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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