The port area of Rotterdam

Starting today, a number of important roads in the port area of Rotterdam will be added to the annual exceptional transport permit network that allows passage to vehicles weighing up to 100 tons. In close cooperation with the Municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Port Authority, TLN and RDW, agreements have been made about the conditions under which these roads can be freed for vehicles weighing up to 100 tons. 

What are the conditions?

Besides the usual conditions for annual exceptional transport permits in terms of the dimensions, weight and axle load, you must also take the following into account:

  1. For weights under 80 tons and weights between 80 and 100 tons where the wheelbase (the distance from the centre of the front axle to the centre of the back axle of the transport) is greater than 22 metres, there are no additional conditions for the specified engineering structures.
  2. For weights between 80 and 100 tons where the wheelbase is less than or equal to 22 metres, there are additional conditions dor the specified engineering structures: 

a.       No other traffic in the same direction of travel is permitted on the flyover.

b.      On flyover sections with 3 or more lanes, it is not permitted for transporters to drive on the outer left and right lanes; elsewhere, the transporters must drive in the middle between the crash barriers.

c.       The transporters must be supervised by 2 transport escorts.

This also applies to the ramps to and from flyovers, some of which consist of reinforced soil and/or CSM walls or concrete shuttering structures. In addition, the standard dimensions for use in the annual exceptional transport permit apply.

It is important that you comply with the above conditions so that the engineering structures remain undamaged and continue to be available. This guarantees access to these areas. These conditions will be monitored.

To which engineering structures do the conditions apply?

Engineering structure

Number of lanes

Transport escorts

Area

Maasvlakte Viaduct / flyover C2 bend

2

2

Maasvlakte

Flyover Europaweg / Missouriweg

2

2

Maasvlakte

Colorado Viaduct and adjacent flyovers

2

2

Maasvlakte

Pr. Maxima Viaduct

2

2

Maasvlakte

Reeweg Viaduct

4/5

2

Botlek

Flyover Oud Pernisseweg

2

2

Botlek / Pernis

Flyover Butaanweg

2

2

Botlek /Pernis

Vondelingen Viaduct

2

2

Botlek / Pernis

Flyover Hartelkruis

2

2

Botlek

 

!!! Starting from today, this supplement also applies to valid annual exceptional transport permits that have already been issued !!!