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Old November 30th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #8521
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Umm, Chris. That is nowhere near Utrecht

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Is it one of this section where they close left lane to the traffic out of peak hours. I remember on near Utrecht, however it had narrower and kind of bumpier left lane.
Knowing that the one of few plus lanes near Utrecht is the A27 one near Houten I thought it was that one. But rereading I noticed 'kind of bumpier left lane' and I think it's the A12 west of Utrecht. because of the difficult soil there causing the road to become wavey

I mean this one, on the right carriageway:


It might be relatively new, but if I remeber corectly this was always a stretch with a lot of bumps and I assume nothing changed when they built the plus lane.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #8522
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The section Chris posted is definitely bumpy. I hate it.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #8523
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I looked at a map and I am pretty certain I used all sections posted by Chris and
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #8524
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Are there any plans to upgrade the N65 between Tilburg and Den Bosch? It is a grade-level road with a speed limit of 80 and sometimes 70 km/h, between two major cities with a lot of activity. I drove from Tilburg to Den Bosch today and this stretch of road really shows you down.

Also, this on-ramp is really funny, must be the weirdest in the Netherlands. From a 30km/h to on-ramp without transition.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:19 AM   #8525
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Has signposting for Den Haag permanently been replaced by Rotterdam here?

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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:15 PM   #8526
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traffic congestion down by 40%

Once again, traffic congestion in November 2012 was down by 40% compared to 2011, the Dutch Motorist Association ANWB reports. Traffic congestion has been reduced by 40% for 5 months straight now. Additional capacity and lack of winter weather attributed to the declining level of congestion in the Netherlands in November. Traffic congestion levels are now back to the late 1990s and further investment will reduce that even more, especially in the Rotterdam area, which has not seen as many road projects as the Amsterdam and Utrecht metro areas.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:44 AM   #8527
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A4 Leiden

Some recent (October 2012) aerial photos of the A4 widening at Leiden.

1. The A4 runs depressed here. There are currently 2x3 narrow lanes in one cut, the end result will feature 2x3 lanes with space for 2x5 lanes.


2. The Oude Rijn River, which was crossed by a drawbridge before the project.


3. Northern entrance in Leiderdorp (a separate municipality)


4. Widening north of Leiden.


5. Northern end of the project, at the Leiderdorp exit.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 12:46 PM   #8528
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When the motorway is at ground level (Utrecht), they cover it making a sort of tunnel.

But there, where the road is below ground, it is not covered.

It's curious...
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 12:56 PM   #8529
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Tunnel restrictions make full tunnels much more expensive to build and operate. A tunnel is defined as 250 meters or more in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has very strict tunnel procedures and equipment. Nearly all recent tunnel projects ended with delays and cost overruns due to changed regulation, permits and equipment, while virtually all other road projects were finished under budget and before schedule.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:59 PM   #8530
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Tunnel restrictions make full tunnels much more expensive to build and operate. A tunnel is defined as 250 meters or more in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has very strict tunnel procedures and equipment. Nearly all recent tunnel projects ended with delays and cost overruns due to changed regulation, permits and equipment, while virtually all other road projects were finished under budget and before schedule.
They could have made several 200 meter long "no-tunnel" sections...

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 03:00 PM   #8531
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The N7 Tunnel in Groningen is planned to be 249 meters long
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:52 PM   #8532
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Very good roads in Nederlands
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:15 PM   #8533
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That reminds me some new German trains (the ICx), with a maximum speed of 249 km/h because starting from 250 km/h there are stricter rules.

By the way, apparently the less tunnel there are in a country, the stricter safety rules are (United States/France/The Netherlands vs Switzerland/Italy/Norway). What about Surel's suggestion of leaving gaps in the roof every 249 m?
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:46 PM   #8534
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I remember they wanted to build in China a skyscraper that was planned to be 299.5 meters tall Only half a meter from supertall status. And mopeds around here often are 49 cm^3 because from 50 cm^3 you have to get a motorbike licence.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:51 PM   #8535
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New Waal Bridge at Nijmegen.



It will be clad with hand-laid bricks! I can't remember when the last time a bridge of this magnitude was built with bricks for decoration. The bridge is 1.400 meters long.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:39 PM   #8536
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What will happen to the old one ?

Or better said, what are the plans in that area overall since they ruined the A325 ?
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:46 PM   #8537
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Nothing will happen to the existing bridge. 1x4 lanes will remain in operation. The new bridge will feature 2x2 lanes and an appalling 50 km/h speed limit, but that's what you can expect in Nijmegen, I believe they've eliminated nearly all 70 km/h speed limits on 2x2 urban roads.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:56 PM   #8538
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A4 Leiden

Another photo of the A4, south of Leiden. They will construct a very outdated configuration here, based on an early 1990s design. The new A4 will feature a weird local-express setup with 1+2+2+1 through lanes. The right of way will allow for 2+3+3+2 lanes or even 4x3 lanes. The road to the left is N11, formerly planned as the A11 towards Utrecht.

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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:23 AM   #8539
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Nothing will happen to the existing bridge. 1x4 lanes will remain in operation. The new bridge will feature 2x2 lanes and an appalling 50 km/h speed limit, but that's what you can expect in Nijmegen, I believe they've eliminated nearly all 70 km/h speed limits on 2x2 urban roads.
Strictly enforced as well. But aren't they going to give the N325 bridge a service? It must have the worst surface of any road in the Netherlands.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:39 AM   #8540
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They are, but only after the new bridge is opened. Otherwise the cross-waal traffic would need to swim a awfull lot.
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