A10 motorway (Netherlands)

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A10 motorway
Rijksweg 10
Location of the A10 motorway
Major junctions
Orbital around Amsterdam
Location
Provinces: North Holland
Highway system
Motorways in the Netherlands
The A10 near exit s116.

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 ("Nort 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.[1]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Speed limit[edit]

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).

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality km. # Name Roads Notes
North Holland Amsterdam 32/0 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Coenplein north A8
28 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Coenplein south A5 Southbound entrance, northbound exit
28 AB-AS.svg 1 Westpoort 2000-3000 N203 s101
27 AB-AS.svg 2 Westpoort 3000-9000 s102
26 AB-AS.svg 3 Westerpark s103 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
25 AB-AS.svg 4 Slotermeer s104 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
24 AB-AS.svg 5 Geuzenveld s105
23 AB-AS.svg 6 Osdorp s106
22 AB-AS.svg 7 Sloten s107
21 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange De Nieuwe Meer A4
20 AB-AS.svg 8 Oud-Zuid s108
18 AB-AS.svg 9 RAI s109
16 AB-AS.svg 10 / AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Amstel A2 s110
15 AB-AS.svg 11 Amstel Business Park s111
Ouder-Amstel 14 AB-AS.svg 12 Duivendrecht s112
Diemen 13 AB-AS.svg 13 Diemen s113
Amsterdam 12 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Watergraafsmeer A1
10 AB-AS.svg 14 Zeeburg s114
7 AB-AS.svg 15 Durgerdam s115
4 AB-AS.svg 16 Noord / Amsterdam-Centrum N247 s116
2 AB-AS.svg 17 Kadoelen s117
1 AB-AS.svg 18 Oostzanerwerf s118
0/32 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Coenplein A8

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 10 at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wegenwiki, Coentunnel
  2. ^ Wegenwiki, A10