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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:32 AM   #4001
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Where's that?
You don't recognize this?


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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:43 AM   #4002
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Um, well, no I don't.

[Hangs head in shame.]

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Old January 29th, 2015, 12:39 PM   #4003
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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #4004
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Um, well, no I don't.

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To be fair on you, the Forth Rail Bridge isn't prominent on those pics, and the Forth Road bridge isn't anywhere near as iconic.

North of Edinburgh.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 08:26 PM   #4005
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A27

3 to Chichester.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #4006
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Rubbish thrown on central reservations highly common in the UK...
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Old February 7th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #4007
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3 to Chichester.
I thought contraction joints were only made on concrete pavements.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 12:34 PM   #4008
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I thought contraction joints were only made on concrete pavements.
This tarmac is probably laid on top of the concrete surface. Concrete slabs "work" underneath and cracks appear on the tarmac surface.

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Old February 8th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #4009
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Forth bridges today:


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Old February 10th, 2015, 10:57 PM   #4010
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This tarmac is probably laid on top of the concrete surface. Concrete slabs "work" underneath and cracks appear on the tarmac surface.
Cheap and nasty low noise smooth stone mastic asphalt surfacing that the Highways Agency is obsessed with. In this case it is overlaid on a concrete surface, but in all cases it fails much sooner than with the old hot rolled asphalt surfacing that was used until the late 1990's.

Stone mastic asphalt is the surface of satan. Made of dog poo.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #4011
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The Northern Powerhouse Report has some stuff on roads (beginning page 26 of the .pdf/page 23 of the report). Mostly a repeat of existing proposals.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 04:36 PM   #4012
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M4, Newport

VINCI wins a contract in Wales to develop a new section of motorway to the south of the city of Newport

The Welsh Government has awarded Costain/VINCI Joint Venture (50% Costain and 50% VINCI, represented by Taylor Woodrow and VINCI Construction Grands Projets), the first stage of an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contract for the M4 Corridor to the south of the city of Newport. This new 24 km long section of motorway includes a 2.5 km long cable-stayed viaduct above the river Usk, two key interchanges and 36 structures.

This £750 million project will help deliver government aims to improve infrastructure in Wales by making it more efficient, safer and more sustainable.

Development work will commence immediately, a Public Local Inquiry should get under way about 18 months from now and construction, subject approval by the authorities, could start in spring 2018.

Full press release: http://www.vinci.com/vinci.nsf/en/pr...50325-1930.htm
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Old March 27th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #4013
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That's been going on for years now, I'll believe it when I'm driving on it.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #4014
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I was about to reach for an A-Z map from 1993 which shows this road as proposed... couldn't find it right now but ... it probably would've been the 99th time someone made that point about the Newport bypass so no worries I guess.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #4015
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I was about to reach for an A-Z map from 1993 which shows this road as proposed... couldn't find it right now but ... it probably would've been the 99th time someone made that point about the Newport bypass so no worries I guess.
I know what you mean, when I was a kid my parents had an A-Z map which had the bypass down as proposed. That must have been mid-90s as well!
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Old April 6th, 2015, 03:29 PM   #4016
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Today the default speed limits for HGVs in England and Wales have increased by 10mph.

Dual-carriageways are now 60mph (de facto 56mph) and single-carriageways are 50mph.

Part of this was legalising standard behaviour, part of this was to improve safety by reducing the speed differential between cars and HGVs, reducing the need to overtake.

The latter reason was why Scotland pushed to get speed limits devolved to them - they have long single-carriageway roads forming major trunk links in a way that England and Wales doesn't so much. Scotland got it, and started a trial on the A9 that hasn't yet finished, but England and Wales changed their limits before Scotland.

I'd imagine that Scotland will change before long, but watch out if driving across the border.
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Old April 6th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #4017
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Today the default speed limits for HGVs in England and Wales have increased by 10mph.

Dual-carriageways are now 60mph (de facto 56mph) and single-carriageways are 50mph.

Part of this was legalising standard behaviour, part of this was to improve safety by reducing the speed differential between cars and HGVs, reducing the need to overtake.

The latter reason was why Scotland pushed to get speed limits devolved to them - they have long single-carriageway roads forming major trunk links in a way that England and Wales doesn't so much. Scotland got it, and started a trial on the A9 that hasn't yet finished, but England and Wales changed their limits before Scotland.

I'd imagine that Scotland will change before long, but watch out if driving across the border.
But do they have internal border speed signs between the constituent countries of UK?
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Old April 6th, 2015, 07:31 PM   #4018
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But do they have internal border speed signs between the constituent countries of UK?
Until today, you couldn't drive between jurisdictions with different limits, so no.

I can see Scotland Police getting people on the A1, A697, A68, A696, A7 and A75 for speeding, but they would be pissing people off doing it if there weren't signs entering Scotland informing HGVs of the change in limit.

I also doubt they have been quick to change the border signs at ports in England and Wales given it's a bank holiday today.

Given Scotland took the lead on this change, I can't imagine the discrepancy lasting the year.
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Old April 9th, 2015, 12:34 AM   #4019
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A new Applegreen service station, the first motorway services of its kind in Northern Ireland, has opened. The new service station located on the northbound carriageway between Glengormley and Templepatrick (my edit: on the M2) opened this morning.

The new service station will include a Greggs bakery, the company’s first franchise in Northern Ireland.

http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-o...atrick-9001720
(Includes larger photographs of new building in url)
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Old April 12th, 2015, 01:23 PM   #4020
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A8 Northern Ireland

NI-A8: Ballyclare-South – Larne-West (A36) 14.4km (August 2012 to May 2015) – projectmap

There was a partial opening (3.4km) of the expressway. Ballynure bypass was opened on 9th February.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/reg...ster-1-6570600

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* Work actually began early August 2012, to last 34 months
* "First Sod" ceremony - 11 Oct 2012
* Ballynure Bypass stretch opened - 9 Feb 2015
* Completion due around May 2015 (as of Apr 2014) (changed from Jun 2015 at project commencement)

Cost: £130m as of Feb 2015 (changed from £110m-£120m as of Feb 2012; itself changed from £113m as of August 2009), of which €18.372 funded by EC TEN-T funding.
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