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Old February 6th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #10421
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By the way, I was driving to Groningen yesterday. Is there any chance the Hoogeveen interchange will be redesigned at some point? Following the motorway A28, only one lane is available for continuing to Groningen where everyone wants to go, while two lanes continue towards Emmen and Germany, where noone wants to go. Moreover, the one lane towards Groningen makes one of the tighter turns I have seen on motorway interchanges. Talking about this situation.
There are no plans for it. It rarely, if ever causes congestion so it's not a priority at all, although I agree the situation is not ideal.

It's a result of previous plans, where the motorway to Groningen was planned from Emmeloord to Assen/Groningen. The A28 between Hoogeveen and Assen was originally a provincial road, then gradually expanded into a motorway. The A28 between Meppel and Hoogeveen was originally planned as an east-west motorway to Emmen, which explains the situation at Hoogeveen.

The planned numbers in 1968:

* RW32: Zwolle - Meppel - Leeuwarden
* RW37: Meppel - Hoogeveen - Emmen
* RW36: Hoogeveen - Assen - Groningen

It was changed to A28 in 1977, one year after they started signing the A-numbers.

The unbuilt Emmeloord - Assen motorway is still visible in the current road structure, because there are no east-west routes from Assen to the west. Also, Assen was a small town until the 1960s. It currently has 67,000 inhabitants.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #10422
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Aquaduct Drachtsterweg, Leeuwarden

Construction has officially began today on the "Aquaduct Drachtsterweg", a short tunnel under the Van Harinxma Canal in the city of Leeuwarden. It's part of a project to widen the Drachtsterweg to 2x2 lanes as a high quality urban arterial.

This means there are currently three aquaducts under construction in Leeuwarden. This aquaduct will be completed in late 2015. It replaces a bascule bridge. It will be the 16th aquaduct in Friesland province.

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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #10423
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traffic fines

There have been 10,334,619 traffic offenses sanctioned in the year 2013, up from 9,661,094 in 2012. The far majority of the fines were issued for exceeding the speed limit, 8,442,360 such fines were issued (82% of all traffic fines).

Out of the 10.3 million traffic fines, only 5% were issued by a police officer pulling the violator over (554,529). Approximately 25% of all speeding tickets are issued via section controls, or 2,159,897 fines, most of those on A4 at Leidschendam (815,968) and A2 Amsterdam - Utrecht (990,870).
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Old February 8th, 2014, 01:59 AM   #10424
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That is insane and depressing. Is www.flitsservice.nl still working?

I am curious of the 5% tickets issued by officers, but 18% not being speeding. Does it mean 13% red-light camera tickets? What other kinds of booby-traps are there?
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #10425
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That is insane and depressing. Is www.flitsservice.nl still working?
As a member of that site I can report that my other tab with Flitsservice is still up and running

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Does it mean 13% red-light camera tickets? What other kinds of booby-traps are there?
Might be parking fines. Because they are not cops but 'authorized investigating officer' (google translate: original is: Bevoegd OpsporingsAmbtenaar/BOA). Not sure if that clarifies (part of) that 13%.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #10426
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New style signage in Breda
Are they no longer back-lit? Cause I think I can see the reflective material shimmering in the sun. Also what is going to happen to the other kinds of 'Anwb redesign' signs?
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:20 PM   #10427
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That is insane and depressing. Is www.flitsservice.nl still working?

I am curious of the 5% tickets issued by officers, but 18% not being speeding. Does it mean 13% red-light camera tickets? What other kinds of booby-traps are there?


Speed 8.4 mill, parking 668k, 220k redlight, 1 mill rest.

Document shows other data as well, the ''average speed camera zones''/''section control'' are in the bottom tables.

The A20 and A13 zones were down most of the year hence the low results.
The new section on the A4 near Leidschendam and the A2 between A'dam and Utrecht have been a big cash cow for the government.

Both are wide (2x3 and 2x5 lane respectively) motorways, who are flat, straight, and going through farm/grassland but have a silly 100km/h speed limit to satisfy NIMBY morons, and eco facists.

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Old February 9th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #10428
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Speed 8.4 mill, parking 668k, 220k redlight, 1 mill rest.

Document shows other data as well, the ''average speed camera zones''/''section control'' are in the bottom tables.

The A20 and A13 zones were down most of the year hence the low results.
The new section on the A4 near Leidschendam and the A2 between A'dam and Utrecht have been a big cash cow for the government.

Both are wide (2x3 and 2x5 lane respectively) motorways, who are flat, straight, and going through farm/grassland but have a silly 100km/h speed limit to satisfy NIMBY morons, and eco facists.
Really the only reason why these mother****ers are there. Money. And where speeding is dangerous, in urban area's, there isn't a camera or officer in miles around.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #10429
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I thought speed cameras were set to trigger at 140km/h? I used to drive just under that in Rotterdam and never got a ticket.
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A9 second Muiden Bridge

The construction of the second Muiden Bridge across the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal began today. It is part of the new A9 bypass at the Diemen motorway interchange.

The new bridge will feature 9 lanes, 4 westbound, 2 reversible and 3 eastbound. It is part of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere megaproject, and is part of the sub project A1/A6 Diemen - Almere which will be constructed between 2014 and 2020.

The exact dimensions of the bridge are not known, so I can only estimate them, the total span is circa 300 - 310 meters, and the main span is circa 165 meters. The clearance for shipping is 10 meters.

It is located approximately 150 meters south of the A1 Muiden Bridge.

In total 20 lanes cross the canal at this location.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #10431
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I thought speed cameras were set to trigger at 140km/h? I used to drive just under that in Rotterdam and never got a ticket.
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The A20 and A13 zones were down most of the year hence the low results.

If they'd work you'd get fines from 107 or 108 km/h iirc... ( or 87 in the 80 zone)
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Old February 10th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #10432
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A4 Delft - Schiedam

The A4 in Schiedam is progressing well.






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Old February 11th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #10433
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A4 Steenbergen

Aerial photo of the A4 at Steenbergen.

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Old February 11th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #10434
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What are planned autosnelwegen openings for 2014?
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Old February 11th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #10435
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A4 near Leiden should be fully opened with 2 aqueducts somewhere in this year. The A1 near Amsterdam widened to 2x4 lanes, the A10-South near Amsterdam-Zuidoost will be widened to 2x4 lanes ( both part of the huge SAA-project) and further along A10 finally the full capacity of the Coentunnel will be available along with an extra lane on the A8 just north of the tunnel
Highway-wise that's about it. So no real openings, but more widenings. 2015 will be a good year for new highways

http://www.wegenwiki.nl/Lijst_van_we...n_in_Nederland
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Old February 11th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #10436
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Also a small section of the A15 (Westbound Ridderster-Vaanplein) will be finalised this year.
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The Nijverdal Tunnel (N35) will also open to traffic in late 2014. It's the last national road that still runs through the main street of a town in the Netherlands. Even though the new road is not perfect (should be 2x2 + controlled access), it will be a big reliever.
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Máxima Bridge, Alphen aan den Rijn

The construction of the Máxima Bridge has been approved by the Council of State. All appeals have been rejected.

The new bridge will span the Oude Rijn River in the northwestern part of Alphen aan den Rijn.

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Old February 13th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #10439
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the A10-South near Amsterdam-Zuidoost will be widened to 2x4 lanes
You mean the A10-East.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #10440
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You mean the A10-East.
Yes, my bad. I keep screwing that up.
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