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A426

Post by roadphotos » Sun May 10, 2020 17:33

I think the information on the A426 on the SABRE Wiki is incorrect. The key to the route says that the section of this road between Lutterworth and Leicester is a Primary Route which I'm pretty certain is not the case. All maps and atlases show this section of the A426 as Non Primary (coloured red). Further south there's confusion as to what the classification of the section of the A426 between the A423 at Southam and Rugby actually is. Most maps show it as a Primary Route (coloured green) but all of the signs along this section are white (Non Primary). The same goes for the section between the M6 and Lutterworth. This section also has Non Primary signage but is shown on maps and atlases as a Primary Route (coloured green). Does anyone have any information on the classification of this road.

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Re: A426

Post by SouthWest Philip » Sun May 10, 2020 18:38

I guess Warwickshire county council would have the definitive answer, but it appears that the A426 was all non-primary until a few years ago but has, for some inexplicable reason, been made primary in recent years from Lutterworth southwards. I say inexplicable simply because there is no reason for any primary route to pass through Rugby given there are far better strategic routes to take all through traffic around it.

I guess the white signs south of Lutterworth are simply because older signs haven't been replaced.

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Re: A426

Post by ForestChav » Sun May 10, 2020 18:57

It's definitely non primary north of the A4304, according to the content on street view.
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Re: A426

Post by roadphotos » Mon May 11, 2020 00:18

The route key on the Wiki is definitely incorrect then

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Re: A426

Post by fras » Mon May 11, 2020 13:03

Before the new junction was installed at Catthorpe, it was possible to come down the M1 from the north, and then take the M6 west, and vice versa, but now you can't the only way is A426 M6 Jn 1 and M1 Jn 20. So if you want to get to and from the M1 north and the new huge sheds beside the M6 at Rugby you've got to use the A426, so that could be a reason to make that section primary.

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