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Slow News Day

Post by Phil » Mon Jul 26, 2021 14:17

OK I know its the 'Silly Season' but come on....

https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/ ... d-9208559/

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by JohnnyMo » Mon Jul 26, 2021 14:53

Probably some where between that what some pointless celebrity has said on Twitter and same being photo'd going commando getting into a Ferrari.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by KeithW » Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:00

Doubtless had some more elaborate structure been built the author would have been complaining of the money that was wasted by not building a simple functional replacement.

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by roadtester » Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:01

Surely we at Sabre should be pleased when the press features local roadbuilding?
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Post by Helvellyn » Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:26

Odd example to pick really. It's not exactly great but I've seen far worse. Not sure what these wonderful continental ones the writer's on about are, you're just as likely to get some bland piece of uninspiring concrete there. A modern bridge reconstruction that even I'll just shrug my shoulders at here...

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Post by B1040 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:30

Good to know it's reopened. The closure was a bit annoying when we were making regular trips to Melton in the last weeks of my father in law. (Not the normal route, but a good alternative in the event of A1 blockages (or boredom)).
The bridge looks pretty much how I would have expected it to look.

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Micro The Maniac » Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26

A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Tinpusher » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:02

I rather like the aesthetics of the new structure. Looks rustic Vs uniform. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by DB617 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:19

Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
See also, A4174. Sometimes I think it's just because the somewhat congruous three-digit numbers were all already used. For example within Bristol the A420, 432 etc are all subordinate to and feed into the primary A4174... it's very odd. I almost think ring roads should have been afforded another numbering system or inherited the number of a less significant local road. Certainly the A4174 could have inherited A38 as the latter route is a real mishmash that shouldn't be considered all-purpose in the 21st Century.

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by WHBM » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:32

This is what you get when civils are given a budget and left unsupervised ...

A major main contractor I know was speaking about a civils subcontractor. "Oh, they get on and do the job. But you must make sure not to use them on any part of the works where the final finish will be visible to the client".

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Sunil_of_Yoxley » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:33

Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Helvellyn » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:43

Sunil_of_Yoxley wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:33
Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
The A1400 says hello!
Sadly no A6144(M) any more though :(

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Post by Big L » Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:48

Sunil_of_Yoxley wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:33
Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
The A1400 says hello!
I've driven on the A4540, A4123, A4150 today; all primary I believe.

A certain really dodgy website has a page that lists 158 examples from A1001 to A9000.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Jul 26, 2021 20:29

DB617 wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:19
Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?

Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
See also, A4174. Sometimes I think it's just because the somewhat congruous three-digit numbers were all already used. For example within Bristol the A420, 432 etc are all subordinate to and feed into the primary A4174... it's very odd. I almost think ring roads should have been afforded another numbering system or inherited the number of a less significant local road. Certainly the A4174 could have inherited A38 as the latter route is a real mishmash that shouldn't be considered all-purpose in the 21st Century.
Belgium has separate numbering for ring roads, starting with Brussels, which has R0. IIRC, part of this is motorway, and part all-purpose. An R number is no guarantee of a particular standard of road, and not all are full rings.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by wrinkly » Mon Jul 26, 2021 21:59

Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?
Some that spring to mind are A5103, A1079, A4123, A1058, a bit of A5117 (more was primary once but became A494)

And glancing at an atlas, A4076, A4232, A4042, A1101, A1122
(got bored after a few pages and stopped looking)

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Jul 26, 2021 22:40

wrinkly wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 21:59
Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
A primary four-digit A-road?
Some that spring to mind are A5103, A1079, A4123, A1058, a bit of A5117 (more was primary once but became A494)

And glancing at an atlas, A4076, A4232, A4042, A1101, A1122
(got bored after a few pages and stopped looking)
A1079 was originally part of A66.

I like A4444. It's so obviously a totally artificial number, plus it's only about half a mile long and dual-carriageway all the way. And it's still primary.
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From the SABRE Wiki: A4444 :

A4444 is the number allocated to the northern section of the Black Country Spine Road, between the A463 Black Country Route at The Lunt Junction and the A41 and A4038 at Moxley Junction. Constructed in the early 1990s, it is a remarkably dull dual carriageway whose only intermediate junction is a connection, on the northbound carriageway, serving a private warehouse facility.

The road runs parallel to and a short distance west of a stretch of the Walsall

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Bryn666 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 00:09

I wanted to renumber the A6119 to A677 as it would have given a single route number from the A59 to M65 and made a good strategic diversion in case of problems on the M65, but got told no...

In fact my proposals to rationalise the whole of Blackburn were told no, because, well Capita did their own effort in 2005 and screwed it up.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by the cheesecake man » Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:20

Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
Only whole numbers are allowed. Irrational numbers such as Mπ or Ae(M) are right out. :coat:

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Re: Slow News Day

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:42

the cheesecake man wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:20
Micro The Maniac wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 16:26
Just proving that our numbering system has no rational basis.
Only whole numbers are allowed. Irrational numbers such as Mπ or Ae(M) are right out. :coat:
i, you're right there.
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Re: Slow News Day

Post by the cheesecake man » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:32

Chris Bertram wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:42
i
:idea: Then then the road number could correspond to its direction. Perhaps that would be too complex. :rolleyes:

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