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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2801
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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).
What was it originally, before the widening? Was the original deck always 2+1 or was it 1+1 with pavement(s) or something like that?
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Old November 15th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #2802
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where are the shoulders? How do you stop in case of emergency?
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #2803
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You pull over to the hard strip, or, if you are luckier, one of the many laybys that IIRC are on the route.

This isn't a motorway (and we seem to be getting a policy of not caring much about shoulders even on motorways, other than as emergency vehicle access to incidents at the front of queues)
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Old November 15th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #2804
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You just park like a normal road, which it is legally, as Sotonsi says, its not a motorway
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Old November 15th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #2805
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where are the shoulders? How do you stop in case of emergency?
Germany has expressways without speed limit that have no hard shoulders - e.g. the B469 in Northern Bavaria Might sound weird, but it works if road quality, technical state of vehicle park and driver discipline are all sufficient ...
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Old November 15th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #2806
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UK has a lot of these 'almost motorway roads' I think a lot could be upgraded to increase capacity with higher speeds etc
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #2807
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Germany has expressways without speed limit that have no hard shoulders - e.g. the B469 in Northern Bavaria Might sound weird, but it works if road quality, technical state of vehicle park and driver discipline are all sufficient ...
The UK has dual carriageways that aren't motorways that also have hard shoulders too, but they all have speed limits .
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #2808
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That sign ins green because its still on the primary route and not yet at the junction
I think the sign with both B-roads (Ch. Knighton junction) is an old one dated before the Guildford Rules modifications, while the other one on Marley Head junction is fine.

The HMSO "Know your Traffic Signs" book (2007, p. 98) states "where the junction ahead is between two primary routes, any non-primary route at the same junction is not shown on a white panel" and on another occasion "the junction ahead is with a non-primary route only, with the destination shown only in a white panel".
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #2809
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You just park like a normal road, which it is legally, as Sotonsi says, its not a motorway
Parking on this road is not legal. A break-down, however, has nothing to do with parking. So parking legislation doesn't apply.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #2810
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Parking on this road is not legal. A break-down, however, has nothing to do with parking. So parking legislation doesn't apply.
Not necessarily, generally this is true, local restrictions do generally apply, but its not a separate class of road with non-parking rules from the central government, except for 'special roads' but they are very rare. Also privately owned roads or tunnels and things can have by-laws which prevent parking

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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #2811
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After bridge we have tunnel. Unfortunately, I used my old compact camera and the pictures of the tunnel went extremely poorly.

























Out of high season traffic volume is rather low here.






I am wondering what thi overhead thing is.




No worries, I haven't mistaken images, it's still A38.




Eventually, we have approached A30.


Next set soon.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #2812
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A30.






































This is where I turned back and finished this part of the journey.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #2813
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A30 on the way back.













That's it. It's time to say good night
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Old November 17th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #2814
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Nice photos, the roads featured seem quite scenic!
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2815
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Thank you piotr
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #2816
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You are very welcome Daniel.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #2817
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That overhead span is netting to run new powerlines safely over the road.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #2818
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Airport link among approved transport projects

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a £30bn programme of infrastructure investment during his autumn Budget statement on Tuesday.

Around £20bn of the National Infrastructure Plan will be paid for from pension funds in the National Association of Pension Funds and the Pension Protection Fund. Up to £5bn will come from public spending cuts. The rest will come from Chinese investment.

The money will be used to cover the cost of 40 infrastructure projects, including new road programmes and improvements to the rail network.

A new dual carriageway is proposed to link M56 at Manchester airport to the A6 south of Stockport.

The long-awaited electrification of the Transpennine rail route from Manchester to Leeds is also expected to get the go-ahead.

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, told the BBC: "We're putting in place a new arrangement with private pension funds - which is the first time this has been done in this country -to try [to] unlock pension fund money to go into infrastructure."
http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...-projects.html
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Old November 30th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #2819
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"unlock pension fund money to go into infrastructure."
Now, where have I heard this idea before... Norway? No, they’d be utterly stupid to waste their ≈ £240 billion pension fund on something as stupid as infrastructure
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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #2820
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Infrastructure is not stupid although touching pension fund sounds... hmm kinda desperate.

Speaking of airport links. I'm wondering when they will start works on linking Doncaster (A1 (M)) with Robin Hood Airport)
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