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The A14 passes under the M1 - Geograph - 594152.jpg
The A14 passes under the M1
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Rugby Awayday
'There must be a map in this undergrowth.' Chris5156 isn't convinced.
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Rugby Awayday - The Catthorpe 8 again.
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Rugby Awayday - The Catthorpe 8 - Jack Russell, PeterA5145, Chris5156, Tom, Bryn666, Jeni, M5Lenzar and Sibbahz. Sabrista and M45 Tailback present but not in pic!
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Rugby Awayday - Yes we are here!
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Rugby Awayday - Catthorpe Interchange when it's quiet!
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Catthorpe Interchange Sign -
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M1 Catthorpe - Picture taken in Dec 2004 showing two lanes beneath the M6 due to bridge strengthening.
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M1 at J19 catthorpe interchange - First sign gantry for this interchange...
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M1 at J19 catthorpe interchange - Fork sign. This junction deserves a better sign like a gantry here...
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M1 at J19 catthorpe interchange - Britains most important interchange? Quite possibly... ...Also one of the worst...
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M1 at J19 catthorpe interchange - Exiting for the M6
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M1 Catthrope - M1 M6 Junction
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A427 near Catthorpe in 1994

Layout of roads at Catthorpe in 1994. Note Both A427 at Lutterworth and A14. A427 became the A4304 shortly afterwards. Minor road goes through Catthorpe. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 19, 2008 by DeptForLameExcuses

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A427 in 1980 at Catthorpe Close Up

Close up of B5416 at Catthorpe Interchange in 1980. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 19, 2008 by DeptForLameExcuses

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A427 and B5414 at Catthorpe in 1980

1980 Catthorpe. Note B5414 goes through the Catthorpe Interchange.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 19, 2008 by DeptForLameExcuses

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A427 1964 at Catthorpe

Note A427 is the road through the Catthorpe Interchange and A4114 is what became the A427 then B4027 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 19, 2008 by DeptForLameExcuses

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A427 at Catthorpe in 1964 Close up

Close up of roads through Catthorpe in 1964. Note A427 goes through the Catthorpe Interchange. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 19, 2008 by DeptForLameExcuses

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A14 approaching Catthorpe

Get in lane.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 09, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe local destinations sign Local destinations at the end of the A14
A14 West near Catthorpe, south of Swinford - Geograph - 1756916.jpg
A14 West near Catthorpe, south of Swinford
View west from footpath crossing A14. After M1/M6/A14 improvements are carried out, the footpath south from here will be stopped up, and this part of the road will link directly to/from M6, without the use of an island. http://www.highways.gov.uk/news/pressrelease.aspx?pressreleaseid=411587
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The signs for the Catthorpe Interchange, as seen from the M1 south.
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Catthrope Junction Improvement

My idea for Catthorpe, making it into a four-way free-flowing interchange with the movements provided by the M69 left out. There is a link to the Catthrope-Swinford road to provide an exit for non-motorway traffic from the A14.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 22, 2007 by Rubberduck
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catthorpe version two

my suggestion for the Catthorpe improvements provides access only where it is needed. also there is non-motorway access to the A14 and a bridge layout that minimises visual intrusion Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 02, 2007 by bucephalus

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A14 Catthorpe

Westbound beneath the M1 (two lanes). But the eastbound is only single-file!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe

Approach signage westbound

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe

Approach signage just east of the junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe

'Roundabout' at eastern end of junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe

Sign at western end of the junction

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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A14 Catthorpe

Beneath the M1 heading east (one-lane!)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2006 by Sunil_of_Yoxley
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M1 J19 - A14

Keeping the A14 as it is, but installing free-flow links for everything but M1(S) to A14(E), which has to use the minor road underneath. The A14 flies high over the junction to distribute its traffic to every direction, including the local network, as there's a lorry depot around here I believe. I've added a Catthorpe bypass (all 1500m of it or so) to get to the A5. Maybe there could be some 'local services' too..

OP Chris H

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 19, 2005 by M4Simon
Catthorpe from Johnston's Handy Road Atlas of GB & NI 1964 - Coppermine - 23649.jpg
Catthorpe from Johnston's Handy Road Atlas of GB & NI 1964

Showing the M6 joining the M1 at J18. This is also the only atlas I've seen where the M1 is shown as complete north of J18 but not as far as Nottingham. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 05, 2009 by FosseWay

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Realistic Catthorpe design

At first glance this appears to be identical to the HA's preferred option but if you look carefully you'll see the roundabout is designed to allow freeflow A14-M1(N) movements. This has the advantages of allowing full access and making all the important movements freeflow without the added cost of additional bridges. Having roundabouts where joining traffic has priority is nothing unusual and in this case virtually all the traffic on the roundabout will be making this movement.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 29, 2008 by Truvelo
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Catthorpe improvement looking south sometime in early 2016. Taken from an ICE promotional poster for a meeting in March 2016 at the University of Cambridge.
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Stationary traffic at Catthorpe
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Long tailbacks approaching Catthorpe
New Catthorpe M1 Glasgow
Remodelling the new Catthorpe such that M6 to M1 south is the new mainline (and M1 north to A14 is another mainline). Giving us a continuous 'M1' from London to Glasgow.

 

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