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Old July 29th, 2016, 11:43 AM   #13721
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I use a French computer a while ago and it said Bois-le-Duc. I guess it's one of those places that's always translated like most capital cities.
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Old July 29th, 2016, 03:45 PM   #13722
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These days, if you update your GPS very regularly it should have this info on it and steer you around the bottlenecks, right?
Evidently many people use a GPS without a live traffic feed.
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Old July 29th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #13723
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A6/A7 Knooppunt Joure

An aerial photo taken from a hot air balloon of the Joure motorway interchange in Friesland. You can see the contours of the new exit that will be constructed here. The actual motorway-to-motorway interchange will be moved south (right).

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Old July 29th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #13724
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A9, Amsterdam

A photo of the A9 expansion project in Amsterdam. A 3 kilometer tunnel is currently under construction.

They separated westbound A9 into a collector and express system, with both having 2 westbound lanes.
They decided to close the collector lanes outside rush hour so they can work more during the day instead of during the night, as the works are very noisy and annoying for residents in the area. In any case, 2 westbound lanes remain available at all times.

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Old July 30th, 2016, 10:19 PM   #13725
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Vlaketunnel (A58 in Zeeland, 327 meters), Wijkertunnel (A9 at Beverwijk, 680 meters). The latter is currently 90km/h due to an extra lane where the hard shoulder used to be because the nearby Velsertunnel is closed for renvoation. But that will revert to 130km/h once the renovation is done and the extra lane is removed.
Thanks, I didn’t know. Netherlands is doing better than most other countries. One minor alteration, why there is a speed limit from 130 km/h to 100 km/h on A73 motorway near Roermond? Perhaps it is almost at the German border, and you should adapt a little bit to the Germans? Still a difference with Norway where all new motorway tunnels will be without lower speed limit. But I can understand the Netherlands can better solve traffic jam near big cities.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 10:29 PM   #13726
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The A73 tunnels were built 'on-the-cheap', with a reduced height for trucks and lower design speed. These tunnels closed hundreds of times per year due to the detection of overheight trucks (often erroneously detected). This has been brought under control somewhat since the tunnels opened in 2007, but they still have numerous short-term closures. A 130 km/h speed limit is considered too dangerous for the Roer Tunnel and Swalmen Tunnel. The segment in between is also limited at 100 km/h, which is quite annoying, it's also a favorite speed trap location for the police.

Nowadays tunnels are built with a 4.6 meter clearance. This is 0.6 m higher than the maximum permissible truck height in the Netherlands, so it doesn't need any kind of detection system, so it can't shut the motorway down either.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 02:12 PM   #13727
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Room for the river

They dug a bypass for the Waal River in the city of Nijmegen, to reduce high water levels.

They built and/or extended six bridges across the new bypass.


It is part of the 'room for the river' project, one of the largest spatial projects in recent Dutch history. They built flood bypasses, deepened rivers and floodplains and built new dikes, bridges, roads, etc. It was mostly executed from 2006 to 2015, though some projects are still ongoing until 2019. The total budget is € 2.3 billion for over 30 projects.
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 03:31 PM   #13728
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N344 Wilhelmina Bridge, Deventer

The Wilhelmina Bridge renovation is currently ongoing in the city of Deventer.

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Old August 2nd, 2016, 03:33 PM   #13729
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A1/A27 widening

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Road Authority Rijkswaterstaat has conditionally awarded the expansion of A1 and A27 (Utrecht - Hilversum - Amersfoort) to a consortium known as 3Angle (Heijmans, Fluor and 3i Infrastructure). It is a PPP project which includes 25 years of operations and maintenance. The contract value is € 220 million, of which 50% is for the major Dutch construction company Heijmans.

A1 from Hilversum to Amersfoort will be widened from 2x2 to 2x4 lanes. A27 from Utrecht to Hilversum will be widened from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes, with space for 2x4 lanes.

Financial close is expected in October. The expansion project will be completed by 2019.

The expansion project is now definitely awarded to 3Angle. They will sign the contracts in September.

The widening of 24 kilometers of motorway will last from early 2017 to late 2018.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 12:29 AM   #13730
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Good news, but then they should also start widening the A1 Barneveld-Hoevelaken to 3 lanes.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 02:05 AM   #13731
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That stretch will be widened to 2x4 with the big Hoevelaken interchange upgrade, after the aforementioned A1/A27 project is finished.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #13732
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A render of the future A16-A20 interchange
Interesting design. It looks like a stackturbine, similar to E19/E40 near Brussels or many US interchanges (e.g. SR101/SR202 near Phoenix), but minus one of the long turns, so seven of eight possible turning movements are provided.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #13733
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Interesting design. It looks like a stackturbine, similar to E19/E40 near Brussels or many US interchanges (e.g. SR101/SR202 near Phoenix), but minus one of the long turns, so seven of eight possible turning movements are provided.
There are more of these in the Netherlands. The biggest is "Ridderkerk". Also on the A16 but then 9km further south.
https://goo.gl/maps/1m4jA637oBL2


https://beeldbank.rws.nl/MediaObject...tterdam_479977


https://beeldbank.rws.nl/MediaObject/Details/476710
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Old August 4th, 2016, 05:05 PM   #13734
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Nahh what Ryme Intrinseca's saying is factually correct: the original full design for Terbregseplein was a symmetrical stack/turbine, and now with the belated extension of the A16 it'll be completed three quarters of the way (the southbound right turn is a local offramp, part of junction 27).

So very much like those Brussels interchanges indeed, whereas Ridderkerk Noord is a more complex, hybrid clover/mill/stack with mondo braided ramps.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #13735
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Yes exactly. Ridderkirk noord does not have any cyclic (ie turbine style) ramps - the left turns are all via loops or stack-style semi-direct connectors. The stackturbine design is very unusual in Europe - I believe there are only two full access examples (the Belgian example I mentioned and one near Bilbao airport).
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Old August 4th, 2016, 09:55 PM   #13736
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Sorry, didn't know that. Thanks for explaining
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Old August 6th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #13737
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N62 Sloeweg, Zeeland

Two photos of the new N62 expressway southwest of Goes.

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Twee plaatjes van de verdubbelde Sloeweg (N62), richting de A58.


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Old August 7th, 2016, 11:11 AM   #13738
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A7, Afsluitdijk

The swing bridges at Kornwerderzand, on the north end of the Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam). They have a tendency to malfunction during the summer, in hot weather the bridges expand so they can't close properly, causing very long delays and detours. They sometimes bring the fire department in to hose the bridges and cool them off.

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Old August 8th, 2016, 05:26 PM   #13739
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A50, Veghel - Oss

Applying road markings on the resurfaced A50 from Veghel to Oss.

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Old August 8th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #13740
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Why are they using what looks vaguely like a Ford Model T?
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