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Old February 17th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #5121
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This isn't the bit north of the A29 though, is it? Or has that bit of the A4 - from the A15 to the A29 - already got the go ahead?
That sector, AFAIK, still doesn't have concrete plans for conclusion. The project posted concerns this segment: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...49846&t=h&z=12
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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #5122
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It's part of a study to improve traffic on the south side of Rotterdam. I don't expect it before 2020, as there are other major investments in the Rotterdam area in the next 5 - 9 years (A13-A16 connection, A15 widening, new A24 or A54 tunnel in the port area).

This particular section between Interchange Benelux and (future?) interchange Klaaswaal has been planned since the 1950's and space has been reserved for this motorway between Spijkenisse and Oud-Beijerland. However, it would likely require either two tunnels or two bridges spanning the Oude Maas and Spui rivers.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #5123
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Video: A2 Amsterdam - Utrecht.

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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #5124
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This isn't the bit north of the A29 though, is it? Or has that bit of the A4 - from the A15 to the A29 - already got the go ahead?
What about this cut off stretch of the woodlands missing motorway? Can be used for upgrade A58 and A4 connection?
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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #5125
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No, that is the underground pipeline highway between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerpen. Natural gas and oil are pumped through it. You can follow its path throughout the area.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #5126
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What an awesome concept. That is high up on the "Do Like" scale.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #5127
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Interesting, but braking and handling on this thing...
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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #5128
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A9 Badhoevedorp

Local media reports the finances for the A9 realignment near Badhoevedorp have been secured. The new 2x3 A9 will be moved from the town to outside the town. The current A9 has 2x2 lanes with shoulder running and near 95,000 vehicles per day. The project costs just over € 300 million. A design record of decision is expected in the spring of 2011, a final ROD late 2011 and construction could commence late 2012 or early 2013. Completion in the summer of 2016.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #5129
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They have yet to invent variable horizontal signing. Perhaps it could be possible to make the line change from solid to dashed and back if needed :O?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #5130
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A-58 Tilburg - Eindhoven

This is part of a Tilburg - Enschede trip I took last week.

Ringban Zuid, near the access to the highway.


Cool and very modern office building on the roadside.


Approaching interchange De Baars, which operates as a complex express + collector system that also features a local exit.



A65 is not completed to Den Bosch, it has an expressway sector with 5 annoying traffic lights.


Heavy traffic, no jams though.



A58 doesn't have a shoulder running. What is the point of that panel over the shoulder then?


I didn't understood the exact meaning of the sign, but I got it is recommending drivers to adjust their speeds as not do disrupt the flow.


Quite worn-out and noisy pavement here


We reached Eindhoven
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Old February 19th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #5131
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Randweg Eindhoven

Here I post pictures of the W and S sections of Eidhoven's highway ring. It is one of the most impressing urban highway sectors of the country (though it doesn't put a challenge to Ring Rotterdam IMO).

There is nothing to indicate that if you take the wrong direction, you'll fall into express lanes and cannot exit for 17km.


Interchange Batadorp


Graffiti IT spoils the beauty of those concrete structures


It operates as 3+2+2+3. 10 lanes to speed up flows from 6 different directions in 3 countries.


Noise barriers


Stylish light poles.


I took the wrong exit at interchange De Hogt and had to go almost to Belgium to get back on my way


Typical Dutch highway exit signaling. I don't like them much because they are hard to be seen from distance and distract you.


Industrial estates directional sign


Interchange De Hogt






Interchange Veldhoven and end of the Randweg


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Old February 19th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #5132
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Geldrop - Ring Eindhoven

I took urban local roads to get back from exit 34 @ A67 to Ring Eindhoven. There are some key elements to Dutch common traffic practices there:

lane-separated roundabout. I am sure somebody has got a better picture of those, but essentially they are roundabouts with pre-selection lanes than are separated by a low median, better organizing traffic. If you miss your lane, you will end in other exit and will be not able to circle the roundabout (at least not legally)


Alternative route.


Local signaling. As I was taking this shot, the driver on the car in front of me step out of her vehicle to contend with me "why are you taking pictures of my car".


Lane-separated 1x2 road, but speeds are still annoying 50 km/h


Geldropseweg, local road, with overbuilt bike lanes. No need for 2 bike lanes there: one each side of the road, slightly wider, would suffice.


Noise barrier with funny/goofy birds painted on it


Now we're about to enter Ring Eindhoven, a mixed (local or expressway) urban ring road of Eindhoven.


Out-of-standard signaling


Urban expressway exit with more generous ramps than many highway exits




Entering A50
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A50 Eindhoven - Herveld

The first sector of A50 has a quite twisted alignment for a flat-out area.

Here, an ecoviaduct.


Trench at Son en Breugel.




Perfect paving




Bridge of a canal at Veghel


Interchange Ewijk (A73 terminus)


From that interchange onwards A50 becomes busy. Here, shoulder running opened.


Bridge over Maas


Interchange Valburg (c+d coverleaf, A15). I exit there.


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A15, A325 and N325 (around Arnhem)

There was congestion on A50, so I avoided it by taking an alternative route to A12 south of Arnhem.

A15 with roadworks marking


A15 terminus at interchange Bemmel


Seen from below:


Crossing under Betuwe freight railway after entering A325


A325




It ends abruptly in Arnhem at a traffic light, then you turn right into N325


Keizerviaduct


N325 expressway at Arnhem


Back to highways: Westvervoot interchange, I'm joining A12 east.
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A12, A18 and N18 (Arnhem - Enschede)

A12 is a very busy highway connecting Rotterdam port with Germany. Hence, many trucks.



Variable double sign. I have no idea what else directions, if any, do they put there instead of this. I took exit to A18 there.


It's only 68km but that will take a quite long time.


Is this the new exit sign standard?


A18 in need of resurfacing or repaving.


A18 now becomes N18.


N18 was busy. It is a regular road, not an expressway, and can't cope with the traffic it bears for sure.




Vehicles crossing put themselves at risk: traffic is intense, they have to wait a lot. I'm surprised it has not as many traffic lights as I'd expect, though.





It is so substandard in some crossings mopeds are allowed on a route of national importance!
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This is part of a Tilburg - Enschede trip I took last week.

I didn't understood the exact meaning of the sign, but I got it is recommending drivers to adjust their speeds as not do disrupt the flow.
Is it a construction sign? At least that's what I think it is, going by the color.

This is what I got using Google Translate: expressed at speeds, for better flow through

Clicking on "Did you mean", I got this: expressed at speed, for better flow

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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #5137
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When busy, adjust speed for better flow through, that's what it says...Google translater for Dutch is very bad...
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When busy, adjust speed for better flow through, that's what it says...Google translater for Dutch is very bad...
Flow through is as bad a translation for "doorstroming" as knot-point is for "knooppunt" (I actually saw someone writing knot-point one time )
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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #5140
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Back to highways: Westvervoot interchange
1. Westervoort is still some km away
2. The interchange is called Velperbroek
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