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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #5461
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Most of those are planned to be constructed within the next 7 years.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #5462
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They should also give the A58 from knooppunt galder to tilburg at least a plus lane.
It 120KM/H max there but most of the time you can be happy to be able to drive 100KM/H
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:23 PM   #5463
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Quote:
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More asphalt reduces congestion? Impossible!

/Groenlinks, PvdA, D66, Greenpies, miljeudefensie, PvdD, FNV, UN mode...
Funny though that the most right wing gouvernement in a long time is cutting on the budget of roads, while the income out of cars is rising.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #5464
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The news at 8 reported about the reduction of congestion last year, also with some nice shots of the A2 near Utrecht. Watch it here:
http://nos.nl/video/239175-filedruk-fors-afgenomen.html

Rough translation:
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"Traffic flows well on the A2 between Utrecht and Amsterdam, and not just outside rush hour. Nowadays you can also drive at normal speed between 7 and 9 in the morning. In the past, you would be stuck in traffic almost all the time. Most drivers are cheering, but there are also critical opinions."

Nimby: "Less congestion is fine, but I don't like more asphalt."
Reporter: "But that is the consequence."
Nimby: "Well thats a dilemma. Although I'm not sure if that is indeed the consequence, I think there might be other solutions."

Bloke: "I'm driving a lot, so im quite happy with it.
Reporter: "More asphalt though."
Bloke: "I've got no problems with that. Expanding from 2 to 3 lanes doesn't have a large impact, though it reduces congestion greatly."

"A year ago, drivers were stuck in traffic for longer and more frequent. Since then a large amount of extra traffic lanes have been added. This includes the A2 between Den Bosch and Amsterdam, the A12 and in the south on the a58 between interchange Batadorp and Moergestel. So all the widenings have an effect."

Reporter: "Do you think this effect will be structural?"
VID man: "I think it will be structural for the time being, and I say it this way because we can expect that after a while new infrastructure will attrack new drivers, but at least in the coming years we will benefit."

The high petrol prices have no effect on the decrease, according to the Traffic Information Service (VID), and neither has the current economic situation.

VID man: "The economic situation is worse than a few years back, however when u compare it with last year the difference is quite small. The decrease of congestion is mostly thanks to the added traffic lanes."

"And then we're talking about almost 800 kilometers of moterway lanes that have been added in the last 4 years"

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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #5465
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"And then we're talking about almost 800 kilometers of moterway that has been added in the last 4 years"
800 kilometers of motorway lanes in the next couple of years. Quite a difference.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #5466
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Yea I know, its the same way the reporter said it and is indeed confusing. I'll edit it.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #5467
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Great news! What worries me a bit is that if you look at the top 9 of the congestion top 50 (http://vid.nl/top50.html), it shows that the lost kmmin in 2010 saw a significant increase compared to 2009. However this might be because of road and construction works already in motion to extend current capacity.

In a few years time the complete top 10 should be improved. Works on 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 are already under way or even finished.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #5468
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Anyone know when the new rush hour lanes on the A10 between KP Nieuwe Meer and KP RAI will open?

Edit: should be this month...

Augustus 2010 – mei 2011: Aanleg spitsstroken en testen
September - oktober 2011: Ontwerp-geluidplan ter inzage, inspraak mogelijk
Mei 2011: spitsstroken A4 en A10 in gebruik
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #5469
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The reconstruction of interchange Kerensheide (A2/A76) near Geleen is going ahead full speed.


The face of A2 in Limburg will change drastically in the coming years, shoulder running between Echt and Geleen, new interchange Kerensheide, large ecoduct just north of Maastricht and of course the new double-stacked tube tunnel in Maastricht.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #5470
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What was wrong with this particular interchange?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #5471
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It's a cloverleaf. They don't work with a lot of traffic changing direction. Here, over 50% of the A2 traffic goes towards A76 to Heerlen. So one "leaf" will be replaced by a fly-over.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #5472
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Got it. Thanks.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #5473
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West Amsterdam Skyway:


for more:
http://www.fotomix.nl/Westrandweg_A5_g398.html
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #5474
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #5475
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Looking good .
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #5476
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are there still driving trains under the new A5? See some of the last pictures...
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #5477
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I think those are industrial railways serving the western port area.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #5478
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I think he's asking if the rail is still in use during construction of the motorway ?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #5479
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There are. There were signs something like "Blow the horn 3 times beacuse of the roadworks" (In Dutch of course ) near the railway.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #5480
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Jumping in to say that I like the the alternate signal light flashing on Dutch highways to decrease traffic jams. I think it lasts for 2s and then it turns red. Amazing.
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