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Old November 10th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #2221
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E313 in Hasselt, at opening in 1964 and today. Unfortunately many motorways in Belgium (and Germany) became such tree alleys without any connection to the landscape you're driving through.

I would surmise that it's to visually screen the motorway from areas next to said motorway. Though I can only speak for myself, I rather like it. This is common near Vancouver, Canada, despite motorway expansion (Trans Canada Highway 1) there.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #2222
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Tipical urbanized country side of Belgium at night:
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:49 AM   #2223
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When is Belgium gonna come with a new signage system? The current one is outdated, and alot of light's inside are broken. Making them unreadable at night..
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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #2224
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I haven't heard anything yet about an update to the signage scheme, so I'm doubting we'll see anything being done about that soon.
As for the illuminated signs: those get fixed once in a while, usually a lot faster if someone reports the problem.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:04 AM   #2225
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I haven't heard anything yet about an update to the signage scheme, so I'm doubting we'll see anything being done about that soon.
As for the illuminated signs: those get fixed once in a while, usually a lot faster if someone reports the problem.
Yeah in Vlaanderen, have you ever been to Wallonie? Almost all sign's are broken there, and it looks like they really not give a shit about it..
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #2226
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Ah, that I don't know. It's been a while since I've been on a motorway in Wallonia at night. It does seem that the road maintenance in Wallonia is quite a problem. Seeing they like introducing "Marshall plans", they should have one for the motorways. But I fear that it'd just be a one-off then.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #2227
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Time for the whole of Belgium to step into the 21st century though, and modernise their roadsigns. A new font perhaps, get rid of those insect-covered lamp-signs and replace them with illuminated foil, and make an extra effort with those road markings...
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #2228
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Time for the whole of Belgium to step into the 21st century though, and modernise their roadsigns. A new font perhaps, get rid of those insect-covered lamp-signs and replace them with illuminated foil, and make an extra effort with those road markings...
True, the signs are really outdated.. I mean even most country's in Africa have modern sign's.. :p

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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #2229
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Yeah in Vlaanderen, have you ever been to Wallonie? Almost all sign's are broken there, and it looks like they really not give a shit about it..
They probably aren't reported.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #2230
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You'd think they'd be checked periodically.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #2231
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Most countries have road inspectors that clear the road of debris and check malfunctions on a daily basis.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #2232
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judging by the blown tires lying around on the sides on our highways.... :sad:
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Old November 27th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #2233
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Most countries have road inspectors that clear the road of debris and check malfunctions on a daily basis.
When rolling on Europe's motorways I do not see the a big difference between Belgium and the other surrounding countries when it comes to maintenance.

On the Belgian motorway network in general I believe it is one of the most adequate in Europe. The problem during the last decade (s?) has been the maintanance but serious efforts are made to catch up, also in Wallonia which you must havce noticed if travelling through Belgium lately.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #2234
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No I haven't.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #2235
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Me neither, especially not in Wallonia and especially NOT on the Walloon part of the Brussels R0 and the E25/A26.

Some stretches have been redone of our highways in the recent years but only to see other stretches that where fine before now neglected...

And to come back to the Walloon part of the Brussels R0, it's a ******* disgrace to even call that a highway. You can't even drive 90km/h unless you want to wreck your car.

What I do notice is the gap between Germany and Belgium getting smaller. German highways are getting worse all the time...

To quote davidoff: this is a good part of highway and I wished every highway looked like this as standard:

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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #2236
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The situation in Flanders has improved over the last years, no one can deny this. But the gap with other countries still exists. Luckily the improvements are still going on. If I remember correctly, in 2016 our highways should be at the same level as in other Western European countries. At least, that's what the Flemish ministry of infrastructure promised...

But what annoys me: all the attention goes to the road surface, while all the rest (roadsigns, crash barriers, etc) are forgotten. There are far too many old roadsigns still standing. They should be replaced with new ones with a totally new design, typeface, etc. That would make the 'look' of our highways a lot more modern. Because these oldfashioned roadsigns (many even broken, dirty,...) make our highway system look outdated. A new, modern road with old roadsigns or rusty crash barriers still doesn't look good.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #2237
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The situation in Flanders has improved over the last years, no one can deny this. But the gap with other countries still exists. Luckily the improvements are still going on. If I remember correctly, in 2016 our highways should be at the same level as in other Western European countries. At least, that's what the Flemish ministry of infrastructure promised...

But what annoys me: all the attention goes to the road surface, while all the rest (roadsigns, crash barriers, etc) are forgotten. There are far too many old roadsigns still standing. They should be replaced with new ones with a totally new design, typeface, etc. That would make the 'look' of our highways a lot more modern. Because these oldfashioned roadsigns (many even broken, dirty,...) make our highway system look outdated. A new, modern road with old roadsigns or rusty crash barriers still doesn't look good.
Can't agree more..
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:06 PM   #2238
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Belgium: 130 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than 130 vehicles were involved in three pileups at a highway in western Belgium in a dense morning fog Tuesday, leaving at least one dead and 76 injured.

Medical workers struggled to free injured passengers from the twisted metal of their vehicles for hours after the crash, troubled by continuing fog, which made emergency rescue by helicopter impossible.

The provincial governor, Carl Decaluwe, said one person had died, and that among the injured, five were in life-threatening condition while 11 sustained serious injuries.

The highway in Zonnebeke, linking the regional industrial hub of Kortrijk to nearby Ieper, was strewn with debris in three locations close to one another. The damp and cold conditions in early December often create fog, but drivers said it felt like a white wall of fog suddenly appeared, and immediately decreased virtually all visibility[...]
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E19 Mechelen

The E19 Bridge across the Leuven - Dijle Canal is wider than the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge (eastern span). The San Francisco Bridge is 78.7 meters wide. The E19 bridge is 82.5 m wide.

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Didn't they build it with a future rail alignment in place? There are several wide bridges and a wide ROW all the way north up to Berchem.
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