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Old February 11th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #821
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Yes, the A2 between Utrecht and Amsterdam currently carries between 160.000 and 180.000 vehicles a day on 2x3 lanes. This causes widespread congestion. Though i don't think the congestion will completely dissapear after the widening, since the adjacent roads also have a lack of capacity.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #822
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Yes, I agree. This measure will only help for a few years, maybe a decade. Then the A2 will be stuck again. However, this expansion is really necessary, because my town (Abcoude, 6500 inhabitants) is famous in the whole country because of the traffic jams on the A2 (radio messages and videotext). Every morning when I bike to school, a few towns south, I have a very good view of the A2.....and when I see it, I'm glad to see the new lanes coming...
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Old February 11th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #823
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Another problem child in the Netherlands is the A12 corridor east of Utrecht. This motorway serves over 400.000 inhabitants withing 35km, an area that relies almost completely on Utrecht (and also a bit on Arnhem). The problem is: the A12 is the only east-west connection, and has only 2x2 lanes. Traffic jams occur on this entire section, at some point during the day. Widening to 2x3 lanes is urgent, though it's better to widen it to 2x4 lanes, so we don't have to get through problems in the near future. The AADT on this road is about 100.000

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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #824
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Yes, there is this famous bottleneck at exit Bunnik (my grandparents live in Driebergen, so I know this part very well)
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #825
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How about the A-9 stretch next to Badhoevedorp?
Will it actualy be built?

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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #826
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Magnificent bridge!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #827
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this one? That pic has been taken on a saturday or sunday late afternoon, and there is still a lot of traffic there.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #828
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Magnificent bridge!
It's an magnificent bridge indeed. When you drive over it, you have a beautiful view over the city and the skyline of Rotterdam.

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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #829
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Yes, this one. I'm a little late. And not just the bridge, the whole road and 12 lanes.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #830
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Some A2 night shots with my new camera:







And my new taxi
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #831
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Currently a 41km traffic jam there
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #832
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This motorway will be widened or something ?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #833
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haha are you a real highwayfreak, that you post your photos in the night!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #834
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Well, work goes on day and night. I posted them after i came home from work
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #835
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This motorway will be widened or something ?
Yes. I believe to 4 lanes in each direction. Right now it's kind of an oasis in the old A2 (2x2 lanes). The whole A2 is being upgraded to 2x3 or 2x4 the next few years.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 03:50 AM   #836
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Correct. It will be 2x4 lanes with space reservation for 2x5
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #837
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Some pics of the new Roertunnel in the A73










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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #838
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Somebody ordered a truck?

A16 Moerdijkbrug (bridge across the Hollands Diep near Dordrecht)
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #839
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20 - 45 minutes later, still an awful lot of trucks here.

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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #840
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Thats amazing.... any numbers about the amount of trucks???
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