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A38 Somerset.jpg
A38
Looking south. A gorgeous road. Can a road be gorgeous? I think so, I mean, just look at the curves on that!
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M5 Junction 13
Abandoned farm implement by A38 - Geograph - 1053135.jpg
Abandoned farm implement by A38
The southern end of the M5, near Exeter - Geograph - 996285.jpg
The southern end of the M5, near Exeter
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Milestone at Stratford
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The A38 in the middle of Taunton, along the local traffic blackspot of East Reach
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An abandoned section of the A38 in Devon.
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A50 A38 intersection

westbound

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 17, 2007 by drpsg
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A38 Weeford GSJ facing north

The northbound carriageway hasn't finished been surfaced yet - 11/08/05

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 11, 2005 by Truvelo
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A38 Weeford GSJ looking south

Heading south approaching the underpass

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 11, 2005 by Truvelo
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A38 near Bodmin

Taken on the A38 just before it crosses the A30 Bodmin by-pass. The NSL sign ahead marks the end of the long Dobwalls to Bodmin 50 mph zone imposed for saftey reasons. The slip to the A30 westbound is behind us. At the roundabout ahead, left is just the off-slip for the A30 toward Bodmin, straight on is local roads and the A38 (now non-primary) is the right turn.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 01, 2005 by multiraider2
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A38(M) Aston Expressway

me and serena made a detour to get get some petrol. (On an Away day trip)

Posted by 404simon on 4/25/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 04, 2005 by M4Simon
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A38(M) gantry

check out that gantry-it has a roundabout sign on it. photos have been brightened.

Posted by 404simon on 4/25/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 04, 2005 by M4Simon
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A38 Brum irr

it's mostly in tunnels-here the portal to St Chad's Queensway

Posted by 404simon on 4/25/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 04, 2005 by M4Simon
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BrumQ39

The start of the A38(M)

Posted by DadgeCity on 2/18/2005

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 29, 2005 by M4Simon
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BrumQ29

The Aston Expressway from Salford Park

Posted by DadgeCity on 2/18/2005

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 29, 2005 by M4Simon
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BrumQ17

Park Circus, Aston - A38(M). I'm parked not far from the grammar school. The blue sign warns of the central lane control ahead.

Posted by DadgeCity on 10/2/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 28, 2005 by M4Simon
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M5-A38 link

This is one I've wondered about for a long time. The M5 replaced the A38 as the main road from the South West to the Midlands but it was never properly joined up with the A38 North when it got to B'ham. To my mind, this is one reason for the excess pressure on certain bits of motorway. The obvious thing to do would be to continue the M5 (perhaps as an A road - I don't know what number it could be given) straight up around Barr Beacon and across to the A38 at Wall. Was this ever planned or suggested? Dadge C Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 23, 2005 by M4Simon

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A38 in snow near Earl's Croome - Geograph - 1670439.jpg
A38 in snow near Earl's Croome
A38 junction with the A4104 - Geograph - 1670442.jpg
A38 junction with the A4104
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A38, Oct 16 2009

Oh, all right then, here are 6 out of 30 taken of the M5 closure near Bristol. Heading south towards Somerset, along a former 3 lane section.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

Near Lower Langford, in a queue caused by the lights at Churchill, nearly 2 miles away.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

Looking north at Lower Langford. All these pics were taken 30 mins to an hour after the M5 had re-opened. This lot had struggled through Bristol and, were making slow progress southwards, to J22 and freedom.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38, The Longest Lane

Up on top of the Mendips between Churchill and Star, looking north. This is the queue for the Churchill lights at the A368, from the other direction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

Down to the Somerset Levels, looking north to the Mendip Hills. The A38 goes through the cleft in the hill to the left of the lorry in the layby.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 layby

A mobile snack bar has a bumper day, with the many diverted drivers.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2009 by SteveA30
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Death of an S3?

Covered up sign, presumably stating 'New Road Layout Ahead'.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by DavidBrown
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Death of an S3?

Of course, the road isn't in its original state anyway, with this fairly recent 50 limit.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by DavidBrown
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Queue on A38 approaching M1 J28

This is a regular sight during the week as the traffic lights at J28 often cause tailbacks this far back

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 24, 2009 by Truvelo
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Death of an S3?

Bagged up 'New Road Layout Ahead' sign.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by DavidBrown
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Death of an S3?

Sign warning of the roadworks. They apparently started 5 days ago, but the only noticable change is the new signs.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by DavidBrown
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A38

Being bypassed isn't always the death knell for old cafes. Morgans Cafe at Burlescombe has survived 33 years without long distance traffic. Local tippers keep the place afloat, although it closes at 2.30pm.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 Pawlett, Somerset

Looking north at the divergence of the bypass from the original route. June 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A38

Fairly clear evidence of its origins here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A38

Looking north into the village

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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Very old A38

Not bypassed on a 1926 OS map but, it is on a 1945 edition.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

North end of the bypass, looking towards Highbridge, with the Mendip Hills in the distance.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 bypass

Looking south at the start of the bypass. The road soon attracted roadside businesses, such as this old garage, with the former canopy clearly visible.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 Services

Heading south on the bypass. A perfectly preserved example of a pre-motorway Services, without a canopy and, with the Hilltops Cafe just beyond, all still open. Worth listing I would have thought. Last fuel before M5 J23

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 Services

Looking north at the services. Other old garage visible between the signs. The M5 from J22-23 opened in August 1973, at the height of the holiday season. One day heaving with traffic, the next day... like this.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 03, 2009 by SteveA30
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Temp slip to A38?

Where it joined the temporary A38.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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Temp A38 slip?

Possible route of the 1975 off slip to the A38 south of J24. M5 behind trees on left, looking north.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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Short lived link to A38

Looking west from the off slip junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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M5 temporary terminal

View east at the on-slip junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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M5 ghost slip road.

Turning off the A38 link.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38 link

View west towards the A38, from the M5 on-slip junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

Junction with the dualled A38 at Thurloxton.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38

View north at the temp link to the M5, on the right. Did the prioritiy change to the right turn for the 5 months it carried A38 traffic?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 13, 2009 by SteveA30

 
 
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