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.
|Country||Kingdom of the Netherlands|
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.
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.
|North Holland||Muiden||42||26||—||A 1 – Muiden, Naarden|
|Flevoland||Almere||46||29||2||N 701 northwest (Poortdreef) / Elementendreef – Almere Poort|
|48||30||3||N 702 north / S 101 north – Almere Stad-West|
|51||32||4||S 102 – Almere Haven, Almere Stad-West|
|53||33||5||N 305 north / S 103 south – Almere Stad, Vogelhorst|
|56||35||6||N 703 northwest / S 104 northwest – Almere Stad-Oost, Almere Buiten-West|
|57||35||—||A 27 southeast – Vogelhorst, Huizen|
|59||37||7||S 105 northwest – Almere Buiten|
|61||38||8||N 702 northwest (Buitenring) / S 106 northwest (Buitenring) – Almere Buiten-Oost|
|Lelystad||75||47||10||N 309 northwest / N 302 – Harderwijk, Lelystad|
|87||54||11||N 302 west (Houtribweg) / N 307 east (Houtribweg) – Lelystad, Swifterbant, Dronten|
|Dronten||98||61||12||N 711 southeast – Swifterbant||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|Urk||103||64||13||N 352 – Urk, Nagele, Ens|
|Noordoostpolder||109||68||14||N 717 – Emmeloord|
|—||N 50 southeast – Ens, Kampen|
|283||176||15||N 331 east / N 351 – Marknesse, Emmeloord|
|287||178||16||N 715 – Bant, Luttelgeest, Kuinre|
|Friesland||Lemsterland||297||185||17||N 359 west (Rondweg) / N 712 southwest (Zeedijk) – Lemmer|
|300||190||18||N 354 northwest (Herenweg) / N 924 east (Herenweg) – Oosterzee-Gietersebrug, Woudsend|
|Scharsterland||305||190||19||N 927 west – Sint Nicolaasga|
|311||193||—||A 7 / Geert Knolweg – Joure, Heerenveen, Sneek|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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