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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #281
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Is that the N25? I have pics of that road too, excellent expressway, speed limit 120 and tractors
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #282
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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #283
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120km/h on an express road requires two lanes in each direction. Unlike highways, there's no minimum speed on them though, so they can also be used by tractors if they want to (although I'm sure that results in very dangerous situations...)

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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #284
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21. Speed check ahead (I speeded here several times, never got a ticket).
[IMG]http://i42.************/acsdv9.jpg[/IMG]

22. Ans is a suburb of Liège.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2ij1b9.jpg[/IMG]

23. A somewhat lower tunnel ahead.
[IMG]http://i40.************/o9hmw2.jpg[/IMG]

24. Liège downtown exit ahead. (including a sign in the bushes)
[IMG]http://i42.************/34jbsi1.jpg[/IMG]

25. But first a rest area.
[IMG]http://i42.************/11hdp3p.jpg[/IMG]

26. Some local destinations to follow a certain route.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2rdaijl.jpg[/IMG]

27. Downtown Liège exit.
[IMG]http://i40.************/290udjo.jpg[/IMG]

28. Liège has a great setting under the hills.
[IMG]http://i41.************/65zvux.jpg[/IMG]

29. Local exit to Liège areas.
[IMG]http://i40.************/kewyuv.jpg[/IMG]

30. Narrow carriageway with the new Liège-Guillemins TGV station.
[IMG]http://i41.************/u3783.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #285
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31. Towering cranes.
[IMG]http://i40.************/30ayjbo.jpg[/IMG]

32. TGV station exit with a lamppost right in front of the sign.
[IMG]http://i40.************/20kupp3.jpg[/IMG]

33. Bridge across the Meuse river.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2889pqh.jpg[/IMG]

34. From the bridge right into a tunnel.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2nhg3fm.jpg[/IMG]

35. This was the old E25 entrance from the route through the city.
[IMG]http://i42.************/2cdf87.jpg[/IMG]

36. Entering another short tunnel.
[IMG]http://i44.************/14cwpbp.jpg[/IMG]

37. Southern suburbs exits.
[IMG]http://i41.************/jhg0tg.jpg[/IMG]

38. Embourg exit ahead.
[IMG]http://i42.************/2w6ifk0.jpg[/IMG]

39. Quite a spectacular climb through this valley for Benelux standards.
[IMG]http://i41.************/sy1cv4.jpg[/IMG]

40. Tilff exit.
[IMG]http://i44.************/a3ijyw.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #286
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41. Beaufays exit.
[IMG]http://i40.************/aoqc6t.jpg[/IMG]

42. 4 uphill lanes (trucks slow down to 30km/h here).
[IMG]http://i41.************/15q3kn6.jpg[/IMG]

43. Another Beaufays exit ahead. Luxemburg is about an hour an a half away.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2lsjho8.jpg[/IMG]

44. Also a touristic route through the Ardennes.
[IMG]http://i44.************/sw5snn.jpg[/IMG]

45. I believe this is the only rest area with services until Arlon.
[IMG]http://i44.************/2ihky1g.jpg[/IMG]

46. The view along the road is nice. The hills are not much higher than the motorway here, because this is some kind of plateau.
[IMG]http://i39.************/2eeiw55.jpg[/IMG]

47. Tiny distance sign.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2usu3yd.jpg[/IMG]

48. Spa exit and roadworks ahead.
[IMG]http://i40.************/vnp536.jpg[/IMG]

49. Decent deceleration lane
[IMG]http://i40.************/6706ir.jpg[/IMG]

50. New pavement. This road was really bad until 2005.
[IMG]http://i40.************/4ptt9i.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #287
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51. Oh yeah that's nice.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2j5jc05.jpg[/IMG]

52. Remouchamps exit.
[IMG]http://i39.************/14nepma.jpg[/IMG]

53. This is a rural area on the roof of Belgium.
[IMG]http://i39.************/15eda80.jpg[/IMG]

54. A village below in the valley.
[IMG]http://i39.************/rkdkc0.jpg[/IMG]

55. Remouchamps viaduct.
[IMG]http://i40.************/30vergn.jpg[/IMG]

56. Nice setting of the viaduct.
[IMG]http://i39.************/bhhyr5.jpg[/IMG]

57. Harzé exit.
[IMG]http://i40.************/15j0x0.jpg[/IMG]

58. Exit 47 and a blank sign.
[IMG]http://i41.************/24wh83a.jpg[/IMG]

59. The arrow has fallen off
[IMG]http://i39.************/2zqy5bt.jpg[/IMG]

60. Huy exit (called Hoei in Dutch).
[IMG]http://i44.************/2hpk7kg.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #288
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61. Harre exit.
[IMG]http://i41.************/14llpba.jpg[/IMG]

62. Exit 48bis.
[IMG]http://i43.************/w7zjgg.jpg[/IMG]

63. Luxemburg just over an hour away.
[IMG]http://i41.************/rhsuit.jpg[/IMG]

64. Nice view again.
[IMG]http://i40.************/2ujsbuv.jpg[/IMG]

65. The lighting is spoiling the view
[IMG]http://i39.************/23vi78p.jpg[/IMG]

66. I wonder how high they are... 15 - 20 m?
[IMG]http://i44.************/21a9uzb.jpg[/IMG]

67. Manhay exit ahead.
[IMG]http://i40.************/33wuoax.jpg[/IMG]

68. E25 also goes under the number A26.
[IMG]http://i40.************/aetlcp.jpg[/IMG]

69. Well constructed intersection.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2rgm26g.jpg[/IMG]

70. Entering the highest section of E25.
[IMG]http://i42.************/1432mxh.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #289
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71. Baraque de Fraiture.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2e4b1c3.jpg[/IMG]

72. An older sign.
[IMG]http://i42.************/2n03n7b.jpg[/IMG]

73. Extensive lighting at exits.
[IMG]http://i39.************/11liv6s.jpg[/IMG]

74. This is the highest part of E25.
[IMG]http://i39.************/24ypngy.jpg[/IMG]

75. This area recieves quite some snow in wintertime.
[IMG]http://i41.************/67qqdu.jpg[/IMG]

76. Descending into a valley.
[IMG]http://i39.************/xc24qc.jpg[/IMG]

77. Great view again.
[IMG]http://i42.************/260zd5s.jpg[/IMG]

78. Houffalize Exit.
[IMG]http://i44.************/v8oknt.jpg[/IMG]

79. Roadworks ahead. The E25 recently did undergo a major rehabilitation project, as well as the E411.
[IMG]http://i39.************/10defrp.jpg[/IMG]

80. Viaduct across the river Ourthe.
[IMG]http://i40.************/izrn5u.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #290
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81. Bertogne exit and the beginning of the roadworks.
[IMG]http://i43.************/hvq6vo.jpg[/IMG]

82. I remember driving this road with my parents and caravan. Everything fell out of the closets because of the shaking. Thank god they rehabilitated it.
[IMG]http://i43.************/24v0g0w.jpg[/IMG]

83. We're nearing the end of this photojourney.
[IMG]http://i41.************/9iwxm9.jpg[/IMG]

84. They added some Luxembourg destinations such as Diekirch and Clervaux.
[IMG]http://i42.************/21d4txd.jpg[/IMG]

85. We take this exit. My girlfriend was tired of the drive already
[IMG]http://i41.************/2j0mcki.jpg[/IMG]

86. Entering a regional road.
[IMG]http://i39.************/2ngg1eu.jpg[/IMG]

That's it.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #291
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Looks good, Chris! That road was indeed horrible when I was there the last time (2004). It's good to see it got new pavement
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #292
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I drove the E25 back in August. The whole E25 has now good pavement, except for the E40 concurrency at the bridge across the Meuse, and the last 2 kilometers between Visé and the Dutch border.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:07 PM   #293
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Interesting, Saarbrücken is now signed at interchange Battice (E40/E42). Even without the French translation of Sarrebruck. This must be some kind of breakthrough in Language politics Although it might not be long until some language extremist paints the sign over (common sight in Belgium).


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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:15 PM   #294
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Very nice trip report of the Belgian highways. It is always a nice stretch to drive there.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 02:04 AM   #295
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It seems that they can't decide what to sign at E42...

Before interchange Battice there was "Trèves" (french for Trier) before, now Saarbrücken? And after that interchange "Trier" is signed...and on other signs around Verviers there are only small towns (Prüm, Spa, St.Vith,...) signed - you see here:







after completion of German A60/E42 to Wittlich some years ago, Bitburg or Wittlich would be more worth to be mentioned than Prüm... but if you wait some years (after completion of B50/E42/"Hochmoselübergang"), they could also sign Frankfurt or Mainz...or more small towns like Simmern or Rheinböllen
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That first pic really looks like a forest road
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Belgian motorways are my favourite
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And why are the Dutch jams not your favourite?
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Interchange near Zaventem Airport (Brussels)
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Interesting, Saarbrücken is now signed at interchange Battice (E40/E42). Even without the French translation of Sarrebruck. This must be some kind of breakthrough in Language politics Although it might not be long until some language extremist paints the sign over (common sight in Belgium).


No breakthrough in our funny multi-language policy.
This pictures are taken in the German-speaking part of Belgium.

You thought we had only 2 languages to quarrel?

Signage should simply be in the language of the destination.
Hope that EU one day IMPOSES this.

You know that most cities in Belgium have names in many language, as we were occupied by all our dear neighbours, and even guys from further away.
(Spain, Vikings, Romans...)

Take Gent=Gand=Ghent=Gante...
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