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Old October 3rd, 2013, 03:03 PM   #3401
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There's one that I know of in the Netherlands at the A6, A7 intersection.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 03:35 PM   #3402
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That junction is insane! I don't think I've seen another of its kind on the British motorway network. <snip> I never liked the roundabout thing when you get off the M5. I believe all motorway to motorway interchanges should be free flowing.
It was originally, but was modified to a roundabout due to the services to the north. The traffic levels don't warrant a free-flowing interchange.

There are some places where motorway-motorway junction need to be upgraded to free-flow, but that is due to traffic levels, not the roads' legal status, nor their strategic purpose.
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If you ask me, the M50 should probably be downgraded to an 'A' road.
What purpose would that achieve? It works well as a blue line in a way that it otherwise would not.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #3403
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A27, "Arundel By-Pass".



Direction Brighton.







Direction Portsmouth.





On the top of the brigdge over the "by-pass".






Looking towards Brighton.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #3404
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A40 (from M50 to A4137)

























They say it's the last services before motorway, whatever motorway the mean.












That's it.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #3405
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Great pics Piotr.

Does anyone have any recent images of the North Wales Expressway (A55)? Those on Google Street View are 4 years old.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 02:07 AM   #3406
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I am just beginning with youtube, so please, forgive me all imperfections.
Very close to where I live! Though I tend to avoid the A49 often as it's too busy with slower vehicles (ie lorries)... tend to use the "red" A roads (ie ones with 4 digits after the A... ) or the B roads. Less traffic and often quicker if driving a car. (And often more scenic too!)

For example - running parallel to the A49 between Leominster and Ludlow is the B4361, which is particularly handy if going from town centre to town centre.

http://goo.gl/maps/grcjW

It actually goes right through Ludlow, crossing the Teme at ancient Ludford.

http://goo.gl/maps/cI2IU

btw - Leominster is pronounced "Lem-ster". In case anyone's wondering!

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Old October 6th, 2013, 10:06 AM   #3407
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btw - Leominster is pronounced "Lem-ster". In case anyone's wondering!
Ouch!

I know another interesting example of pronunciation of British places. There are two settlements near Portsmouth, one is called 'Cosham' and is pronounced regularly and the other one is called 'Bosham' with exceptional local pronunciation Bozz'm
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Old October 6th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #3408
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Ouch!

I know another interesting example of pronunciation of British places. There are two settlements near Portsmouth, one is called 'Cosham' and is pronounced regularly and the other one is called 'Bosham' with exceptional local pronunciation Bozz'm
Yeah, we like catching out foreigners...

Saying that, an English person's only going to know the pronunciations of places in his area, so will get caught out too! We love this sort of stuff though (playing around with words, spellings, etc).
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #3409
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There's one that I know of in the Netherlands at the A6, A7 intersection.
A9/A200 and A12/A348 as well...
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Old October 6th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #3410
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M25 (J12-J7)

This video includes a fire brigade's extinguishing action.



Music will be added soon. It's going to be my son's composition. I will also correct some poor English.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #3411
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M42&M40 [Birmingham-A34(Oxford)]





Recently constructed concrete barrier.






















Check your speed. Instead of putting speed limitation, they advice you.
























It was M42. Next M40.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #3412
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M40





























Interestigly, this the junction where congestion supposed to be.




Watch this!


In addition to recently implemented on spot fines for hogging middle lane, poor merging such as seen here, should have been penalised as well.
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The M42 looks just as shite as it did 15 years ago, still with the uneven surface. The only change I can see is the concrete barrier before the M40 ends & merges with the M42.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #3414
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What does the blue sign mean?



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In addition to recently implemented on spot fines for hogging middle lane, poor merging such as seen here, should have been penalised as well.
For not using his turn signals?
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The blue motorway sign with a red line through it is to signify the end of the motorway / motorway regulations. It is standard throughout Europe.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #3416
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The other blue sign (with the arrow pointing left) in that photograph is also standard across Europe: turn left only, stopping people going the wrong way around the roundabout.

The poor merger is on the hard shoulder there, and cutting up the car where the photography is occurring.
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Incidentally, I always thought the section of the M42 approaching the M40 should be widened. It was a bottleneck 15 years ago when I used it regularly. I'd hate to think how it must be now.
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Incidentally, I always thought the section of the M42 approaching the M40 should be widened. It was a bottleneck 15 years ago when I used it regularly. I'd hate to think how it must be now.
Which side - heading eastbound, or heading southbound?

Southbound was the real problem, and the ATM has fixed that rather well.
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Which side - heading eastbound, or heading southbound?

Southbound was the real problem, and the ATM has fixed that rather well.
Eastbound before it splits into M42(N) for the airport & NEC and the M40. I remember traffic tailing back at 2+ junctions prior. I used that route a lot. An extra lane would probably make a huge difference or if it needed to be done on the cheap, allowing hard shoulder running during peak hours might help.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #3420
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M40



Nice lambs, aren't they?




















I really like Milton Keynes and Newbury on this sign. They recommend most appropriate connection instead of shortest one.


I will probably never understand a intention of a designer, who shaped such merging lanes. They do not help to improve traffic flow at all.












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