Motorway Widening

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by wrinkly » Thu Aug 18, 2016 02:38

c2R wrote:
roadtester wrote: I'm sure climbing lanes were added to the A1(M) from Barton to Newcastle, which is a form of widening...
Initially two sections northbound, and later one section southbound (and possibly a third northbound?).

Which reminds me that a couple of northbound climbing lanes were added to the D2M M5 before being later absorbed into the more general widening.

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by owen b » Mon Aug 22, 2016 22:17

Bryn666 wrote:Who wants to help me discover when various motorway widening schemes were completed so we can have a chronological list for the Wiki?

M1 - J6A-10 - 2007
Later. http://www.skanska.co.uk/Global/Sevices ... -Sheet.pdf says "the scheme was completed at the end of 2008".
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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by WHBM » Mon Aug 22, 2016 22:27

I wonder if we can include when the M4, J3 to J2, had the almost-unused offside bus lane returned to general traffic use as a proper D3M around 2010 :)

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by Stesee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 14:47

M6 within J32 S/B 2010 N/B 2013

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by wrinkly » Thu Nov 16, 2017 19:35

M6 within J36 - 1990s????

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by 2 Sheds » Thu Nov 16, 2017 19:46

M1 J25 to J28 D3M to D4M. Opened in 2010

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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by Duncan macknight » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:33

I think “Glasgow’s Motorways” will be able to help with the M8 one..
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Re: Motorway Widening

Post by EpicChef » Mon Jul 27, 2020 15:47

M1 J28-31 was never widened properly. It only got a Smart Motorway somewhere between 2015 and 2018, with J32-35A following soon afterward (the Tinsley Viaduct was converted from 2 lanes per direction to 3.) J31-32, which had already been widened, was given variable speed limits.

Also, the M1 widening J21-21A through LFE services has been left out!

Interestingly, despite 23A-24 being widened as late as the 1990s (including the site where the ill-fated BMI plane crashed), it was still fitted with LPS lighting.
Smart motorways are like asbestos: they're the best option until suddenly they're not.

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