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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:23 PM   #521
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As long as it isn't designated as motorway, there's no minimum speed of 70km/h. Obviously that's extremely dangerous, but apparently that's something nobody ever realised... As always: accidents will have to happen before a change will be made.

EDIT: if it is signed with the "autoweg" sign, tractors aren't allowed there. So it all depends on whether this was the case or not.

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Old October 4th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #522
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If you're into urban decay, nostalgics and lost fame, then the Charleroi region is the place to be.

Check out these pics of N5 from Charleroi to the French border.





















































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Old October 4th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #523
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*sigh*

The first couple of pictures still look quite acceptable (apart from that sign that hasn't been maintained for x many years), but everything else is just appalling. No wonder the amount of traffic accidents keeps rising there...

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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #524
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And the situation isn't improving either
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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #525
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The entire Charleroi region is a national disgrace. Even to Walloon standards...!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #526
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Such a horror
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #527
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Are streets worse than roads over there?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #528
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a very 1960's road, at least it's 2x2, really low standard
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #529
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In the night ... are all those street lights working or just only every second or third?
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #530
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In the night ... are all those street lights working or just only every second or third?
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Many of the highways in Belgium are fully illuminated at night, as there is a surplus of Nuclear power in the off-peak hours. It is often claimed that the Belgium illuminated highways ("the Belgium window"), together with the Great wall of China are the only man-made objects which are visible from space with the naked eye.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #531
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First pic looks like somewhere in the US
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Nationaal Park De Hoge Kempen, Belgische A-2 Ecoduct Kikbeek, 25 oktober 2009:

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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #532
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From tonight 9pm until the 2d or 3d of November the E313(A13) motorway will be completely closed down for about 10km's from about 35km's from Antwerp in both directions.

People travelling long distance are suggested to take a detour via Brussels (E313>E314>E40>...). There's a local detour too, but I don't suggest taking that one, it takes about 10 minutes with no traffic, but I'm sure a lot of people are going to use it, so it's gonna be jammed completely.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #533
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Damn... I thought it was just American highways that were going all to crap...
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Old October 31st, 2009, 11:24 PM   #534
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why is e313 closed?
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Old November 1st, 2009, 10:52 AM   #535
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Replacement of a bridge between those two exits (Herentals-West and Massenhoven).

And I'm guessing an accident has just occurred, since I can hear emergency services on the motorway (I live about 200m from the motorway exit before Herentals-West).


Ride times yesterday for that 7km motorway distance were about 1 hour via the local detour.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:04 PM   #536
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:55 PM   #537
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Damn... I thought it was just American highways that were going all to crap...
Just for the record: the road you're commenting on isn't a highway at all. It's just a national road which only has regional or local importance. They are maintained by the regions and therefore the quality of maintenance differs greatly.

I personally have never seen such bad quality road within 30km of where I live...

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:04 PM   #538
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It's a highway, but not a motorway
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:08 PM   #539
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Many of the highways in Belgium are fully illuminated at night, as there is a surplus of Nuclear power in the off-peak hours. It is often claimed that the Belgium illuminated highways ("the Belgium window"), together with the Great wall of China are the only man-made objects which are visible from space with the naked eye.
Actually I was wondering, considering appaling state of some belgian highways, if there is equal mainteance of street lamps on those half-forgotten highways. Light bulbs tend to break down sooner than asphalt.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 02:39 AM   #540
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Actually I was wondering, considering appaling state of some belgian highways, if there is equal mainteance of street lamps on those half-forgotten highways. Light bulbs tend to break down sooner than asphalt.
I can only speak for my region, but I see them checking the light bulbs every few months and can't say there are many broken light bulbs... They've been using the same type of bulb since like 1970 and there hasn't been any better light available since then according to what I once read somewhere (couldn't find it back, sadly enough).

Again: these are maintained on a regional level, so there tend to be differences in the approach and results.

Meh, I don't call that a complete highway. There's sections where the two directions drive just a metre from each other without barrier or where the entry and exit ramps are pretty much non-existent. Most stretches (judging from your pictures) do seem to be proper highway. Either way, the connection is only of regional or local importance (unless the numbering system failed), so I don't care too much about it. It's a shame it's so badly maintained, but I'm sure there's even worse around there.

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