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Re: M181

Post by c2R » Mon Jan 04, 2021 20:04

JohnA14J50 wrote:
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I have to wonder why the M181 needs its own number. It's just long sliproads to a roundabout.
It's soon going to be short sliproads to a roundabout!
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Re: M181

Post by XC70 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:52

Despite a long publicised closure this last weekend (which I assume did happen), I drove through this morning and nothing much has changed. No diversion onto the new roundabout, the road just continues through the works as it did last week.

Not sure if the weather killed it, or whether the plan was never to move traffic onto the roundabout on this weekend closure.

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Re: M181

Post by XC70 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:56

New weekend closure now proposed for this coming weekend 23/24 Jan 2021.

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Re: M181

Post by XC70 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 16:15

So here we are. Just after the third full weekend closure. No more discernable progress made when I drove through this morning. Looks like they did a bit of planing but nothing of any consequence.

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Re: M181

Post by Kkervinjones » Mon Feb 22, 2021 16:55

As part of my Waze map editing, another local editor has confirmed the southbound carriageway is now using the east side of the roundabout after the closures this weekend.

https://youtu.be/orLV7puysog

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Re: M181

Post by SteveA30 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 21:24

Does the M181 have special circumstances that allow a rbt to be built or has this set a precedent for the future? Can any motorway now become developer fodder, with rbts or signalled at grade junctions? We know from Delta at the M49 that they get what they want but, won't do what they should.
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Re: M181

Post by Steven » Mon Feb 22, 2021 21:28

SteveA30 wrote:
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Does the M181 have special circumstances that allow a rbt to be built or has this set a precedent for the future? Can any motorway now become developer fodder, with rbts or signalled at grade junctions? We know from Delta at the M49 that they get what they want but, won't do what they should.
There are other roundabouts on motorways elsewhere. There's nothing wrong with flat roundabouts in the middle of a motorway, apart from them being terminally rubbish.
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Re: M181

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 21:29

Steven wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 21:28
SteveA30 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 21:24
Does the M181 have special circumstances that allow a rbt to be built or has this set a precedent for the future? Can any motorway now become developer fodder, with rbts or signalled at grade junctions? We know from Delta at the M49 that they get what they want but, won't do what they should.
There are other roundabouts on motorways elsewhere. There's nothing wrong with flat roundabouts in the middle of a motorway, apart from them being terminally rubbish.
The big headache with flat roundabouts is if an all-purpose road plugs in, as the M58/M6 is about to discover when J26 hosts a rubbish development corridor.
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