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Old October 15th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #8301
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That it doesn't have to open as often as it used to. Clearance goes from 5,3 meters to 13 meters.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #8302
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Makes sense, I guess.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #8303
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Do you have more pictures of the new Coentunnel and the Westrandweg Chris ? I'm really curious how it looks these days .
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #8304
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I have 2 pics from A9, took them today...

MTM is already present!


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Old October 16th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #8305
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That's near Raasdorp I assume ?

Nice. Hopefully soon this road will open to traffic . Should cut a couple minutes off during daytime .
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Old October 16th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #8306
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That's near Raasdorp I assume ?


A5--> A9 connector. Here on SV
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Old October 16th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #8307
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@Snowdog: Check this website with regular photo updates:

- http://www.fotomix.nl/Westrandweg_A5_g398.html
- http://www.fotomix.nl/2e_Coentunnel_g365.html
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #8308
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A13 Delft

A 2003 aerial photo of the A13 at the Delft-South Interchange. This interchange opened in the early 1970s.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #8309
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A15 Rotterdam widening

The widening of A15 along the southern side of Rotterdam.

1. Vaanplein interchange (A15/A29).


2. Vaanplein


3. Beneluxplein interchange (A4/A15)


4. New Botlek Bridge.

All photos: Joop van Houdt
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Old October 17th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #8310
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A 2003 aerial photo of the A13 at the Delft-South Interchange. This interchange opened in the early 1970s.
Its really one of the few adequate interchanges in regard to the traffic flow, we need to have more of these!

Funny note, I can see my house from which I'm typing this message!
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Old October 17th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #8311
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I agree, it's quite capable of handling high volumes. There is one in Zwolle as well, which handles about 80.000 vehicles per day but is never congested.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #8312
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A new bridge was installed a little while ago across the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal near the Diemen motorway interchange. It will handle local traffic to and from the IJburg neighborhood of Amsterdam. It was designed as a high-density transit-oriented development with only one road outlet but it was congested before the new development was even completed, so they had to build another outlet. In contrast with the first bridge to the west, this bridge has 2x2 lanes.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #8313
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N281 Heerlen (province of Limburg):
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #8314
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A4 Delft - Schiedam

Construction of the A4 from Delft to Schiedam near Rotterdam.

1. Kethelplein Motorway Interchange (A4/A20)


2. A4 will be underground in this area between the apartment buildings. It was originally planned as an embankment, so they have to transport incredible amounts of sand out.


3. They've built a temporary bridge across A20 to facilitate sand transports.


4. A4 will be underground until the edge of the urban area. After that, it will be depressed below ground level.


5. Construction in a rural area between Schiedam and Delft. So far they've worked months to remove the embankment.

All photos: Joop van Houdt / RWS
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #8315
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Maasvlakte 2 road infrastructure

The new road across the Maasvlakte 2 expansion of the Port of Rotterdam opened to traffic today.

Here's an aerial photo from July. Don't let the scales fool you, the new road is about 4.5 - 5 kilometers further west than the existing developments. The distance from here to the farthest development of the Rotterdam municipality (Nesselande) is now 80 kilometers by road.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #8316
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Has the old road been breached by the water yet? Can't quite tell from the photo.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #8317
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It will be, starting from today. They will dig the canal to allow "nautical access" to the Maasvlakte 2 area.

On a maritime sidenote, there's currently significant overcapacity with container terminals. Germany recently opened a new deep-sea container port near Wilhelmshaven, but it has poor hinterland connections. No other port in Europe can touch Rotterdam in terms of capacity, accessibility and hinterland connections, but there is fierce competition between ports.

58% of all containers are currently shipped to the hinterland by trucks, the goal is to reduce this to 35%, even with the increasing amount of container transport. Which means there is a huge task for rail and water to handle the future amount of containers.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #8318
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Construction of the A4 from Delft to Schiedam near Rotterdam.
Still think it's a massive waste of money, the tunnel and the half sunken motorway for the bloody cows... If they'd just build it above ground like they should, we could use the 600 mil saved, to upgrade many many local roads and N roads in the Rotterdam area...

But at least it's finally going to be built...
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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:14 AM   #8319
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I agree, if it were up to me, I would build a half-sunken motorway through that area with apartment buildings (you don't need a tunnel there, look at all the space) and the rest should simply be above ground.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 08:28 AM   #8320
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My main concern is the money, 900(iirc) mil vs 200 mil costs...

That 700 mil could have been used to upgrade many inner Rotterdam roads with green ''waves'' for traffic lights (Hoofdweg Rotterdam for example), upgrade the roads to Hillergersberg/Schiebroek, upgrade the access to Nesselande, etcetc... ( just examples in the north and east, but I'm sure there are many more examples in the rest of R'dam...).

But ah well, the decision is made, obviously some people think protecting some grassland used by cows and a minority recreating there is more important than mobility .
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