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Old August 8th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #13741
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Old August 8th, 2016, 09:41 PM   #13742
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Alblasserdam

The bridge across the Noord River at Alblasserdam, seen on this 1989 photo. It was built in 1939, it carried A15 traffic until the six lane Noord Tunnel opened in 1992.

It has since been narrowed to three lanes, one general purpose lane in each direction and a bus lane in the center.

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Old August 9th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #13743
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A9, Amsterdam

Recent aerial photos of the new Gaasperdam Tunnel under construction in southeastern Amsterdam. At 3027 meters, it is the longest land tunnel in the Netherlands.







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Old August 10th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #13744
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A9, Amsterdam

Some other photos of the A9 tunnel construction in Amsterdam. Courtesy of constructor Heijmans.

The officially announced opening date is sometime 2020, but I find it hard to believe it would take that long. They plan to build basically the entire tunnel in just 1 year, to be completed by summer 2017. I don't think they would need another 3 years to finish it.

What you will notice is the large amount of personnel simultaneously on the construction site. There is no such thing as a summer shutdown for them.













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Old August 11th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #13745
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A28, Harderwijk

A well-known hotel chain wanted to construct a massive advertising pole along A28 near Harderwijk. However, the municipality didn't want a huge billboard in a natural area. So they made a compromise, an observation tower with the logo of the hotel chain on top.

It was installed recently. The tower is 50 meters tall, it requires 226 steps to enter the observation platform. As it is located right next to A28, it gives some view of the motorway. I went out and climbed the tower yesterday.


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Old August 12th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #13746
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N344 Wilhelmina Bridge, Deventer

The renovation of the Wilhelmina Bridge at Deventer is ahead of schedule and will reopen 15 August at midnight, six days earlier than planned. They worked during weekends and the evenings, expediting the reconstruction.

The full closure was required to replace the concrete deck, which is completed in just 4 weeks.

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Old August 12th, 2016, 06:15 PM   #13747
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Is there a national standard for minimum height of guard-rails when these are used to protect cyclists from falling off a bridge or tall embankment?
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Old August 12th, 2016, 08:26 PM   #13748
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Someone crashed his/her car on N14 near The Hague, it was split in two.

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Old August 12th, 2016, 10:18 PM   #13749
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Old August 13th, 2016, 01:36 PM   #13750
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Someone crashed his/her car on N14 near The Hague, it was split in two.
Someone ? If think it was street lamp
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Old August 13th, 2016, 04:37 PM   #13751
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Yes, someone was driving that car. That person crashed the car (into the lamppost). Therefor someone crashed his/her car. It also never claims that someone split the car in 2, it claims that the crash did this.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #13752
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It looks like a poorly designed road to have such lamps in a quasi-flush median that has relatively high travel speeds (see 90 km/h tempolimit in background) and a curve to boot.
Since they poured concrete anyway, why didn't they raise it to a Jersey barrier level?
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Old August 13th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #13753
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The speed limit on this road is 70 km/h (50 km/h near intersections).

Urban roads have more flexibility when it comes to breakaway poles and protection of obstacles compared to high-speed roads.

Jersey barriers are only infrequently used in the Netherlands. Most barriers are metal crash barriers.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 07:37 PM   #13754
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A1, Muiden

This new stretch of A1 near Muiden will open on 22 August.


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The carriageway in the middle looks like expresslanes Is it?
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Old August 14th, 2016, 12:21 AM   #13756
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They are extra Rush-Hour-Lanes which run in the direction of the main flow of the rush hour.
So in the morning there will be 6+2 lanes towards and in the evening 6+2 lanes away from Amsterdam.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 09:10 AM   #13757
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well, there will be 5+2 lanes, not 6+2, right after this viaduct the left lane merges (merging arrows have yet to be painted)

Viaduct aansluiting Muiden by Jeroen, on Flickr

The 2 lanes in the middle are indeed reversible. Towards Amsterdam in morning rush hour, and towards Almere/Amersfoort in evening rush hour.
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The 2 lanes in the middle are indeed reversible. Towards Amsterdam in morning rush hour, and towards Almere/Amersfoort in evening rush hour.
Is there any road in the Europe with such a reversible lanes ?
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Old August 14th, 2016, 12:04 PM   #13759
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The Coentunnel (A10) in Amsterdam has a 2-lane reversible tube. There's a traffic-cam near it as well (it's closed now because sunday morning). Not sure about anything else in Europe. I know the Beneluxtunnel (A4) near Rotterdam has a reversible tube with 1 lane that isn't in use (and never has been, and also no plans to get it in operation)


edit: picture of A10 reversible lane being opened (accident in 'regular' tube). Screenshot courtesy of twitter.com/VID

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Old August 14th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #13760
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Being "opened". People driving through red crosses
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