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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #2121
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According to this site , the plans to extend the A19 were definitively buried in 2005. Ironically, i have read that one of the obstacles that prevented the extension of this road is a historical WWI cemetery. But that's not mentioned in the provided link, don't know if that story is true or not.

This decision may also mean the reserved zone for this road will also be cancelled. If that's the case, we can be sure it will never be extended.
Then, as usual, the authorities come up with half-baked alternatives, like an improved N8 between Ieper and Veurne.

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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #2122
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It'll have to be more then just an improvement. That road is horrible. No wonder people divert to the French A25.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #2123
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boom! 2 hours delay on R1 and 1.5 hour on A11/E34.


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After 30 hours it's still burning (it burned at 2000C). E34 will be closed for the rest of the weekend...
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Old April 26th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #2124
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Cause of this truck accident ?
Maybe a reason to built a second ring road of Antwerpen. Maybe not...
But two hours to cross the city, !
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #2125
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Cause of this truck accident ?
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Maybe a reason to built a second ring road of Antwerpen. Maybe not...
This crash happened just west of the R2 (2nd Ring of Antwerp)
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But two hours to cross the city, !
That's Antwerp for ya...
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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #2126
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Cause of this truck accident ?
Not yet confirmed but it could be a lost spare wheel that made this truck (loaded with hydrogen) make his fatal maneuver.

After almost 48hours burning, the truck has now been removed. Tomorrow at 10h we will know how long reconstruction of the highway will take...

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Maybe a reason to built a second ring road of Antwerpen. Maybe not...
In this case not, it happened further than R2

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You have the biggest traffic jam or you don't
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #2127
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New bridge across the Albert Canal near Geel. The N19 runs across it.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #2128
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Any renders of this bridge? There is a dedicated site about the N19 project with a lot of images, but i couldn't find anything about this bridge: http://www.noordzuidkempen.be/projecten/aanleg-n19g but sadly nothing about the most interesting part.

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In this case not, it happened further than R2
That's right, but if the R2 was finished it would automatically releave pressure on the R1, with or without incidents. Every incident on any of the roads feeding the Ring causes overcrowding (is that a word?) on the R1. So while the R2 would handle long distance-traffic in the first place, it could also intercept extra traffic from the R1 to spread the traffic load. At least people who wanted to go from Breda or Hasselt to Brussels wouldn't have to wait 2 hours to pass Antwerp.

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Old April 29th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #2129
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Some pictures from summer 2007 from the route E42 in Belgium between Mons (Friday afternoon...) and French border eastern from Lille:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1065082...LuKuMehmqDs2AE
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #2130
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E34 / R11 Antwerpen

It is planned to build a second beltway along the southeastern side of Antwerpen by converting the R11 into a motorway, mostly underground.

Here's the proposed design for the E34-E313 / R11 interchange, a full turbine. It also appears that E34-E313 will be widened to 2x4 lanes.

Construction is planned for 2017-2018.




At the same time, E34-E313 will be widened. The segment between R1 and R11 will remain as it is; 2x3 lanes with shoulder running. The segment between R11 and E34 interchange Ranst will be widened to 2x5 lanes with an additional inbound bus lane.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #2131
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...oh I love these brussels urban expressways the northern and eastern segment of the r20 seem to be completely gridlocked every rush hour. Incredible traffic in the brussels region anyway!





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Old June 17th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #2132
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When it moves the inner ringroad of Brussels is actually quite fun to drive on. Tunnel in...tunnel out...tunnel in...tunnel out....
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 02:58 PM   #2133
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.....when it moves, you found yourself the right choice of words there

Two recent aireals:

E40 in the country side of Brabant towards Lige:


E314 North of Leuven on the border between Brabant and Limburg. I can see those wind turbines in the distant on a clear day.



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Old July 3rd, 2013, 03:41 PM   #2134
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Here is another Expressway in Brussels. This one is in Eastern Brussels and is named R21. He enters at 2min in the video and leaves at 4 min in the video.


Some are all in tunnels like R20 wich runs underneath the Leopold II boulevard in West Brussels.

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 03:50 PM   #2135
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Incredible traffic in the brussels region anyway!
It's pretty crazy but not that much. There are just too many cars in downtown Brussels for the the small streets to handle

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Old July 7th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #2136
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N44 from Aalter (E40) to Maldegem (N49-E34):
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Old July 13th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #2137
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Found an old video (in Dutch) of the opening of the A10 (partially E40) motorway (Oostend-Brussels). I don't think it has been posted here yet.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #2138
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I've never fully understood that road, even though I can dream it. Distance markers are on a countdown from Brussels to the French border, but when you are actually on the border there are still some 7 km left. Miscalculation?
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #2139
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Hmm, quite strange indeed. The last marker that I can see on street view shows a 5.5 km distance. That section is numbered as the A18 and at its intersection with the A10 it is at 46.8km.
One explanation could be that a certain segment was already built when they decided to go for a shorter route. I can somewhat understand that they'd prefer not to renumber the existing sections as it doesn't do any real harm to not start at 0km.
I tried looking for an explanation in the A18 page of wegen-routes.be, but I couldn't immediately find anything that would explain the situation.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #2140
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They've opted for a different approach in Germany where the newly extended and diverted A61 to the Dutch border have been numbered into the minus figures, rather than renumbering the entire motorway.
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