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Old April 26th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #1181
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Old April 26th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #1182
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I went to Sneek today. You pronounce that as "snake" though it doesn't mean the same

A new section of the A7 has opened a few days ago, including an aqueduct, however it's quite substandard with 80km/h curves and very few hard shoulder. But check it yourself:

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Vandaag maar even naar Snake geweest.

1. Einde van de A7 vanuit Joure.
[img]http://i27.************/6xx095.jpg[/img]

2. Dijklichamen bij de toekomstige flyover.
[img]http://i28.************/6te41s.jpg[/img]

3. Laatste HM-paaltje van de huidige A7
[img]http://i28.************/14dqadi.jpg[/img]

4. Nieuwe ongelijkvloerse kruising in Sneek.
[img]http://i30.************/24uymtv.jpg[/img]

5. Andere kant (zuiden)
[img]http://i26.************/2lqaso.jpg[/img]

6. Hier begint de nieuwe A7 (Autoweg Vmax=80)
[img]http://i29.************/mhyat2.jpg[/img]

7. Het nieuwe aquaduct
[img]http://i32.************/skyuec.jpg[/img]

8. Het aquaduct is behoorlijk steil
[img]http://i27.************/2cdbdhf.jpg[/img]

9. Aquaduct en TX (Texas of Texel?)
[img]http://i27.************/289c6s1.jpg[/img]

10. Laagste punt
[img]http://i27.************/x7qxu.jpg[/img]

11. En weer omhoog
[img]http://i28.************/23jwn6.jpg[/img]

12. Helaas nog geen permanente bewegwijzering te bewonderen.
[img]http://i30.************/tahb9v.jpg[/img]

13. Staat wel als A7 bewegwijzerd en met A7 HM-paaltjes
[img]http://i31.************/70l6xj.jpg[/img]

14. Harrypaaltje
[img]http://i27.************/funcdw.jpg[/img]

15. Afrit 20, de oude afrit (verkeerslichten) zijn vervallen.
[img]http://i27.************/2jes1t3.jpg[/img]

16. Echt een snelweg lijkt het niet.
[img]http://i26.************/33yqdj6.jpg[/img]

17. Dus maar pech hebben op de invoegstrook.
[img]http://i29.************/kecm79.jpg[/img]

18. Je doet niet meer mee zonder nieuw bedrijventerrein tegenwoordig.
[img]http://i25.************/f3stag.jpg[/img]

19. Aardig scherpe bocht.
[img]http://i26.************/9a0nt2.jpg[/img]

20. Einde projectgebied.
[img]http://i32.************/2zrhmhd.jpg[/img]

21. BONUS: Een nieuw aquaduct in de N354 tussen Sneek en Woudsend.
[img]http://i29.************/331qasx.jpg[/img]
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Old April 26th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #1183
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I saw that traffic jam yesterday! amazing! ( Only because monday there was a traffic jam in Belgium and I was in it.. ) We drove by bus 10 km in 5 hours. Terrible. I was 3 am english time in Beckenham ( London ) Had a nice week Yesterday driving back and we saw this traffic jam It was also very busy on Ring Utrecht.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #1184
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It looks a bit like a Polish S-road.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #1185
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Nice pics Chris! Haven't been to Sneek for a while, looks like a big improvement! But upgrading the intersection with the road to Woudsend will be a tough task!

For more info about this project check out: http://www.a7sneek.nl
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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1186
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It looks a bit like a Polish S-road.
Well, it's not really worth an A-number, since it has a 80km/h speed limit, tight curves and virtually no hard shoulders. I think they've done it for continuity when the whole bypass of Sneek has become grade-separated.

The last pic is not on the A7 by the way, it's a new aqueduct south of Sneek. Those aqueducts are popping up all over the province of Friesland, since they have a lot of canals, lakes and other water bodies, and a lot of yachts shipping around.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1187
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I think it is the ANWB site. A lot of traffic going to Belgium today. A lot of people go on holiday now, because the schools are off for 2 weeks. I'm off too, but I'm staying home, unfortunately.
My friend spend 4 hours on a 120km drive from Utrecht to Hengelo friday. That's just nuts.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #1188
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Widening, widening and widening
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Old April 27th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #1189
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My friend spend 4 hours on a 120km drive from Utrecht to Hengelo friday. That's just nuts.
Did he go by horse and carriage?
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Old April 27th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #1190
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You would think huh.

No, there was a monster traffic jam on the A1 motorway between Apeldoorn and Markelo. The shoulder was full of parked trucks which run out of driving time.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1191
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Traffic jam on the A28 north of Hoogeveen i saw today:

[img]http://i25.************/2cmqcs1.jpg[/img]
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Old April 28th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #1192
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I went from Hoofddorp to Utrecht yesterday evening. It was a beautiful night, I hate myself for not bringing the camera with me
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Old April 28th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #1193
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Yeah i used to forget to bring my camera to work often. Quite stupid since i'm nearly every day on the road. (besides commuting).
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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #1194
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Today I drove over the A2 again (Amsterdam-Utrecht). Work is really progressing over here. It really looks like it's going to finish on time! I guess in a few weeks (months) the traffic will be moved to the new carriageway for a few km, just north of exit Maarssen. It has been lined and the road signs have been placed. I can't wait to drive over it.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #1195
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They expect 800 trucks on the hard shoulder at the A1 near the German border Thursday. I hope the weather is okay so i can make a video
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Old April 29th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #1196
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It's gonna be fun, 15km of this view:
[img]http://i16.************/5xr5th0.jpg[/img]
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #1197
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It's gonna be fun, 15km of this view:
It's not so funny for the truckers...

- how long do they have to wait there?
- and what about hygiene? (toilett and shower)

that reminds me to the balkan not western europe...

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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #1198
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- how long do they have to wait there?
Until 22:00, so never longer than 22 hours.

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- and what about hygiene? (toilett and shower)
What would you think yourself?

Btw, I heard Chris saying most of these truckers are from eastern europe.
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Poland mostly, and some Russian and Ukrainian truckers. Rarely a German or Dutch one.
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This guy was ticketed for speeding in a very strange way. He did 137km/h at the moment of the picture:

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