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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #2081
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Just saw your pics now piotr, thank you. Even though this says motorways, I suppose we could include A Roads as well.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #2082
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Cool video, I really like motorway timelapses.
Whilst not a motorway the A19 is probably the most important road for commerce in the NE of England. It links with the A1/A1M at junction 49 to the south (the first few miles its the A178 until Thirsk) and the Seaton Burn Interchange to the north. It also connects the three main cities & town in the region, Sunderland, Middlesbrough & Newcastle along with various other conurbations in Teesside, Wearside & Tyneside.

There's also some major improvements being made on Tyneside to the Tyne Tunnel. Another tunnel is being built which runs parallel to the existing tunnel. It will mean that there will be two tunnels each having 2 lanes. This is due for completion in December 2011. More info can be found here and here.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #2083
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I know that's not a motorway, I was saying it in general.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #2084
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I've put B roads in here before so
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #2085
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These threads should be about roads in general, it doesn't make sense to be exclusive for motorways.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #2086
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These threads should be about roads in general, it doesn't make sense to be exclusive for motorways.
Maybe they meant to create a motorways and a non-motorways thread, like they did for the U.S. If this is the only British roads thread, it seems appropriate to me to put anything about British roads in it.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #2087
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All the more reason to build a B2748(M), then!

(Number made up at random; have no idea where the B2748 is....)
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #2088
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Maybe they meant to create a motorways and a non-motorways thread, like they did for the U.S. If this is the only British roads thread, it seems appropriate to me to put anything about British roads in it.
The US threads are the only exception. Many threads have "motorways" or "freeways" in their titles, but they are not restricted to talking only about this. We have discussed non-motoways and posted photos of non-motorways in the past, I don't really see why its come up now.

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All the more reason to build a B2748(M), then!

(Number made up at random; have no idea where the B2748 is....)
Judging by the number, somewhere in the South-East, South of London and East of the A3.

Edit: I looked it up, and the highest B road number in the "2" zone is the B2237, so unfortunately the B2748 does not exist.

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Old February 11th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #2089
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Have you ever mentioned this:

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A new 13 km dual carriageway has been built alongside the old carriageway between the M1 Junction 13 and the Bedford Southern bypass and a new bridge over the M1. Changes to the A6 were also included in the scheme. The older carriageway was retained as a local access road. The road opened on 1 December 2010.[2]
I had an undoubtful pleasure of driving there several days ago and have to say that the new section of A421 made me really impressed. This road represents highest possible standard among British A roads.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #2090
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2091
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #2092
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Aerial view of M6/A38 Spaghetti Junction by Highways Agency, on Flickr
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #2093
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Spaghetti Junctions are the masterpieces when it comes to motorway building.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #2094
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:38 AM   #2095
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Full speed ahead for £180m A8 upgrade

MSPs approved the final piece in the west of Scotland roads jigsaw as they voted to upgrade a stretch of the A8, east of Glasgow, to motorway status.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said the long awaited Baillieston to Newhouse link was one of the last roads needed before Scotland could concentrate on maintaining not building it motorway network.

The Transport Committee approved the building of the new roads and approach roads, east of Monklands interchange, with only Glasgow Green MSP, Patrick Harvie, abstaining in the vote.

The plan was approved by the seven Labour, SNP, LibDem and Tory members of the committee.
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/e...rade-1.1086815
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #2096
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M74 works.

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Caught this snap from Cathcart Road overbridge, west of Junction 1 before it rises up onto the Eglinton viaduct. Looks like it will be an impressive entrance to the city, with the Uni tower and the Cooperative building visible on the horizon.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #2097
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A M25 report from J10(A3) to Dartford crossing (anticlockwise). I was caught by heavy rainfalls, so some pics are not perfect.



Leaving A3.







There are significant roadworks beteen J10 and J9 and this section of M25 is being closed overnight.


There is 50 miles speed limit applied, so the reminder makes its hard job.












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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #2098
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Will continue soon.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2099
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I think there's a change of mindset happening. The M25 and M1 used to be standing jokes as a result of demand enormously outstripping supply in terms of of roadspace. However, both motorways have seen a significant increase in road space in recent years to thr point where, outside of rush hour, they are no longer seen (for the most part) as roads to avoid. I drive the southern sections of the M1 and the western section of the M25 now several times a year on my way back down from the north of England...and both motorways are, for the most part, modern 8 lane motorways (and 10 or 12 lanes in sections on the M25).

The major complaint in the UK is that we do not have enough motorways. (A French/German style network would be preferable in certain regions, I agree.) However, I maintain that those that we do have are, on the whole, of excellent quality.
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This is an engineering masterpiece. There are 2 of this kind on M25.


















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