Closure of Limmelderweg railway crossing
As of Wednesday 8 March 2017, Limmelderweg will be permanently closed to all traffic between Mariënwaard and Hoekerweg. This also applies to cyclists and pedestrians. The railway, on the other hand, will remain in use. Beatrixhaven industrial estate and P+R Maastricht Noord can still be accessed via Nieuwe Limmelderweg and Hoekerweg.
On Wednesday 8 March 2017, the Municipality of Maastricht will close Limmelderweg on both sides of the railway line. Afterwards, works to demolish the level crossing equipment and redevelop the level crossing will begin. Once these are complete, works will begin on the definitive layout of the public road.
The Beatrixhaven industrial estate and P+R Maastricht Noord can still be accessed via Nieuwe Limmelderweg (from the A2, A79, and Meerssen), Fregatweg (from Bunde), and Willem Alexanderweg (towards Maastricht). The yellow signs indicate the new routes to and from Beatrixhaven industrial estate. Pedestrians, moped users, and cyclists can use the underpass at Maastricht Noord railway station.
Accessibility of P+R Maastricht Noord
P+R Maastricht Noord can still be accessed via Nieuwe Limmelderweg (coming onto the A2 via exit 52 and onto the A79 via exit 1) and Hoekerweg. Please note: from 8 March, you will no longer be able to drive to P+R Maastricht Noord and vice versa from Mariënwaard/Meerssenerweg via Limmelderweg.
Sufficient number of alternative routes
Limmelderweg and the railway crossing have for a long time been part of the route between Beatrixhaven industrial estate and the A2 and A79. However, there is now a sufficient number of alternative routes open. For instance, since summer 2014, Nieuwe Limmelderweg has provided a new, logical route between the A2 and A79 motorways and Beatrixhaven industrial estate. Since the construction of Maastricht Noord station, there has also been a secure cycle path under the railway as well as an underpass at Balijeweg.
Closure will improve traffic safety
The results from a citywide risk analysis of Maastricht's railway crossings were the main reason behind the decision to close Limmelderweg. The analysis highlighted the high amount of road and railway traffic at the Limmelderweg railway crossing, which increases the risk of collisions. Completely closing off Limmelderweg to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians eliminates this risk and leads to a safer traffic situation.