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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #21
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I'm not sure, Belgians usually waste their energy resources by light them from the inside.

The Dutch signes used to be lit from the inside, but they are rarities from the past now, because reflection signs don't need energy.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #22
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I'm not sure, Belgians usually waste their energy resources by light them from the inside.

The Dutch signes used to be lit from the inside, but they are rarities from the past now, because reflection signs don't need energy.
Well, isn't Belgium the most "lit" country in the world? Because of the motorway lighting...
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #23
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^ Not (just) b/c of motorways, and that's lit per capita. Just like Slovenia is the 2nd most lit country in Europe, but per capita. The Netherlands for example is much more lit, b/c it has 4 times the population density as Slovenia.

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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #24
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I could say Amsterdam has a reputation for being "lit", but that's a cheap joke, so I won't.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #25
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Well, Belgian motorways used to be fully lit, however some newer motorways don't have lights, and the other ones usually dim the lights, except near exits.

There are a lot of greenhouses in the Netherlands, so they are usually very well lit.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #26
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Are the signs lit from within? They look a bit "thick" in some of your pictures.
yes, the older signs are lit from within. i don't know if they shut it dowen during the night sometimes, at least at 2 AM they are still lit (that was the latest time I drove somewhere there). the newer signs on the ringroad around Luxembourg are reflective and the lamps are in front of the sign (so, still lit, but on a different way ).
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #27
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Here is a site where you can see all the motorways in Luxembourg from the webcams. The update is slow but it's still interesting .

http://www.cita.lu/
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Old June 12th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #28
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Are the signs only in French everywhere in Luxembourg?
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #29
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^ In some areas it's a weird combination of French, German and Luxembourgish. Sth like writing "Grand Herzogtum Lëtzebuerg".
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Old June 12th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #30
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does anyone know where pictures of the works at A7 can be found?
and are there any plans to expand the A7 in direction to Belgium/St.Vith?
I sometimes drive the E421 from St.Vith to Weiswampach (in the north of Luxembourg) and this street is a very narrow one with a lot of traffic...
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Old June 13th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #31
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I will make a bit of search for pictures but it's not the most filmed motorway in the world And even less the works on it. The plans are clear, when they reunite the existing portions, they will probably expand the motorway towards Clervaux.

Btw, here is a nice picture of A7 existing part/junction, passing above the A1
A7 - Jonction Grünewald (put in service in 2002)



Total length: 74m
Total width: 21,58m

I will try to find btw pictures of the tunnel and then, if they exist, the pictures of the most ridiculous hill ever built for a motorway, at least in Luxembourg
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Old June 13th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #32
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Here is the Echangeur de Lorentzweiler



And this here is the intersection between the A7 and the N7. Put in service in 2004. And some pictures from the end of the works.







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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #33
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #34
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Some guys of the Dutch autosnelwegen forum took a drive on the then-opened parts of the A7. They made pics.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #35
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Alright, I found some pics.







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Old June 15th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #36
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thx a lot for these pictures! the pics of that bridge look nice..
when it's finished i have to take a ride on it (combining that with a fuel trip)
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Old September 19th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #37
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A7 Luxembourg

My pics from A7
Lorentzweiler


Bridge over Alzette


Tunnel speed with prudence

Gousselerbierg Tunnel - 2895 m



Mersch Tunnel - 530 m


Junction Mersch

Junction Mierscherberg



Wildlife crossing








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Old September 19th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #38
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Thanks for posting. Luxemburgian signage seems to be a mix of Belgian and French signs.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #39
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A1 Luxemburg - Trier

The A1 is one of the radial motorways from the capital of Luxembourg. The A1 travels northeast to the German city of Trier. (signed as Trèves in Belgium).

map:
[IMG]http://i33.************/5ujo7s.png[/IMG]

1. A1 trailblazer. (also called: reassurance sign)
[IMG]http://i34.************/25ezn0l.jpg[/IMG]

2. Urban tunnel with a 90 km/h speed limit.
[IMG]http://i35.************/j0jv5x.jpg[/IMG]

3. Parkinson picture at Luxembourg-Gare (station)
[IMG]http://i37.************/30de9gh.jpg[/IMG]

4. Notice the through lanes are only signed with "E44".
[IMG]http://i33.************/52yxkw.jpg[/IMG]

5. The font has capital letters, similar to the French signage.
[IMG]http://i35.************/2yuhzbp.jpg[/IMG]

6. Another urban tunnel (with graffiti)
[IMG]http://i38.************/fnbouw.jpg[/IMG]

7. Interchange with the A7 motorway.
[IMG]http://i34.************/154f5o2.jpg[/IMG]

8. Including Exit 8 at the interchange.
[IMG]http://i33.************/24wzonc.jpg[/IMG]

9. Electronic signs at exit 9.
[IMG]http://i38.************/2lbclko.jpg[/IMG]

10. No capital letters here, strange.
[IMG]http://i33.************/8x5xco.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 7th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #40
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11. Exit 10 is a cargo exit for the airport of Luxembourg.
[IMG]http://i36.************/20h5z4x.jpg[/IMG]

12. Lots of road lighting at this exit.
[IMG]http://i37.************/qpqm1z.jpg[/IMG]

13. Shift back for this 5% descent.
[IMG]http://i37.************/214bofq.jpg[/IMG]

14. Nice views on the way to Trier.
[IMG]http://i37.************/2i7bplw.jpg[/IMG]

15. Exit 11 with missing road numbers (A1).
[IMG]http://i37.************/1yn3pk.jpg[/IMG]

16. Vineyards of the Moselle (Mosel) river valley.
[IMG]http://i38.************/ixgub9.jpg[/IMG]

17. Exit Flaxweiler.
[IMG]http://i38.************/16c9tmb.jpg[/IMG]

18. Eco-duct.
[IMG]http://i38.************/2m2i9as.jpg[/IMG]

19. Grevenmacher exit ahead.
[IMG]http://i37.************/10nf3on.jpg[/IMG]

20. It's exit 13.
[IMG]http://i37.************/9hnwjd.jpg[/IMG]
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