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Old November 26th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #10201
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he wasn't talking about potholes
I know the road and I know a few spots (mainly by bridges) where you could get launched at 120+ kph
Still, they should fix it.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #10202
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it's pretty common in Zwolle
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Old November 26th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #10203
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Chris, that first one has been replaced by a roundabout and a cycle lane and you know that That situation is gone.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #10204
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Add the A20 in western direction near Nieuwerkerk ad IJssel to that list.


Can't do much about it unfortunately, the soil under the motorway keeps shrinking/dropping.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #10205
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They are moving this farmhouse from 1899 for the construction of the new 12 lane A1 near Muiden. It will be moved 300 meters.

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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #10206
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You don't know the half of it.
So you don't get special treatment in Den Haag because the parliament sits there and the government is based there?
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #10207
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So you don't get special treatment in Den Haag because the parliament sits there and the government is based there?
Municipal roads are much worse on average than national or provincial roads.
I've not been in the Hague for a while but around here, you can find the odd patched road here and there ( rather than repaved ) and you can see very slight rut, when it rains you can easily see the tracks from the tyres where cars usually sit.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #10208
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Municipal roads are much worse on average than national or provincial roads.
I've not been in the Hague for a while but around here, you can find the odd patched road here and there ( rather than repaved ) and you can see very slight rut, when it rains you can easily see the tracks from the tyres where cars usually sit.
Patched roads may not look pretty but at least they don't damage your car like a pothole, or much worse, trap you bike wheel. Many countries would be grateful just to have patched roads! The Dutch like everything to be neat and tidy, so I assumed that's why Dutch roads seem to always look like they have just been resurfaced, and 'mere' patching is not considered acceptable.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #10209
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So you don't get special treatment in Den Haag because the parliament sits there and the government is based there?
The politicians typically don't live in The Hague, they live in Amsterdam or lovely villages around Leiden. As for general special treatment, The Hague is usually the losing 3rd party in the lobbying battles between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Of the three, The Hague has by far the worst public transport and the worst general infrastructure.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #10210
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A9 Badhoevedorp

Today was the starting ceremony of the construction of new A9 around the town of Badhoevedorp, just outside Amsterdam. The project will be finished in late 2017 or 2018. The greenfield construction is not that difficult, but the reconstruction of the Badhoevedorp interchange (A4/A9) requires some more time due to phasing. Basically the whole interchange gets rebuild.

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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #10211
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The politicians typically don't live in The Hague, they live in Amsterdam or lovely villages around Leiden. As for general special treatment, The Hague is usually the losing 3rd party in the lobbying battles between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Of the three, The Hague has by far the worst public transport and the worst general infrastructure.
The Hague is the third biggest city though, so isn't that what you would expect? How well does The Hague do compared to Utrecht, Eindhoven, Almere?

One of the main problems with the UK is that the local councils can't raise their own money except small amounts from property tax (and even that is capped) and rely almost entirely on (small) handouts from central Government. If they want to do anything special, they have to bid for funding, in competition with other towns. In other European countries, the towns are to a larger extent masters of their own destiny.

What is the balance between central and local goverment like in NL? How much freedom and funding do the local municipalities get?
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Old November 27th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #10212
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Pretty much the same as you summed up about the UK. Dutch municipalities get their money from property taxes and the "municipal fund", which is paid for by the national government.

In relation to transportation, most major non-national government projects are funded through the MIRT programme. To qualify for the MIRT programme, the project must cost at least € 112,5 million for regular municipalities and € 225 million for major cities and regions. Smaller projects are funded through the BDU (mainly covering losses of regional public transport).
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Old December 1st, 2013, 10:07 PM   #10213
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A15, Botlek Bridge, Rotterdam

Progress of the new Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam. It will be a large twin-span lift bridge.

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:19 PM   #10214
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A2/A67 De Hogt Interchange, Eindhoven

A couple of aerial photos of "knooppunt De Hogt" near Eindhoven, taken in April 2013. The interchange was rebuilt in 2006-2009, together with the whole motorway structure around Eindhoven.








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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:12 PM   #10215
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Noise barrier "Portland" along A15 near Rotterdam. It is one of the tallest noise barriers in the Netherlands (Poland: eat your heart out!)

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It's a multi-functional noise barrier. It's also a flood protection.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #10216
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A1/A6 Diemen - Almere

The construction of the A1/A6 widening project has officially started today, with a formal ceremony.

The A1/A6 will be widened to 12 lanes in the coming years, including a new 12-lane aqueduct under the Vecht River. This sub project cost is € 910 million.



Facts:

* 23 km widened motorway
* 138 km new lanes
* 1 million tons of asphalt
* 60 new engineering objects
* 8.5 km of noise barriers
* 1700 lamps for lighting
* 450 matrix signs
* 65 MTM gantries
* 9 million m³ of earthworks
* construction time: 6 years
* construction cost: € 910 million

It is part of a 63 km widening project between Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam and Almere that has a budget of € 4.7 billion, the largest ever road project in the Netherlands. A1/A6 is the second project of this programme.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #10217
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What is the reason for keeping that middle lane?
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Old December 4th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #10218
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Those 2 middle lanes you mean? The wisselstroken? Well, because there is a huge flow towards Amsterdam in the morning and a huge flow in the evening towards Almere. 'Wisselstroken' in these cases are 4 lanes for the space of 2. Because you don't need that space towards Amsterdam in the evening and towards Almere in the morning.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #10219
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N33 Assen - Zuidbroek

Rijkswaterstaat reports the widening of N33 from 2 to 4 lanes across 38 kilometers is now halfway to completion, after 10 months of work. The goal is to open the new 4-lane 100 km/h expressway in late 2014, although contractual completion is late March, 2015.

It's a PPP project based on availability payments, so the constructor has an incentive to finish the project quickly.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #10220
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7 lanes (continuous, not at an interchange or something) , is that a European record?
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