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Old May 14th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #5481
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A74 Venlo

Some aerials of the construction of A74 on the south side of Venlo.









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Old May 14th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #5482
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Nice pictures.

What's the status of the works on the other side of the border? Has construction started already there?
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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #5483
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I can't find any maps of the west Amsterdam skyway. Anybody has any?
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Old May 14th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #5484
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http://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/images...174-301058.pdf

It's a brochure in Dutch (I can't find an English one), it has a schematic map.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #5485
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A50 Arnhem: 2x3 lanes

I made a video today of the newly widened A50 around the city of Arnhem. The widening was completed just before Easter.

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Old May 14th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #5486
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http://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/images...174-301058.pdf

It's a brochure in Dutch (I can't find an English one), it has a schematic map.
Thanks. Looks like a massive project. Couldn't find the total length though.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5487
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A50 Schaarsbergen

Some photos I took yesterday from the Schaarsbergen exit overpass, just north of Arnhem.

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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #5488
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I´ll be in the Netherlands for the next five weeks starting tomorrow. And hopefully the roads around Rotterdam, will not be as congested like they normally are.

Will be passing Utrecht around 10AM, hopefully the roadworks will not spoil the day.

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Old May 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #5489
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Most road improvements so far have not yet reached the Rotterdam metropolitan area. A12 was improved between Utrecht and Gouda (3+4 lanes now, 4th EB lane U/C). With the recent improvements around Utrecht, Rotterdam is now worse than Utrecht. The east-west motorways A15 and A20 are most congested, which often spills over to A16. A13 is also very congested.

I hope you like your stay in the Netherlands. If you have some time to spare and are in the Rotterdam area, consider a tour across the N57 highway, where you can see all coastal defenses, including the world-famous Oosterschelde levee.

Some more pictures I took yesterday:

A50 Wolfheze

This section was recently widened to 2x3 lanes, completed in the last week of April.

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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #5490
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Thanks for always posting your updates chris, I love looking at the pictures you make and post and re-posting picture collections of others .
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #5491
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Thanks for always posting your updates chris, I love looking at the pictures you make and post and re-posting picture collections of others .
I agree, I always enjoy Chris' pics and videos!

I'm curious though Chris, how come you don't have a video of the Afsluitdijk? The closest I could find was a video of A7 from Joure to Zurich where you get off at the exit right before you cross onto the dike. At first, I thought maybe it was too boring for you, but then I saw you have a video of the Houtribdijk, which is pretty much the same thing. Any plans for an A7 Afsluitdijk crossing video in the near future?
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Old May 16th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #5492
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I will film the Afsluitdijk one day. It is a bit out of my usual directions though, it's either the annoyingly long route along provincial roads from Zwolle to Hoorn or the motorway detour via Amsterdam.

Another 130 km/h trial started, along A6 between Almere and Joure. 130 km/h is allowed from 19.00 - 06.00 hours.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #5493
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Looks to be a bit overkill on the railings for A50 there, this is standard for Dutch motorways?
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #5494
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Looks to be a bit overkill on the railings for A50 there, this is standard for Dutch motorways?
I guess its for the animals in the woods.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #5495
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Minister Schultz officially opened three road projects today in Zwolle. She also unveiled some statistics. The three projects are A1 in East Amsterdam, the A1-A6 Diemen - Almere and A28 Zwolle - Meppel. She also confirmed traffic congestion was down 65% at the improved locations (10 locations total). Not particularly bad if you consider these were among the worst bottlenecks in the Netherlands and shoulder running is particularly prone to incidents. Shoulder running ceases operation frequently due to fog, truck breakdowns, minor accidents, malfunctioning cameras, etcetera. Congestion was down 73% on A28 between Zwolle and Meppel.

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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #5496
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This is a VERY bad signage practice.
According to Vienna conventions textual subtitles under a sign should be made in a way that wouldn't lead to breaking the law in case when somebody doesn't understand the language.

Here the 'universal' 130km/h sign increases the general speed limit but that additional panel states that it is not valid every time. A person who doesn't know any germanic language won't understand it and will go 130km/h any time. Dear Dutch roads authorities, that's not nice.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #5497
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Yep the sign has been heavily criticized on the Dutch highway forum. Especially because Germany has similar signs, for instance 130 km/h: 6 - 19. They should've left out the word "alleen" (only / nur).
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #5498
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Yep the sign has been heavily criticized on the Dutch highway forum. Especially because Germany has similar signs, for instance 130 km/h: 6 - 19. They should've left out the word "alleen" (only / nur).
I don't see any reason why they added the word 'alleen', it hardly adds anything...
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #5499
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Here the 'universal' 130km/h sign increases the general speed limit but that additional panel states that it is not valid every time. A person who doesn't know any germanic language won't understand it and will go 130km/h any time. Dear Dutch roads authorities, that's not nice.
Even if they don't understand the language, the times posted SHOULD give them a clue, that the limit only applies between 1900 (7 pm) - 0600 (6 am). I'm guessing that there's a variable speed limit sign fairly close by when the 130 km/h limit is not in effect.

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Yep the sign has been heavily criticized on the Dutch highway forum. Especially because Germany has similar signs, for instance 130 km/h: 6 - 19. They should've left out the word "alleen" (only / nur).
I was going to say that myself Chris. I guess it was one of those "It was a good idea at the time." things.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #5500
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A12 Arnhem

Some more pictures I took last Saturday.

A12 Grijsoord

These pictures were taken from an overpass adjacent to the Grijsoord motorway interchange.
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A12 Arnhem/Velp
These pictures were taken from a local highway overpass between Arnhem and Velp.
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