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The great clearway hunt

Post by RJDG14 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 14:09

I'm currently trying to compose a list of clearways in Great Britain, and need some help from you to give me the clearways you can think of. So far my list is as follows:

A419 / A417 - Swindon - Gloucester
Some of the A40 (Around Witney)
A350 M4 J17 - Chippenham
A55 Chester - Holyhead
A75 around Woodside
Winnats Pass
Piece of minor road up near Glencoe (http://goo.gl/maps/q8PNj)
Some of the A27
Most of the A1 in England
A4 Batheaston bypass

So, where are the rest?
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Post by Johnathan404 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 14:24

All of the A42.

Various parts of the A30, A31, A33, A34, A35, A36 and A38.

Slightly more interesting (IMO) is single carriageway clearways. Here's one, although irritatingly neither end is single carriageway.
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Post by Ruperts Trooper » Sat Dec 07, 2013 15:02

A148 at Fakenham, Norfolk - it's single carriageway.
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Post by Glen » Sat Dec 07, 2013 15:03

I think you could be underestimating how long a list that could be. Are you including urban examples?

A few others are the A9 between Broxden Roundabout and Struie Junction.
A82 approx 1 mile past Urquhart Castle.
B862 between Holm Roundabout and Dores.
RJDG14 wrote:Winnats Pass
Also the road from the A6187 towards Mam Farm.
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Post by PeterA5145 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 15:07

They're pretty commonplace, as Glen said, so this could be a very long list...

Here are three single-carriageway ones:

A5117 (which I think is clearway for its entire length, and mostly S2)

B5160, where the proximity of the National Trust's Dunham Massey estate is presumably the reason for the clearway

A626 Tiviot Way, Stockport
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Post by Gypsy_Laird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 15:15

The A92 between Preston roundabout and the Bankhead roundabout in Glenrothes is signed as a 1 mile clearway.

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Post by trigpoint » Sat Dec 07, 2013 16:58

Some of the A5 the A49 around Shrewsbury, the A50 between the M1 and Stoke.

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Post by Big L » Sat Dec 07, 2013 17:26

A449 Penkridge to M54, approx.
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Post by AndyB » Sat Dec 07, 2013 18:05

Frequently used by me in NI:
A8 Corrs Corner-Larne (first 1.5 miles dual, last mile dual, rest single)
A26 Dunsilly-Ballymena (dual)
A6 at Maghera park and ride (entirely single carriageway)
There are others, mainly in Co Antrim. I think A6 Sandyknowes-Templepatrick is one.

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Post by Nicholas » Sat Dec 07, 2013 18:45

As Glen has said, there are a huge number. Are you looking at general clearways, or the more specific urban clearway? A good discussion would be which are the longest or shortest we know of? (The longest probably being on something like the A1)

Just a couple locally to me, there's virtually all of the A580, the A579 Atherleigh Way and the (approx) 500 yards long A572 Spinning Jenny Way
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Post by RJDG14 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 18:46

AndyB wrote:Frequently used by me in NI:
A8 Corrs Corner-Larne (first 1.5 miles dual, last mile dual, rest single)
A26 Dunsilly-Ballymena (dual)
A6 at Maghera park and ride (entirely single carriageway)
There are others, mainly in Co Antrim. I think A6 Sandyknowes-Templepatrick is one.
And to add to that, why are a higher proportion of roads under clearway status in Co Antrim than any other Northern Irish county? Is it to do with a different authority being responsible for the upkeeping of the roads?
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Post by RJDG14 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 18:50

Nicholas wrote:As Peter has said, there are a huge number. Are you looking at general clearways, or the more specific urban clearway? A good discussion would be which are the longest or shortest we know of? (The longest probably being on something like the A1)

Just a couple locally to me, there's virtually all of the A580, the A579 Atherleigh Way and the (approx) 500 yards long A572 Spinning Jenny Way
I'm not looking for "urban clearways" as the general term goes, and are not looking for the red routes within London and Birmingham, as a map already exists for them. I'm looking for general clearways in both urban and rural areas (indicated by two red lines in a circle).
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Post by Johnathan404 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 19:01

Nicholas wrote:A good discussion would be which are the longest or shortest we know of? (The longest probably being on something like the A1)
Well, let's throw 63 miles down and look for a signed figure that's higher.
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Post by A329Mdren » Sat Dec 07, 2013 19:54

RJDG14 wrote:I'm currently trying to compose a list of clearways in Great Britain, and need some help from you to give me the clearways you can think of. So far my list is as follows:

A419 / A417 - Swindon - Gloucester
Some of the A40 (Around Witney)
A350 M4 J17 - Chippenham
A55 Chester - Holyhead
A75 around Woodside
Winnats Pass
Piece of minor road up near Glencoe (http://goo.gl/maps/q8PNj)
Some of the A27
Most of the A1 in England
A4 Batheaston bypass

So, where are the rest?
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A82 North of Balloch

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Post by AndyB » Sat Dec 07, 2013 23:09

RJDG14 wrote:And to add to that, why are a higher proportion of roads under clearway status in Co Antrim than any other Northern Irish county? Is it to do with a different authority being responsible for the upkeeping of the roads?
Different divisions of Roads Service. Northern appears to be the only one to bother with them except for Urban Clearways and special cases like the Maghera Park and Ride (short version: the car park is free and popular)

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Re: The great clearway hunt

Post by irrelevant » Sat Dec 07, 2013 23:16

Lots around here. Just off the top of my head..

The A580 starts on The A6 Crescent ..
A57 between A57(M) and M602
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Re: The great clearway hunt

Post by northernlight » Sat Dec 07, 2013 23:45

Glen wrote:I think you could be underestimating how long a list that could be. Are you including urban examples?

A few others are the A9 between Broxden Roundabout and Struie Junction.
A82 approx 1 mile past Urquhart Castle.
B862 between Holm Roundabout and Dores.
RJDG14 wrote:Winnats Pass
Also the road from the A6187 towards Mam Farm.
Also the A82 from Friars Bridge to Longman Roundabout with the A9
A93 Cairnwell/ Devils Elbow
A835 Tore to near Contin
A96 from Retail Park to Raigmore
A93 near Balmoral Castle
A9 Broxden to Kier?

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