A10 motorway (Netherlands)
Location of the A10 motorway
|Orbital around Amsterdam|
The A10 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. This motorway is the ring road around the city of Amsterdam. It has a length of 32 km. Five other motorways connect to the A10: motorway A8 at interchange Coenplein (north), motorway A5 at interchange Coenplein (south), A4 at interchange De Nieuwe Meer, A2 at interchange Amstel, and A1 at interchange Watergraafsmeer. Part of the A10 is the Coentunnel, crossing the Noordzeekanaal ("North Sea Canal"). This twin tube tunnel is notorious for traffic jams for decades, reason why another two tubes have been built. These new tubes opened May 13, 2013 and the old tubes were closed for extensive renovation. It is expected that mid 2014 all four tubes will be available for traffic.
The city of Amsterdam has a network of numbered stadsroutes (city routes). These routes are indicated with an "s" prefix followed by a three digit number starting at 100. Since these s-routes are connected to the A10 motorway and each s-route only crosses the motorway once, these numbers can be considered as the first exit numbers on Dutch motorways. Recently, regular exit numbering has been implemented based on the numbers of the s-routes. For example, the junction leading towards the s106 used to be exit number s106 and is now numbered as exit 6.
Construction started in 1962 and the first part was completed four years later. The Coentunnel was opened on June 21, 1966. The western part of the A10 (the Einsteinweg) was finished April 2, 1975, and the southern part on July 7, 1981. The eastern and northern part were finished in 1990, with the completion of another tunnel under 'het IJ', the Zeeburgertunnel.
The western part of the A10, between interchange De Nieuwe Meer and exit 2 the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph) during daytime (6 am - 7 pm). During nighttime the speed limit is reduced to 80 km/h (50 mph). The rest of the A10 is permanently 100 km/h (62 mph).
|North Holland||Amsterdam||32/0||Interchange Coenplein north||A8|
|28||Interchange Coenplein south||A5||Southbound entrance, northbound exit|
|28||1||Westpoort 2000-3000||N203 s101|
|26||3||Westerpark||s103||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|25||4||Slotermeer||s104||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|21||Interchange De Nieuwe Meer||A4|
|16||10 /||Interchange Amstel||A2 s110|
|15||11||Amstel Business Park||s111|
|4||16||Noord / Amsterdam-Centrum||N247 s116|
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