No third lane for A 4 at Leiden

25th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2007 ,

25 July 2007

THE HAGUE – The Council of State has ruled against the widening of the A 4 motorway between Leiden and Burgerveen. In a case brought before the Council by the environmentalist organisation Milieudefensie the Council ruled on Wednesday that air pollution would increase when an extra lane over a length of 20 kilometres was added to the two already existing lanes. It has been stipulated that the air quality should at least remain the same when new roads are added. The Council of State argued that a third lane, even with a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, would increase the emission of nitrogen and possibly that of particulate matter.

[Copyright Expatica News +ANP 2007]

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