Guess the road number

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby stuart » Tue Sep 05, 2017 15:26

I would say it's here at the junction of A1/A43/A1175 near Stamford.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:46

Yes well done, the sign on the slip road says A43 to Stamford when the road is actually the A1175. It's only when you get to the end of the slip road that you get the correct road number (A1175) on the sign so the answer is the junction of the A1, A43 and A1175 near Stamford. My next question = I am the shortest motorway in Great Britain.
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby M&T's Dad » Wed Sep 06, 2017 13:34

Only recently joined, and read through this thread - interesting, thank you.

Is the answer the A635(M) in Manchester? It is only about 300m long, I think.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Wed Sep 06, 2017 15:35

No it's not the A635(M) (it's shorter) but a good guess though. If you've only just joined then welcome to SABRE, you might find some of my previous questions interesting.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby M&T's Dad » Tue Sep 12, 2017 23:19

Thanks for the welcome! The Sabre boards seem like a friendly place :-)

Based on your comment, I have spent a couple of hours learning more about motorways, and how they are defined. Based on comments elsewhere, I'm going to say that the answer you are looking for is the A1058(M) in Newcastle, reckoned by some to be about 100 metres long, though the SABRE wiki entry says 600 metres ...

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Wed Sep 13, 2017 20:25

No the answer isn't the A1058(M), not sure it exists as there are no signs that say A1058(M), also there are no signs for the A635(M), this motorway is signed as part of the A57(M). The motorway I'm looking for has a sign confirming the motorway number and is less than 300m long.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby vlad » Wed Sep 13, 2017 20:29

According to PM it isn't signed in both directions. :)
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby M&T's Dad » Wed Sep 13, 2017 21:07

Ok - I'm going to sit back and see what other ideas come in :)

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby crb11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 22:18

Is it the new A8(M)?
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 17:11

Yes correct Colin (well done), at just over 280m the A8(M) which opened in 2016 is Britain's shortest motorway. It joins the M8 and M73 at the Baillieston Interchange east of Glasgow and links up with the A8 and A89. It's only signed as the A8(M) in one direction (from the Baillieston Interchange). The other direction is signed as the M8 as this is the road the A8(M) joins after just over 280m. Check it out on Pathetic Motorways or Jens Roads.
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 21:10

My next Guess the road number question = I am an 'A Road' in Essex that has changed it's route in recent years but the new route takes longer than the old route. If you stay on the original route you will reach your destination before you would if you drive on the new route of this 'A Road'.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby crb11 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 19:46

Bit of a guess, but is this the A130?
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Tue Sep 19, 2017 21:55

No it's not the A130 but it is a 3 digit road so keep guessing.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Tue Sep 26, 2017 22:48

Clue = Have a look at the roads in the south of the county.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby crb11 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 08:12

A126 possibly? I can't track down all the history but with its weird route it seems a good candidate.
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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Sat Sep 30, 2017 14:18

Yes correct (well done), the A126 between West Thurrock and Grays has changed its route in recent years but the old route is quicker than the new route. If you take the old A126 you will get to Grays quicker than if you use the new route. The A126 now turns left from London Road onto Devonshire Road but the original A126 (now unclassified) continued along London Road and then onto Eastern Way and into Grays. The new route for the A126 is left from London Road onto Devonshire Road then right at the first roundabout onto Hogg Lane (former A1012) towards Grays where the new A126 meets the original A126 at the next roundabout. The old route into Grays is quicker. My next question = I am a junction on the A14 that's unusual in the fact that on the slip road at the exit you have to be in the right hand lane to take the 'A Road' which is the first left at the junction.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby Bfivethousand » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:01

A1303 eastbound at Stow cum Quy

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Sun Oct 01, 2017 23:14

Yes well done, the eastbound off slip at junction 35 of the A14 at Stow cum Quay is the correct answer. You have to be in the right hand lane on the slip road from the A14 to take the first left at the roundabout onto the A1303 towards Bottisham and Newmarket. The reason for this is that the left lane on the slip road is for the B1102 which is the road at the first junction on the A1303 just after the A14/A1303 junction. This means that you need to be in the right hand lane on the slip road to turn left because you have to be in the lane to the right when you join the A1303 at the roundabout at the junction because the left lane of the A1303 is for the B1102 which the A1303 joins at a set of traffic lights just after the A14/A1303 junction so it's better to keep the left lane on the slip road for B1102 traffic only and all other traffic (including the first left for the A1303) has to use the right hand lane. My next question = I am a 'B Road' in Norfolk that is shown incorrectly on the latest Ordnance Survey Landranger map of the area. The map shows the correct route for this 'B Road' but it has the completely wrong number for this 'B Road on the map. Good luck.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby roadphotos » Sat Oct 07, 2017 23:13

Clue = The 'B Road' i'm looking for lies to the northwest of Norwich and has been given the wrong number on the Ordnance Survey Landranger map number 133 and all other OS maps of the area.

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Re: Guess the road number

Postby skiddaw05 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 00:04

Without access to the current OS map at the moment I'll make a wild guess that the newly created B1535 (Honingham to Lenwade) is incorrectly numbered as the recently deleted B1147, which used to run nearby between Dereham and Bawdeswell


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