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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:53 PM   #2621
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Sounds good, hopefully it'll work well
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:35 AM   #2622
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Interesting end of a dual carriageway.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 11:35 PM   #2623
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Sounds good, hopefully it'll work well
It could be a pioneer project but electric cars are still far from being a big market.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #2624
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Great csd! Your pictures are crystal clear.
Thanks - I'd like to think it's skill but probably mostly down to having this lens!



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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #2625
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #2626
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Anyone got any photos of the M25 widening thats currently tang place? It looks like its on a massive scale with some of the construction sites looking like make shift towns.

Nice video here showing how they are doing it while keeping the lanes open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtK8m1gRqYI
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2627
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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #2628
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BAM wins £25m M25 service station

BAM Construction has won a £25m contract to build new motorway services on the M25. Work for client Extra Motorway Services Group will start later this month between junctions 9 and 10 on the site previously known as New Barn Farm.

Birse is currently building motorway sliproads to the site under a contract worth £19m.

The service station will feature a 4306 square metre ‘amenity building’ to provide retail and food outlet units, a 75-bedroom hotel with associated courtyard with environmental lake areas, approximately 900 spaces for car, caravan, coach and disabled parking, as well as 72 space HGV parking and associated roads, services and landscaping.

The service station is scheduled to open during the summer of 2012.

BAM’s Construction Director, Bob Sanders said: “This is a major transport development in a significant location. BAM is extremely pleased to have been chosen by Extra in this single stage tender at a time of strong market competition, and we look forward greatly to forming a strong partnership to deliver facilities that will greatly benefit the lives of Britain’s busy travellers.”

Andrew Long, the Chief Executive of Extra Motorway Service Area Group, said: “Extra is pleased to be working with BAM as one of the main contractors for this substantial development. “Extra is investing approximately £77m in the overall project and we are very pleased to now see this come to fruition. We look forward to the Summer 2012 opening date.”

A filling station contract on the site is being tendered separately. Devereux Architects are lead designers for the development with Sawyer and Fisher acting as quantity surveyors. BAM Design is currently designing the Hotel Building. BAM Services Engineering provides structural engineering and mechanical and electrical services to parts of the project.

Construction manager on the job will be Antony Nagle who led the team recently on the new wing for the Ashmolean Museum in Oxfordshire.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...rvice-station/
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Old August 9th, 2011, 03:22 AM   #2630
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Very nice! And still a lot of lovely SOX-lights on the motorway.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2631
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I find them rather discreet.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #2632
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Driving to west of Scotland tomorrow from Hampshire. Would anyone know if there are any major works on the M1, A1 (north of Doncaster), M6 or M40 this weekend? (There's very little difference in mileage or time terms between the M1/A1 corridor or M6 from here.)

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Old August 12th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #2633
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I think there is on the A1, or there will be because they re-started some cancelled scheme
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Old August 12th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #2634
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Driving to west of Scotland tomorrow from Hampshire. Would anyone know if there are any major works on the M1, A1 (north of Doncaster), M6 or M40 this weekend? (There's very little difference in mileage or time terms between the M1/A1 corridor or M6 from here.)

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Have you asked at the British roads forum?

http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/forum/

(I'm not a member, yet, but I've lurked once in a while.)
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Old August 12th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #2635
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A1 has roadworks from Dishforth to Leeming and M1 has roadworks from J10-13. The M6 has none. I'd say these would be cancelled out by heavier traffic you'd encounter between Birmingham and Preston, so it's the choice of the shorter M6 route, or the less boring route via the M1-A1-A66 route to Penrith.

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Old August 12th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #2636
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A1 has roadworks from Dishforth to Leeming and M1 has roadworks from J10-13. The M6 has none. I'd say these would be cancelled out by heavier traffic you'd encounter between Birmingham and Preston, so it's the choice of the shorter M6 route, or the less boring route via the M1-A1-A66 route to Penrith.

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What are they doing at A1 from Dishforth to Leeming?
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Old August 12th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #2637
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Widening from D2 to D3M and building a local access road (well from the A61 northwards) so they can put up blue signs and have motorway regulations.

The M1 is adding hard shoulder running.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #2638
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Thanks chaps. Sounds 50/50 then.

PW - I haven't signed up to SABRE. (I have lurked there, but a lot of the discussion there is around road numbering which doesn't interest me a great deal. I have to say.)

Si - thanks for the link. (I'd forgotten that one too.) Funnily enough, the M40/M42/M6 route is only 6 miles shorter than M1/A1/A66 from this end of Hampshire....which makes little odds on a trip of 450 miles. (Down your end, you would have to head east to pick up the M1, when I would imagine A34/M40/M42/M6 or A34/M4/A419/M5/M6 are much shorter.) So there's very little in it for me.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #2640
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Widening from D2 to D3M and building a local access road (well from the A61 northwards) so they can put up blue signs and have motorway regulations.

The M1 is adding hard shoulder running.
And how is it going with the A1 from Leeming to Scotch Corner? Are they going to put up blue signs and have motorway regulations there too?
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