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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:33 PM   #10361
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A4 Delft-Schiedam

A4 near Delft. This is the simplest part of the A4 between Delft and Schiedam, and also the part where the least work has been done so far. More pictures here.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #10362
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N35 Salland - Twente Tunnel, Nijverdal

I visited the "Salland Twente Tunnel" construction site in Nijverdal yesterday. They are constructing a 600 meter long tunnel, a trench and new bypass of Nijverdal. The western approach has some of the steepest grades among any major road in the Netherlands.

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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #10363
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Wow, a mountain road!
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #10364
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Will it be a 2x2 on completion or will there be a climbing lane?
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Old January 21st, 2014, 03:19 PM   #10365
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The new tunnel will feature 2x1 lanes, but has space for 2x2 lanes without shoulders. I assume the grade will feature 2 lanes uphill, but I once asked for drawings of this project, and they replied the EIS was made in 1995 and not digitalized. Which sounds like bogus to me, since an EIS has a validity of 10 years.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #10366
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The new tunnel will feature 2x1 lanes, but has space for 2x2 lanes without shoulders. I assume the grade will feature 2 lanes uphill, but I once asked for drawings of this project, and they replied the EIS was made in 1995 and not digitalized. Which sounds like bogus to me, since an EIS has a validity of 10 years.
Wow only 1995. That sounds pretty up to date for this road j/k
But they made major adjustments for this highway, compared to the initial plan, so even if the EIS was still valid, it would have to be redone again taking into account the adjustments right?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #10367
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Nuclear Security Summit

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) will be held in the Netherlands on 24/25 March 2014.

This is the largest summit ever organized in the Netherlands. 58 world leaders, 5000 delegates and 3000 journalists will attend. 13,000 police officers will be on duty.

The event has far-reaching impact on the Dutch transportation network in western Netherlands. Portions of major motorways will close to all traffic in the The Hague - Schiphol area. A4, A5 and A44 will be partially or entirely closed to traffic for safety considerations. Also the Polderbaan runway will be used for VIP aircraft parking. The runway will close for several weeks, starting two weeks in advance, and maintenance will be conducted after the summit.

Dutch Railways will increase capacity on the nearby rail corridors and people are encouraged to work from home or take the two days off, because it will otherwise most certainly result in extreme traffic congestion. This shows a weakness in the Dutch motorway network, because alternate routes are far away. Most of the western Netherlands motorway network is denser than the average national network, but less dense than the average metropolitan motorway network. There are no good national roads to act as an alternate route, so traffic will be detoured via central Netherlands.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #10368
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What I fail to understand is how shutting down whole motorways should help "safety". Is the plan to keep an entire motorway corridor free for VIP shuttles?

It's probably cheaper to hire helicopters...
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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:38 PM   #10369
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A squirrel viaduct in Den Haag.



It has been critized as a waste of money. € 212.000 was spent on this structure, but a year after it was put into operation, not a single squirrel has been detected. It serves a forest that has a squirrel population of 20. A squirrel roadkill has never been observed.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #10370
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If you are Dutch, you can now appeal "lower category" traffic fines online: https://loket.om.nl
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A video about the NSS summit situation

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Old January 27th, 2014, 05:13 PM   #10372
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What I fail to understand is how shutting down whole motorways should help "safety". Is the plan to keep an entire motorway corridor free for VIP shuttles?

It's probably cheaper to hire helicopters...
I seriously agree an helicopter shuttle would be cheaper, especially after you factor in the economic losses due to missed work days and congestion.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #10373
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Rondweg Harmelen / A12

The road under construction is the ring road which is being built to divert through traffic around the village of Harmelen.
It follows in part the A12 seen here in the direction of Woerden and Rotterdam/Den Haag.



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Old January 27th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #10374
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A squirrel viaduct in Den Haag.



It has been critized as a waste of money. € 212.000 was spent on this structure, but a year after it was put into operation, not a single squirrel has been detected. It serves a forest that has a squirrel population of 20. A squirrel roadkill has never been observed.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 05:15 PM   #10375
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ANWB-Uu is exit in the Netherlands. We're going back to Highway Gothic.
On motorways the implementation of ANWB-Uu had already been stopped in 2003, but on all other roads the ANWB continued to use de Uu font although it hadn't been in the 2005 Guidelines. The designing of directional signs has gone to the National Roadsignage Authority (NBd) in 2013, and since this week there's the new Guideline 2014 on directional roadsigns, so it's expected that all new signs will be in Highway gothic again in the nearby future.

On motorways RWS-Ee (~FHWA Interstate Series E(M)) will be continued to use, as well as RWS-Dd in stead of kerned RWS-Ee. On all other roads RWS-Dd (~FHWA Interstate Series D(M)) will be used.
First signs with the new guidelines were installed in the southern city of Breda.



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Old January 28th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #10376
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Looks much better indeed. Hopefully the Netherlands will have a somewhat uniform design on its signs in the coming year.

Are the guidelines (with examples) available online or for download anywhere? The only one I've seen so far has been a paid printed copy.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #10377
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The CROW publications are quite expensive, and you cannot download them for free.

The Richtlijn bewegwijzering 2014 is priced at € 134 excluding 6% VAT.

Considering they installed 100,000 ANWB redesign signs in just 5 years (2002-2007), I think we'll see those new signs popping up all over the country pretty soon.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #10378
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Very expensive indeed. Guess I'm used to all official publications being free.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #10379
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Hmmmm, I am not sure about the new arrows design...

At the very first glance, I have identified better the directions marked by the old styled signs...
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #10380
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This was the old style used before the arrows were actually put on such signs. The sign was in the shape of an arrow.

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