Road works will cause problems on A 9

25th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2007, VELSEN-ZUID – Motorists using the southern part of the A 9 will have to allow extra time because of long traffic jams. Rijkswaterstaat, the department responsible for road maintenance, will be carrying out road repairs that will drastically reduce the capacity of the motorway.

25 July 2007

VELSEN-ZUID – Motorists using the southern part of the A 9 will have to allow extra time because of long traffic jams. Rijkswaterstaat, the department responsible for road maintenance, will be carrying out road repairs that will drastically reduce the capacity of the motorway.

The maintenance at the junctions Velsen, Badhoevedorp and Holedrecht will include new asphalt. Slip roads and exits, lighting and viaducts will be improved.

Shuttle buses will run between the park-and-ride facilities and industrial estates along the A9. Commuters can also sign up for car-pooling. They may then make use of the so-called multi person cars that are allowed to use the designated bus lane.

Furthermore, motorists can follow the deviations. The measures have  been taken after a comprehensive survey was carried out in which 4,200 A9 commuters took part. A large majority of the respondents indicated they were in favour of the alternatives offered.

On Monday 6 August it will become clear whether the measures are effective. ‘It all depends on how cooperative the drivers will be,” a spokesperson for Rijkswaterstaat said. “ If they ignore the alternatives that are offered and use their own cars, it will be an enormous mess.”

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007

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