Minister plans to widen crucial roads

Transport minister Camiel Eurlings is in talks with Amsterdam and Almere officials today in an effort to end the stalemate around easing traffic congestion in the region.

Plans for a tunnel under Naardermeer lake to link the capital to the Flevopolder town were halted on environmental objections. Almere also plans to build tens of thousands of new homes over the coming years, which will further add to rush-hour jams.
NOS tv reports that the concept agreement involves widening the A1, A6, A10 east and A9 motorways. The A1, for example, would be widened to five lanes each way between Muiderberg and Diemen while the A6 would double from two to four lanes.

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