A58 motorway (Netherlands)

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Location of the A58 motorway.
The A58 near Breda.

The A58 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is approximately 145 kilometers in length. The A58 is located in the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Zeeland.

The A58 connects North Brabant's three major cities Eindhoven, Tilburg and Breda with the cities Goes, Middelburg and Vlissingen in Zeeland.

Road works near Eindhoven[edit]

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.

Speed limit[edit]

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).

Traffic jams[edit]

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.[1]

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,[2] around Tilburg to 4x2 (with local- express-)lanes and relocate the section through Roosendaal.[3]

Western terminus near Vlissingen[edit]

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.

European routes[edit]

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.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality Km. # Name Roads Notes
North Brabant Eindhoven 13 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Batadorp A2
Best 14 AB-AS.svg 7 Best 2+3 lanes: extra lane towards Oirschot
Oirschot 20 AB-AS.svg 8 Oirschot N395
Oisterwijk 30 AB-AS.svg 9 Moergestel
Tilburg 34 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange De Baars A65
Hilvarenbeek 35 AB-AS.svg 10 Hilvarenbeek N269 4x2 lanes: only the two outer lanes are technically part of the A58
Goirle 40 AB-AS.svg 11 Goirle 2x3 lanes (Hilvarenbeek-Goirle)
Gilze en Rijen 47 AB-AS.svg 12 Gilze N260
Breda 54 AB-AS.svg 13 Bavel
56 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Sint-Annabosch A27
59 AB-AS.svg 14 Ulvenhout
62 / 67 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Galder A16 Gap in km, due to shared section with A16
63 AB-AS.svg 15 Breda N263 Maximum speed shared section: 130 km/h
62 / ? AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Princeville A16 Gap in km, due to shared section with A16
? AB-AS.svg 16 Breda-West
Etten-Leur 76 AB-AS.svg 18 Etten-Leur
80 AB-AS.svg 19 Industrial park Vosdonk
Rucphen 83 AB-AS.svg 20 Sint Willebrord
85 AB-AS.svg 21 Rucphen
88 AB-AS.svg 22 Zegge
Roosendaal 90 AB-AS.svg 23 Roosendaal-Oost Oost means east
92 AB-AS.svg 24 Roosendaal N262
94 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange De Stok A17
98 AB-AS.svg 25 Wouwse Plantage
101 AB-AS.svg 26 Heerle
Bergen op Zoom 103 AB-AS.svg 27 Bergen op Zoom-Centrum Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
104/234 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Zoomland A4 Gap in km, due to shared section with A4
235 AB-AS.svg 28 Bergen op Zoom
236 AB-AS.svg 29 Bergen op Zoom-Zuid Zuid means south
Woensdrecht 241 AB-AS.svg 30 Hoogerheide N289 Maximum speed from here to Vlissingen: 130 km/h
243/119 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Markiezaat A4 Gap in km, due to shared section with A4
Zeeland Reimerswaal 125 AB-AS.svg 31 Rilland N289
134 AB-AS.svg 32 Kruiningen N289 Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
138 AB-AS.svg 33 Yerseke N289
Kapelle 142 AB-AS.svg 34 Kapelle N289 Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Borsele 145 AB-AS.svg 35 's-Gravenpolder N289
Goes 150 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange De Poel A256
Borsele 155 AB-AS.svg 36 Heinkenszand N62
Middelburg 164 AB-AS.svg 37 Arnemuiden
166 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg 38 Interchange De Roode Leeuw N57 De Roode Leeuw means The Red Lion
168 AB-AS.svg 39 Middelburg N254
Vlissingen 170 AB-AS.svg 40 Ritthem
171 AB-Kreuzung.svg Vlissingen N58,N288


External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 58 at Wikimedia Commons