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Old November 4th, 2016, 12:32 PM   #2801
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not possible to maintenance a 5 km motorway ?
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Old November 4th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #2802
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not possible to maintenance a 5 km motorway ?
More like not wanting to spend the money on it but use it for something else. It's not a missing link, just a short cut. Although the Vottem interchange now needs to handle more traffic. It's not made for heavy traffic, it's a cloverleaf with sharp turns.

In addition to that, the link A601 was build this large because at the time, Haut-Sarts, the industrial area adjunct to it was going to be 3 times larger than it is today. The A601 would have two exits one onto Rue de Milmort and one more north to the northern part of Haut-Sarts.

Nothing of this was ever build. Haut-Sarts is 3 times smaller today than initially planned. In the early 2000's they where still planning to add ramps to the A601 to have traffic flowing in western direction onto the A3 coming from the E313 direction Liege and in southern direction coming from the E313 direction Antwerp onto the A601.

Plans for extention of Haut-Sarts early 2000's:
The website is still online but the extension never came even if it was many times smaller than initially planned.


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le volet B concerne l’aménagement d’infrastructures routières et autoroutières permettant d’améliorer l’accessibilité globale du parc des Hauts-Sarts :
la réalisation d’un nouvel accès autoroutier sur l’autoroute A601 (B.1) ;
la création d’une voie de jonction depuis le nouvel accès jusqu’à la 4ème avenue, en passant par la zone agricole à l’ouest de la zone 1 (B.2) ;
la création d’une liaison entre les autoroutes E313 et A601 (direction Liège) (B.3) ;
la création d’une liaison entre les autoroutes A601 et E40 (direction Bruxelles) (B.4).
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Old November 16th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #2803
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N57 Soignies

The Soignies Bypass opened to traffic on 14 November. It's a two-lane northern bypass of the town, with one diamond interchange to an industrial area, and roundabouts elsewhere.



earlier aerial photo:
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Old December 1st, 2016, 08:52 PM   #2804
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It's not a challenge to locate Belgium on this photo:
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 02:33 AM   #2805
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And that with much of the highway illumination switched off...

Anyway pictures like these would make more sense in some urban thread I guess where you can see the disastrous planning of Belgium and light pollution at night...

Brussels:


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Antwerp and Brussels:

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Old December 5th, 2016, 05:55 AM   #2806
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Belgium is switching of the motorway lights?
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Old December 5th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #2807
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The Flemish Region has made the descission a few years ago to discontinue lighting at some rural stretches of certain motorways whilst only using others to light the roads in bad weather conditions. Even before that, they already had made the descission to turn of all lights after midnight.
The implementation was alot less drastic than initially announced as most of the network is still in use.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 04:10 PM   #2808
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It's interesting to see that Belgium also uses a different color lighting. It's orange while neighboring countries have a more white-ish color.
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Old December 10th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #2809
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A11, Zeebrugge

A recent aerial photo of the A11 motorway project near Zeebrugge.

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Old December 13th, 2016, 05:44 PM   #2810
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The Montgomery Tunnel in Brussels reopened to traffic this morning after a 10 month closure for emergency repairs and renovation. It carries 60,000 vehicles per day.



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Old December 18th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #2811
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The Montgomery Tunnel in Brussels reopened to traffic this morning after a 10 month closure for emergency repairs and renovation. It carries 60,000 vehicles per day.
Are these the before or after pictures?

I kid, I kid. Still, when closing it off, a little paint job for the entrance wouldn't have hurt.

Amazing how it handles that traffic volume.
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Old December 18th, 2016, 08:27 PM   #2812
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Montgormmery tunnel is part of an urban expressway in Brussels that is known for beibg clogged up nearly every single hour of the day. Anyway, all tunnels are in and shape. All off them are black inside from the soot and haven't had a refurbish or paint job since 30 years or more.

This video is from 3 years ago and while the montgomery tunnel isn't featured in the vdeo it practically looke the same, some sections might have new asphalt now, the tunnels are still as black as before.

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Old December 18th, 2016, 10:06 PM   #2813
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Is it really just soot? I like the black appearance... it looks better than the nasty brown / rusty of weathered concrete elsewhere
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Old December 18th, 2016, 11:34 PM   #2814
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It's really soot on tha bare concrete but I recon panels and grey paint is also applied, diesel cars make up the majority of cars in Belgium....
If you live in Belgian city center (I did a few years) you can wipe off the black soot for your wondows when you wash them. You can also see this on the red bricks of the housing stock. bricks that have never been cleaned are darker red with grey and dark patches.

It's even more visible in industrial cities or area's.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 05:04 PM   #2815
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The Flemish Region has made the descission a few years ago to discontinue lighting at some rural stretches of certain motorways whilst only using others to light the roads in bad weather conditions. Even before that, they already had made the descission to turn of all lights after midnight.
The implementation was alot less drastic than initially announced as most of the network is still in use.
Is this lightning of roads/motorways required by Belgian law, or is it just a directive of State Road/Motorway Administration (s)?
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 12:05 AM   #2816
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I noticed also Sterpenich - Luxembourg no longer has lights last time i was driving there, not only shut off - but the pooles were actually gone.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 12:37 AM   #2817
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That's a pretty strange section of motorway to start with, the median is absent and only a single concrete divider is present. It looks a lot like some Belgian expressways (wich are substandard motorways) with 90km/h speed limit. Some examples I can think off with no median and only a single concrete barrier is the N4 and the N97
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Old December 26th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #2818
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Flanders plans to roll out the average speed check on practically the entire motorway network by 2018, according to Nieuwsblad.

They want to combine it with other planned surveillance cameras, so that Flanders will become one mass surveillance region.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 04:33 PM   #2819
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Flanders plans to roll out the average speed check on practically the entire motorway network by 2018, according to Nieuwsblad.

They want to combine it with other planned surveillance cameras, so that Flanders will become one mass surveillance region.
Pretty much all N roads have APNR camera's now or will recieve them. Even local routes have APNR now. This year a local road I take to the city of Tienen and runs trought a number of villages (it's not an N road) recieved a section speed controll and APNR camera's before and afther you enter the triangle between Diest/Tienen/ Sint-Truiden. I drive from Nieuwerken (limb) to Oplinter (Tienen) and come across 4 APNR camera's on local routes.
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Flanders plans to roll out the average speed check on practically the entire motorway network by 2018, according to Nieuwsblad.

They want to combine it with other planned surveillance cameras, so that Flanders will become one mass surveillance region.
Quite ridiculous to impose such measures on the safest roads of all, why don't they spend that money on actual dangrous roads: Outside of built-up areas and in built-up areas?
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