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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by Chris5156 » Mon May 24, 2021 20:23

Steven wrote:
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Steven wrote:
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Today's update is from 1994, and features the A303 Ilminster to Marsh improvement.
Following on from this Truvelo has drawn up the section to the west, the A30 and A303 Marsh to Honiton improvement from 1993.
Brilliant! It's a surprise to see a flat roundabout at the A303/A30 junction was part of the plan.

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Post by Truvelo » Mon May 24, 2021 20:43

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Brilliant! It's a surprise to see a flat roundabout at the A303/A30 junction was part of the plan.
It was originally a dumbbell GSJ in the initial 1991 scheme. By 1992 it was changed to a flat roundabout. There is no explanation for this change. I do agree it's somewhat disappointing.
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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by Bryn666 » Wed May 26, 2021 15:50

Chris5156 wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 20:23
Steven wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 20:02
Steven wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:00
Today's update is from 1994, and features the A303 Ilminster to Marsh improvement.
Following on from this Truvelo has drawn up the section to the west, the A30 and A303 Marsh to Honiton improvement from 1993.
Brilliant! It's a surprise to see a flat roundabout at the A303/A30 junction was part of the plan.
Cheap, innit.
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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by Steven » Sun Dec 05, 2021 08:06

A new map full of proposals from Truvelo's archival research has been uploaded today - and this time it's a look at Gateshead, and the plans for the A1 to run through the town centre, including the (in)famous Gateshead Highway and its connection to the Newcastle Central Motorway East Bypass.
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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by frediculous_biggs » Thu Dec 16, 2021 23:13

Steven wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 08:06
A new map full of proposals from Truvelo's archival research has been uploaded today - and this time it's a look at Gateshead, and the plans for the A1 to run through the town centre, including the (in)famous Gateshead Highway and its connection to the Newcastle Central Motorway East Bypass.
Absolutely crazy. Some of the weaving on that junction would have been awful
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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by Truvelo » Fri Dec 17, 2021 13:35

frediculous_biggs wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 23:13
Steven wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 08:06
A new map full of proposals from Truvelo's archival research has been uploaded today - and this time it's a look at Gateshead, and the plans for the A1 to run through the town centre, including the (in)famous Gateshead Highway and its connection to the Newcastle Central Motorway East Bypass.
Absolutely crazy. Some of the weaving on that junction would have been awful
There are four designs for this junction that I know of and they are all shocking in this regard. The radii of the slip roads is also a severe departure from standards - even for the 60s. Here's one of the other designs. This one has a slightly different arrangement from the Tyne Bridge onto Askew Road and there is no roundabout GSJ on Askew Road at Wellington Street .
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Post by Steven » Sat Dec 18, 2021 21:06

Yet another unrealised plan brought to us by Truvelo, the Staveley-Brimington Bypass of 1971.
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Re: Highway Plans SABRE Maps layer

Post by owen b » Sun Dec 19, 2021 15:56

Steven wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 21:06
Yet another unrealised plan brought to us by Truvelo, the Staveley-Brimington Bypass of 1971.
I have a 1990 Collins Road Atlas Britain which bizarrely (and obviously mistakenly) shows a completed Staveley-Brimington bypass. It's single carriageway, has several roundabouts, and follows a line north of the existing A619 throughout and connecting directly with M1 J30.
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Post by Steven » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:00

More Truvelo goodness has gone online today, this time the Worthing-Lancing Bypass proposals from 1992.
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