


Het zicht door het raam werd door het opspattende strooizout langzaam slechter, hier bij het bord "welkom in Brabant".


Toch werd het steeds beter te rijden, omdat er minder sneeuw was gevallen zoals hier bij Liessel.


Een mooi wit baantje...


...in een mooi wit landschap.


Afrit Asten, waar ook Helmond op de borden komt...


...en wij altijd nog een afrit mogen doorrijden. Links op het viaduct is nog net een sneeuwschuiver te zien.


En tot slot nog twee foto's van lokale wegen in Helmond, was ook wel fraai om te zien (alleen minder handig voor het verkeer).

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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #3679
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A28 Zwolle - Hattemerbroek

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How long does it take to be fixed?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #3680
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How long does it take to be fixed?
Half an hour with cold asphalt. Then it lasts 8 hours, and the hole is there again
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