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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #1521
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It's no surprise - JFK was assassinated at a time when news did travel around the world and at the was the leader of the West at the height of the Cold War, so naming stuff after him in order to declare solidarity with them isn't a problem. FDR, Truman and Eisenhower are linked to WW2 (Eisenhower would have stuff named after him due to him being General Eisenhower, rather than President Eisenhower), and Wilson to WW1. Hoover's one that stands out as a bit bizarre in the number of things named after him.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #1522
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Througout the years I made a couple of video's of Belgian roadways, I'll group them together.




























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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #1523
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A video of the short A28 (3 km) and N81 from Aubange to Arlon (junction E25-E411). I have no idea the A28 will be completed in the future...
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Old October 7th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #1524
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1. R9 Charleroi (petite ceinture), a unique one-way freeway!
Perhaps an idea to use it once a year as F1-circuit ?
Charleroi could use some attractive events...
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Old October 8th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #1525
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I don't think that'll work out. It wouldn't be long, nor challenging enough for F1-races.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #1526
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hundreds of thousands of people watch cars driving monotonous oval laps at the Indianapolis 500, so I guess Charleroi is possible too
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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #1527
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Yeah but then we're talking about Nascar, last time I checked that sport wasn't that popular in Belgium/Europe.
But imagine if it was and the R9 could indeed be used as a speedway/Nascar circuit, were is the crowd going to be?
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Old October 11th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #1528
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Tour de Wallonie in 6 stages.

Stage 1 in Ardennes
Compare to daviedoff's vid:
- with Malmedy-Francorchamps section;
- without Verviers-Battice section.


Stage 2 around Liège


Stage 3 to Namur


Stage 4 around Namur


Stage 5 across Ardennes again


Final stage to Luxembourgish border


End of the "race" .
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Old October 11th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #1529
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Great job!
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Old October 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #1530
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I agree with that.
The E42 Liège - Namur is very old-fashioned at some parts, with the noisy old concrete pavement (the noise is like a sort of whistle-tone) and you'll see some remainings of the old Belgian roadmarking style.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #1531
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Another important aspect of our roadways and its traffic are the emergency service, I found this video which shows most of them

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Old October 14th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1532
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I agree with that.
The E42 Liège - Namur is very old-fashioned at some parts, with the noisy old concrete pavement (the noise is like a sort of whistle-tone) and you'll see some remainings of the old Belgian roadmarking style.
Yes, I had the misfortune of having to drive from Calais back home to Austria two weeks ago using E42 (Lille-Liege-Aachen) - and I only did it to avoid congestion at Brussels. I should have stuck with congestion.

Having driven a lot in Belgium lately, I see no difference in most of their roads between now and five years ago. In all of Belgium they are some reasonable roads, and some real ugly ones - just like before. And it's not just on the Walloon side!
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #1533
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Works on the E19 Antwerp-Mechelen finished.

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Old October 15th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #1534
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Yes, I had the misfortune of having to drive from Calais back home to Austria two weeks ago using E42 (Lille-Liege-Aachen) - and I only did it to avoid congestion at Brussels. I should have stuck with congestion.

Having driven a lot in Belgium lately, I see no difference in most of their roads between now and five years ago. In all of Belgium they are some reasonable roads, and some real ugly ones - just like before. And it's not just on the Walloon side!

On the Flemish side there should be a huge difference with the situation 5 years ago. Alot of freeways have been renovated or are under renovation.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #1535
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Another important aspect of our roadways and its traffic are the emergency service, I found this video which shows most of them

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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #1536
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E19 from Antwerpen (Kleine Bareel) to Breda (border crossing B-NL at Hazeldonk). You'll see a long traffic jam in the opposite direction, this is caused by roadworks. At 2.08 a minivan tries to turn back trough the median:
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Old October 16th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #1537
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Well made that video, I always love to see roadworks caught on camera

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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #1538
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Update on the roadworks at the E313 & E314 interchange. The project is entering its last phase and the last bridges and curves will be placed and finished between 28/10 and 2/11. Traffic going into all directions is adviced to evade unnecessary ussage of the interchange. Emergency escaped routes will be signed for the duration of the roadworks
The last 2 temporarily bridges will be demolished and replaced by their permanent successors. Their taluds will also be adjusted to the new bridges.
When the bridges are in place, new pavement will be placed on all the bridges and roads on the interchange. During the winter another contractor will replace the old Belgian public lighting with newer high pressure sodium models. In the beginning of 2012 when the winter weather is over the pavement of both the E314 & E313 will be renewed up to the already renewed sections in the vacinity of the interchange. That involves a few km's in the direction of Hasselt & Antwerp on the E313, a few km's on the E314 in the direction of the Netherlands and several km's in the direction of Leuven (up to the provincial border with Vlaams-Brabant).

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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #1539
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Viaduct replacement is currently underway at interchange Lummen (E313/E314)



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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #1540
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