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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:51 PM   #13981
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N31 Harlingen

New photos of the N31 project in Harlingen.


De bouw van een aquaduct zorgt ervoor dat het scheepvaartverkeer straks over de nieuwe N31 heen kan varen by N31 Harlingen, on Flickr


Op het moment wordt de tunnelbak van het aquaduct voorgebouwd in de bouwkuip naast het Van Harinxmakanaal by N31 Harlingen, on Flickr


Het stempelraam zorgt ervoor dat de (dam)wanden van de bouwkuip niet bezwijken onder de druk van de grond by N31 Harlingen, on Flickr


Grondwerk foliepolder by N31 Harlingen, on Flickr
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Old November 6th, 2016, 10:20 AM   #13982
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A2/N230 Utrecht

A diverging diamond interchange is reportedly considered for the A2-N230 interchange in Utrecht.

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Old November 6th, 2016, 08:08 PM   #13983
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A diverging diamond interchange is reportedly considered for the A2-N230 interchange in Utrecht.

Recipe for disaster. People just don't look at the road signs. Here also an "interesting" junction


Note: its a roundabout. Ive you come from the left you should turn right, don't drive straight on.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 08:12 PM   #13984
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Note: its a roundabout.
No it's not, it's a one-way street. There are no -signs so it's not a roundabout.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 09:50 PM   #13985
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@Temlin:
New "Diverging Diamond" Intersection Design Cuts Crashes by Sixty Percent
http://fortune.com/2016/06/05/diverg...-intersection/
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Old November 6th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #13986
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The major pros of a DDI are the reduced number of conflict points and higher capacity. Downsides are the unusual design, possible safety problems when traffic signals are out of order and difficulties to coordinate with nearby traffic signals (though there is conflicting data on that).
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Old November 6th, 2016, 11:14 PM   #13987
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Recipe for disaster. People just don't look at the road signs.
What sign? These things are made with such heavy channelization there is nothing to do, from the wheel you just drive straight when light is green, or stop when is red...
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Old November 7th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #13988
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You say that, but my slightly outdated-TomTom said continue on straight. or turn right. Regardless of the actual road situation.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #13989
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The ruling cabinet lost its majority today, as one Labour member quit due to a disagreement over the direction of the party. The coalition of the Liberals (VVD) and Labour (PvdA) hold 75 out of 150 seats now - not a majority.

In practice this is not a major issue. They already needed support of the opposition because they did not have a majority in the senate, so all major issues were deals between the cabinet and some opposition parties.

Elections are scheduled for 15 March 2017. Polling shows an ever more fragmented political landscape with a huge loss for Labour and a smaller loss for the Liberals, who may remain the largest party. Polling indicates the next government would consist of at least 4 or 5 parties to gain a majority.

A possible election item is the introduction of a road mileage tax / congestion tax. This was already planned since the 1990s and but was ultimately not implemented. It proved to be a very controversial and divisive issue.

The road mileage tax was supposed to replace the car ownership tax and possibly the car purchase tax. It would first be implemented on major motorways in western Netherlands, then on express lanes with dynamic tolling to manage demand, which would then be absorbed by a variable tax rate, depending on the corridor and time of the day. Legislation to implement it was withdrawn this year.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 02:23 AM   #13990
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You say that, but my slightly outdated-TomTom said continue on straight. or turn right. Regardless of the actual road situation.
Sure, but you have to "work hard" to screw this kind of thing up, just because of the channelization

I mean, OK, people drive into rivers from Tomtom all the time because the bridge no longer exists and the like, but it is on that level
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Old November 8th, 2016, 02:28 AM   #13991
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I've driven through DDIs in US, it is really difficult to get in the wrong way, you need a very counter-intuitive movement.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 10:55 AM   #13992
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You know the single file lines at supermarkets? This sort of thing:

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I've seen people getting that wrong.

I'm just sayin'.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 04:22 PM   #13993
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A possible election item is the introduction of a road mileage tax / congestion tax. This was already planned since the 1990s and but was ultimately not implemented. It proved to be a very controversial and divisive issue.
For me a reason to emigrate. We already have road mileage tax, one of the highest in the world, it's called fuel duty.

Congestion tax is just punishing the working.

Blatant FY to mobility, privacy and it's a huge bureaucratic and technical disaster which will make driving more expensive for everyone even if everything goes ''smoothly''. If only the majority of people weren't idiots who can't see this. If you drive average mileages or even slightly above average, this is disastrous. Only people who use their cars sparingly/for recreation like old people who go shopping around the corner by car once per week, will be cheaper off, or car enthusiasts who own many cars.
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A diverging diamond interchange is reportedly considered for the A2-N230 interchange in Utrecht.
I hope they will, for the places where there is more turning traffic than straight through traffic, it's ideal.

Only thing that annoys me, dump the bloody yield/lights on the onramps, just make the traffic from both directions merge rather than yield on-intersection, grrrr. All the ''short turns'' should just merge in, instead of be controlled by traffic lights.

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You know the single file lines at supermarkets? This sort of thing:
Fifo is annoying, when there is no distinction between types of customers. At maccy d's for example if you order just a hamburger, you'll be helped much faster than someone who orders 2 menu's, a happy meal, and some extra rubbish. Some shops like AH or Dirk have lines for people with ''max xx products'', it's a godsend. Keeps lines much shorter in total and increases efficiency.

Also I tend to avoid certain groups like elderly, a line in the supermarket of 3 elderly is definitely slower than 4 young people. Single fifo line also makes you stuck behind people who do things slower than they should.

Kind of the same as motorbike riders who can cut in front of the lines, as most of em are social enough to accelerate quickly and not slow down/bother cars at all, yet there are some idiots who complain that motors should queue in line like cars.

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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #13994
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N302 / N23 Hoorn - Enkhuizen

Constructor Heijmans has now ceased all works on the N302 expressway between Hoorn and Enkhuizen.

There has been a dispute between Heijmans and North Holland province since 2015 over financial setbacks in the project which Heijmans thinks are due to the province. They recently moved the dispute to the Council of Arbitration of the construction sector. North Holland province has been urging Heijmans to move it to arbitrary for 1.5 years now, however a settlement may take a long time to reach...

The soil conditions proved to be more difficult than expected, which caused delays and financial losses for Heijmans. Heijmans thinks the province should pay for this. The province says Heijmans should pay for it.

There will be significant consequences for Heijmans if it loses the case. It risks a 10% fine of the contract value (which was € 200 million) plus tens of millions of euros of unforeseen expenditures. It is the fifth problem project for Heijmans in a year.

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Old November 11th, 2016, 03:21 AM   #13995
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New aerial pictures from the A2 Maastricht
The end result will be a double layer tunnel



http://www.a2maastricht.nl/vanuitdelucht
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Old November 12th, 2016, 03:31 PM   #13996
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And pictures from the "A1 • A6 • A9 • A10 Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere project"



https://bezoekerscentrum.rijkswaters...t#.WCcX5_nhCUk



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Old November 12th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #13997
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Great stuff. I'm guessing the photos are at least 1-2 months old though, given the foliage of the trees.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 09:40 PM   #13998
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Truck parking

Construction will begin soon on a new truck stop called 'Truckpoint' at the A1 Deventer-Oost interchange. The 'truckpoint' is a privately operated truck stop, modeled after the German 'Autohof' or U.S. truck stops.

Presently there are only a small number of truck stops in the Netherlands, most truck parking is along motorway rest areas which are often filled to capacity, especially A1 which is a major east-west trucking corridor, demand often exceeds capacity. Two very large rest areas were constructed near Oldenzaal, but otherwise the rest areas are relatively small and overcrowded.

The new truck stop will have 100 parking spots for semi trucks, the parking fee is € 0.60 per hour, and the first hour is free. Rijkswaterstaat leases the 100 spots for the first three years. There will also be secured parking, sanitary services, a restaurant and fuel stations.

The company 'Truckpoint' presently has one location near A37 at Emmen. The new truck stop near A1 at Deventer will be of similar design and is planned to open in early 2017.

This is their Emmen truck stop, which is located along N862, just a few hundred meters from A37.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #13999
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Can they make money out of it? Seems a very optimistic business model. Good luck to them.
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They wouldn't open a second one if they didn't think so. Everybody 's gotta eat, after all.
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