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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:38 AM   #621
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I made a bunch of videos in Belgium last Friday.

Liège tour:


N63 Liège - Marche


N89 Southern Belgium
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:52 AM   #622
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Once I heard, that you in Belgium use some kind of physical barrier, to prevent cars to go down, in the wrong direction on the highways, is this correct. And how does it look/work.?

Personally i´ve never driven in Belgium, but hopefully will in the future.

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Old April 23rd, 2010, 07:05 PM   #623
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Once I heard, that you in Belgium use some kind of physical barrier, to prevent cars to go down, in the wrong direction on the highways, is this correct.
I think you are mistaken. I've never heard of such a barrier.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #624
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I think you are mistaken. I've never heard of such a barrier.
Could be it was only an experiment, i´m almost certain it was in Belgium or could perhaps be Holland.

The barriers i´m talking about was installed in the asphalt and was supposed to tear the tires apart, if you went down in the wrong direction, and if you came from the highway, these tire shredders just tipped down.


I just found an American example of the system.:

http://www.tigerteethusa.com/html/st...h_tire_sh.html

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Old April 24th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #625
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I never heard of such devices on the highway, it would be quite dangerous, if you accidentally cross the center line, and your vehicle would become uncontrollable, or emergency services can't use the other traffic lanes to bypass a traffic jam for example.

They are probably used at high-security sites, such as airports or military bases.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #626
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I never heard of such devices on the highway, it would be quite dangerous, if you accidentally cross the center line, and your vehicle would become uncontrollable, or emergency services can't use the other traffic lanes to bypass a traffic jam for example.

They are probably used at high-security sites, such as airports or military bases.
The meaning is offcourse, not to use them directly on the highway itself, but at the exit lanes.!

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Old April 25th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #627
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Concerning your three videos in post 621, ChrisZwolle, you took this way because it is shorter/faster than taking the E25?
When I drive back&forward from Paris to Limburg, I usually follow the (French) A1, A2 and then the E42, but sometimes I also take the eastern route following the (French) A4, A34 (free ) and then a small bunch of the N89 to gain access to the E411 to meet up with the E25 a few km further.

There is a plan that the French A34 highway should continue in Belgium towards Namur and Liège, but I have the impression these plans will not be carried out anytime soon...

What would your preference be for the Belgian part: E411+E25 or the N89+N4+N63?
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Old April 26th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #628
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The meaning is offcourse, not to use them directly on the highway itself, but at the exit lanes.!

They are meant for parking lots or security gates. Maximum speed (as for the manufacturer website) = 5 mph.
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Old April 30th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #629
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Another video: E42 in eastern Belgium.

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Old May 3rd, 2010, 02:46 AM   #630
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The highway ChrisZwolle filmed is one of my favorite ones. The very best parts are the curves in Verviers, but the rollercoaster parts in the Haute Fagnes area aren bad either. Beware of the potholes, we're in Belgium after all.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 09:38 AM   #631
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I never heard of such devices on the highway, it would be quite dangerous, if you accidentally cross the center line, and your vehicle would become uncontrollable, or emergency services can't use the other traffic lanes to bypass a traffic jam for example.

They are probably used at high-security sites, such as airports or military bases.

That was also tested in Austria. I don't know how successful these devices were or if they're still in place.

It's installed at the end of off-ramps, so that cars trying to enter a freeway from the wrong side have their tires slashed and can't proceed onto the freeway. Because it's at the end of an off-ramp where there's either a stop sign or traffic light, there are no high speeds involved and it's perfectly save.

And yes, they also have them at some parking lots to keep people from backing out without paying.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #632
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Some pictures I have taken yesterday travelling from France to the Netherlands between Tournai/Doornik and Antwerpen.













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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #633
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I believe E429 was one of the last larger road projects in Belgium. The last sections opened in 1991 and 2000.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #634
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Is this here?
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Old May 9th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #635
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Is this here?
Yep, that's the bridge

More pictures can be found here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...974710&page=10

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Old May 9th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #636
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Does anyone have a map of planned and unbuilt motorways in Belgium? I was just checking some aerial images of the Brussels area, noticed a LOT of 'ghost' ends and grades on the area's highway system and would love to see where these were all planned to go.

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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:31 PM   #637
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"Portique de signalisation" = sign gantry?

http://www.lesoir.be/regions/liege/2...e40-773672.php
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:29 AM   #638
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Old June 21st, 2010, 05:07 PM   #639
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Some random pictures from last weekend from both Flemish and Walloon Brabant (Vlaams Brabant & Brabant Wallon).
























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Old June 21st, 2010, 05:13 PM   #640
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Nice

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