Rijkswaterstaat

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Nov 5 '15 15:00

An Ajax match and two sold out concerts in the Heineken Music Hall and Ziggo Dome is expected to cause an extreme amount of traffic around the Amsterdam Arena tonight, traffic service VID warns

Sep 8 '15 15:43

On Monday Rijkswaterstaat recovered the "Ghost Ship" De Trintel, which has been lying on the IJsselmeer, next to the Noordemeer dike by Rutten since May. The ship was transported to a Rijkswaterstaat terrain in Lelystad on Tuesday from where it will be auctioned.

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Aug 19 '15 08:54

The average speed check zone on the A2 highway between Utrecht and Amsterdam accounted for 31 percent of all issued speeding fines in the Netherlands last year, with 48 million euros of fines collected from there. A total of 989 thousand people received a speeding fine on that stretch of highway.

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Aug 10 '15 09:51

The Drechttunnel on the A16 towards Rotterdam has been closed down after a truck lost its load of Fristi. The yogurt drink is now covering the tunnel floor. The truck driver was driving under the influence of alcohol and fell asleep behind the wheel

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Aug 3 '15 13:53

The swimming ban in the North Sea between Wassenaar and Scheveningen has resulted in traffic jams towards the Zeeland coast. The swimming ban was implemented due to the presence of sea sparkle. According to the RIjkswaterstaat, there is no sea sparkle along the Zeeland coast, and many sunbathers are now heading there

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Aug 3 '15 12:02

The Rijkswaterstaat has identified the red substance floating in the North Sea between Wassenaar and Scheveningen as Noctiluca scintillans, more commonly known as sea sparkle. People are still advised not to swim in the North Sea today.

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Aug 3 '15 08:38

Visitors to beaches between Scheveningen and Wassenaar were not allowed into the ocean on Sunday due to a red substance floating on the water. The Coast Guard hoisted the yellow flag in the area and the police ordered people out of the water after the reddish-brown slimy slurry was discovered. The police are calling it a "pest algae"

Jul 8 '15 15:43

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.

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Jul 8 '15 08:33

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.

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May 21 '15 11:59

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.

Apr 29 '15 11:54

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.

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Apr 22 '15 09:06

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.

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Mar 31 '15 17:17

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.

Feb 9 '15 11:29

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.

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Jan 10 '15 11:00

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.

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Jan 9 '15 08:26

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.

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Dec 29 '14 11:25

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.

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Dec 29 '14 09:11

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.

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Nov 21 '14 07:55

A mistake was made in the construction of the railroad bridge over the new Maximakanaal - the bridge is four centimeters (2 inches) too low.

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Oct 23 '14 07:55

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.

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Oct 22 '14 07:57

The first autumn storm of the year caused a lot of inconvenience, mainly in the Rotterdam region.

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Oct 21 '14 11:31

Stormy weather can be expected in the Netherlands today.

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Oct 3 '14 11:48

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.

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Sep 30 '14 11:15

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.

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