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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #61
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Plans are here or here.

Luxembourg City has a population only 90,000, but another 100,000 commute daily to work from Trier, Thionville, Arlon and other cities of the duchy.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #62
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Yeah, so most of them commute by existing motorways. I believe the Luxembourg area has one of the largest international commutes in the world.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #63
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http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/letzebue...r-steigend.php

Traffic fatalities rose from 35 in 2008 to 49 in 2009. Quite a bad score.

That is 99 fatalities per 1 million inhabitants

Germany had 49 fatalities per 1 million inhabitants, Spain about 43, the Netherlands 45. Belgium about 100.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #64
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probably subjective but first thing what i think about streets and motorways in luxembourg:

there are too many snobs with their large cars on their road who lead to unsecure road conditions with their behaviour - they think they are the kings of the road and can do everything... in those peoples minds there is no speed limit at all -.-

also at roads in the german Eifel region you often have a big snobby car with yellow license plate so large in your rear-mirror provoking you!
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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #65
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Long time no posts in this topic. Now having clinched 97% of the Luxembourg motorways, I think I can say Luxembourg has the best of Europe. Every motorway is very smooth and so are the non-motorway roads.

I made a video of the A7 motorway in central Luxembourg.

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Old April 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #66
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Nice viedeo.

I love to drive there every time I went to Lux. especially the roads where you can drive 110 km.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #67
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The economy in Luxembourg is very good. And the country is very small. So it’s quite easy to have good standard at the roads there. But I like the roads in Luxembourg too. They are very nice.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:42 PM   #68
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A7 Luxembourg - Diekirch

Some pictures of the A7 motorway and B7 expressway in Luxemburg.

First, the A7 is not completed yet, there is a short stub near A1 (basically an interchange with an exit 1 km further), and a longer section from Lorentzweiler to Ettelbrück. From there, the B7 2+1 expressway continues North to past Diekirch. It is the most important N-S route north of Luxembourg City, but traffic volumes are low.

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Stub near A1: Once you've traveled the interchange, you can see the end of the motorway! It's that short, less than 1 km.


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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:43 PM   #69
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This is the second, longer section as indicated on the map in the previous post.

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:44 PM   #70
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The B7 Expressway. It's a limited-access, 2+1 road.

The speed limit is 90 km/h on the viaducts above Ettelbrück and 110 km/h further north. 110 km/h for a non-motorway is among the highest speed limits in Europe.

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:56 PM   #71
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The B7 Expressway. It's a limited-access, 2+1 road.

The speed limit is 90 km/h on the viaducts above Ettelbrück and 110 km/h further north. 110 km/h for a non-motorway is among the highest speed limits in Europe.
One of my favourite near-by roads .

There are some downsides too though:

- The 110 speedlimit is only when there are 2 lanes for your direction, but that usually switches every 2kms, and then it's back to 90. So it's only useful for overtaking.

- Further North, the road passes through some village built-up areas, restricting the maximum speed to 50.

But overall I really like driving in Luxembourg. Traffic is usually low, roads have high speed limits and are of very good quality and signage is always correct (but not perfect, the layout changes a lot, there's no continuity).
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Old August 15th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #72
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I wish we had roads like these back in Romania...
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #73
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Driving around Luxembourg

I took a day trip to Luxembourg and, with them, some pictures. I entered the country from Arlon, Belgium, then taking A6 to Luxembourg center, where I walked, had lunch and looked after some stuff to buy.

Pavement in Luxembourg is perfect


I think this is some sort of old sign not yet replaced with the normal vertical signaling standards in use elsewhere


Here I'm exiting A6 to A4, which will lead me straight to downtown.


Right after this underpass A4 ends and becomes an avenue that splits in 2 couple hundred meters after.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #74
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Driving around Luxembourg (cont.)

After 2 hours, I returned to my car and started a drive around. First, I crisscrossed some streets in a Z pattern that took me down the the small valley that lays down under the giants gorges that separated the 2 main populated areas of Luxembourg city. From there, you can spot the huge viaducts that links them, some old, some new, all very impressive to look at.







After that, I took a small local road that led me into A1, the highway connecting the city to German border. First we crossed under A1




Then, we joined it


Seen from those driving on A1, these viaducts don't amuse much




On the last exit before entering Germany, we took the N10 road, which is an amazing ride! Many cars fill up in Luxembourg, as fuel there is substantially less expansive than in neighboring countries. We took the exist and start descending. Meanwhile, we passed under two of those viaducts shown above:



It looks so fragile as the roadbed rests on the pillars!

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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #75
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N10 scenic route

Michelin Maps classify some roads as "scenic", meaning the surrounding views, settings and/or landscape are particularly interesting. This time, they'v got all right with this designation for N10.

This route closely follows the course of the Sûer/Sauer river, which is an affluent of the Mossel and delimits the German-Luxembourgian border. I bet this road is even nice on spring, full of flowers, or on early autumn.



Another view from A1 (upper viaduct n the background), together with a local bridge in the foreground.



N10 road alignment is relatively new and good for 80km/h outside urban areas for most of it.


An upper, older, narrower road now functions as a trek and bike path.


Rosport


Across the river, it's Germany! I don't know if these bridges are relatively new of if Germany actually had border posts at every of a half-dozen bridges!


One of the urban crossings on N10, speed = 50km/h


At Reisdorf, the Sûer river stops being the border with Germany, the road becomes N19 and starts running on the river's right bank.


Sunset is approaching... I couldn't make pictures from further north (N7 all the way to Belgium) due to lack of sunlight
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Old November 27th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #76
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"Live under (red) bridge" ,
another house under the same bridge:


but in Luxembourg it's the best for me:


On A1 are also such specimens:



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Old November 27th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #77
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excellent and interesting photos
i must admit that i am quite a fan of L motorways

question: are there any plans for continuing A7 further to the north part of country?
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Old November 27th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #78
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question: are there any plans for continuing A7 further to the north part of country?
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Traffic volumes north of Diekirch are very low, I doubt if they exceed 4.000 vehicles per day between towns. Ideally, it would connect with E42 motorway in Belgium, but there simply isn't enough traffic to warrant a motorway. Most traffic on N62 in Belgium is just driving to Luxembourg gas stations to fill up on gas and tobacco. E42 in Belgium is also extremely quiet, only 5.000 vehicles cross the German border, which does not exceed 15.000 vehicles until you reach Malmedy. Verviers is busier with 50.000 vehicles per day.

However, on the Aachen - Metz route, it would save some 55 kilometers (20%) compared to other all-motorway routes. If you use non-motorways around Liège or Bitburg, it would save less, only some 25 kilometers.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #79
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It seems to me that more could use northern part of Luxembourg Ring (I don't know about specific plans.) than A7. In the city would be no transit traffic, but also A1 + A6 would be relieved. A few vehicles driving from N1, N7 or N11 towards Belgium (Arlon) and back. Now they must choose: the city (traffic jams and pollution), or A1 + A6 (longer and faster route, but higher traffic volume approaching to undriveable (not yet now, but more closer)).

PS I know that A6 will be widened to 6 lanes (Strassen - Croix de Gasperich), but I don't know when.

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Old November 27th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #80
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IMHO any new section of A7, except for Waldhaff-Leurenzweiler of course, is out of sense, as there is hardly any transit traffic and northern part of the country isn`t so densly populated (no cities over 10.000 inh.);
moreover, I think they should rather focus on traffic situation in Luxembourg-Ville itself, as there exist quite a problem of jams, while working in Lulu there were appearing all over the downtown except European Quartier (Kirchberg)
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