A58 motorway (Netherlands)

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A58 motorway
Rijksweg 58
Motorways in the Netherlands with A58 bolt
Route information
Part of E 312
Maintained by Rijkswaterstaat[1]
Major junctions
East end: E 312 / E 25 / A2 in Eindhoven
 
West end: E 312 / N58 / N288 in Vlissingen
Location
Provinces: North Brabant, Zeeland
Highway system
N57 A59
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.

History[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.

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 (45 mph) were set to reduce the amount of traffic jams. It had a counterproductive effect: more traffic jams occurred in January-March 2011.[2]

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

Route description[edit]

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 (80 mph).

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 mi Exit Destinations Notes
North Brabant Eindhoven 13 8 Eastern end of E 312 concurrency
Best 14 9 7
Oirschot 20 12 8
Oisterwijk 30 19 9
Tilburg 34 21
Hilvarenbeek 35 22 10
Goirle 40 25 11
Gilze en Rijen 47 29 12
Breda 54 34 13
56 35 Eastern end of A27 concurrency
59 37 14
62–
67
39–
42
Western end of A27 concurrency; southern end of A16 / E 19 concurrency
63 39 15+16
62 39
16
Etten-Leur 76 47 18
80 50 19
Rucphen 83 52 20
85 53 21
88 55 22
Roosendaal 90 56 23
92 57 24
94 58
98 61 25
101 63 26
Bergen op Zoom 103 64 27
104–
234
65–
145
Northern end of A4 concurrency
235 146 28
236 147 29
Woensdrecht 241 150 30
243–
119
151–
74
Southern end of A4 concurrency
Zeeland Reimerswaal 125 78 31
134 83 32
138 86 33
Kapelle 142 88 34
Borsele 145 90 35
Goes 150 93
Borsele 155 96 36
Middelburg 164 102 37
166 103 38
168 104 39
Vlissingen 170 106 40
171 106 Western end of E 312 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 58 at Wikimedia Commons