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A30 - Meadows Roundabotu 2 - Coppermine - 13537.jpg
A30 - Meadows Roundabotu 2

We have gained a town sorry its not Frimley as originally directed by the years old temporay sign. we now have Farnborough and A325 in brackets Dont get to excited, as the flag sign on posted just under this says Farnham A325

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 29, 2007 by Snowman
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A30 - The Meadows Roundabout - Camberley

This is a temporay (well its been there over 7 years) sign on the Meadows Roundabout from the direction of Sandhurst and Bracknell. This is one confusing roundabout to drive around if you follow the signs. This shows Camb to the left, Frimley A331 (yes the road changes number as this is the A321) and M3 straight on and Blackwater to the right oh also with the A30

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 29, 2007 by Snowman
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A30

Looking east at the A315 rbt at Bedfont, as a plane takes off. April 14 2007. The temperature was about 75F.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 07, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30-A33

Moving west to beyond Basingstoke, this is the multiplex with the A33, just before they separate again. M3 is glimpsed in the gap in the trees on left, at J8

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 05, 2007 by SteveA30
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Multiplex

Approaching the parting of the ways. Note the long right turn lane, provided in a 1960's improvement.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 05, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30-A33

The long right turn lane was an attempt to ease congestion, as queues for turning traffic were a major problem here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 05, 2007 by SteveA30
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Goodbye

This is the point where you felt you really were on the road to the west, having parted from the Southampton traffic. The sign reflects the original set up, whereby the A303 didn't start at the M3 but, further down at Micheldever rbt.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 05, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30 Okehampton by-pass

A misty day on the A30 eastbound near the start of the Okehampton by-pass

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 04, 2005 by multiraider2
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A30

Leaving Blackwater, along a snow created D1

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 15, 2010 by SteveA30
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A30 merge

The queues were so long that many were leaving at the previous junction at Woodleigh, only to meet up here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30 closed

The diversion via the at grade junction. At Pocombe, there was a stream of cars coming down the B3212 from Moretonhampstead, having left the A30 at Whiddon Down, via the A382, such was the length of the tailback on here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Between Hatch and Basingstoke, heading west.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30 dual

A short D2 that gets missed out on maps, approaching the A339 rbt down the hill.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30 Jolly Farmer

Approaching the rbt with the former pub in the middle, where the A325 starts. The A30 was freeflow in both directions in pre M3 days but now naturally, it has lights. Lower and upper left w/bnd and, upper right e/bnd. These cause huge peak hour queues in all directions.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Outskirts of Camberley. The whole route from Egham is very leafy and shady.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

The point where the trees end and Camberley proper begins. The lights pre-date the M3, one of 3 sets in the old days, a major bottleneck then. Now there are 6, a major bottleneck now.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Approaching another set of pre-M3 lights. It used to have 2 lanes on the opposite side, away from the lights. The road beyond the lights was S4 so, plenty of overtaking chances, within a 40 limit. A major widening obviously happened at some point here. There used to be a footbridge here but, it was removed after the M3 opened. I spent happy hours on it breathing in that heady aroma of diesel and lead.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Heading west at Virginia Water. Leafy and expensive area of Surrey.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 22, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Approaching Sunningdale Sta. The level crossing caused long tailbacks in (T) days. The short bit of 60's dualling allowed for passing of lorries and caravans, after the gates opened.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 22, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Near Windlesham.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 22, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

From the lights, a section that was dualled in the 60's to try and ease flows.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

This untouched stretch is how most of it was from Egham to Camberley, wide S2.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 22, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Egham bypass, dualled in the mid 60's. Not as rural as it looks.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 20, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Nearing the end of the bypass. I may be the only person who goes home from Heathrow, on the old route, which I did as far as J6 A339.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 20, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30, May 1974

Looking east near Launceston, at the A388 junction to the left and, B3254 to the right. Construction of the bypass commenced that summer. It was online through here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 19, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30-A388, April 2009

Standing roughly in the same area, the old A30 more or less followed the off-slip here and then, the on-slip opposite. The corner of the crossroads is about the only point of reference in the two. The D2 is up on the right, soaring over the lot.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 19, 2009 by SteveA30
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A good attempt to bring drivers back down to earth at the end of the lighting-fast A30/A33.
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The original A30/A33 heads straight while a spur roads bears right towards the Dummer Interchange.
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Approaching M3 J7.
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Between the A303 and M3.
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A half-built section of the Basingstoke Ring Road.
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Another half-built aspect of the south-western section of the Basingstoke Ring Road.
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Old to new A30

View west from Bolventor to the bypass. 24/3/09

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Distant A30

View east from Bolventor, of both A30's. They merge in the valley.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Aug 30 1975

Homeward bound traffic passes the Jamaica Inn on the A30

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Jamaica?

No, she went of her own accord. Er, anyway, holiday traffic trundles homewards at Bolventor.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Rural GSJ

The link from the e/bnd A30 to the old road behind me.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Joining A30

heading east from the old onto the new.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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Past and Present

The east end of the T, where the old gives way to the new.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30 Two Bridges, Cornwall

Looking east where the old leaves the new. March 24 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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New to Old A30

A view further back of the old, where the e/bnd side ends abruptly.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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Second B Road exit - or second from last

Exit 2 on the long route to London. Or Exit 400 if coming the other way. This is the turn for the coast road which is amazing all the way around to St Ives

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

Only 6 miles to Bodmin. The 35 before it went too quick.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

nearing the end now, not sure which exit this was now.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

Coming to the end of the new bit. (sorry camera packed up) and its take a fraction of the time than it use to. Getting in and out of Cornwall is a lot easier.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

A39 junction. This is where the jams would start. This use to go from dual to single in no time at all and take a good hour to get through it. Now the road is built its so much easier

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

The new bit, by now and after about half an hour from the Newquay turn off, it would be single carrage with a nice view of the car in front

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

This is very straight

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back

 
 
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