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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #4201
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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #4202
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Preparations for the widening of the A50 to 2x4 lanes between Arnhem and Nijmegen have been underway for a couple of months. Yesterday the first pictures of the second bridge over the Waal near Ewijk were published. It will carry southbound traffic in a 1x4 configuration, while the current bridge will carry northbound traffic on 2x2 lanes. The architect seems to have been surprisingly successful in matching the new bridge to the old, even though it will have 4 pylons on the sides instead of 2 in the middle, and be constructed with concrete instead of steel.

Work is expected to be finished by 2013.

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Old June 12th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #4203
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The Arnhem-Nijmegen region will improve significantly;

* A12 widening to 2x3 between Utrecht and Zevenaar
* A50 widening to 2x3 between interchange Grijsoord and interchange Valburg
* A50 widening to 2x4 between interchange Valburg and interchange Ewijk

And they're still talking about extending A15 to A12, although the discussion has become somewhat ridiculous because of the excessive cost of a proposed tunnel.

The shoulder running on A50 between Apeldoorn and Arnhem has solved virtually all congestion.

I still hope they will make N325 a grade-separated expressway. It carries 70,000 vehicles per day with traffic lights.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #4204
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Are there any plans for widening the A50 further South?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #4205
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No, that's not a priority right now. Although I wonder how long this section will remain free-flowing, since Oss - Ewijk tops out at 78,000 vehicles per day. That's already fairly high for 2x2 lanes.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #4206
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I really like this bridge. I'm a big fan of cable stayed bridges and I like the radical-looking ones like the Erasmus, but this one has a dignified look that contrasts well with its more-adventurous cousins.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #4207
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can some1 tell me how to upload some images? been fooling around for a bit but cant figure it out :P

got some pics of the A44 merging with the A4, A10 and A1, pls tell me
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Old June 15th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #4208
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can some1 tell me how to upload some images? been fooling around for a bit but cant figure it out :P

got some pics of the A44 merging with the A4, A10 and A1, pls tell me
You can't upload them straight from your compy. You need to upload them to a photo hosting site like Photobucket. (What I use.) Then all you have to do is get the image code, click on it to highlight it and right click to copy the code. Then just stick it into the message box here, just as if you were replying to someone's post.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #4209
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The biggest variable sign (Dutch: kantelwalsbord) in the Netherlands has been installed near Utrecht. It measures 15.60 x 3.90 meters and weighs 3.5 tonnes.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #4210
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and whats the point of making this kind of sign variable?
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Old June 15th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #4211
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So they can chance destinations if necessary. In a dense motorway network like in the Netherlands, it can be useful to reroute traffic if an incident occurred.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #4212
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guess thats a sign for the paralel and main lanes at Utrechts new road setup?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #4213
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woo I think we'll go under this next time we go to Amsterdam
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #4214
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nah, then u go from amsterdam to the south
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #4215
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The new sign is neat! thank you for sharing chris
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #4216
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nah, then u go from amsterdam to the south
it's going here isn't it? I pass through here going from Calais to Amsterdam ( well on the way back) . I like the motorway around Utrecht, it's wide, fast, and it has that cool tunnel thing with shops and cars dealers on the left side.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #4217
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its indeed over there yes, but its 1 big construction site now, its now 2x3 and will go to 2+3+3+2 at utrecht, and from Uthecht north to Amsterdam 2x5 till the intersection with the A9, and the shops and car dealers was all designed to be a part as 1 huge multifunctional sounds wall ,looks great indead
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #4218
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I miss the old sign style!!
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:37 AM   #4219
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i agree on that 1, but i like the new ones to, but the old ones are a little bit more nostalgic
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #4220
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I miss the old sign style!!
The old sign style could not show that there are eventually two lanes to the right.

That is vital information, since it increases capacity of that exit.
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