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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #11341
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Good idea. Italy gets this....

Has anyone actually had one of these signs give them a useful information? Any time I've saw one I was already stopped or there was no traffic at all...
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #11342
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It's like those rockfall signs. Usually drivers don't change their driving style at all, making these signs rather useless.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:44 PM   #11343
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I'm not even sure what you should do with the rockfall sign... pray?

It is like the "snowflake" sign you see on Polish autostrady, I was driving in August, it was +36 *C
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #11344
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It's like those rockfall signs. Usually drivers don't change their driving style at all, making these signs rather useless.
It would be much more useful just leaving some little stones randomly fallen with gravel on the side of the road... LOL
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:49 PM   #11345
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They function as warning signs.

Italy:


Germany:


Netherlands: (or Belgium)
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #11346
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I've seen them as well on static sign, not only in electronic panels.

As static ones, I've seen them on motorways, just before toll plazas and before the ending of a motorway / expressway section with an important reduction of speed (such as traffic light, roundabout or just a built-up area).
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Old September 29th, 2014, 10:04 AM   #11347
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Rotterdam area gridlocked

This morning, a truck crashed through the crashbarrier at A16 highway southbound, creating a massive traffic jam. Moreover, several accidents occured in the traffic jams that developed due to this accident, resulting in a total gridlock of the Rotterdam urban area.
News article (in Dutch): http://nos.nl/artikel/703938-verkeer...rotterdam.html

Road authority Rijkswaterstaat as well as motorists association ANWB are strongly advising people to cancel their road trips to Rotterdam.

This accident makes very clear again that the Dutch road network is extremely prone to huge delays caused by accidents or bad weather. Gridlocks like this happen on a regular basis, not only around Rotterdam but also the Amsterdam and Utrecht urban area's are very fragile.

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Old September 29th, 2014, 11:10 AM   #11348
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I commuted from Rotterdam to The Hague this morning. The roll on effects of the jams on the motorways went right through the urban area (citybound on Hoofdweg at Alexander and Bosdreef, Kralingsebos were all jammed up). I took the A20 from Alexander to Nieuewekerk and then crossed over on N219 to the A12 for the rest of the trip to the Hague.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 11:38 AM   #11349
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I was coaching (rowing) on the Schieweg/Rotterdamseweg parallel to the Schie-River, and I've seen a lot delay at the traffic blocks at de zweth near the Kandelaar-Bridge during rush hour (to discourage using local roads as a detour), but today was absolutely crazy. There must have been 30+ cars waiting for the blocks (which only allow one car each time), The bus from line 40 was also stuck in the gridlock.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #11350
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At one point there was over 200 kilometers of traffic jam within a 20 km radius of Rotterdam.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #11351
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Groningen province

The N33 twinning project was officially opened by transportation minister Schultz today. 37 km of N33 was twinned to a four-lane divided highway with a 100 km/h speed limit. It is fully access-controlled through interchanges. The project only took 1.5 years.

At the same time, the final EIS (record of decision) of the N7 Groningen project was signed today. This completes the procedures for the reconstruction of N7 through Groningen. It will be widened to 2x4 lanes, with two covers and a new compact interchange with A28, replacing the busiest traffic lights in the country. The project will likely start in 2017 and cost € 600 million. It has been discussed since the 1980s.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #11352
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A15, Botlek Bridge, Rotterdam

Both bridge decks of the Botlek Bridge are now installed.

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Old September 29th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #11353
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Mega! Looks like a robot!
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Old September 30th, 2014, 12:45 AM   #11354
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That's what happens if you have no alternative routes. ( regarding the chaos around Rotterdam today).

I started driving around 9.50 am, and luckily most of the chaos was gone by then, the A16 was clear until at least exit centrum, didn't look up to the bridge if it was still jammed there.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 01:27 PM   #11355
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N31, Leeuwarden

The Leeuwarden Bypass project is going very fast. I must admit I was rather skeptic about the ability to finish the project this year with their ambitious schedule, but it's progressing well.


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Old October 1st, 2014, 02:36 PM   #11356
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A4 Steenbergen

The new aquaduct at Steenbergen:

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Photos of new signs at Utrecht, designed according to the new signage guidelines 2014.


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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:28 PM   #11358
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A4 Schiphol Tunnel

The 8-tube Schiphol Tunnel.

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A9 Badhoevedorp

Recent aerial photos of the A9 Badhoevedorp bypass project. It will open to traffic in 2017.

1. Badhoevedorp motorway interchange (A4/A9), the oldest cloverleaf in the Netherlands (opened in 1967).


2. Looking east towards the Badhoevedorp interchange.


3. Looking west towards the A9 to Haarlem.


4. Connection to A9 west of Badhoevedorp.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:41 PM   #11360
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I'm not even sure what you should do with the rockfall sign... pray?

It is like the "snowflake" sign you see on Polish autostrady, I was driving in August, it was +36 *C
The signs are put up because there might be rockfall/stones in the road. The illustration is usually of falling rocks, but that's just to make it easy to recognize. The rocks in the road is the point. The thought is that this unusual situation comes as a surprise to people but the signs gives some heads up. Also, places prone to rockfall are (usually) pretty curvy, which reduces the distance you can react.
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