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Old January 9th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #10341
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Old January 9th, 2014, 06:56 PM   #10342
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A15 in Rotterdam has a short section with 2x6 lanes. It carries 177,000 vehicles per day.

Almost finished. Only the new lanes on the north side of the road (in the picture on the right side) need to be build. Which is something they are currently working on.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #10343
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I find that numbering plan in Eindhoven incredibly confusing for anyone not used to the area.
I do not think that the situation is confusing for anyone other than roadgeeks. Only a roadgeek knows that the Dutch system is based on one number of one corridor, thus never one number for roads running in parallel. For the rest, it is just a matter of the N2 branching off from the A2.

If there is one problem in Eindhoven, it is that the numbers for the main road and the local lanes are almost impossible to map. That might be an argument in itself to attribute the same number to both, but I think that N2 helps identifying the local lane as such for people unfamiliar with the area and the situation.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #10344
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Only the new lanes on the north side of the road (in the picture on the right side) need to be build. Which is something they are currently working on.
What is it for? All the plans go up to Vaanplein, and don't include this part of the A15...
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:37 PM   #10345
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They actually do plan to unweave this area. The number of lanes will go up from 12 to 13, but the roadways will be split, to create a continuous parallel system between Vaanplein (A29) and Ridderkerk (A16) interchanges.

The layout will be 3+3+4+3 lanes.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #10346
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Ah, so that's why people heading for Zuidplein will have to decide before the Ridderster.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #10347
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Petrol thief builds 1,000 litre tank in the back of his van

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Police in Ankeveen near Hilversum have picked up a highly inventive petrol thief – with a 1,000 litre plastic tank built into the back of his van.

The man was arrested in the act of stealing fuel at a petrol station in the village, local broadcaster RTV NH reports.

The tank was almost full when the police arrived and fire officials surrounded the area with foam because of the fire risk. The tank was also equipped with a special system to suck up the petrol, RTV NH said.

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Old January 10th, 2014, 06:31 PM   #10348
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There was a rash of this type of theft in the Vancouver region in Canada. Two vehicles crashed and burned, while a third was caught in the act at a petrol station by police.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #10349
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How long do you have to wait to tank 1000 liters? I mean, you have 150 L/min pumps for trucks, but those are only for diesel. If you want to tank 1000 liters of gasoline it takes rather suspiciously long.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #10350
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Well, you don't have to fill it up at once
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Old January 10th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #10351
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A15, Botlek Bridge, Rotterdam

Construction of the new Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam.



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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #10352
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Ah, so that's why people heading for Zuidplein will have to decide before the Ridderster.
Indeed. After the northern lanes are finished, and the unweaving is complete, coming form the East (A15) or the South (A16) traffic approaching the Ridderster Junction will have to decide whether to not to go over the main fly-over, but will only be able to leave the A15 at the intersection with the Groene Kruisweg. The main 3-lane wide fly-over will be the direct route to Hooglviet/Spijkenisse, but mainly to the Port of Rotterdam.

Traffic which wants to go to Rotterdam (Ahoy, Zuidplein, etc.) or to Barendrecht/Zierikzee (A29) must have made the correct selection of the lanes to drive. They will take what used to be the former main road (with that spectacular right-left long curve) to merge with the lane coming from Ridderkerk and the lanes coming from the northern A16 from Rotterdam.

Making the traffic flow even easier and more safe.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:41 PM   #10353
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The Dutch autosnelwegen look quite organised and neat ; somehow even better organised than some German ones I saw (like the road surface and better road sign fonts)
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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:28 AM   #10354
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How long do you have to wait to tank 1000 liters? I mean, you have 150 L/min pumps for trucks, but those are only for diesel. If you want to tank 1000 liters of gasoline it takes rather suspiciously long.
I think he had his own pump and was sucking the gasoline out of the main tank filler (where the truck pours into), so he could use a faster machine. Of course if the gas station is closed, owner turns off his pumps so it won't work so easy that way

It would be surprisingly easy to steal gasoline this way... the main filler is just a big steel cap screwed on the ground in an obvious place, and since the place is closed, nobody is there and in the darkness nobody will see - usually. Instead most people steal the gasoline the normal way in the middle of the day and the attendant will call politie immediately and tell them your plate number
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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #10355
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The Dutch autosnelwegen look quite organised and neat ; somehow even better organised than some German ones I saw (like the road surface and better road sign fonts)
In my opinion German road sign fonts are much better than Dutch.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #10356
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A1/A6 Diemen - Almere

The A1/A6 contract won the "road deal of the year" award.
The A1/A6 public-private partnership (PPP) has number of features that lend itself to this award, in a category in which there a number of excellent candidates such as L2 and Brebemi. The deal is actually an old-fashioned, if that is the right term, bank debt. But it was put together at a time, late 2012/early 2013, when old-fashioned bank deals were distinctly out of fashion. In addition, it is the first of four projects that will be proceed via a PPP in the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) corridor. Given the speed with which the A1/A6 was transacted, the client should not be too worried about using project finance again.
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Ha! BreBeMi wins infrastructure deal of the year, but cannot carry road deal of the year. Says a lot about these industry awards: never to be taken too seriously. Which does not take anything away from the fact that -as I understand it- the SAA project is considered a great success by government, financiers and construction companies.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #10358
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N337 Deventer - Zwolle

A timelapse video of the N337 provincial road between Deventer and Zwolle. It runs mostly on the IJssel River dike.

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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #10359
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A15, Botlek Bridge, Rotterdam

Progress of the Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam.

It's huge, but it kind of disappears within the large-scale industrial environment there. Anywhere else it would be overwhelming.

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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #10360
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A2/N2 Eindhoven

The new interchange Veldhoven (31) was officially inaugurated today.

It opened to traffic on 19 December 2013 after 2 months and 19 days of construction.


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