A13 motorway (Netherlands)

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A13 motorway
Rijksweg 13
Location of the A13 motorway
Route information
Length: 17 km (11 mi)
Major junctions
From: The Hague
To: Rotterdam
Location
Provinces: South Holland
Highway system
Motorways in the Netherlands

The A13 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands, connecting the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam.

Overview[edit]

The 17-kilometre-long (11 mi), highly congested motorway is the only current motorway connection between these two cities. It is a dual carriageway with three lanes in each direction. Between the junctions Berkel and Delft-Zuid managed motorway is effective, when certain intensities occur the hard shoulder is opened for traffic heading north.[1] The maximum speed on the road is 100 km/h.

European route E19, the route between Amsterdam and Paris, follows the complete A13 motorway between the interchanges Ypenburg and Kleinpolderplein.

Expansion plans[edit]

To relieve the A13 motorway from traffic, two major plans for expansion of motorways in the area exist.

The first is completing the gap in the A4 motorway between Delft and Schiedam. The section was due to be built in the 1960s but political disagreement, financial issues and environmental protests have delayed the project for over half a century. In 2012, work was finally started and the A4 is due to open in 2015.[2]

The second is a major by-pass for the city of Rotterdam, connecting the A13 directly with the A16 motorway. The A16 will be extended from its current terminus at interchange Terbregseplein towards a new interchange with the A13 between exits Berkel en Rodenrijs and Delft-Zuid. The remaining part of the A13, between this interchange and interchange Ypenburg, would then have to be widened.[3]

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality Km. # Name Roads Notes
South Holland The Hague 6 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Ypenburg A4
Rijswijk 6 AB-AS.svg 7 Rijswijk Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
Delft 7 AB-AS.svg 8 Delft-Noord Noord means north
9 AB-AS.svg 9 Delft
11 AB-AS.svg 10 Delft-Zuid Zuid means south
Lansingerland 17 AB-AS.svg 11 Berkel en Rodenrijs N209
Rotterdam ? Logo toerit.svg 12 Rotterdam-Overschie Formerly also an exit, currently only an entrance
19 AB-AS.svg 13 Rotterdam-Overschie
19 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Kleinpolderplein A20
Road continues as local road towards Rotterdam-North.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wegenwiki
  2. ^ Rijksoverheid, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu
  3. ^ A13/A16/A20: aanleg nieuwe verbindingsweg, Rijkswaterstaat (in Dutch)