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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #3921
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The next longest concrete section has to be A28 between Utrecht and Amersfoort, I think it's 10 or 15 km long.
It's interesting to note that the concrete sections of both A1 and A28 opened around roughly the same time. Maybe it was a fashion to use concrete in the late 1980's.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #3922
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Rotterdam has the busiest and grooste ring of the benelux! Also Rotterdam as only city of the benelux much fly-overs have and a large breadth of the way, frequently of 4 up to 6 lanes!

interchange Ridderkerk: (Rotterdam South)



interchange Vaanplein: (Rotterdam South)



interchange Kleinpolderplein: (Rotterdam North)



interchange Tebregseplein: (Rotterdam East)



interchange Kethelplein: (Rotterdam West)



interchange Benelux: (Rotterdam South)



Two nice small films with a car on the ring Rotterdam:

Highway A16: (ring Rotterdam East)


Highway trougt the heaven: (industrial highway, ring Rotterdam South)
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #3923
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motorway button point Benelux: (Rotterdam South)


That is Antwerpen-Zuid (R1/A112) in Belgium.

By the way "motorway button point" is a far too literal translation of the Dutch word "knooppunt". (a "knoop" can also mean button (in clothing)). Interchange would be better.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #3924
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #3925
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The record of decision has been taken by caretaker minister Eurlings to construct the N31 Leeuwarden bypass.

The N31 will be a limited-access autoweg with 2x2 lanes and grade separation. It will connect the A31 west of the city and N31 expressway south of the city, thus providing a bypass.

Construction will start in 2011 and is due to be completed in 2013.

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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #3926
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interchange Vaanplein: (Rotterdam West)
Vaanplein is south of Rotterdam (on the border with Barendrecht), not at the west at all.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #3927
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Another record of decision has been signed today. The A15 between Rozenburg and interchange Vaanplein, on the south side of Rotterdam will be widened.

The section from Rozenburg to Spijkenisse will be widened from 4 to 6 lanes. The section from Spijkenisse to IC Vaanplein will be widened from 6 to 10 lanes, with a local/express setup.

Construction will take place from 2010 to 2015. Procedures started in 1997.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:57 PM   #3929
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It's great info. I had a lot of experienced with traffic jams there...
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That's good news, but really, it takes way too long. Procedures started in 1997

I shouldn't complain though, at least they're going to widen it
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 01:57 PM   #3931
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Another record of decision has been signed today ... The section from Rozenburg to Spijkenisse will be widened from 4 to 6 lanes. The section from Spijkenisse to IC Vaanplein will be widened from 6 to 10 lanes, with a local/express setup.

Construction will take place from 2010 to 2015. Procedures started in 1997.
I've watched the A15 grow fatter and fatter over the years and I keep wondering when will it all end. It is an impressive highway already with top-notch traffic flow solutions (tunnels, over/under-passes etc) and enviable pavement quality.

It may surprise you to know that I have never run into any traffic jam on the A15/N15. Maybe it is a statistical fluke but I have not got a single complaint about this part of the Netherland's impressive autosnelweg network.

Anyway, good to see that this investment is going ahead.
I can see why this is being done and it is a pity that it's taken since '98 to get this far.


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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:00 PM   #3932
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A15 has daily congestion between Spijkenisse and IC Vaanplein. I think the A15 has a higher priority because it is the ONLY hinterland connection from the port of Rotterdam, which is one of the largest ports in the world. Congestion and blockings immediately cause severe economic damage.

A15 is bound to be the busiest truck route in Europe, and possibly the world, with estimated truck counts of 50,000 by 2025. This is unheard of. This freeway already saw 35,000 trucks per day in 2006. And an enlargement of the port is currently underway, increasing freight throughput.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:12 PM   #3933
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Don’t they now replace this old catenary lighting with more modern lights now? I think Netherlands and the UK have very similar streetlights at the motorways.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3934
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Motorway lights are pretty much the same around Copenhagen too, except the widened stretch near Greve.
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Motorway lights are pretty much the same around Copenhagen too, except the widened stretch near Greve.
Yes it is catenary lighting around Copenhagen. But it looks like they want to replace it. But in Copenhagen they have high pressure sodium at the catenary lighting. But in Netherlands and the UK they have low pressure sodium at the catenary lighting. And like I said before, I think lights in Netherlands and in the UK are very similar. Most of the lights they have in Netherlands are also in the UK. Also in Hamburg at the A7/E45 near Elbtunnel you can find catenary lighting with low pressure sodium

And by the way, I have never seen low pressure sodium in Denmark at all. Maybe Denmark never used low pressure sodium? Not even at motorways?
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A15 is bound to be the busiest truck route in Europe, and possibly the world, with estimated truck counts of 50,000 by 2025. This is unheard of. This freeway already saw 35,000 trucks per day in 2006. And an enlargement of the port is currently underway, increasing freight throughput.
How do these truck/lorry numbers compare with I-80/94 at the Illinois/Indiana state line just outside of Chicago (likely the busiest truck/lorry route in the USA)?

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I expected such a question

The I-80/I-94 near the Indiana state line carries 41,800 trucks per day. The I-710 (Long Beach Freeway) in California comes second at 39,000 trucks per day.
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Yet another record of decision has been signed by minister Eurlings. This time it's for a second Waal river bridge in A50 between IC Valburg and IC Ewijk (near Nijmegen). The motorway will be widened from 2x2 to 2x4 lanes.

Procedures are also near the end for the adjacent northern section to IC Grijsoord which will be widened from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes.

Let them machines roll!

Things are finally getting on the road since 2005. 20 years late, but better late than never, I guess.
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Great!!! No more traffic there for me and not only me!!
Machine is starting rolling faster because of government election in autumn? :]
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Machine is starting rolling faster because of government election in autumn? :]
No, procedures take too long in the Netherlands to have anything to do with elections. 11 - 15 years is common, which means there have been elections for like 3 times.

For example, A15 procedures started in 1997, N31 procedures started in 2002 and A50 procedures started in 1996.

The fact that it takes 10 - 15 years from the initial procedures to the start of the road works is simply appalling.

And those are still relatively quick projects, planning of A4 or A11 started already in the 1950's and 1960's and still isn't done.
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