Angry residents along the route of the A4 highway at Steenbergen have erected a giant penis statue in protest against the highway. They hope that this gesture will finally draw Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schultz van Heagen's attention to their complaints that the highway was not built according to the rules.
Utrecht has issued 4,812 fines to motorists driving in the environmental zone in the city center with too old cars - diesel cars manufactured be for 2001.
In an experiment to enhance road safety, roadside inspectors of the Rijkswaterstaat will be warning road users of accidents and breakdowns on the highways through navigation- and traffic apps. This trial will take place on highways in and around Flevoland, the Rijkswaterstaat, department of public works, announced on Thursday.
There has been no control on drug smugglers in the Wadden Sea since June last year. And this will go on to at least the end of this year.
The Rijkswaterstaat has warned road users to take account of traffic jams on the highways because of police action.
The Rijkswaterstaat is expecting more hindrance than in previous actions because this time the police will also be performing their go-slow action during the morning and evening rush hours. The protesters announced that they will be driving at low speeds across the entire width of the roadway.
Drivers of empty or lightly-loaded trucks are advised to stay off the roads Tuesday, a message from the Dutch infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat states. Strong winds have knocked trucks over on several highways, especially the A50, NOS reports.
Truck drivers attempted driving a too high vehicle through a low tunnel almost 11 thousand times last year. This had many closures and traffic jams as a result. According to the AD, the traffic jams caused around rush hours costs society and estimated 135 thousand euros per tunnel closure.
Strong winds blew across the Netherlands for a second straight day, causing trouble on the roads and delays at the airports. The government’s highway and waterway management department, Rijkswaterstaat, said some motorists should stay off the road until the ongoing weather warning is lifted.
Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.
The slick roads warning for the center and east of the country has been withdrawn. Motorists should still be careful on local roads as they may still be slippery. According to the Traffic Information Service (VID), most of the slickness should disappear during the course of the morning.
The Rijkswaterstaat's gritting lorries was sent out again last night. Over this weekend almost the same amount of salt was spread on roads as throughout the whole of the previous winter season, when the winter was very mild.
A mistake was made in the construction of the railroad bridge over the new Maximakanaal - the bridge is four centimeters (2 inches) too low.
A road worker was killed in an accident on the A12 at Woerden this morning. Another road worker was seriously injured. They were hit by a truck. The truck driver was also seriously injured.
The first autumn storm of the year caused a lot of inconvenience, mainly in the Rotterdam region.
Stormy weather can be expected in the Netherlands today.
Minister Melanie Schultz has told Parliament that the emergency roadside call boxes next to highways and provincial roads will definitely be a thing of the past per the 1st of July 2017.
A new app has been developed that shows people living in The Netherlands what will happen to their flats during a flood. The app, developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, shows that 60 percent of The Netherlands is at risk of flooding.
The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is asking road-users not to stop on the hard shoulder of roads to observe a minute of silence to remember the victims of the MH17 crash that will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
The newly renovated Coentunnel at Amsterdam was opened at 5 a.m. Monday morning without incident. The renovated tunnel is bound to the new, Tweede Coentunnel (Second Coentunnel), and is entirely open to traffic. There was no ceremonial opening, due to the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine.
The Henry Dunant, the flagship of the Dutch Red Cross, fell victim to robbers over the Easter weekend.
The Hoevelaken junction in the A28 highway between Utrecht and Amsterdam is going to partially be closed this weekend for reparation works to the road surface.
The Van Brienenoordbrug bridge section of the A16 between Rotterdam and Breda was closed off for around one hour Monday morning.
The Coen Tunnel in Amsterdam was closed for at least three hours on Monday night due to technical issues. It was only opened again after four o'clock once the problem was solved, a spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (Rijkswaterstaat) announces.