A28 motorway (Netherlands)

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Location of the A28 motorway.

The A28 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is approximately 188 kilometers in length.

The A28 traverses the Dutch provinces of Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Drenthe and Groningen. The road connects the cities of Utrecht, Amersfoort, Zwolle, Assen, and Groningen.


The A28 near interchange Rijnsweerd.

The A28 motorway's southern terminus is in the city of Utrecht, at an intersection with the Waterlinieweg, an important arterial road through the eastern part of the city. Major motorway junctions can be found at the interchanges Rijnsweerd near Utrecht (A27), Hoevelaken near Amersfoort (A1), Hattemerbroek near Zwolle (motorway A50 / highway N50), Lankhorst near Meppel (A32) and Hoogeveen near Hoogeveen (A37). The northern terminus is at the traffic light controlled intersection of Julianaplein near Groningen (motorway A7 / highway N7).

The A28, however, is not the most direct connection between Utrecht and Groningen. The route via Lelystad and Heerenveen, following the A27, A6 and the A7, is some 10 kilometers shorter. Groningen is not signed at the southern terminus of the motorway to avoid confusion. Groningen first appears on the signs near exit Soesterberg.

The A28 motorway generally has 2x2 lanes, except for a short section just east of Utrecht where shoulder running is allowed during rushhour, and in the city of Zwolle, where narrow additional lanes are added in the median and can be opened depending on traffic flow.

European route[edit]

Between the interchange Hoevelaken near Amersfoort and the terminus at Julianaplein in Groningen, the A28 is also a European route: the E232. This section of the A28 is the complete E232 route; the E232 does not consist of any other road or section.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality km. # Name Roads Notes
Utrecht Utrecht 0 AB-Kreuzung.svg Centrum / Rijnsweerd Terminus at junction in Utrecht
1 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Rijnsweerd A27
2 AB-AS.svg 2 De Uithof
Zeist 9 AB-AS.svg 3 Den Dolder N238
Soest 11 AB-AS.svg 4 Soesterberg
Utrechtse Heuvelrug 16 AB-AS.svg 5 Maarn N221, N227
Leusden 17 AB-AS.svg 6 Leusden-Zuid N226 Zuid means south
19 AB-AS.svg 7 Leusden
Amersfoort 22 AB-AS.svg 8 Amersfoort
27 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Hoevelaken A1
Gelderland Nijkerk 30 AB-AS.svg 8a Amersfoort-Vathorst / Nijkerk-Zuid
36 AB-AS.svg 9 Nijkerk N301
Putten 41 AB-AS.svg 10 Strand Nulde
Ermelo 46 AB-AS.svg 11 Strand Horst
Harderwijk 51 AB-AS.svg 12 Ermelo N303
53 AB-AS.svg 13 Lelystad N302
Nunspeet 63 AB-AS.svg 14 Elspeet N310
66 AB-AS.svg 15 Epe
Elburg 72 AB-AS.svg 16 't Harde N309
Oldebroek 82 AB-AS.svg 17 Wezep N308
86 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Hattemerbroek A50 / N50
Overijssel Zwolle 92 AB-AS.svg 18 Zwolle-Zuid N331, N337
94 AB-AS.svg 19 Zwolle-Centrum Centrum means center
96 AB-AS.svg 20 Zwolle-Noord N35 Noord means north
Ommen 99 AB-AS.svg 21 Ommen N340
Dalfsen 105 AB-AS.svg 22 Nieuwleusen N377
Staphorst 112 AB-AS.svg 23 Staphorst
114 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Lankhorst A32
Drenthe De Wolden 121 AB-AS.svg 24 De Wijk
128 AB-AS.svg 25 Zuidwolde Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
132 AB-AS.svg 25 Zuidwolde Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Hoogeveen 134/140 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Hoogeveen A37, N48 Gap in km
142 AB-AS.svg 26 Hoogeveen
144 AB-AS.svg 27 Fluitenberg
148 AB-AS.svg 28 Pesse N375
Westerveld 152 AB-AS.svg 29 Dwingeloo
Midden-Drenthe 157 AB-AS.svg 30 Beilen
160 AB-AS.svg 31 Westerbork N381
Assen 171 AB-AS.svg 32 Assen-Zuid N33
174 AB-AS.svg 33 Assen N371
179 AB-AS.svg 34 Assen-Noord
Tynaarlo 186 AB-AS.svg 35 Vries N386
189 AB-AS.svg 36 Zuidlaren N34 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
190 AB-AS.svg 37 Eelde / Groningen Airport
Groningen Haren 196 AB-AS.svg 38 Haren
Groningen 199 AB-AS.svg 39 Groningen-Zuid
200 AB-Kreuzung-blau.svg Intersection Julianaplein A7 / N7

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 28 at Wikimedia Commons