A13 motorway (Netherlands)

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A13 motorway
Rijksweg 13
Motorways in the Netherlands with A13 bolt
Route information
Part of E 19
Maintained by Rijkswaterstaat[1]
Length: 17 km (11 mi)
Major junctions
North end: E 19 / E 30 / A4 in The Hague
 
South end: E 19 / E 25 / A20 / S113 in Rotterdam
Location
Provinces: South Holland
Highway system
A12 N14

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

Route description[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.[2] 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.

Future[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.[3]

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.[4]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in South Holland Province.

Municipality km mi Exit Destinations Notes
The Hague 0.000 0.000 E 19 east / E 30 / A4 – The Hague Northern end of E 19 concurrency
Rijswijk 7 Laan van Delfvliet Southbound entrance and northbound exit
Delft 8 Vrijenbanselaan / Kfar-Savaweg / Brasserskade
9 Oostpoortweg
10 N470 / Kruithuisweg / Kruithuisplein – Delft, Pijnacker
Lansingerland 11 N209 east (Doenkade) / S114 south (Matlingeweg) – Overschie, Berkel en Rodenrijs
Rotterdam 13 Parallelstraat-Oostzijde / Parallelstraat Northbound entrance only
Kleinpolderplein Northbound entrance and southbound exit
E 19 east / E 25 / A20 / S113 south (Stadhoudersweg) – Rotterdam, Schiedam Southern end of E 19 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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