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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:36 PM   #3941
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Wow! So longer even than in Poland! I can't believe
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 06:11 PM   #3942
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Luckily the record decision was also made to build the A4 just east of Steenbergen, connecting the southermost part of the A4 and the A29: see it on the map
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Old March 4th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #3943
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Just wanted to say I passed the weekend in Amsterdam and it was amazing, we drove there from the UK in my Tigra, and aside from all the speed bumps around suburban Amsterdam it was awesome, the place is so easy to navigate, and the Dutch motorways are a pleasure to use. Plus we didn't need to buy petrol there, the price of which seems to be the only downside of motoring in the Nederlands.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #3944
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You haven't experienced any traffic jams? Lucky you
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Old March 5th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #3945
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This is a very press and urban interchange, but Rotterdam have the longest and busiest highway-ring of the Benelux.

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Old March 6th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #3946
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Time for some pictures.

The Dutch route 44 exists of the N44 (non-highway from Den Haag to the rich village of Wassenaar) and the A44 (highway from Wassenaar northbound).

Pictures are from last Tuesday. The weather was fine, until the last part of the A44, where I suddenly drove in some fog.

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Old March 6th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #3947
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Nice. A44 is a weird little freeway, rather substandard and one of the last in the Randstad metro to have a 120 km/h speed limit. According to the traffic information, the southbound end of A44 to N44 is almost always jammed citing "large delays".
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Old March 6th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #3948
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I know that section quite well. The end of that motorway can be quite frustrating. I've once been waiting there for 30 minutes in the late morning, but I've also had once that I didn't have to wait, even though it was quite a busy rush hour. Quite exceptional.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #3949
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Without a doubt, the most significant road overhaul is on the A2 motorway. Here is a project by project overview:

IC Holendrecht - IC Oudenrijn
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Widening from 2x3 to 2x5 lanes, with a local/express setup near Utrecht.
length: 27 km
completion: 2011

IC Oudenrijn - IC Everdingen
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widening from 4+3/2x3 to 2x4 lanes.
length: 11 km
completion: 2011

IC Everdingen - IC Deil
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widening from 2x2 to 2x4 lanes
length: 16 km
completion: 2010

IC Deil - IC Hintham
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widening from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes.
length: 17 km
completion: 1996 / 1-2010 (completed)

IC Hintham - IC Vught
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widening from 2x3 to 4x2 lanes
length: 8 km
completion: 2010 (completed)

IC Vught - IC Ekkersweijer
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widening from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes
length: 22 km
completion: 2013

IC Ekkersweijer - IC Leenderheide
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widening from 2x2/2x3 to 4x2 lanes
length: 17 km
completion: 2010

IC Leenderheide - Valkenswaard
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Widening of the southbound roadway to 3 lanes
length: 7 km
completion: 2011

Sint Joost - IC Kerensheide
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Temporary widening from 2x2 to 2x2 with shoulder running.
length: 20 km
completion: 2010 / 2013

Maastricht
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Construction of a double-deck tunnel with a total of 4x2 lanes.
length: 4 km
completion: 2016
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Old March 7th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #3950
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A50 Heteren - IC Valburg

The pavement was completely destroyed on A50, so they decided to scrape off the entire top layer of pavement. Now it looks like this.


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Old March 7th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #3951
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Seems to be pleasant to drive on
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Old March 7th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #3952
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'Milling' old asphalt off of roads like that is pretty 'SOP' here in the USA. The stuff that is scraped off is then taken to a mixing plant, turned into new paving material and put back on the road.

Neat conservation of resources.



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Old March 7th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #3953
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Yes, they recycle it in the Netherlands as well - and why not. However, scraped-off surfaces on motorways are very rare, if it happens, it's during construction, and not for like two months like it is now. I believe the pavement was already like this in January.

They will widen that motorway to 2x3 lanes from this year, but I think they're not gonna wait with repaving it. This is very dangerous at night with no road markings.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #3954
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I am driving on this surface every Monday morning. Today also. Has something good - better traction so easier to brake and also more noise - make you wake up
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Old March 10th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #3955
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A2 Amsterdam - Utrecht is gonna be soooo wide
[img]http://i39.************/lgxzb.jpg[/img]
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #3956
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This is a funny sign on A2 Deil - Everdingen (south of Utrecht). At first, roadworks started to widen A2 to 2x3 lanes with additional reservation for 2x4 lanes. During roadworks, procedures were started to widen this section to 2x4 immediately, because the 2x2 volumes were already around 100,000 AADT and 2x3 would not be enough in the long term, so they wanted to do it right immediately, and widen it to 2x4 lanes.

The reason why this worked is that the road works took a very long time, the old 2x2 A2 had narrow bridges and overpasses that all had to be replaced, it wasn't just putting in some extra asphalt, for example on the hideously antiquated Linge bridge near Beesd. That bridge opened in 1936 and wasn't really anticipated on high traffic volumes. It has now been replaced by a wider 8-lane bridge. These long-term roadworks allowed enough time to get through procedures.

It's interesting to note they already began building the 4th lane in the median before the green light was given. If it didn't work out, they would just made it a left shoulder for the time being. They knew they could get the green light eventually, even if procedures were delayed.

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Old March 11th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #3957
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No catenary lighting at this motorway. But still lights in the same style like in the UK. Most of the lights at the motorways in Netherlands have the same style at the lights like they have in the UK. Sometimes when I’m driving at the motorways in Netherlands I think they look British but with right hand traffic.
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Projected traffic volumes around Amsterdam in 2020.

The first figure is the reference volume, and the second one with the construction of the second Coen Tunnel and A5 extension (which are currently both under construction).

[IMG]http://i40.************/drf4g6.png[/IMG]
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Another major project is the widening of A50.

Currently, this motorway has 2x2 lanes, and carries 90,000 AADT north of A15 and 105,000 AADT south of A15. It is seriously congested in both directions, with traffic jams as long as 10 - 15 km on a daily basis, which also cause congestion on adjacent A12, A15 and A73.

The section between A73 and A15 will be widened from 4 to 8 lanes. This means a new bridge across the Waal river has to be constructed. This new bridge will carry 4 lanes in the southbound direction. The existing bridge will carry 4 lanes in the northbound direction, divided on 2x2 because of the existing pylons in the center of the bridge. So this bridge will carry 4+2x2 lanes.

Works will start in 2010 and are to be completed in 2014.

The section between A15 and A12 will be widened from 4 to 6 lanes, with a regular widening to 2x3 lanes. Works will start in 2010 and are to be completed in 2011.

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Now is like on this pictures below. Not in peak hours.





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