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Middelharnis Sommelsdijk and Dirksland road S47 (N215)
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the road in its surroundings

Whenever a new large scale project like this one is undertaken, there is the danger that too much of the original surroundings are lost in the attempt to fit the new into the old situation. In this process the original infrastructure is adapted to the direction and character of the road - drainage ditches are added and lines of trees are planted along its axis. In this way the accent is moved from the rural landscape to the throughway. Much damage has already been done following this strain of thought. But this is not all - after the engineers have gone, an even more damaging phase is provoked and eventually even encouraged - the areas bordering the road are adapted to it and before too many years have passed the original unity is split in half and invaded by a new entity - the road environment.

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