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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #4081
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M32 into Bristol and more

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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:07 PM   #4082
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The Mersey Gateway project



http://www.merseygateway.co.uk/
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #4083
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I drove through the old bridge in July and wondered what the works were about. I later learned about this awesome project. Nice to know that there are large road projects in the UK again
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Old August 21st, 2015, 01:05 AM   #4084
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Wow I didn't realise it was actually being built right now!
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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:53 AM   #4085
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Wow I didn't realise it was actually being built right now!
Route on Openstreetmap. Big project that one.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/53.3482/-2.6989
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Old August 21st, 2015, 09:30 PM   #4086
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Now I have spent 8 mins watching a video of roads I drive on all the time.
At 6:30, you can see there is an entrance and exit to a residential street on the motorway sliproad, there is one on the other side too. The end house is pretty much on the slip road with a view over the motorway. Do these exist on any other slip roads?
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 08:19 PM   #4087
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What you saw is just before the motorway sign, so it can technically exist
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Old September 5th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #4088
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I found these videos from the A8 dualling in Northern Ireland

Drive through:


Great shots from the air


As you can see they are from before opening all the lanes.

Does anyone has more recent photos or videos? It would be nice see it after finishing.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #4089
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On M3, heading from M25 to Basingstoke, there are red and blue (?) tubes right next to the shoulder, what are these for?
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Old September 9th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #4090
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On M3, heading from M25 to Basingstoke, there are red and blue (?) tubes right next to the shoulder, what are these for?
They are to do with making the stretch between J2-J4A a smart motorway. The purple tubes carry the communications cabling for the VMS back to the control room. The red/orange tubes are for electric cabling.

You can see them on street view which is from September 2014.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 08:52 PM   #4091
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Some videos I made of the expressways around Cardiff:







And the Second Severn Crossing

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Old September 15th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #4092
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Strange to see you posting your films of roads I know well.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 08:49 PM   #4093
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I liked driving around the area. Nice roads, no clogged traffic (what a difference from SE England!), and overall that odd feeling of being in a country so quirky and different from mainland Europe, yet so close to it . I hope to go on vacation in Scotland next year, I'm already planning which roads to drive and what time of the day, I just hope I get a rental car that's not the Ford C-Max school bus I drove this year. I kinda like driving cars I'm not familiar with on the wrong side of the road .
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Old September 24th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #4094
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Details of £2.2 billion roads plan for the South East

120 miles of extra lanes coming to region • £2.2 billion invested by 2020 • 24 major improvements to start by 2020


• enhancing capacity on the M3 between Winchester and Southampton
• enhancing capacity on the M27 between Southampton and Fareham
• upgrading the M20 near Maidstone to a smart motorway
• upgrading the M4 to a smart motorway between Reading and the M25
• tackling congestion on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury
• upgrading the A27 in Sussex
• improving junctions on the A2 near Bean and Ebbslfeet
• improving the A34 between the M4 and M40
• increasing capacity on the M2 between Sittingbourne and Maidstone
• improving junctions on the M3 near Winchester
• improving the M27 and M271 near Southampton
• tackling delays on the A31 near Ringwood in Hampshire
• improving access to the A12 and A3 from the M25
• upgrading the M25 to the latest generation of smart motorway, with five lanes between the M40 and Chertsey
• developing plans to reduce congestion on the A3 near Guildford
• developing plans for an additional Lower Thames Crossing
Full press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/d...the-south-east
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Old September 25th, 2015, 10:27 PM   #4095
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[INDENT]Details of £2.2 billion roads plan for the South East

120 miles of extra lanes coming to region • £2.2 billion invested by 2020 • 24 major improvements to start by 2020
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• enhancing capacity on the M3 between Winchester and Southampton
Interestingly, this stretch is one of the least congested on M3, even though it's just 4 lane. If they really want to ease congestion in that area, they should completely rebuild inefficient junction 9 (A34/M3) which consists of outdated roundabout and traffic lights.

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• enhancing capacity on the M27 between Southampton and Fareham
It would be nice to see reshaped exit lane on J9 Eastwards. It could be much longer just to move traffic off the main carriageway. Some merging lanes would also benefited if they have been reshaped and extra length added.

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• upgrading the M20 near Maidstone to a smart motorway
Good idea.

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• upgrading the M4 to a smart motorway between Reading and the M25
Good idea, too.

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• tackling congestion on the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury
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• upgrading the A27 in Sussex
How exactly? All the way free flow road from Hastings to Chichester.

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• improving the A34 between the M4 and M40
Third lane? Or maybe constructing proper junction with A303, which currently causes jams.

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• improving junctions on the M3 near Winchester
First step - reshape merging and exiting lanes. Second - get rid off roundabouts and free flow them.

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• improving the M27 and M271 near Southampton
Only logical way to improve M271 is to get it free from roundabout and lights.

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• tackling delays on the A31 near Ringwood in Hampshire
Impossible?

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• improving access to the A12 and A3 from the M25
Another roundabouts.

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• upgrading the M25 to the latest generation of smart motorway, with five lanes between the M40 and Chertsey


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• developing plans to reduce congestion on the A3 near Guildford
Really hard task. Actually, can't see any reasonable solution for now.

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Sounds well.
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The best solution for improving motorway traffic in the Southeast would be building the previously planned M31.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #4097
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Interestingly, this stretch is one of the least congested on M3, even though it's just 4 lane.
Err, Southampton is south of Winchester, not north!
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Isn't this the underway upgrade to dual carriageway?
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How exactly? All the way free flow road from Hastings to Chichester.
Don't be daft (not least as the A27 doesn't reach Hastings). Its an improved Chichester bypass and some other stuff elsewhere in the county.
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Only logical way to improve M271 is to get it free from roundabout and lights.
That's illogical - there's tons to improve on the M271 without resorting to freeflow!

I'd imagine that the plan they were musing about when the M27 widening happened might occur, getting rid of some lights at the M27/M271 junction by removing the south side of the roundabout.
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Another roundabouts.
Free flow slips (see A2 and M20 junctions). With the eventual aim to free-flow the whole junction at the M3, IIRC.
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Really hard task. Actually, can't see any reasonable solution for now.
Guildford and Ringwood are very doable, especially the latter which is far easier than free-flow at Winchester or Nursling.
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The best solution for improving motorway traffic in the Southeast would be building the previously planned M31.
That would be useful, but wouldn't solve most of the problems.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #4098
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Britain's quirkiest expressway: the A55 through the coast of North Wales



Some facts about it:

- This section in particular lies on three different islands (Holy Island, Anglesey and Great Britain).

- The expressway crosses to Anglesey from Holy Island on a causeway that opened in 2001. Prior to that, traffic used a parallel road/rail causeway that opened in... 1823!

- The one-of-a-kind bridge that links Anglesey with Great Britain was also built in the first half of the 19th century.

- In two different points, the Eastbound carriageway follows two 1930s roads over the cliffs, while a newer carriageway carries the Westbound lanes through tunnels. In one of these old alignments, there's a 30mph speed limit. In the other one, there's none .

- A section of it is considered a non-motorway "special road" and has thus 70mph speed limit signs, something very uncommon in Britain.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 12:38 AM   #4099
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- The expressway crosses to Anglesey from Holy Island on a causeway that opened in 2001. Prior to that, traffic used a parallel road/rail causeway that opened in... 1823!
Very impressive for being 200 years old!
https://www.google.it/maps/@53.22031...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old October 31st, 2015, 12:51 AM   #4100
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Very impressive for being 200 years old!
https://www.google.it/maps/@53.22031...8i6656!6m1!1e1
It's actually this one.

The bridge you posted, however, is also 200 years old
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