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 mi Exit Name Destinations Notes
South Holland Rotterdam 16 9.9 Interchange Terbregseplein E 19 / E 25 / A20 North end of E 19 overlap
17 11 27 Prins Alexander S109 Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
18 11 26 Kralingen Jacques Dutilhweg
19 12 25 Centrum N210 east (Abram van Rijckevorselweg) / Kralingseplein
22 14 24 Feijenoord S106 west (John F Kennedylaan) / S126 south (Adriaan Volkerlaan) / Van Hoochstratenweg / Arthurweg
Ridderkerk 23 14 Interchange Ridderkerk-Noord A15 / A38 West end of A15 overlap
27 17 Interchange Ridderkerk-Zuid E 31 / A15 East end of A15 overlap
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 30 19 23 Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht Hendrik Ydenweg
Zwijndrecht 33 21 22 Zwijndrecht Pieter Zeemanstraat / H.A. Lorentzstraat / Plantageweg
Dordrecht 35 22 21 Dordrecht-Centrum Laan der Verenigde Naties / Mijlweg
38 24 20 Randweg Dordrecht N3 northeast (Randweg) / N217 west (Provincialeweg) / Laan van Europa
North Brabant Moerdijk 46 29 Interchange Klaverpolder A17 / A59 North end of A59 overlap
48 30 18 Zevenbergschen Hoek Hoofdstraat
54 34 Interchange Zonzeel A59 South end of A59 overlap
Breda 59 37 17 Prinsenbeek Backer en Ruebweg
61 38 16 Interchange Princeville E 312 / A58 North end of E 312 and A58 overlap
63 39 15 Breda N263 southwest
67 42 Interchange Galder E 312 / A27 east / A58 South end of E 312 and A58 overlap
71 44 14 Hazeldonk Hazeldonk / Rietvelden
E 19 / A1 south Border with Belgium; this road continues as the Belgian A1; south end of E 19 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 16 at Wikimedia Commons