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Old October 29th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #2781
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I just watched a programme on the BBC about the M25
What was it, can I watch on the iplayer ??
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Old October 30th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #2782
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Shame there were no cars going at 80mph in the fast lane in 1986 to mow her down.

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She's better than our current PM here in Canada. Then again, so is Tony Blair for that matter. Send them over here please.
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What was it, can I watch on the iplayer ??
Same. I'd like to see too.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 04:11 AM   #2783
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Shame there were no cars going at 80mph in the fast lane in 1986 to mow her down.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #2784
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Programme appears to be called "Road to Nowhere". Was shown in southern areas of UK but not for the rest of us, as we apparently don't use the M25. Can't get it on Iplayer either. Hey ho............
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #2785
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Yes that was it
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Old October 31st, 2011, 02:21 AM   #2786
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15448801

A five-minute teaser about this programme and some promising words that it will be available nationwide on the iPlayer. They also make use of Kraftwerks "Autobahn" as background music in this teaser!
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Old November 5th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2787
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"Several" people were killed and 43 injured in a 27-vehicle crash on the M5 near Taunton, Somerset, police say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-15603124
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #2788
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Irish government pulls £400m A5 upgrade funding

The Irish government has withdrawn funding for a major road upgrade in Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15658959
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #2789
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The Irish government has withdrawn funding for a major road upgrade in Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15658959
In current financial situation it was inevitable.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #2790
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How involved is the Republic of Ireland in funding road projects in the North?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #2791
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Not very apart from that I don't think
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Old November 10th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #2792
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It gave some money to the Newry bypass bypass and promised money for the A5 and A8 projects.

Other than those 3, I imagine it's never been more than border schemes, like the A1/N1 and errr... that's it.

Until not that long ago (15 years or so), the Republic was poorer than the North.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #2793
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Exeter-Plymouth-Redruth.

Report begins on M5 Exeter's by-pass, then continues on so called Devon Expressway (A38) which merges with A30 near Bodmin and ends up near Redruth.



Approaching M5 near Exeter:
























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Old November 12th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #2794
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The road splits here and goes uphill in both directions.




It's quite a slope here causing huge effort for laden trucks.






On the right carriageway we can see British built lorry "Foden" which is acually rebadged DAF.


Towing vehicles, reduce speed now!


Truck's tyres made their job on left lane.


TBC soon...
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Old November 13th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #2795
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Programme appears to be called "Road to Nowhere". Was shown in southern areas of UK but not for the rest of us, as we apparently don't use the M25. Can't get it on Iplayer either. Hey ho............
Here we go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQAygr4Ghis

I Found it funny how they thought planting trees would reduce traffic noise pollution for residents near by
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #2796
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #2797
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Brilliant!

Now, a signage thing: About the next-to-last sign (at Marley Head), I can't find the B3210 on Google Maps, but if it's not a primary route - and I thought B roads were never primaries - I thought the number was supposed to appear on a white-and-black panel.
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That sign ins green because its still on the primary route and not yet at the junction
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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #2799
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Let me continue, please





Plymouth!






Parking with WC does not happen to often on British roads.














Luckily, on contrary to Severn bridges(as far as I remember one would be charged going westbound) this impressive piece of engineering is not toll westbound.


I think there is no need to explain who Brunel was and what he made.


Welcome to Cornwall!


TBC...
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I'd forgotten the Tamar Bridge was tidal flow. It also has one-lane add-ons either side, westbound side being the bike/footpath and the eastbound side being another lane (so it can be 3+1 into Plymouth, or 2+2).
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