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Old August 9th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #221
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Kewl highways in Belgium. I saw many signboards leading into other countries namely France and Netherlands, something you almost can't see on Asian highways.
Yeah, well, Belgium is very small, you can drive through it in two hours or less. (if traffic-jam free). For instance, Brussels is only 60 kilometers south of the Netherlands (though it's not signed here, but I think it should), and 60 kilometers from the French border. Only if you drive the entire E40 which runs east-west through the country, it's a 300 kilometer drive.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #222
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Only if you drive the entire E40 which runs east-west through the country, it's a 300 kilometer drive.
I always do such a long drive to get from my hometown to the sea on wednesday by E42-E40 (St Vith - Verviers - Liege - Brussels - Gent - Bruges) and it took much time because the ring of Brussel was terribly jammed! I'm going this way almost every year since 10 years and so I noticed the increasing of traffic in Belgium, especially at the ringroads of Brussel (R0) and Antwerpen (R1).
3 lanes at R0 and also E40 Brussels-Gent are definitely too less! So if there was so much traffic on wednesday, on my way home on a friday I wanted to try another route which was a bit longer but hopefully faster (E34-E313-E42: Knokke-Heist - Antwerpen - Liege - St Vith). R1 Antwerpen was jammed as well but this route was a bit faster though!

But Antwerpen will build a new bridge (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=423315) to close the ringroad and solve the traffic problems, because the Kennedytunnel is a bottleneck.

Does anyone know if there are any plans to expand R0 or E40 Brussels-Oostende?
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #223
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what is the AADT for these parts you mentioned? (R0/E40) anyone has numbers?
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #224
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Busiest part of the R0 was about 140.000, if I remember correctly.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #225
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Does anyone know if there are any plans to expand R0 or E40 Brussels-Oostende?
Yes, the Flemish gouverment has presented the plans a couple of weeks ago. They will espand the R0 to 12 - 17 lanes. They will do it in three stages:
1. between E40 (Leuven) and E19 (Antwerpen)
2. between E19 and A12 (Willebroek)
3. between A12 and E40 (Gent)

You can find more about it on this thread in the BE-Forum: Expansion Ring 0
And here, you can find the MER (Environment effect rapport): mer

Most of it is in Dutch.

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Old August 28th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #226
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Video: R1 Antwerpen

A drive on the southbound R1 in Antwerpen. It starts on the E19 just north of Interchange Antwerpen-Noord and runs down to the A12 just past Interchange Antwerpen-Zuid.

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Old August 28th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #227
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I always do such a long drive to get from my hometown to the sea on wednesday by E42-E40 (St Vith - Verviers - Liege - Brussels - Gent - Bruges) and it took much time because the ring of Brussel was terribly jammed! I'm going this way almost every year since 10 years and so I noticed the increasing of traffic in Belgium, especially at the ringroads of Brussel (R0) and Antwerpen (R1).
3 lanes at R0 and also E40 Brussels-Gent are definitely too less! So if there was so much traffic on wednesday, on my way home on a friday I wanted to try another route which was a bit longer but hopefully faster (E34-E313-E42: Knokke-Heist - Antwerpen - Liege - St Vith). R1 Antwerpen was jammed as well but this route was a bit faster though!

But Antwerpen will build a new bridge (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=423315) to close the ringroad and solve the traffic problems, because the Kennedytunnel is a bottleneck.

Does anyone know if there are any plans to expand R0 or E40 Brussels-Oostende?

That bridge is amazing!
Will it definately be built?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #228
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Video: R0 Brussels Ringroad

A video of the northern/western side of Brussel / Bruxelles. The video starts near the A12 on the northern side of Brussel, and heads southbound to the border with Wallonia.

check it here on high quality or watch below:

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 06:10 PM   #229
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Winter condition currently on Belgian Autostrades:

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 06:23 PM   #230
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Those pictures look amazing; for some reason I enjoy driving in poor weather, although conditions never get that bad around here. Most of the pictures of European highways on here make me want to travel to Europe, actually; I've never been anywhere in Europe apart from the UK before.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:01 PM   #231
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cool! so this is coming to us next week!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:41 PM   #232
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The temperature just dropped a little bit so the snow actually stays instead of melting away instantly. Unfortunately it warms up tomorrow, so we're not able to enjoy it any longer

It will save some kms of jams tomorrow morning though.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #233
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Are jams in Belgium the same as in the Netherlands?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #234
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A little less, because Belgium is smaller. Most traffic jams concentrate around Antwerp and Brussels, but accidents with trucks are extremely frequent on the E313 east of Antwerp, and it often comes to a gridlock there. Amazing amount of trucks on 2x2 lanes + commuter traffic.

Belgium (especially Flandres) has a horrible spatial planning.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #235
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E313 Liège - Antwerpen

The E313 is a major motorway in Belgium, and is especially near Antwerpen (Antwerp) a major truck corridor, one of the busiest in western Europe. This journey goes from the city of Liège (Dutch: Luik) to Antwerpen (French: Anvers).

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[IMG]http://i33.************/5m0bo5.png[/IMG]

1. This first picture immediatly shows one of Belgiums problems; signs behind trees that are only fully visible when you're close.
[IMG]http://i35.************/25quek3.jpg[/IMG]

2. We take the exit to the E313 (Anvers is Antwerpen)
[IMG]http://i34.************/2zp09vo.jpg[/IMG]

3. Some Liège industrial areas
[IMG]http://i33.************/2s1om13.jpg[/IMG]

4. Exit 34 (you miss the exit sign quick because of it's color)
[IMG]http://i36.************/14909b7.jpg[/IMG]

5. Rest area ahead with a nice view on the valley.
[IMG]http://i34.************/k970vo.jpg[/IMG]

6. Notice the camouflaged exit distance sign
[IMG]http://i36.************/2ngu8n7.jpg[/IMG]

7. Exit Boirs ahead. The Boirs viaduct is said to be in state of disrepair.
[IMG]http://i33.************/nqssba.jpg[/IMG]

8. Exit Boirs. Visé is an industrial city at the Dutch border (E25 border crossing)
[IMG]http://i38.************/2ajzxv5.jpg[/IMG]

9. This is the problematic viaduct (including another camouflaged sign)
[IMG]http://i38.************/2yopooj.jpg[/IMG]

10. Entering Flandres. Dutch language. Notice the pavement difference.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2nbhcvk.jpg[/IMG]
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11. Welcome from the people of the Limburg province (not to confused with the Dutch province of the same name)
[IMG]http://i36.************/2v2z8mf.jpg[/IMG]

12. One mile to exit Tongeren.
[IMG]http://i38.************/5fgen7.jpg[/IMG]

13. A major exit, also giving acces to the Dutch city of Maastricht.
[IMG]http://i37.************/2gwyp9s.jpg[/IMG]

14. Exit 32.
[IMG]http://i35.************/246tf05.jpg[/IMG]

15. An hour to Antwerpen (or three when in a traffic jam)
[IMG]http://i35.************/2djcqk2.jpg[/IMG]

16. Hehe, another camouflaged sign. This one was really invisible.
[IMG]http://i35.************/34pxsh2.jpg[/IMG]

17. Minor exit, with milemarker. Notice the "A13" number, which is displayed as E313 on signage.
[IMG]http://i37.************/osecgm.jpg[/IMG]

18. Quarter Mile to go.
[IMG]http://i33.************/kesqkg.jpg[/IMG]

19. US style exit without a proper exit lane.
[IMG]http://i38.************/dd01ex.jpg[/IMG]

20. I always found it a pity that they don't display road numbers on distance signs...
[IMG]http://i34.************/5n67h4.jpg[/IMG]
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It looks quite bad IMO. And those camouflaged signs are quite a problem.
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21. Central Limburg natural park.
[IMG]http://i37.************/25pr9dv.jpg[/IMG]

22. Another exit signed one mile in advance. Notice the pavement, rather good.
[IMG]http://i38.************/iydi0p.jpg[/IMG]

23. Half a mile to go to the exit.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2ztkg39.jpg[/IMG]

24. Notice the towering lampposts.
[IMG]http://i37.************/17rcqv.jpg[/IMG]

25. Reaching the city of Hasselt (not to be confused with Hasselt near Zwolle, Netherlands)
[IMG]http://i37.************/2u7223o.jpg[/IMG]

26. Hasselt-Oost (east) exit.
[IMG]http://i35.************/5yark5.jpg[/IMG]

27. Exit signage.
[IMG]http://i37.************/15x0t3n.jpg[/IMG]

28. Notice the low N-number. We barely have N-numbers below 100 in the Netherlands.
[IMG]http://i37.************/16h9js3.jpg[/IMG]

29. Truck traffic is increasing.
[IMG]http://i38.************/257zt6g.jpg[/IMG]

30. Hasselt-Zuid (South) exit.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2qvxze1.jpg[/IMG]
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31. Closing in on the Hasselt-Zuid exit.
[IMG]http://i34.************/yjs4l.jpg[/IMG]

32. This sign isn't very visible from a distance due to trees and a curve in the M'way.
[IMG]http://i36.************/e1zti.jpg[/IMG]

33. Another Hasselt exit! It must be as big as Chicago.
[IMG]http://i33.************/4ugwn9.jpg[/IMG]

34. Notice the SOS phone. I wonder if they survive with current cell phone usage.
[IMG]http://i34.************/2vi10td.jpg[/IMG]

35. The Hasselt-West exit.
[IMG]http://i38.************/308wdhv.jpg[/IMG]

36. Traffic jam at interchange Lummen (ahead)
[IMG]http://i37.************/zmjkg8.jpg[/IMG]

37. Interchange Lummen ahead (E314)
[IMG]http://i37.************/2jaww03.jpg[/IMG]

38. The E314 is an east-west motorway from southern Netherlands to the Brussels region.
[IMG]http://i37.************/2wg59pl.jpg[/IMG]

39. Interchange Lummen is being reconstructed.
[IMG]http://i35.************/23msm0o.jpg[/IMG]

40. I'm not a fan of this type of arrows.
[IMG]http://i36.************/33djgj4.jpg[/IMG]
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41. I like these signs, they should install them in the Netherlands too.
[IMG]http://i37.************/o06szk.jpg[/IMG]

42. E313 becomes busier after traffic from E314 has merged.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2mer6yq.jpg[/IMG]

43. One mile to exit Beringen.
[IMG]http://i33.************/2v8icyg.jpg[/IMG]

44. 5km to rest area Tessenderloo. I have no idea what that blue icon means.
[IMG]http://i36.************/jjl092.jpg[/IMG]

45. One half mile to go to exit Beringen.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2hduu6u.jpg[/IMG]

46. Lots of foreigners on this road, including me and this German van from Bergheim.
[IMG]http://i38.************/2luanfs.jpg[/IMG]

47. 2 km to the rest area of Tessenderloo.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2q1ryq9.jpg[/IMG]

48. Another German in front of me, from Mettmann.
[IMG]http://i33.************/ublts.jpg[/IMG]

49. Exit Beverlo with rest area.
[IMG]http://i37.************/33aw0tj.jpg[/IMG]

50. Another sign obscured by trees.
[IMG]http://i38.************/24f9vfl.jpg[/IMG]
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