A15 motorway (Netherlands)

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A15 motorway
Rijksweg 15
Location of the A15 and A18 motorways
Location
Provinces: South Holland, Gelderland
Highway system

The Dutch A15 motorway (Rijksweg 15) is a set of two motorways in the Netherlands, the A15 and the A18. The map on the right-hand side shows these two parts of this Rijksweg 15.

Connection between A15 and A18[edit]

In governmental plans, the A15 and A18 together were meant to be one long motorway from the Europoort harbor near Rotterdam towards the town of Varsseveld in the east of the country. However, the section of this road between the interchange Ressen and Arnhem has never been constructed. To avoid confusion for drivers, the eastern part of the road has been given a different number: 18.

Section A15 (and N15)[edit]

The westernmost part of the road, between exits 8 and 14, is officially not an Autosnelweg (motorway), and is therefore called N15. However, it has most characteristics of a motorway, such as a central barrier and a hard shoulder. As of exit 14, the road becomes an official motorway, called A15. Together with the Betuweroute, which runs parallel on several stretches, the A15 is a main transport corridor from the Port of Rotterdam to the east.

Reconstruction works[edit]

From 2010, the A15 motorway near Rotterdam is being widened between the exit Brielle and the interchange Vaanplein. To the western part, between Brielle and Spijkenisse, one lane in each direction will be added, making it a 2x3 road. As for the eastern part of the section, between Spijkenisse and the Vaanplein, the current 2x3 road will be upgraded to a 2x5 road. The construction works are planned to be executed between 2010 and 2016. [1] The complex project in this highly industrialized part of Rotterdam caused an extensive loss of € 103,0 million to one of the main contractors of the project, Ballast Nedam, over the year 2014.[2]

Section A18 (and N18)[edit]

The A18 motorway is a short motorway, with only 5 exits and 20 kilometers. The western terminus, interchange Oud-Dijk, can only be used by traffic to and from the western part of the A12. Traffic to/from the A12 east of this interchange (most likely from the German BAB 3 road) will have to use local roads to get from the A18 to the A12 or vice versa.

After its eastern terminus near Varsseveld, road number 18 continues as a regional non-motorway road, therefore being called N18. This road passes the towns Harreveld, Lichtenvoorde, Groenlo, and Eibergen on its way to the city Enschede.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality km mi Exit Name Destinations Notes
South Holland Rotterdam N15 crosses multiple intersections as local road from Maasvlakte
Westvoorne ? 8 Oostvoorne N218 south West end of N15 designation
Rotterdam ? 9 Havens 6200-7000 D'arcyweg / Markweg
? 10 Engeland Rijnweg / Elbeweg
? 11 Havens 5500-5700 Merwedeweg / Europaweg
Brielle ? 12 Brielle N57 southwest / Saarweg
Rotterdam ? 13 Rozenburg Droespolderweg / Merseyweg
39 24 14 Rozenburg-Centrum Trentweg East end of N15 designation
43 27 15 Havens 4100-5200 Welplaatweg / Clydeweg
Spijkenisse 45 28 16 Spijkenisse N218 south / Botlekweg / Oude Maasweg
Rotterdam 49 30 17 Hoogvliet Gaderingviaduct / Hoefsmidstraat / Vondelingenweg / Aveling
50 31 Interchange Benelux A4
53 33 18 Pernis / Heijplaat S101
54 34 19 Charlois N492 southwest / S102
60 37 19a Interchange Vaanplein A29 south / S103 northwest
62 39 20 IJsselmonde S104 northwest
Ridderkerk 63 39 Interchange Ridderkerk-Noord E 19 / A16 / A38 West end of E 19 and A16 overlap
69 43 Interchange Ridderkerk-Zuid E 19 / E 31 / A16 East end of E 19 and A16 overlap; west end of E 31 overlap
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 72 45 21 Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht N915 east
Alblasserdam 76 47 22 Alblasserdam N915 west / Edisonweg
Papendrecht 78 48 23 Papendrecht N3 south / N214 northeast
Sliedrecht 81 50 24 Sliedrecht-West Parallelweg / Ouverture
86 53 25 Sliedrecht-Oost Sportlaan / Peulenlaan / Buitendams
Hardinxveld-Giessendam 88 55 26 Hardinxveld-Giessendam Nieuweweg
Gorinchem 95 59 27 Gorinchem N216 southwest / Banneweg
96 60 Interchange Gorinchem A27
Giessenlanden 100 62 28 Arkel Spijksesteeg
Leerdam 106 66 29 Leerdam N848
Gelderland Geldermalsen 115 71 Interchange Deil E 25 / A2
118 73 30a Meteren N830 southwest / Rijksstraatweg Eastbound exit and entrance only
121 75 30 Geldermalsen N327 north / Blankertsestraat
Tiel 124 77 31 Wadenoijen Lingedijk
127 79 32 Tiel-West N834
131 81 33 Tiel N835 north / Westroijensestraat
Neder-Betuwe 135 84 34 Echteld N323 south
141 88 35 Ochten N233 north / Cuneraweg
147 91 36 Dodewaard Dodewaadsestraat
Overbetuwe 151 94 37 Zetten N836 / Wanraaij
154 96 Interchange Valburg E 31 / A50 East end of E 31 overlap
160 99 38 Elst Rijksweg Zuid / Griftdijk
Lingewaard 162 101 Interchange Ressen A325 / N325
Gap in route
Montferland 189 117 Interchange Oud-Dijk E 35 / A12 West end of A18 designation; only accessible from A12 from the west
191 119 1 Didam N335 southeast / Bievankweg
Doetinchem 196 122 2 Wehl N815
200 124 3 Doetinchem N316 / N317 north West end of N317 overlap
202 126 4 Doetinchem-Oost N317 south / Terborgseweg East end of N317 overlap
Oude IJsselstreek 211 131 5 Varsseveld N18 east / Twente-Route East end of A18 designation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ A15: verbreding Maasvlakte-Vaanplein, Rijkswaterstaat (in Dutch)
  2. ^ de Voogt, Sam (1 May 2015). "Dramatic loss of 103 million euro". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2015.