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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #7401
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You're not wrong that Rotterdam's infrastructure could do with some upgrades, but tonight's picture is a little distorted because Rotterdam was hit by severe thunderstorms while the rest of the Randstad only had some rain.
Severe is a bit exaggerated, it wasn't THAT bad .

But notice how that was at 18.20, a time when the worst is usually over.
17.30 must have been total chaos.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #7402
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Still, Rotterdam currently has the most traffic congestion because not a single road project has been completed in this area, as opposed to Den Haag and especially Amsterdam and Utrecht who have seen a lot of road investment in the past 5 years. Rotterdam will catch up by 2020 if the next government doesn't axe the A13/A16 and A24 projects.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #7403
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Please remind me: How is the A4 Den Haag-Schiedam project coming along?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #7404
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It's currently in preliminary construction. Full-scale construction is expected to begin in a few months and will last until 2015.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #7405
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So they are actually finally doing something now. No more talk but actual progress?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #7406
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Yes, the whole project is financially, procedurally and politically secured since 2011. In an extremely unlikely scenario the next government can cancel the contracts, but that will likely result in a huge compensation claim, so the chances that they will do that is very remote.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #7407
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I can imagine the Greens will be wanting to halt the project. And also left-wing parties have never been ambitious in giving the old clear to major road constructions. And they are the ones who are doing really well in the prognoses of the up coming elections...
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Old June 12th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #7408
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A leaking water pipe in the N57 Dampoort Aquaduct in Middelburg.

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Old June 13th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #7409
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Schellingwoude Bridge, Amsterdam

Rijkswaterstaat is replacing the entire span of the Schellingwoude Arch Bridge this weekend. The old bridge is from 1957 and needs replacement. As far as I know this is the first time such a large bridge is entirely replaced instead of renovated.

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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #7410
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They are replacing a bridge in one weekend?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #7411
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Rijkswaterstaat is replacing the entire span of the Schellingwoude Arch Bridge this weekend. The old bridge is from 1957 and needs replacement. As far as I know this is the first time such a large bridge is entirely replaced instead of renovated.

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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #7412
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There is a six-lane motorway tunnel next to it This bridge serves local traffic only.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:49 AM   #7413
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They are replacing a bridge in one weekend?
No, two weekends.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #7414
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Still, Rotterdam currently has the most traffic congestion because not a single road project has been completed in this area, as opposed to Den Haag and especially Amsterdam and Utrecht who have seen a lot of road investment in the past 5 years. Rotterdam will catch up by 2020 if the next government doesn't axe the A13/A16 and A24 projects.
Since I am frequently in several regions in The Netherlands I can only agree with this. Rotterdam needs the upgrades much more then the other large cities. Too bad that somehow the priorities are not always set properly.

Ofcourse the A4-MD project with a lead-time of 60 years in the worst example of political and environmentalists failure for which the people and the environment are paying the price right now.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #7415
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A37 Hoogeveen - Emmen - Meppen

I recorded a video yesterday of the entire A37 and a portion of German B402:

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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #7416
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A leaking water pipe in the N57 Dampoort Aquaduct in Middelburg.

Looks like a free car-wash to me

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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #7417
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If it was one of my traffic counters it would've been classified as a 3,5 - 7,5 m vehicle (medium truck) based on the distance between the first and last axle. However, induction loops typically found in motorways measure the entire length which may put it in the "heavy truck" category.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7419
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Apparently the matrix signs can also show Chinese...


From the Rijkswaterstaat annual report.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #7420
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Matrix sign on the left says there is a ghost rider spotted - do not overtake. This draws the conclusion that the actual ghost rider is from Hong Kong...

In any case, is this a Rijkswaterstaat test site?
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