A13 motorway (Netherlands)
Location of the A13 motorway
|Length:||17 km (11 mi)|
|Motorways in the Netherlands|
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. The maximum speed on the road is 100 km/h.
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.
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.
|South Holland||The Hague||6||Interchange Ypenburg||A4|
|Rijswijk||6||7||Rijswijk||Northbound exit and southbound entrance only|
|Delft||7||8||Delft-Noord||Noord means north|
|11||10||Delft-Zuid||Zuid means south|
|Lansingerland||17||11||Berkel en Rodenrijs||N209|
|Rotterdam||?||12||Rotterdam-Overschie||Formerly also an exit, currently only an entrance|
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- Rijksoverheid, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu
- A13/A16/A20: aanleg nieuwe verbindingsweg, Rijkswaterstaat (in Dutch)