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Old June 10th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #12441
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The daily traffic jam still exists. Because this "problem" wasn't the cause. Merging of traffic on A12 in the direction of Zoetermeer-Gouda is the real traffic jam generator - and the daily jam still tails back to the A4, past the location of the former weaving-section.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #12442
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A10 in western Amsterdam in 1968, looking north where the Coen Tunnel was completed two years prior.

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Old June 11th, 2015, 10:43 AM   #12443
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Tell us the guy's name, for the sake of history
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It's at the bottom. Henk Sijsling.
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That was my suspect too, but maybe that's just the name of who made the drawing for De Volkskrant
Oh right, sorry, I could have pointed that out.

And yeah, it's Henk Sijsling.
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Old June 12th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #12444
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The Terbergseplein motorway interchange (A16/20) in Rotterdam, looking north.

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Old June 13th, 2015, 02:35 PM   #12445
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Awaiting the extremely long over due extension of the A16 to the north which will be the A13-A16 connecting corridor. Nice picture though.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 02:54 PM   #12446
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Turboplein

The N209/N471 'turbo circle' north of Rotterdam.

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Old June 13th, 2015, 05:29 PM   #12447
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A4 Delft - Schiedam

Today was the 'day of construction', where people could visit numerous construction sites of all kinds across the country.

The A4 Delft - Schiedam project was also open to the public.



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Old June 13th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #12448
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A4 Delft - Schiedam

Some more photos of A4 Delft - Schiedam, taken today.

The northbound Kethel Tunnel.

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The southbound Kethel Tunnel.

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The section below grade north of Schiedam.

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Old June 14th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #12449
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Good grief this long slip lane
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Old June 14th, 2015, 11:08 AM   #12450
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N261 Tilburg - Waalwijk

New aerial photos of N261 Tilburg - Waalwijk, by Airpro.

1. New ecoduct across the expressway.


2. The 'Efteling' interchange.


3. Waalwijk N261 interchange.


4. The A59/N261 interchange at Waalwijk.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #12451
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For a moment there, I thought that was the Ecoduct on photo 2 and I had a bit of a WTF moment.
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Old June 15th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #12452
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A1/28 Knooppunt Hoevelaken

Road authority Rijkswaterstaat has awarded a 'Plan, Design & Construct' contract to Combinatie A1|28 for the reconstruction of the Hoevelaken motorway interchange (A1/28) at Amersfoort.

It is a relatively unusual form of contract, because it was based on how much of the secondary wish list they could realize, which would be incorporated in the final design and plan approval procedure. So this project has been awarded before the plan approval procedure has been completed. The draft EIS is planned for late 2017 and a completion between 2022 and 2024.

The project is more than just the interchange reconstruction. It will also widen A1 and A28 to eight lanes in the region. It includes the widening of 30 kilometers of motorway. The project cost is € 800 million.

No media has picked this up yet, the awarding has been announced by Utrecht province only (so far).

2014 design of the Hoevelaken motorway interchange.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #12453
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^ For a moment I thought it was Rijnsweerd.

Potential bottleneck though eastwards, iirc it's 2x2 lane with shoulder running, so effectively 2x3.

I see at least 6 lanes going into the A1 though, 2 or 3 from westwards, 2 from southwards, 1 from northwards and 1 from the Exit Hoevelaken. Pushing 6 lanes of traffic into 3 .

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Oh god, why, stupid ''vroegvoorsorteren''. Be stuck behind some truck or grandpa for more than 2 km's with no way to ''legally'' overtake .

Nice progress though, please let it slighly help traffic on the Ring R'dam elsewhere, I'm secretly hoping for a slight change in traffic on the A16 and A20, that some people from the south will go A16>A15>A4 instead of A16>A20>A13 reducing the strain on Ring north and ring east...

I do wonder though, why is it undesired to change lanes in a tunnel, if anything, there are less distractions in a tunnel... Is it because of the lack of space/shoulders for emergency's? Or purely because of people have some kind of odd fear for tunnels ?

I'm sick of the rubbish on knp. Terbregge, Kleinpolderplein and Ridderster, it's gotten noticeably worse even since I started driving, only 6 years ago.

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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #12454
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lack of "runaway" space in a crash / risk of damaging tunnel walls ?

Crash in tunnel is really nasty anyway e.g. in case of fire

The tunnels in Montreal have no lane changes either. Of course, many people change the lanes anyhow when meeting slow traffic, just like you do too
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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:31 AM   #12455
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I kind of understand I guess, there's a big chance for a traffic jam in that tunnel too ( because of the A20), and it's undesirable if people will suddenly try to merge right into a jam from the main 2 lanes...

I just find it a shame personally, because if people would simply look ahead better, you wouldn't need this ''idiot proofing''.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:59 AM   #12456
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snowdog, the RWS is on the business of building roads for general use, not race tracks!
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #12457
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They seem to overdo the thinking for motorists, you keep getting more and more idiots this way that can't do anything themselves when driving, the increasing amount of crashes vs RWS vehicles or others on the hard shoulders is proof of this.

People don't even look ahead where they're going these days, and they they trust red crosses, passing bans, solid white lines etc that they can't handle the unexpected anymore. Either that or you simply have more bored people now on the roads texting/reading/messing about on their phones.

They are taking away all responsibility from drivers, because of some morons who can't properly change lanes or look ahead, everybody has to suffer now and a separation is introduced in the tunnel, slowing traffic to the slowest.

People should ideally be able to drive the speed they please, this situation makes everyone adjust to the slowest driver, even if there is overall low traffic. Nobody is asking for a racetrack, but the fool proofing is apparent everywhere, regular intersections with right of way changed to roundabouts or worse, traffic lights. Sliproads are becoming ridiculously long and all kinds of silly ''solid lines''/keep lane areas pop up locally. All to make driving more idiot proof.

The speed limit is 100 there, but you bloody well know that people have some kind of tunnel fear and will slam their brakes when in a tunnel for no reason, the new Coentunnel is a perfect example. This means you are probably going to be stuck behind some idiot doing 60-70 km/h in that tunnel for 2 km and no legal way to overtake him/her if you have to go to the A20.

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Old June 16th, 2015, 12:12 PM   #12458
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^ For a moment I thought it was Rijnsweerd.
Ah, good to know I wasn't the only one.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #12459
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The N209/N471 'turbo circle' north of Rotterdam.

Why didn't they make a merging lane after every right turn so you don't have to stop for the traffic light to go right? There is plenty of space and it can't be that expensive to add some extra meters of asphalt.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #12460
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Why didn't they make a merging lane after every right turn so you don't have to stop for the traffic light to go right? There is plenty of space and it can't be that expensive to add some extra meters of asphalt.
There are dedicated turning lanes in all 4 corners. Traffic lights for right-turn lanes are always green when no other traffic is coming through.
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