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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #441
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Oops in Emmeloord;



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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #442
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Is this photoshopped?!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #443
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We sign capitols or countries
And when we have border town names,then we also have the nearest bigger city on the other side of the border too.
I think your system is much more practical than the Polish one. Here in Romania they also have an annoying tendency to show just the last little town/village before the border, though there are some signs in Timisoara that point to Szeged as the primary destination.

The only bad thing is they only show it there and not further along the route, so if you don't know the road or have a map you might think you took a wrong turn somewhere. In Hungary you are always reassured .
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #444
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Is this photoshopped?!
Nah you would think eh.

But it's not.

I drove there yesterday, but they sealed the sign off now.

[img]http://i22.************/1qhb3d.jpg[/img]
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #445
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I drove there yesterday, but they sealed the sign off now.
Smart guys.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #446
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The sign makers made the first mistake by putting the arrow on the wrong end of the signs. The guys putting them up probably did so thinking ''oh well, till we get the right ones in. Atleast the direction is correct''. I'm sure they were aware of the fact that they would have to be placed upside down to give the correct direction
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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #447
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I made two short video's today of two bridges across the IJssel river near the city of Kampen, a small city just north of my hometown Zwolle.

N764 Mill Bridge (Molenbrug)
The first video contains the Mill bridge, which used to carry the N50 across it. Now it is replaced with the higher bridge on the second video.

N50 Island Bridge (Eilandbrug)
Wow, this is big.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #448
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The first video contains the Mill bridge, which used to carry the N50 across it. Now it is replaced with the higher bridge on the second video.

N50 Island Bridge (Eilandbrug)
So thats how our new bridge will look/feel like.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #449
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This is quite an exception in Dutch bridge building. There aren't so many high bridges, mostly it's just a flat plate across the river.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #450
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I heard that around 2009 the building will start with;

Expand the A1, A6, A9 and A10-East. From Amsterdam to Almere.


I thought it was;

A1: From 5 lanes to 7?or 6
A6: From 3 lanes to 5?

Does somebody have more information?
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #451
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Where on the A1 do you find 5 lanes?
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #452
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Does somebody have more information?
http://forum.autosnelwegen.nl/viewto...st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #453
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Why is Oldenzaal signed before Enschede?
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Old October 13th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #454
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Expected traffic intensities by 2020.

Purple: Traffic intensity with connecting alternative (now in the trash)
Green: Traffic intensity with the widening alternative (this will be build)

As you can see, an AADT of 300.000 is expected on the A1. This kind of intensity is very rare in Europe.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #455
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The Netherlands is one big city.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #456
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Video: N44 - A44 Den Haag (The Hague) - Leiden

This video goes over the N44, which is a narrow 4 lane arterial, which eventually merges into the A44 motorway towards Amsterdam. Quite a large traffic jam is sightable in the other direction, as well as nice fall colors on the trees.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #457
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Multiple accidents on motorways

An overturned truck on the A67 caused a closure and long traffic jams near Eindhoven. Between Liessel and Helden, the roadway was totally closed for some time. The truck layed on it's roof in a nearby stream, and the driver was trapped in his cabin. Trauma emergency services were fast on the scene to rescue the driver. The accidents caused 6km traffic jam, and 20km of traffic jam in the other direction.

Around the same time, on the A10, the beltway of Amsterdam, 2 cars crashed near the Zeeburger bridge, 2 people were killed in the accident. 3 lanes had to be closed. An screen was set up to avoid drivers looking at the macaber scene.

Around 2 pm, a cooling truck turned over in interchange Grijsoord of the A50/A12. The connector from Nijmegen to Utrecht is now 7 hours later still closed. The roadway & crashbarrier recieved severe damage, so it has to be repaired. A detour is in effect for traffic heading for Utrecht.
People don't get killed often on motorways. The far majority of the traffic casualties happens on low speed roads.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #458
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Video: A44 - A4 Leiden - Amsterdam
Screencap:
[IMG]http://i20.************/14tmo2x.png[/IMG]

A video of the widest motorway in the Netherlands; the A4 with 2x5 lanes. (the A16 has more lanes, but those are parallel lanes). This video and the last video's credits goes to Frits, my friend who made the video, because i ran out of memory on my flashcard. His camera can only take 320 px movies, so please watch the video at it's original size, and not the standard Youtube one.

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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #459
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Technicly it isn't wider than the usual 2X4 motorway streches, because there's an emergency lane missing here. (5th lane is sort of an rush hour lane) Imo the A16 at Ridderkerk (4X4) is way more impressive.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #460
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Fresh updates of the widening of the A2 between Vianen and Beesd:

Alongside the A2:





works for a new viaduct:



activity near junction Everdingen, looking north



looking south:



near exit everdingen:



exit Culemborg:



looking south from the coupure in the Diefdijk near Culemborg:



to the north:



to the north near exit Everdingen:



Near a rest area between Culemborg and Beesd:







the old viaduct, a recognisable feature that has to go:



Near beesd, you can see the old narrow viaduct which carries the A2 over the railway:





trucks with sand came and go:





A new brigde over the Linge, a small river, will be built here. the temporary bridge is for pedestrians and cyclists:











exit beesd:


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