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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #1521
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that traffic (not technically on the M62) is stopped at traffic lights, but yes, the M62 has high traffic flows along most of it's length, even for 3+3. The former section that's now M60 could have really done with the Relief Motorway alongside and the current ATM plans are surely only going to work as a stop gap.

Better alternative Pennine crossings/parallel routes (eg Flockton link / Manchester-Sheffield upgrades) wouldn't go amiss, as well as some more radical widening plans (3+2+2+3 for J26 to J27, for instance)
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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1522
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It goes through a very populous region, so it's only natural it has high volumes of traffic. That would be more than reason enough for widening some sections.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #1523
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Another piece of A27. This time from Chichester to Brighton[A23].



























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Old September 11th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1524
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Are city names abbreviated often like that on the pavement?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1525
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On the picture above we can see never finished Arundel's by-pass.
Same place taken by an airplane passenger:



I'd bet I have seen that aerial image somewhere on this forum with well explained reason why the project of mentioned by-pass has been scrapped, unfortunately I could not find it.









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Old September 11th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #1526
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Are city names abbreviated often like that on the pavement?
Yes, they are. This is not the high quality picture, though you possibly can recognize shortened name of one of the most important bus-coach-train station in London, which is named after queen Victoria (I suppose)



Guess the abbreviation for Harrow and Heathrow.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #1527
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Old September 11th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #1528
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A top secret missile bunker could be located within Southwick Tunnel, it has been claimed.

The 490 metre tunnel, opened in 1996, is an entrance point to the installation, experts believe.

Some even think the closure of the tunnel during crashes or at regular periods for "maintenance" could be a cleverly constructed lie to allow senior officials access to the bunker.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/36156...installation_/
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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #1529
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Brighton itself:
















Next to come A23/M23.

I'll post more pics soon.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #1530
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Are city names abbreviated often like that on the pavement?
Yes, thats standard.

Thanks for the pics, piotr.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #1531
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Thanks for the pictures, piotr, your updates are greatly appreciated.

The scenary right before Brighton is great.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #1532
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Thank you for paying interest to my reports and for the words of appreciation. However, I am not satisfied with the images' quality. My camera is too poor to take nice and well contrasted pictures through a car's windscreen, so it's time to buy a new DSLR. Hopefully, with remote control.

It's time for the first A23 set. In my opinion, A23 is located among these most motorway-ish or most motorway-like 'A' roads and its quality does not differ much from 'M' signed roads (after sotonsi comments, I wouldn't dare to use the term 'motorway standard' ). There are 6 and 4 lanes sections on it, as well as one, pretty much 'alpine' bit.

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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #1533
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This is an interesting sign:


I guess they were too cheap to provide an overhead sign.

It would've been zippier to make the line between the dropped lane and the through lanes short dots like the pavement makings.

Still, nice road-- and nice pics.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #1534
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Mentioned Alpine's stretch starts here:







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Old September 12th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #1535
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Old September 12th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #1536
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edit: Fixed now
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Old September 12th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #1537
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Yes, fixed

Well, we have been watching M23 for some time. Let's continue, then:













Entering Surrey:








Last set to come later on.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #1538
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Have you noticed the way junctions are numbered on M23?

The map below shows that it starts with J7 ascending to the South. Where are the junctions 1 to 6 then?











Approaching interchange with M25:


























That's it, Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #1539
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A top secret missile bunker could be located within Southwick Tunnel, it has been claimed.

The 490 metre tunnel, opened in 1996, is an entrance point to the installation, experts believe.

Some even think the closure of the tunnel during crashes or at regular periods for "maintenance" could be a cleverly constructed lie to allow senior officials access to the bunker.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/36156...installation_/
Uh huh....
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #1540
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Great report of A27. That road may be quite a nightmare at times. Quite scenic though.
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