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Old July 16th, 2014, 10:11 PM   #11021
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An oversized transport was en route along A27 near Gorinchem, but they found out they don't fit across the Merwede Bridge, which is one of the narrowest motorway bridges in the Netherlands. They are now backing up on the motorway. Police is shutting down traffic to let the convoy back up on the ramp.

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Old July 16th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #11022
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Which you can see here:
http://www.vid.nl/Camera/stream/cam_15

(as long as you're quick, or else they'll have backed it up already )
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Old July 17th, 2014, 02:44 AM   #11023
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I though they planned carefully this kind of special transports along the whole expected route previously to make sure everything is OK for fitting the oversized load... Kind of lack of prevision?
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Old July 17th, 2014, 03:44 PM   #11024
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Works for the A9 motorway at Badhoevedorp has caused an unusual slide. There was an embankment waiting to settle, but it has pushed the entire parallel N232 away. The whole area has shifted outwards.

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Old July 17th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #11025
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A15, Botlek Bridge, Rotterdam

The bridge decks for the Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam are being assembled at a quay nearby.

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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #11026
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N50 Zwolle - Emmeloord

The environmental impact assessment has been published for the widening of 5.5 kilometer of N50 between Ens and the Emmeloord motorway interchange. It includes a new partial interchange south of Emmeloord. It will be a 2x2, 100 km/h expressway. Construction will begin in 2015.

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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #11027
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I though they planned carefully this kind of special transports along the whole expected route previously to make sure everything is OK for fitting the oversized load... Kind of lack of prevision?
They had another route planned but at the last second the bridges wouldn't be able to handle the weight, they choose to drive straight ahead at the interchange and then got stuck. After re-measuring the originally planned route would be able to hold the weight of the load so they continued along that route anyway (after backing up 2 kms )
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Old July 18th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #11028
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The bridge decks for the Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam are being assembled at a quay nearby.

Oh look, a nice wide red cycle path
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Old July 18th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #11029
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A12 Ede - Arnhem

Rijkswaterstaat has contracted the widening of A12 between Ede and Grijsoord motorway interchange (A50) near Arnhem. There will be 2x3 lanes. It is an 11 kilometer stretch of motorway that was built in the 1950s. The contract includes both the widening and maintenance until 2032.

Two bridges will have to be replaced / widened. The A12 bridge across the Utrecht - Arnhem railway will be widened to accommodate the new lanes, and the bridge in the Oosterbeek interchange will be entirely replaced.

The widening will start in early 2015 and is planned for completion in late 2016.

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Old July 21st, 2014, 02:57 PM   #11030
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A10 Coen Tunnel, Amsterdam

The renovated Coen Tunnel reopened to traffic this morning, with full 8-lane capacity. The € 2.1 billion project to build a new tunnel, a new 10 kilometer motorway (A5) and a widened A8 is now completed after 5 years of construction.

An official opening ceremony was scrapped due to the shoot-down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.


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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:25 PM   #11031
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4 Rijkswaterstaat road inspector trucks have been destroyed in crashes in the last 10 days. Luckily, none of the inspectors got injured, because they were out of their trucks, assisting breakdowns and incidents. All accidents were caused by motorists or truckers not paying attention *at all* (how can you miss a red cross over the lane and flashing lights?)



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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:33 PM   #11032
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I read a piece arguing that recent car and truck models (after 2010) isolate too much outside noise to the point they reduce awareness of the driver it (s)he turns up music, hands-free phone speaker etc. Not sure I buy the idea, though - I think lack of a constant rumbling noise from wind and engine make driving less tiring to the senses.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #11033
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Erasmus Bridge

The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. Completed 1996.

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Old July 22nd, 2014, 05:35 PM   #11034
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Yeah, some proposed skyscrapers on Zuidas are still on hold, their land plots fenced out and no signs of major construction.
Actually, several large projects have commenced on the Zuidas recently and more will start the coming year.

http://www.amsterdam.nl/zuidas/docum...isatie-zuidas/
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 07:59 PM   #11035
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4 Rijkswaterstaat road inspector trucks have been destroyed in crashes in the last 10 days. Luckily, none of the inspectors got injured, because they were out of their trucks, assisting breakdowns and incidents. All accidents were caused by motorists or truckers not paying attention *at all* (how can you miss a red cross over the lane and flashing lights?)
Which is actually frightening. It shows that many people on the roads indeed hardly pay any attention at all at what they are doing and where they are driving and what the situation on the road is. Just no concentration or they are doing all kinds of other things which have nothing to do with driving a car or truck.

Luckily none of the Rijkswaterstaat employees was hurt. But it easily could have been much worse.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 11:49 PM   #11036
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4 Rijkswaterstaat road inspector trucks have been destroyed in crashes in the last 10 days. Luckily, none of the inspectors got injured, because they were out of their trucks, assisting breakdowns and incidents. All accidents were caused by motorists or truckers not paying attention *at all* (how can you miss a red cross over the lane and flashing lights?)

[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bs9ZhLfCMAE7AQJ.jpg:large[img]

[img]http://img.rtvoost.nl/T3/213295.jpg[img]


You mean these ?




Arrows telling you to drive on the hard shoulder ( in the 2nd vid where the road inspector car is, look at 0:11 ) ?

No excuse of course to not look forward where you're bloody going...

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Which is actually frightening. It shows that many people on the roads indeed hardly pay any attention at all at what they are doing and where they are driving and what the situation on the road is. Just no concentration or they are doing all kinds of other things which have nothing to do with driving a car or truck.
I bet they all know they kept to the speed limit though! ''Snelheidsweters'' .

Focus should be on the road and on traffic, not the ****ing number on your dash... And yeah, if you have such low speed limits that driving becomes boring, people start playing with their phones/makeup/whatever instead of driving! Like most motorways in the Rampstad with silly limits outside busy hours ( 80, 100 km/h)

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Old July 23rd, 2014, 01:37 PM   #11037
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A2 and A27 will be temporarily closed from Eindhoven to Hilversum (100 km) to allow a convoy of hearses (funeral limousines) to pass from Eindhoven Airport to a military base in Hilversum. These are some of the victims of the MH17 crash in Ukraine.

The motorway closures will be short term, and only within the vicinity of the convoy, sort of like a rolling road block.
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An one minute silence will be held when the first C-130 airplane with the remains of the victims of the MH17 crash arrives at Eindhoven Airport. Rijkswaterstaat advices not to stop on the highway shoulders during this moment of silence due to safety reasons.

All public transport and air traffic (take-off and landing) will be temporarily stopped during this moment of silence.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 03:22 PM   #11039
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N983 Aduard

The Council of State has rejected all appeals against the zoning plan of the N983 bypass of Aduard in Groningen province.

The new bypass will be located east of Aduard, and includes a new vertical-lift bridge across the canal, and a diamond interchange with N355. Construction will likely begin next year.

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N345 Voorst

The Council of State has rejected all appeals against the construction of a new bypass of the town of Voorst in Gelderland province, part of the N345 provincial road (Zutphen - Apeldoorn).

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