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Old September 6th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #2941
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E404: Signage not found
Correction
E404: Road not found Since the road that was planned as E404 was never built.
Tomtom should add this message as an easter egg if you take the wrong exit or something.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #2942
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Contournement de Couvin (ring road around Couvin)

According to a tv news from Télésambre, the first phase of the ring around Couvin should be inaugurated this October.
Of course all the polishing work will take extra time.
What about phase 2 and phase 3? It's still under construction.
Trucks in the city center are almost drving their last time.



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Old September 6th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #2943
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I hate those useless Belgian roundabouts, the same as a new one in Poland... No turbo roundabouts at all... !
So what is the reason to build such expensive if only the outside lane will be in use by drivers as they are afraid of taking inner lane.. because according Belgian driving rules the driver inside roundabout has no priority on incoming traffic if he drives on the inner lane
check the video from 0:50 ...
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Old September 6th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #2944
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I hate those roundabouts as well. I'm quite surprised they've added another one like these as I thought I had read they weren't going to build any more. Though it could be this one was planned before they made that decision and it was too late to adjust the plans (without having to redo a lot of paperwork).
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Old September 14th, 2017, 09:20 PM   #2945
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A11/N49/E34

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Flanders started rolling out a new design for hectometer markers along its roads. Instead of the old kilometer posts, they will be installed every 100 meters. They will also be installed perpendicular to the motorway, instead of alongside it, making it easier to read while on the move. They will install 19,300 hectometer markers, at a cost of € 2.7 million.

With installing these new markers, N49 between Zelzate and Antwerpen will officially become a part of A11. Intersections on N49 have been replaced by interchanges over the past number of years, bringing it up to motorway standards.

The new design:
I drove from Antwerpen to Brugge today. The new A11 section from Brugge to Westkapelle has the new small "hectometer markers" in green/white/black as shown on the pic. The westernmost segment has blue/white "hectometer markers" indicating N31. The motorway is interrupted on the bridge over the canal indicated by end of/beginning of motorway signs. The new A11 section has no E numbering!

About the announced A11 dedication of the existing N49 from Westkappelle to Zelzate: The whole section has still the old red/white markers. The markers on the 8km segment from Kaprijke to east of N44 (bridge over the canel) are still in the old red/white style but already show A11 (and E34) instead of N49! The markers look quite new though. 2014 GSV shows old E34 markers.

That means, that this segment was "recently" been signed A11. Does anyone know when it happened: 2015, 2016 or 2017?

The eastern end looks intended - there's an at-grade junction - but the western end is odd because it's a bit away from the next at-grade junction. Maybe the bridge - and the neighboring segments with at-grade junctions - don't fulfill motorway standards* or will the markers on remaining segment from the bridge to the next junction be changed "soon"?

*However, A12 between Antwerpen und Brussel also has a lot of at-grade junction with traffic lights...
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Old September 14th, 2017, 09:28 PM   #2946
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The motorway is interrupted on the bridge over the canal indicated by end of/beginning of motorway signs.
This is due to the fact that Belgian motorways are not allowed to have movable bridges, so I've read. So they briefly make it an expressway, which in Belgium - if not otherwise indicated, also allow 120 km/h.

This is the first movable bridge on a Belgian motorway. The concept has long been used in the Netherlands. It's not considered ideal but if it cannot reasonably be avoided, it is allowed to have a movable bridge in a motorway.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 10:22 AM   #2947
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[..]an expressway, which in Belgium - if not otherwise indicated, also allow 120 km/h.[...]
Just a bit of nitpicking from my part, but that is not correct. An expressway (I presume you refer to 'autoweg') merely states that you may not turn around, drive backwards, park, tow and several other relatively obvious things you're not allowed to do on a motorway either. Also, it can only be used by some types of motorized vehicles. So cylists and pedestrians for example are not welcome there. But there's not a single rule about the maximum speed specifically on that road type.

The only reason why that section also allows 120 km/h is because it is a road with at least two lanes for each direction with a physical divider in between, just like it would be the case for any other road.
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Old September 17th, 2017, 02:05 PM   #2948
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E420 Couvin

The new Couvin bypass will be designated as a motorway



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Old September 17th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #2949
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So is the A54 posted as A54 or E420 now? (Which is the problem with not just posting both applicable numbers....)
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Old September 17th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #2950
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The new Couvin bypass will be designated as a motorway
Nice. Does anyone know when the entire project will be finished?

I had to drive from Maastricht to Paris last weekend. This would have been a great alternative to the A2/A1.
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Old September 17th, 2017, 07:16 PM   #2951
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So is the A54 posted as A54 or E420 now? (Which is the problem with not just posting both applicable numbers....)
Both.

However, I think the Couvin bypass won't be A54 but A5 because the route is in the corridor of N5...

btw: I have currently traveled all Belgian* motorways now. It will be a very short "success" for about 1 month only... Have to go to Belgium in 2018 again...

*All Belgian, Dutch, German and Luxembourgian motorways
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Old September 17th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #2952
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I've clinched the B401. In both directions. :-)
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Old September 17th, 2017, 08:05 PM   #2953
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I have currently traveled all Belgian* motorways now. It will be a very short "success" for about 1 month only... Have to go to Belgium in 2018 again...

*All Belgian, Dutch, German and Luxembourgian motorways
Not so fast. Either your .list file is wrong, or you haven't 100%ed these Benelux motorways (the Belgian ones are on 0%): NLD A2, BEL A25, BEL A28, NLD A79, A604.
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All clinched today Plus a short segment of Belgian A13 you've missed; it was quite hard to drive through Liege today because some city streets were closed...

Well, Belgian A28 is still left. I wanted to drive it tomorrow but have decided 15 minutes ago that I wanna rest tomorrow and travel the last remaining Benulux motorway on Tuesday...
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Old September 20th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #2955
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E420 Couvin

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DSC_0035.jpg by Jeroen van Lieshout, on Flickr


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According to a tv news from Télésambre, the first phase of the ring around Couvin should be inaugurated this October.
Of course all the polishing work will take extra time.
What about phase 2 and phase 3? It's still under construction.
Trucks in the city center are almost drving their last time.



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Old October 17th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #2957
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N5: Couvin-North – Couvin-South 4km (October 2011 to Mid October 2017) – project – map
The Couvin bypass (4,6km) is open for traffic!
https://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/nam...ree?id=9737998

The other part is still under construction untill mid 2019.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 05:13 PM   #2958
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Possible to get location of this new stretch?

When will be that day when motorways in Belgium will use A numbers as the rest of the world? :/
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There are A-numbers for all our motorways, but nobody uses them. So I suspect we'll be moving around in a self-driving car faster than we'd call the E19 between Brussels and Antwerp the A1.

Also, there are plenty of other naming conventions in the rest of the world and I can't see any good reason to change this convention now.
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The Couvin bypass (4,6km) is open for traffic!
How is it signed, E420, N5 or A5? Signed as motorway or expressway?
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