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Old January 22nd, 2017, 09:10 PM   #14281
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Some of those stretches are in fact overlaps of two different motorways, which share a brief common alignment. A sort of complex and extended junction. Nonetheless, it's quite impressive...
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 10:07 PM   #14282
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These examples in the Netherlands have mostly between 12 and 16 lanes. A10 is a bit of an outlier, as it isn't as wide (yet).
The UK examples are nowhere near as wide (and all that's proposed for them is hard-shoulder conversion). I'd imagine that if they, and other busy motorways in the UK (additional M25 sections, the M60 north of Manchester, etc) were wider, they'd have more traffic. Certainly, when M25 sections get widened, traffic increases to fill the additional capacity. J17-18 overtook the 8-lane J15-16 when it was 8-laned, and J12-15 overtook J15-16 when it was 10-/12-laned.
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M25 J14-15 210,848
12 lanes, but mostly as short distance and therefore weaving.
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M25 J13-14 202,609
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M25 J11-12 197,995
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M1 J7-8 196,972
8+4 lanes and ought to be two separate counts now, but historical reasons and all that.

The count that ChrisZ gives suggests that Spain and Russia might be the only countries with more stretches with more than 200k.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 10:45 PM   #14283
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There are a few stretches of A86 around Paris that carry up to 250,000 vehicles per day, I forgot to add that. They are the segments that run concurrent with A3 and A4. A1 on the north side and A6 on the south side of Paris are also briefly somewhere in the 200,000 range. There is no AADT data for the Boulevard Périphérique, but its 8+ lane segments also likely carry in the range of 200,000.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 10:56 PM   #14284
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As well as M25 J11-12 having a near-200k count in 2015, I see that the eight lane M60 J12-13 managed 195,300AADF in 2014. 200k is presumably possible on 8 lanes but not much more. I'd have thought.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 11:06 PM   #14285
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The busiest motorway in the Netherlands outside of the 'Randstad' metropolitan areas is A2 at Eindhoven, it carries 178,000 vehicles per day south of the Batadorp interchange (A2/A58).

100,000+ volumes outside western Netherlands are mainly bridges and short segments around larger cities. For example all IJssel River Bridges (motorways) carry over 100,000 vehicles per day. Many bridges in the south also carry fairly high volumes, with the A2 & A16 bridges across the Meuse / Waal river system being the busiest and A27 and A50 coming close behind.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 11:24 PM   #14286
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A few substantial Italian and Spanish C/D lane sections (aside from M-30, which was mentioned above):

E45 Bologna
A90 Rome
E70 Verona

M45 Madrid (South and South East)
M50 Madrid (East, South West, North West)
A3 Madrid (South East)
A2 Alcara de Henares
V-30 Valencia
AP-7 Barcelona

Might be good places to look for high AADTs.
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:12 AM   #14287
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Busiest motorway stretch in Italy is a4 Milan/Bergamo: some years ago it carried 176,000 aadt. A90 carries 160,000 aadt
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 05:23 PM   #14288
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Busiest motorway stretch in Italy is a4 Milan/Bergamo: some years ago it carried 176,000 aadt. A90 carries 160,000 aadt
I expect Milan's tangenziali and, especially, the urban section of A4, being in that range too.
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:03 PM   #14289
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A73, Venlo

The transportation minister Melanie Schultz has taken the official decision to construct a second lane on the collector of northbound A73 at Venlo. Apart from the Zaarderheiken Motorway Interchange (A67) it also serves two exits of Venlo.

In practice, the second lane will start as an additional auxiliary lane from Exit 14 Maasbree, through Exit 13 Venlo-West and ends at the Zaarderheiken motorway interchange, where there are already two collector lanes. The additional lane is approximately 2.2 kilometers long.

A draft EIA is expected in 2018 and a final EIA in 2019. It is not yet known when construction will start.

The current lane carries up to 2,100 vehicles/hour during the morning rush hour, which backs up onto the main lanes of A73.
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 07:27 PM   #14290
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Ontario 401 has a peak AADT of 410,000 in 2013, the most recently available data. It sits above 100,000 AADT for 150km, 200,000 AADT for a stretch of 57km, 300,000 for 33km, and 400,000 for 3km. It really is the king of all highways.

Toronto also has one other highway above 300,000 AADT (427), and 4 others above 200,000 (403, 400, 404, QEW). The 404 is a maximum of 280,000, so it may hit 300,000 in the near future. Similarly, the 410 has a max aadt of around 190,00 and is currently being widened, so it will likely join the 200,000 club soon.
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Old January 26th, 2017, 04:28 PM   #14291
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A50, lava storm

The 'lava storm' in action to remove sheets of ice on the renovated Waal River Bridge at Ewijk. The bridge reopened to traffic on the evening of 24 January after a 3.5 year closure for renovation works.

The renovation lasted much longer than anticipated. They required more steel to strengthen the deck and the replacement of the cable stays was taken to court due to uncertainties over the feasibility of the replacement works.

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Old January 27th, 2017, 05:48 PM   #14292
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As I read earlier, almost all motorways in NL have a porous asphalt (PA) top layer.
How often (in years) do they have to repave the motorway with PA?
Is there a way how to prolong a lifetime of PA? (fraction, cleaning etc.)
You can see many potholes appear on the roads right now after two weeks of frost. In other years with mild winters, you don't see that.

I don't know the general statistic on the durability of porous asphalt, but I would not consider it so suitable in harsh environments like in the Czech Republic.

Another point is that the problems are repaired very quickly in the Netherlands.



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Old January 27th, 2017, 07:52 PM   #14293
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Yes, they aim to have repaired all potholes before 5 a.m. the next day.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #14294
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If we Dutch want to make some cash we should offer Belgium the same service for a fee.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 08:44 PM   #14295
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That would bankrupt Belgium
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Old January 27th, 2017, 10:41 PM   #14296
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A9, Badhoevedorp

Rijkswaterstaat has announced that westbound A9 at Badhoevedorp will open to traffic on 9/10 April 2017. It is is the new alignment of A9 outside of the town of Badhoevedorp. Eastbound traffic is already using it. Old A9 will be removed afterwards, which may take up to March 2019. The project itself is ahead of schedule.

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Old January 27th, 2017, 11:23 PM   #14297
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I wish Schiphol had used the opportunity of this project to expand its perimeter!
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Old January 28th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #14298
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I wish Schiphol had used the opportunity of this project to expand its perimeter!
It's sprawling enough as it is!
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Old January 28th, 2017, 01:19 AM   #14299
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Schiphol has six runways, Heathrow has two. I think it's fine
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Old January 28th, 2017, 01:33 AM   #14300
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Heathrow will have 3 soon.
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