A6 motorway (Netherlands)

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A6 motorway
Rijksweg 6
Location of the A6 motorway
Location
CountryKingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent countryNetherlands
Highway system

The A6 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is just over 100 kilometers in length and it connects the A1 motorway at interchange Muiderberg with the A7 motorway at interchange Joure.

Overview

Just after its start at interchange Muiderberg and the first exit, the A6 motorway crosses the bridge Hollandsebrug. Next, it passes the city of Almere, which has a total of six exits and an interchange (interchange Almere to the A27 motorway). Further to the northeast, just after Lelystad, the road crosses the Ketelbrug bridge to the Noordoostpolder and connects to highway N50 at the interchange Emmeloord. After this interchange, the road goes north to the city of Joure, where it connects to the A7 motorway using a semi-directional T interchange.

The A6 motorway, of which the largest part is located in the province of Flevoland, is the shortest route between the city of Amsterdam and most parts of the northern provinces of Friesland and Groningen.

Hollandsebrug

In April 2007, it was announced that the bridge Hollandsebrug, the bridge between intersection Muiderberg and the city of Almere, did not meet the quality and safety standards. The Dutch research organization TNO found out that heavy trucks could cause holes to appear in the road surface. Therefore, as of April 27 of that year, heavy traffic was not allowed to cross the bridge in either direction, and was forced to use the A1 and A27 motorways instead, a detour of about 20 kilometers.

Exit list

ProvinceMunicipalitykmmiExitDestinationsNotes
North HollandMuiden4226 A 1 – Muiden, Naarden
Naarden43271IJsselmeerweg
FlevolandAlmere46292 N 701 northwest (Poortdreef) / Elementendreef – Almere Poort
48303 N 702 north / S 101 north – Almere Stad-West
51324 S 102 – Almere Haven, Almere Stad-West
53335 N 305 north / S 103 south – Almere Stad, Vogelhorst
56356 N 703 northwest / S 104 northwest – Almere Stad-Oost, Almere Buiten-West
5735 A 27 southeast – Vogelhorst, Huizen
59377 S 105 northwest – Almere Buiten
61388 N 702 northwest (Buitenring) / S 106 northwest (Buitenring) – Almere Buiten-Oost
Lelystad754710 N 309 northwest / N 302 – Harderwijk, Lelystad
875411 N 302 west (Houtribweg) / N 307 east (Houtribweg) – Lelystad, Swifterbant, Dronten
Dronten986112 N 711 southeast – SwifterbantWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Urk1036413 N 352 – Urk, Nagele, Ens
Noordoostpolder1096814 N 717 – Emmeloord
111–
280
69–
170
N 50 southeast – Ens, Kampen
28317615 N 331 east / N 351 – Marknesse, Emmeloord
28717816 N 715 – Bant, Luttelgeest, Kuinre
FrieslandLemsterland29718517 N 359 west (Rondweg) / N 712 southwest (Zeedijk) – Lemmer
30019018 N 354 northwest (Herenweg) / N 924 east (Herenweg) – Oosterzee-Gietersebrug, Woudsend
Scharsterland30519019 N 927 west – Sint Nicolaasga
311193 A 7 / Geert Knolweg – Joure, Heerenveen, Sneek
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links

Media related to Rijksweg 6 at Wikimedia Commons

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