A37 motorway (Netherlands)

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Location of the A37 motorway.
A37 seen from the viaduct "Erica".

The A37 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is approximately 42 kilometers in length. The A37 is located entirely in the Dutch province Drenthe.

The A37 connects the city of Hoogeveen with Emmen and the German border (Twist, Germany) near Zwartemeer. At the border, the road continues as the German road B402, which connects to the German A31 a few kilometers east of the border.

Along the entire length of the motorway, the European route E233 follows the A37.

History[edit]

Until 2003, the main connection between Hoogeveen and the German B402 road was the two-laned N37 highway. In that year, construction of the motorway finished on the section between interchanges Hoogeveen and Holsloot and that part of the road, now upgraded from 'N37' to 'A37', was opened to traffic. Since October 2007, the remaining stretch between Holsloot and the German border has also been upgraded from highway N37 to motorway A37.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality Km. # Name Roads Notes
Drenthe Hoogeveen 0 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Hoogeveen A28, N48
4 AB-AS.svg 1 Hoogeveen-Oost Oost means east
10 AB-AS.svg 2 Nieuwlande
Coevorden 19 AB-AS.svg 3 Oosterhesselen
23 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Holsloot N34
Emmen 26 AB-AS.svg 4 Veenoord N376
29 AB-AS.svg 5 Schoonebeek
36 AB-AS.svg 6 Klazienaveen
40 AB-AS.svg 7 Zwartemeer N379
BAB-Grenze.svg Border with Germany; this road continues as the German B402.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 37 at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°43′42″N 6°45′23″E / 52.728392°N 6.756334°E / 52.728392; 6.756334