A58 motorway (Netherlands)
Road works near Eindhoven
With the reconstruction works of the Randweg Eindhoven, the beltway of the city, nearing completion, the A58 motorway has been shortened by a few kilometers. The road now only starts at the interchange Batadorp. The section between its former eastern terminus (interchange Ekkersrijt/John F. Kennedylaan) and the interchange Ekkersweijer has now become part of the A50, while the section between interchanges Ekkersweijer and Batadorp is now only a part of the A2, and is no longer shared with the A58.
The speed limit on the eastern half is 120 km/h (75 mph), whereas the shared section with the A16, and in Zeeland, the speed limit is 130 km/h (81 mph).
The motorway 58 is congested everyday, especially between Oirschot - Tilburg and between Roosendaal - Bergen Op Zoom.
In 2011, experiments with "snelheidsdekens" (lower speed limits) of 90 km/h (55 mph) or even just 70 km/h (43 mph) were set to reduce the amount of traffic jams. It had a counterproductive effect: more traffic jams occurred in January-March 2011.
In 2011, the BZW (Brabant-Zealandic Employers association) got involved with the widening of the roads, while companies located near the motorway complain about the national government's "neglecting and pointing too much to the Randstad". The target is to widen the motorway in Brabant everywhere to at least 2x3 lanes, around Tilburg to 4x2 (with local- express-)lanes and relocate the section through Roosendaal.
Western terminus near Vlissingen
The A58 motorway section ends just east of the city of Vlissingen. From the intersection where the motorway ends, drivers can go straight ahead towards the N288 road, which brings them to the centre of the city or to a number of towns further to the west on the island. They can also turn left, which brings them to Vlissingen's harbor, from where boats depart towards England and to the town of Breskens, located in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. The latter road has been called 'N58', to create one on-going route number (58) between Brabant and the Vlissingen harbor.
Between interchange Batadorp, the future start of the A58, and the western end of the motorway near Vlissingen, the European route E312 follows the road. The shared section of the A58 and the A16 is also part of the European route E19.
|North Brabant||Eindhoven||13||Interchange Batadorp||A2|
|Best||14||7||Best||2+3 lanes: extra lane towards Oirschot|
|Tilburg||34||Interchange De Baars||A65|
|Hilvarenbeek||35||10||Hilvarenbeek||N269||4x2 lanes: only the two outer lanes are technically part of the A58|
|Goirle||40||11||Goirle||2x3 lanes (Hilvarenbeek-Goirle)|
|Gilze en Rijen||47||12||Gilze||N260|
|62 / 67||Interchange Galder||A16||Gap in km, due to shared section with A16|
|63||15||Breda||N263||Maximum speed shared section: 130 km/h|
|62 / ?||Interchange Princeville||A16||Gap in km, due to shared section with A16|
|80||19||Industrial park Vosdonk|
|Roosendaal||90||23||Roosendaal-Oost||Oost means east|
|94||Interchange De Stok||A17|
|Bergen op Zoom||103||27||Bergen op Zoom-Centrum||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|104/234||Interchange Zoomland||A4||Gap in km, due to shared section with A4|
|235||28||Bergen op Zoom|
|236||29||Bergen op Zoom-Zuid||Zuid means south|
|Woensdrecht||241||30||Hoogerheide||N289||Maximum speed from here to Vlissingen: 130 km/h|
|243/119||Interchange Markiezaat||A4||Gap in km, due to shared section with A4|
|134||32||Kruiningen||N289||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|Kapelle||142||34||Kapelle||N289||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|Goes||150||Interchange De Poel||A256|
|166||38||Interchange De Roode Leeuw||N57||De Roode Leeuw means The Red Lion|
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