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Old April 15th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #621
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A6 Luxembourg

A set of the entire A6 motorway in Luxembourg, from the city to the Belgian border near Arlon.

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1. At interchange Gasperich.
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2. 5 lanes, I guess this is the most in Luxembourg.
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3. But it will soon go to two lanes.
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4. Belgian style road, except for the excellent road quality.
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5. Interchange: Croix de Cessange (A4)
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6. Exit to Luxembourg-City
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7. And to Esch-sur-Alzette. Note that there are no road numbers signed! Through is A6, right is A4.
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8. A6 trailblazer
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9. Luxembourg-Merl exit.
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10. N34. I guess one of the higher Nxx road numbers in Luxembourg.
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11. Luxembourg-Centre exit.
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12. This is the N6, which runs parallel to the A6.
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13. French signs, German colors and Belgian arrows
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14. Exit Bridel.
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15. Exit Capellen.
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16. This is the second to last exit.
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17. Gas station, so you can fuel up cheap gasoline before you'll enter Belgium.
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18. All gas stations along the motorways are pretty huge. Lots of services and a huge amount of waiting lines. On holiday traffic days, the waiting line already begins on the shoulder! That why some rest areas have a 3-lane motorway bypassing it.
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19. Last exit in Luxembourg.
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20. Exit Steinfort.
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21. Belgium 1000 meters.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #622
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Video: A6 - E25 Luxembourg - Arlon (Belgium)

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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #623
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Let's continue down the B9.

29. Almost alpine with those rocks.
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Chris, once you are from the Netherlands, it does not mean any longer every rock you pass by is "Alpine"

A picturesque photothread indeed .
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #624
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Chris, once you are from the Netherlands, it does not mean any longer every rock you pass by is "Alpine"
True, but the most hilly areas (outside the Alps) I have visited in Germany (Sauerland, Eifel, Rhön, Hunsrück, Taunus, Harz, Erzgebirge, Schwarzwald, Bayerischer Wald) do not have so many rocks visible
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Old April 15th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #625
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About the gas stations: Aire de Berchem is actually the largest gas station in the world considering the amount of fuel being sold ;-).
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Old April 15th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #626
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Nice pics, Chris! I'll go to videos now.

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7. Interchange with the A13 motorway.
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Why aren't trucks allowed to drive on the A13 motorway?
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Old April 15th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #627
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No, those are transit routes. There are quite some restrictions to truck traffic in Luxembourg. They, for instance, are not allowed to gas up on local roads, but must do that on the motorway. But it doesn't matter, the prices are equal all over Luxembourg.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #628
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N4 Arlon - Bastogne - Marche

Let me present the N4. It's a Belgian style expressway and main road, and is an alternative to the E25 and E411. I travelled the Arlon - Marche part for the first time, and it's surprising to see such a road. The pavement quality depends on location but is often very old and extremely noisy concrete. Some areas have a 120 km/h speed limit with at-grade intersections and driveways.

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1. Near Arlon.
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2. 4 undivided lanes.
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3. You'll get a lot of these views.
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4. Local intersections.
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5. Speed limit is usually lowered to 90 km/h on such intersections.
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6. This part actually had a rather good pavement quality.
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7. The road often narrows to one lane at these intersections. Apart from those, it's basically an expressway.
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8. Major exit with N87 to Virton.
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9. There are some overpasses.
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10. Nice quality.
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11. Namur 110 km.
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12. Some descent.
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13. Entering Martelange.
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14. The road is in Belgium, but the gas stations are in Luxembourg.
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15. Gasoline alley!
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16.
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17.
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18.
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19. Gas prices.
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20.
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21. Virtually all brands are represented in this town.
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22. Leaving Martelange.
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23. 2x2 again.
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24. Speed limit: 120
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25. Bastogne 16km.
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26. Another exit.
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27. Expressway.
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28. N30 interchange.
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29. Around Bastogne.
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30. Marche 43km.
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31. Are they ever gonna repair this road?
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32. N85 interchange.
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33. Interchange with the E25 motorway.
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34. Arlon is apparantly faster via E25 than the shorter N4.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #629
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lol a thread full of just autobahn pics, for a non infrastructure nerd, crazy shit
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #630
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lol a thread full of just autobahn pics, for a non infrastructure nerd, crazy shit
I know people that take hundreds of pics of power line masts, I know people who have 2000 + videos of departing trains, and a lot of people who make hundreds of pics of residential streets. I make pictures of motorways
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #631
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It's weird to see roads with rather poor quality in Belgium that are all lit up. Wouldn't it be more useful to invest that money that goes on electricity on roads?
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #632
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Continueing the N4 route:

35. Note the driveway to the right. Speed limit is 120.
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36. Here are somewhat more driveways with a speed limit restricted to 90, which was however ignored by all drivers.
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37. Tillet exit ahead. N4 is a blend of driveways, at-grade intersection and controlled access.
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38. Some local exits.
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39. Lots of abandoned shacks and houses around here.
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40. General view + U-turn possibilities. Speed limit = 120.
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41. Rolling hills. The Ardennes are not really that hilly around here. E25 has nicer views.
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42. More local exits.
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43. Roumont exit.
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44. Marche 28km, Namur 71km.
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45. Exits.
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46. Some village.
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47. Continueing on the noisy road.
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48. Major interchange with the N89 to Bouillon.
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49. Reims 161km.
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50. Liège 75km. Almost home.
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51. Local exit.
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52. Exit Bande.
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53. Left exit.
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54. Rochefort exit.
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55. Charneux exit.
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56. Marche only 5km.
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57. La Roche exit.
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58. 6% descend.
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59. Distance sign in the rain.
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60. My exit.
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61. No sign for Liège here however.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #633
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Road looks generally good
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #634
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60. My exit.
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61. No sign for Liège here however.
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Why not? Liège is straight ahead as seen on the sign on photo 60, and should therefore not be put on the exitsign.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #635
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Yeah, but I expected Liège to be signed via this route. Immediatly after the exit, Liège is signed again on the surface streets. I guess they want the Liège traffic via the bypass along the northern side of town (N839).
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #636
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Chris, are there speed cameras on these routes??
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I noticed a few in France, and a few on the N4.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:22 AM   #638
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Are those speed cameras on N4 marked with a sign?

Great photos. I can't believe Belgians lit whole road.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #639
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Speed cameras in Wallonia? You'll have to really look up their locations if you really want to see one. There's a different approach (due to culture) in Belgium between Wallonia and Flanders: Flanders adds speed cameras where they say it's needed (which we sometimes don't agree with, but whatever) and Wallonia tries to make the roads safer with campaigns about road safety.

I very much doubt just having campaigns about road safety is going to help a lot. They do help, but they're not going to solve everything. Just speed cameras aren't going to solve everything either, but in Flanders there are also campaigns, so that should be better.

And no, speed cameras *aren't* signed or made very visible with some fluorescent sign. They're hidden away and often even painted grey or green to hide them as much as possible. I'm not sure if there are exceptions, but if there are, it'll be a local action seeing the Belgian law doesn't prescribe they should be signed.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #640
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N4 Arlon - Bastogne - Marche

Let me present the N4. It's a Belgian style expressway and main road, and is an alternative to the E25 and E411. I travelled the Arlon - Marche part for the first time, and it's surprising to see such a road. The pavement quality depends on location but is often very old and extremely noisy concrete. Some areas have a 120 km/h speed limit with at-grade intersections and driveways.
Chris, why didn't you take the E411/E25 when entering Belgium?

You always want to show the 'ulgy' side of Belgian roads. Time after time, you ignore the good (renovated) highways...

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