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Intersection Rijswijkseweg and Waldorpstraat: new traffic control equipment

Published: 7 July 2022Modified: 11 July 2022

The traffic control equipment at the intersection between the Rijswijkseweg and Waldorpstraat is outdated. This is why the municipality is replacing the equipment. The work begins on Monday, 18 July and will last until Friday, 2 September 2022.

The existing traffic control equipment is old. This can result in technical malfunctions. Or the equipment can shut down altogether. This is why it will be replaced with a new system. The municipality will make modifications so that traffic will flow more smoothly. And this will improve traffic safety.

Intersection between the Rijswijkseweg and Waldorpstraat
Intersection between the Rijswijkseweg and Waldorpstraat

Work at Rijswijkseweg and Waldorpstraat intersection

  • The municipality will replace the entire system with a durable system.
  • There will be new cables and lampposts.
  • There will be induction loops in the traffic lanes, tram tracks and cycle paths.  

Accessibility during the project

The work will be carried out in 5 phases. Diversions will be needed during Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4. Yellow detour signs will indicate the diversions.

Diversions for motor vehicles

Motor vehicles have to follow a diversion during the project. Traffic controllers will be available during the day when necessary.

Phase 2: from 25 July to 12 August
Phase 2: from 25 July to 12 August

From the Rijswijkseweg, Van Leeuwenhoekstraat and Swammerdamstraat towards the Rijswijkseplein you will follow a diversion via the Neherkade, Leeghwaterplein and Waldorpstraat.

From the Rijswijkseplein you will follow the diversion in the opposite direction.

Phase 3: 15 and 16 August
Phase 3: 15 and 16 August

From the Rijswijkseweg, Van Leeuwenhoekstraat and Swammerdamstraat towards the Rijswijkseplein you will follow a diversion via the Neherkade, Leeghwaterplein and Waldorpstraat.

The portion of the Rijswijkseweg between the Van Leeuwenhoekstaat and Bontekoestraat will be closed during this phase. From the Van Leeuwenhoekstraat you can follow a diversion via the Bontekoekade to get to the Rijswijkseweg.

Phase 4: 16 and 17 August
Phase 4: 16 and 17 August

From the Rijswijkseweg, Van Leeuwenhoekstraat and Swammerdamstraat towards the Rijswijkseplein you will follow a diversion via the Neherkade, Leeghwaterplein and Waldorpstraat.

From the Rijswijkseplein you will follow the diversion in the opposite direction.

Cyclists and pedestrians

Cyclists will be led along the work site. Pedestrians will still be able to use the intersection.

Public transportation

Buses 22, 26, 27 and 29 will operate their usual routes through the intersection. This also applies to Bus NN3 in the weekend. Tram 15 will also use the intersection. The stops will always be accessible via gangways. Look for more information on the website van de HTM.

Noise during work at night

Work is planned during the nights of 10 to 11 August and 11 to 12 August. You could experience excessive noise during the work at night. The municipality will try to limit any inconvenience as much as possible.

Q Park parking garage

The Q Park parking garage will remain accessible during the project. Motorists will be able to take turns driving into and out of the parking garage.

Household waste

You can dispose of your household waste the way you usually do.

Safety

The municipality will do everything it can be guarantee safety during the project. Nevertheless work sites are dangerous spots. It is good to tell this to children and to keep them away from the work site.

Emergency service vehicles (ambulance, fire department and police) will be able to cross the intersection at all times.

Contact

Do you have questions about the project? Send an email to Joop van Loenen, supervisor at the Municipality of The Hague: joop.vanloenen@denhaag.