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Old December 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM   #901
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From Wiki,
The first maximum speed limit was the 10 mph (16 km/h) limit introduced in the United Kingdom in 1861.

The first person to be convicted of speeding in the UK was Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent. On January 28, 1896 he was fined for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h). He was fined 1 shilling plus costs.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #902
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These are the future motorway upgrades that I know.

SCOTLAND
M8 completion between J6-J8
M74 extension to M8 in Glasgow.
M80 completion of missing link.
M90 (YES M90 not A90) 2nd forth road bridge.

all stages of planned or under construction.

WALES
M4 releif motorway has been SCRAPPED.
Dont know of any other motorway schemes in Wales.

ENGLAND
A1(M) Extension from Junction 49 (Dishforth) to the A684. being built as we speak, to be extended further to Junction 56 (Barton) starting 2011.

A1(M) Upgrade of a rubbish dual carraigeway to motorway between junctions 38-junction 40. (missing link)

A1(M) Upgrade of A1 to motorway from J17 Peterborough-J34 Blyth put on hold.

NO OTHER LONG DISTANCE MOTORWAY CROSS COUNTRY PROJECTS ARE PLANNED!!!


various widening schemes and hard shoulder running schemes in prep or planned for M1, M6, M62 and possibly the M3, M4, M5, M40, M42 and M25.

Hope people like this update, thanks M56PHIL.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #903
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Better than nothing at all in the end
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #904
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Newry Bypass

Camlough Road Junction














Cloghogue Junction

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Old January 10th, 2010, 02:44 AM   #905
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Is there a lot of motorway construction/repairing being done in the UK?

If someone could show me some kind of list or thread with major road projects in Britain, I'd be grateful .
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #906
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Surprise, surprise... a roundabout!

Seriously, I think people who are responsible for infesting British roads with roundabouts should be HANGED or tortured in the most brutal methods imaginable . I cannot drive (or be driven) on any A roads simply because after a dozen or so roundabouts I get sick and have to stop to throw up. Not a pleasant way of traveling
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #907
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:o I thought it was just us Americans that didn't like roundabouts! But for us, we're scared of them because we don't know how to drive them, but I can see how going around in circles all day long would get tiring.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #908
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Is there a lot of motorway construction/repairing being done in the UK?

If someone could show me some kind of list or thread with major road projects in Britain, I'd be grateful .
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #909
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Surprise, surprise... a roundabout!

Seriously, I think people who are responsible for infesting British roads with roundabouts should be HANGED or tortured in the most brutal methods imaginable . I cannot drive (or be driven) on any A roads simply because after a dozen or so roundabouts I get sick and have to stop to throw up. Not a pleasant way of traveling
Roundabouts are great. I love driving them. I like the centrifugal forces while you drive them.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #910
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Roundabouts are great. I love driving them. I like the centrifugal forces while you drive them.
So you're one of those sado-maso types?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #911
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So you're one of those sado-maso types?
No, I just like to feel I live
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #912
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #913
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That is very unusual (and not very safe) alignment with that "bump".
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #914
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do you sometimes resist the temptation to do some more circles than needed?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #915
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That is very unusual (and not very safe) alignment with that "bump".
I really really hope that you see that this is not the final situation,, and that the asphalt is yet to be layed..
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #916
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do you sometimes resist the temptation to do some more circles than needed?
No, I always drive at least twice around roundabout before choosing my direction
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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #917
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There are some planned motorway services in the UK which have never been built. For a long time passing one, I was not aware it was one of the mentioned places. I was amazed of an unusual length of a slip road along M27/ J9, which is 1 mile. Posting pictures of M27 in the Polish thread I have been explained what and why it is about.

Below are some pics of the place and a link where all is properly explained.

The ramped area on the left hand side is where services should be.


















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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #918
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Today it's 184 years ago the first suspension bridge in the world opened; connecting Anglesey island with Wales. It's called the Menai Suspension Bridge. It opened in 1826 and carries A5.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:49 PM   #919
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I've crossed that so many times, although it's been bypassed now
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Old February 1st, 2010, 11:01 AM   #920
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Roundabouts are great. I love driving them. I like the centrifugal forces while you drive them.

yeah.

and I like tires crying too...
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