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Old June 17th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #161
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I was there earlier this year, the first time in four years, and traffic levels have improved very significantly. It's very hard to get to Luxembourg in the morning, and very hard to leave at the end of the day, cause there are jams even outside the motorways. The Croix de Gasperich area is the worst, presenting difficulties sometimes even out of the rush hours. The day I came back to Portugal I took more than an hour in the morning to get to the airport from Esch-sur-Alzette, which is about 25 km away...

The public transportation network in Luxembourg is very good, so the problem is certainly not there. Maybe they should consider to upgrade A3, A4 and A1/A6 around Luxembourg to 2x3 lanes the fastest as possible...
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Old June 18th, 2017, 01:15 AM   #162
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Public transportation in Luxembourg are also in their limit: trains are crowded during rush hour, and the capacity of the trains tracks doesn't allow putting more trains in the lines. Buses are stuck in traffic (especially in the afternoon rush hour, because bus lanes exist mainly to go to the city, not from it).

The government announced that the A3 will be upgraded to 2x3 lanes from Croix de Gasperich to the French Border. The A6 will also be upgraded to 2x3 lanes, but only from Croix de Gasperich to Helfenterbrück ( they said the reason why they won't update further west is that the motorway is only busy at rush hour).
The A4 will be upgraded to have one bus lane in every direction from Leudelange to Esch/Alzette. Theses lanes will be used by high-capacity buses between Esch-Belval and the Cloche d'Or district (where the new stadium will be built) and there connected to the new tram line which will pass through the whole city to Kirchberg and the airport.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 01:34 AM   #163
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Speaking of motorway upgrading, the A13 section between Ehlerange and the Lankelz interchange in Esch/Alzette has just been upgraded to 3 lanes. The days of constant jams in this section might be over.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #164
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The Micheville - Belval connection (from Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg to Audun-le-Tiche, France) opens to traffic tomorrow. The international link includes a tunnel under the Belval redevelopment project in Esch-sur-Alzette.


I took some photos recently. There was a 'what???!' moment when I spotted the motorway sign at Belval.


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This is in France

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90 km/h. Usually they would allow 110 km/h on divided highways in France.

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Old September 24th, 2017, 05:29 PM   #165
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I took some photos recently. There was a 'what???!' moment when I spotted the motorway sign at Belval.





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This is in France



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90 km/h. Usually they would allow 110 km/h on divided highways in France.



Liaison Micheville-5 by European Roads, on Flickr



wildlife crossing



Liaison Micheville-7 by European Roads, on Flickr





Liaison Micheville-10 by European Roads, on Flickr


Well technically the tunnel under Belval will be part of the A4 once it is linked to the rest of the motorway. On the French side it isn’t a motorway because the Luxembourg government has insisted of not having another international motorway that would bring more traffic to the already congested A4 (that’s why the bypass at the last exit has only 1 lane at each direction)
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #166
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A3 expansion

The expansion of A3 to six lanes will now likely require 7 years of construction, up from the originally planned 5 years.

Wort reports: https://www.wort.lu/de/lokales/ausba...097cee25b76e27

The cost is estimated at € 356 million, up from € 159 million reported a few years ago. The long construction time and gigantic cost escalation suggests that the scope of the project has expanded. I hope it involves the reconstruction of the Gasperich and Bettembourg interchanges. Luxembourg interchanges have short merging lanes, single lane connectors, no collector lanes etc. It worked fine for traffic volumes of the 1980s but for not today's heavy traffic.
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Are there plans for widening A6?
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Yes but only between Croix de Gasperich and Strassen
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The expansion of A3 to six lanes will now likely require 7 years of construction, up from the originally planned 5 years.



Wort reports: https://www.wort.lu/de/lokales/ausba...097cee25b76e27



The cost is estimated at € 356 million, up from € 159 million reported a few years ago. The long construction time and gigantic cost escalation suggests that the scope of the project has expanded. I hope it involves the reconstruction of the Gasperich and Bettembourg interchanges. Luxembourg interchanges have short merging lanes, single lane connectors, no collector lanes etc. It worked fine for traffic volumes of the 1980s but for not today's heavy traffic.


The Bettembourg interchange will surely be reconstructed. However the Gasperich interchange I doubt it because it already has two 2-lane connectors linking the A3 and the A6 both ways and they won’t upgrade the A1.
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