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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:47 AM   #121
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There are exceptions, for example some sections of A4 from Namur to Arlon.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:57 AM   #122
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Most of them are lit because of overcapacity at nuclear power stations.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:40 PM   #123
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I'm annoyed about Belgian signs, they don't show the motorway number, only E numbers
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:45 PM   #124
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That's because the A-numbers are only administrative, and not used in daily talk and traffic information. The A-number is only important when there isn't a E-number.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:57 PM   #125
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And I'm annoyed about all the signs (for places etc.) because they look so... old-fashioned. Dutch and German signs look more modern.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 04:39 PM   #126
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That's because the A-numbers are only administrative, and not used in daily talk and traffic information. The A-number is only important when there isn't a E-number.
That's not correct. People don't refer to motorway numbers because they aren't signposted.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 04:46 PM   #127
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Actually, they are signposted, but only on milemarkers.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 01:45 AM   #128
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But who look on them ? Road maniacs ? Well, let's say not many people, they should be sing posted.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #129
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Is this nice pavement or what?
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Old July 5th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #130
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Belgian motorways don't look tiday
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:13 PM   #131
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The falling apart viaduct of Boirs in the E313 Liège - Hasselt:
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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:36 PM   #132
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The falling apart viaduct of Boirs in the E313 Liège - Hasselt:
is this in the valley near boirs (exit 33)? i drove this motorway two months ago and i remember works at a bridge in the valley...looks incredible
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM   #133
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It looks like some bridges and viaducts built in 70s and 80s in Poland
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Old July 24th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #134
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See the richness of Belgium and how well they maintain some of their infrastructure
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #135
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I never understand that. In theory, Belgium is one of the richest countries in Europe, but if you're driving through it, all you can think is: "My god what a mess". Everything looks neglected.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #136
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Flanders is one of the richests countries in Europe. Wallonia isn't. Though Flanders roads are bad too. Maybe its just like in China and the USA: they like to build new things, but they don't like to maintain them.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #137
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I never understand that. In theory, Belgium is one of the richest countries in Europe, but if you're driving through it, all you can think is: "My god what a mess". Everything looks neglected.
i think it's because of the tax

We Dutch pay alot of tax that money goes for a part to infrastructure there is where the answer is i think...
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Old July 25th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #138
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Haven't roads in Belgium gotten much better in last couple of years?
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Old July 25th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #139
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Yep, some of them have got new pavement. However, I heard the problem was they build some roads in the 70's very cheap, meaning they didn't use a foundation, but layed the concrete onto a sandbed. No wonder you'll get dark holes in the pavement
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Old July 25th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #140
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Actually I had a good impression of Belgian motorways when I was going on them, even better than on German motorways
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