A22 motorway (Netherlands)

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Location of the A22 motorway in The Netherlands.
A detailed map of the A22 motorway (in green).

The A22 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is one of the shorter motorways in the Netherlands, with a total length of approximately 8 kilometers.

The A22 starts at the interchange Velsen, where it splits from the A9 motorway. After interchange IJmuiden, exit IJmuiden, the Velsertunnel, and exit Beverwijk, it rejoins with the A9 motorway at the interchange Beverwijk.

Wijkertunnel[edit]

Until 1996, the entire A22 motorway was part of the A9, but due to the rising capacity problems in and around the Velsertunnel, it was decided to build an additional tunnel about a kilometer east of the Velsertunnel: the Wijkertunnel. When this tunnel was finished, the new road section and tunnel became part of the A9, while the old road and tunnel were renumbered to A22. Both the new and the old tunnel have two lanes in each direction.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality Km. # Name Roads Notes
North Holland Velsen AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Velsen A9 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
AB-AS.svg 1 IJmuiden N202 / A208
Beverwijk AB-AS.svg 2 Beverwijk
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Beverwijk A9 Northbound exit and southbound entrance

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 22 at Wikimedia Commons