A16 motorway (Netherlands)

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A16 motorway
Rijksweg 16
Location of the A16 motorway
Major junctions
North end: Interchange Terbregseplein
South end: Hazeldonk
Provinces: South Holland, North Brabant
Highway system

The A16 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It runs from the interchange Terbregseplein in the northeastern part of Rotterdam, towards the Belgian border near Hazeldonk. The motorway has 19 exits including 7 interchanges.

Speed limit[edit]

Nearly the entire A16 motorway, including both the local and express lanes near Rotterdam, featured a maximum speed of 100 km/h. The only exception to this were two short sections: between Dordrecht and Klaverpolder as well as the section between the intersection Princeville, west of Breda and the Belgian border, where a speed of 120 km/h is allowed. At the section between the Moerdijk Bridge and the Belgian border the maximum speed changed to 130 km/h as of 2011.

Northbound express (l) and local (r) lanes.

Local-express lanes near Rotterdam[edit]

Near Rotterdam, a system of collector-express lanes is used. The exits 24 through 26 are only accessible through the outer (collector) lanes. The inner lanes serve as express lanes and do not have any exits.

In the northern direction, there are three express lanes of which one lane is reserved for buses and trucks, while on the southbound express lanes three regular lanes are available, of which none is reserved for special vehicles.

Shared road sections[edit]

On two sections of the road, other Dutch motorways run along the north-south motorway A16. Between interchanges Klaverpolder and Zonzeel, the east-west A59 motorway follows the route of the A16 for about 8 kilometers. Further south, between interchanges Princeville and Galder, the same goes for the (also east-west) A58 motorway, for a distance of about 6 kilometers.

Besides, European route E19 (Amsterdam - Paris) follows the complete route of the A16 motorway between the Terbregseplein in Rotterdam and the Belgian border near Breda.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality Km. # Name Roads Notes
South Holland Rotterdam 16 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Terbregseplein A20
17 AB-AS.svg 27 Prins Alexander Northbound exit and southbound entrance
18 AB-AS.svg 26 Kralingen
19 AB-AS.svg 25 Centrum N210 Centrum means center
22 AB-AS.svg 24 Feijenoord
Ridderkerk 23 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Ridderkerk(-Noord) A15, A38 Noord means north
27 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Ridderkerk(-Zuid) A15 Zuid means south
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 30 AB-AS.svg 23 Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
Zwijndrecht 33 AB-AS.svg 22 Zwijndrecht
Dordrecht 35 AB-AS.svg 21 Dordrecht-Centrum
38 AB-AS.svg 20 Randweg Dordrecht N3, N217 Randweg means beltway
North Brabant Moerdijk 46 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Klaverpolder A17, A59
48 AB-AS.svg 18 Zevenbergschen Hoek
54 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Zonzeel A59
Breda 59 AB-AS.svg 17 Prinsenbeek
61 AB-AS.svg 16 / AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Princeville A58
63 AB-AS.svg 15 Breda N263
67 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Galder A58
71 AB-AS.svg 14 Hazeldonk
BAB-Grenze.svg Border with Belgium; this road continues as the Belgian A1.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 16 at Wikimedia Commons