B1542 (Wisbech)

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B1542 (Wisbech)

Post by c2R » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:43

aj444 messaged me to discover a new B road on the 2020 OS mapping...

It looks like there have been numbering changes in Wisbech...

The B1542 has been created, which was previously part of the C313 and C312.

The C312 was previously the B1441 and prior to that was previously the A47.

The C313 has at various times (and sections) previously been the B1442, A1101, and A1027.

These changes truncate the Class III road, although do not eliminate them completely.

It's also interesting to note that both the B1441 and B1442 ended up in Clacton.

Lots more details about all of this in the wiki.

Not sure what the rationale was for the latest re-upgrade (maybe diversion routes as part of the Guyhirn roundabout works?), although it does tidy the C312/3 routes. It might also make a good SABRE quiz question one day.
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Re: B1542 (Wisbech)

Post by Steven » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:00

I've added a little more detail on the timescale of the change - in the May 2019 revision of OS VectorMap District, the road does not appear, but it does appear in the November 2019 release, pushing the date of the change back into a six month period in 2019 rather than in 2020.
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Re: B1542 (Wisbech)

Post by c2R » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:21

Thanks Steven. There's literally nothing about this change I can find online - which is fairly unusual - the Cambridgeshire map does show that the road is now Class II, and the overlay layer shows the the number, but the metadata still refers to the C road references (despite saying that it is a Class II road!)
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