I wonder what the issue is on this section, as these figures do seem over the top compared to other overloaded NSL D2 sections. When you have a large number of such incidents there's generally some common cause.NICK 647063 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 03, 2021 22:46
I live at Skellow which is literally the houses you see against the southbound carriageway prior to Redhouse, the existing A1 here is a nightmare it was closed 3 times on Wednesday with one closure going on for 6 hours after accidents, today another 2 that I know of, the traffic is more often stationary than moving, as residents from the bit of feedback we have had I’m thinking it’s offline with the old A1 past our houses as a LAR which for us is the very best option….
My own last "near thing" was right on this section, just a couple of weeks ago. Southbound, Bradford back to London, evening peak, 70 mph still being maintained. Suddenly, northbound, a lorry loaded with bricks shed its load, the bricks load spilled right across the centre divider onto the southbound carriageway and suddenly appeared right in front of us. Braked down, just trying to balance between maximum brake and preventing the car behind hitting; fortunately he had it well under control as well. Ran over the bricks at about 30 mph. There were vehicles stopping just beyond, either punctured or physically hit. Called the police control and seemed to be the only one giving the detail accurately - officer said other calls were starting to come in as well. Northbound completely blocked, southbound squeezing past in Lane 1.
Thank you Mr Pirelli for those tyres that handled it.
Wasn't the most recent bit of the M1, from Leeds East to the A1(M) at Aberford, opened 1999, meant to have been a reliever of this. For whatever reason it doesn't seem to have achieved this at all.Chris5156 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 04, 2021 13:03
Some design and scoping was carried out on the M18-A1(M) shortcut route, because a SABRE member (who may or may not still be with us) messaged me about it perhaps six or seven years back. At that time the Highways Agency were looking at options for the Doncaster Bypass and the corner cut was looking promising.