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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3341
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ooo junction numbers for Chapelhall, Eurocentre and Shawhead.

Though Daldowie is 3A (since M74 was finished), so how reliable they are...

Here's some more details - on top of the M8/A8 works between Ballieston and Newhouse
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(from http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/...twork-upgrades )
The works principally consist of widening the existing carriageway by an additional lane at the following locations:

Eastbound carriageway of the M8 from Junction 10, Easterhouse to Junction 8, Baillieston Interchange.

Northbound and southbound carriageways of the M73 between Baillieston Interchange and Maryville Interchange.

Northbound and southbound carriageways of the M74 from Junction 3, Daldowie to Junction 5, Raith.

Southbound carriageway of the M74 between Junction 5, Raith and Junction 6, Hamilton.

The works will maintain the existing slip road arrangements through the Baillieston Interchange.

The improvement works also include the following:

A new slip road from the M74 Junction 3, Daldowie to the northbound M73
Modification of the two existing roundabouts at the M74 Junction 3, Daldowie to signalised junction
Widening of four underbridges on the M74
Demolition of the existing access bridge over the M73 to the south of Baillieston Interchange and provision of a new realigned access bridge
Replacement of existing road drainage, including introducing a new Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) where practicable, over the extent of the project.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 02:14 AM   #3342
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Few shots from the M25/M3 interchange:



















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Old August 23rd, 2013, 02:19 AM   #3343
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 11:56 AM   #3344
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Few shots from the M25/M3 interchange:
What? no picture of the perma-queue through the junction on the anti M25?
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Old August 25th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #3345
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Are there any large or medium scale expansion projects currently ongoing in UK or is the motorway system pretty much finished and good as is?
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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:47 PM   #3346
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There should be. The motorway network in Britain is far from perfect, and the infrastructure is pretty much in shambles...

... as anyone who has driven from Lowestoft to Yorkshire will tell you.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #3347
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Most projects in England appears to be shoulder running schemes. Scotland is on the track to complete its network by both building new motorways and widen existing ones. They recently completed M74 in Glasgow, they completed M80, and a new large set of cable-stayed bridges is under construction near Edinburgh. Additionally, they are going to rebuild the network between Glasgow and Edinburgh (M8, M73, M74).

With these improvements, they generally consider the motorway network to reach completion.

I wonder if they ever considered to construct a large orbital motorway around Glasgow.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3348
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There aren't that many shoulder running schemes in England compared to Germany or the Netherlands. And the one on the M42 at Birmingham is crap, as the shoulder turns into a slip road at every exit, forcing freight traffic to move up a lane. You can imagine the chaos in little lane discipline Britain...
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #3349
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a new large set of cable-stayed bridges is under construction near Edinburgh.
Set of? Only the one (rather large one), I think you'll find.
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Additionally, they are going to rebuild the network between Glasgow and Edinburgh (M8, M73, M74).
I believe M8 J2-J6 will remain D2M - I've not seen any widening plans.
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I wonder if they ever considered to construct a large orbital motorway around Glasgow.
yes, as part of their crazy plans.

Or at least one from Cumbernauld to Paisley via Hamilton (with an expressway finishing off things) - there's an easy to look at map of the motorway plans here, though my first link has junction layouts and the expressways too.

Scotland also likes non-motorway special roads, with the to-be-built Aberdeen bypass, Edinburgh bypass and Edinburgh - Dunbar having special road status.

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South of the border, motorways are planned between Leeming (A1(M)) and Barton (A1(M)) and round the south of Newport. And extension of the M2 to the M25 is proposed (though not the way you might think - over the Lower Thames Crossing to meet the M25 at Ockendon) in a scheme that will probably also include a motorway through the North Downs between the M20 and M2.

The A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon upgrade may as well be a motorway, but looks as if it will merely be a 3-lane DC.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #3350
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Set of? Only the one (rather large one), I think you'll find.
I meant a multi-span cable-stayed bridge. There are three pylons and two main spans.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #3351
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Scotland also likes non-motorway special roads, with the to-be-built Aberdeen bypass, Edinburgh bypass and Edinburgh - Dunbar having special road status.

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South of the border, motorways are planned between Leeming (A1(M)) and Barton (A1(M)) and round the south of Newport. And extension of the M2 to the M25 is proposed (though not the way you might think - over the Lower Thames Crossing to meet the M25 at Ockendon) in a scheme that will probably also include a motorway through the North Downs between the M20 and M2.

The A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon upgrade may as well be a motorway, but looks as if it will merely be a 3-lane DC.
I have read somewhere that Scottish government is going to twin the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

Actually here is link:
http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/a9dualling

I have to say that I'm disappointed by the fact that they hope to finish it only by 2025. Knowing how such large multi-stage projects tend to to go it might be even later.
Having said that it is going to be a major engineering project as they have to dual about 80 miles of road, often in rather challenging terrain.

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Old August 26th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #3352
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shoulder running is a horrible solution.... there is a very good reason the shoulder is there in the first place.

The UK motorway network is only 50% complete and has vast scope for improvement.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #3353
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I wonder if they ever considered to construct a large orbital motorway around Glasgow.
Yes, they did. Starting with M/A 898 Erskine bridge, via Campsie expressway to Milngavie, north of Kirkintilloch, crossing M 80 at Low Wood, joining A73 for a while, passing east of Airdrie called Hamilton-Cumbernauld motorway, crossing M8 at Lilly Pond, crossing M74 at the point A723 meets it (already foreseen for this, further Paisley-Hamilton motorway south of East Kilbride, crossing M77, crossing A737 at Candren Rd. joining M8 near Georgetown and from there again to Erskine bridge.

All this drafts are from 1975

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Old September 5th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #3354
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Old September 5th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #3355
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Building motorways in the UK is excruciatingly difficult and takes at least 10 years from proposal to opening. The UK has given the language acronyms like NIMBY and BANANA to describe the lunacy that breaks out the minute the 'M' word is mentioned, particularly in England.

The ever amusing Glasgow plans from the 1940s-1960s can be seen here in Google Maps. They started it off by demolishing half the town and dumping the poor people into massive new exurban "schemes" and neatly stopped the after the demolition was complete and a single east west arterial part of the network was complete.

The same principle was used elsewhere. Get planning and demolishing and started. By the 1960s the word Motorway was enough to frighten every urban community in Britain and the urban plans died a death. By the 2000s they even downgraded urban motorways they had built such as the Blackwall tunnel section and the Westway back to A Roads.

In fairness the UK also invented Green Belts in the 1930s and many orbital motorway proposals would destroy them or gravely damage them in parts but green belts also explain the tendency to go into the town after the last world war.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #3356
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By the 2000s they even downgraded urban motorways they had built such as the Blackwall tunnel section and the Westway back to A Roads.
That was due to some legal confusion at TfL that they weren't allowed to maintain motorways.
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Old September 8th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #3357
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Is this number plate valid to travel in Europe ?
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Old September 8th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #3358
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I think he'll risk a fine when encountering an overzealous policeofficer...
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Old September 8th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3359
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Euroband isn't compulsory, therefore only lack of GB sticker could have been a reason to get the driver fined.
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Old September 8th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3360
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Euroband isn't compulsory, therefore only lack of GB sticker could have been a reason to get the driver fined.
People in the UK use whatever band they want. ENG, SCO and Cymry are quite popular...

In Europe they normally don't fine people travelling without an oval anyway.
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