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Crediton - The A3072 - Geograph - 1234986.jpg
Crediton : The A3072
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Left for the bypass

The link from the old A30 to the old A38, left here. It was a T junction in the olden days. Original A30 went straight on into Exeter. The bridge carrying the bypass, is in the distance. Sept 14 2008

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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Haldon-Telegraph Hill

Looking south from the Kennford GSJ. Old A38, now n/bnd A380 on right. N/bnd A38 in middle. S/bnd A38/A380 on left, splitting to 2 lanes for each. Old garage visible in background.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 03, 2008 by SteveA30
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End of the road

My first entry for POTM is the Exeter end of the M5 at J31 from the Old Matford Lane overbridge

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 16, 2008 by M5Lenzar
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Picnic Site 2

Sourton, A30/A386, Okehampton. Sept 07

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 24, 2007 by SteveA30
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Q

Eastbound jam at Honiton. A35 joins on left

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30 Exeter

Just after leaving M5, A38 on-slip on left.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Left for A390

The A390 will probably become a dead end from here, as the new route from the rbt is just ahead, beyond the white lorry in the distance, bypassing the low rly. bridge as well.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by SteveA30
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South west

Looking across the site camp to the A390, from the A38. The new will cross at high level to bridge the rly. just visible, above the huts.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by SteveA30
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Exe A361

Geddit? Er, anyway, the junction of A396 and old A361, now B3227.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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Exe Valley

Looking west. The priority is from A396 n. to B3227 w. I can't remember if that was always the case. Logically, the A361 would have had priority, as that was the busiest route.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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West end of A303

The exact point where the A303 gives way to the A30 at Upottery in Devon. The end of the red paint would appear to mark the spot. Looking east. Annie's Tea Bar layby in distance.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 18, 2007 by SteveA30
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End of A303

Looking west. Road layout unchanged for at least 4 decades, apart from the red paint and newer signs. Nice to see such a thing these days.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 18, 2007 by SteveA30
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Red Sign, A358

Near Axminster, Devon.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 08, 2007 by AAndy
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1981 Nr Ashburton, Devon.

Looking South towards the A38 slip road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 03, 2007 by AAndy
A358 Musbury, Devon - wooden signposts - Coppermine - 11472.jpg
A358 Musbury, Devon - wooden signposts

Not a clear photo but east devon uses these white wooden signs a lot.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 02, 2007 by AAndy
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A358 Weycroft Bridge, Axminster.

A358 heading South

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 08, 2007 by AAndy
A39 (soon to be A361) near Barnstaple - Coppermine - 9454.jpg
A39 (soon to be A361) near Barnstaple

A part of the A39 outside of Barnstaple where a 2+1 arrangement has given way to this, where the centre lane has been hashed out and hazard posts along the sides.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 08, 2006 by RichieGraham
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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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C50 (A30)

In other news, A30 traffic returned in force to the C50 as it has been since May 1978, on Sept 11 2009, after an accident closed the e/bnd side from Tedburn St Mary. This is Pocombe Corner, only 1 mile from the edge of Exeter. Queues were commonplace here in the 60's and 70's.

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

The event was rare enough to bring out the locals for a look.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2009 by SteveA30
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A38, Feb 26 2007.

Looking south, where the A38 veers off to the right to join the M5 at J27. It was the A373 to Tiverton. A38 used to go left to Cullompton, now its the B3181. Only a rbt since about 1999 ish, before that it was main line to the M5 but, I would imagine before the M5, it would have been priority for the A38 on to Exeter left. Building beyond small van was one of the earliest Little Chef closures, around 1976, when the M5 opened from J26 to J27 here. Its now a craft centre and coffee shop.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 03, 2007 by SteveA30
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B3231 Saunton

Taken from exactly the same place as an earlier PotM, but looking in the other direction. Lets hope a sunny photo gets us some sunny weather...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 23, 2007 by DavidBrown
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A3126/B3137 Tiverton, Devon

Right hand arm should simply say 'Witheridge B3137', road is B3137 not (B3137), South Molton & Rackenford are signed (quite rightly) on all other signs in town via A361, road to Rackenford ceased to be B3221 in 1988 & isn't/was never B3222!, roundabout is a mini-roundabout. Sign effectively 17-years out of date the day it was put up! (Old sign was correct!)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 13, 2006 by SouthWest Philip
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A30

Looking west, where the link to the old e/bnd side, runs under the new. The once notorious Iron Bridge, where the old A30 went, can be seen beyond.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 12, 2007 by SteveA30
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A39 Blackmoor Gate

Blackmoor Gate how it used to be in the 1980's. The A39 had priority then, whereas the A399 does now. The big holiday route sign directed 'Light Holiday Traffic' to Ilfracombe and Lynton. Sorry it isn't very clear - the picture is acually on an information sign, which can be found at Blackmoor Gate today.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 13, 2006 by DavidBrown
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Old A361

Descending into the Exe valley. The A396 is about 100' below the trees. One of several hairpins on the old route from Taunton to South Molton.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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Exe Bridge, B3227

Looking east across the river to the junction. House cafe visible.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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Exe ex. A361

View from a bridge, to the complex junction. I recall an August journey in the late 60's, when every road here was locked solid with holiday traffic. Now all you can hear is the burbling of the River Exe.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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A361 Ashford dual carriageway

A lamppost on the A361 near Barnstaple.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 05, 2006 by DavidBrown
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A361 Ashford Dual Carriageway

Lampposts with unequal arm lengths on the A361 near Barnstaple.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 05, 2006 by DavidBrown
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Newly redundant A30 August 6 1999, opening day for the new road, closing day for this garage and cafe. It was gone by October. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 20, 2007 by SteveA30
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New A30

Wednesday March 23 1993. Speeches are made to officially open the Okehampton BP to Launceston BP section, completing the dualling from M5 to near Bodmin. The clump of trees in the background have since become a landmark on the journey. Looking west. Due to camera failure, I had to use this cheap backup, still at least it actually worked!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 12, 2007 by SteveA30
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Unusual 'Humps' Plate

An unusual sign in Ilfracombe - a 'humps' plate with no distance specified.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 12, 2006 by DavidBrown
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Hemyock, Devon

The sign maker ran out of room when he reached Churchinford (Presumably these signs and lettering were one standard size)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2007 by A358Tony
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Hemyock, Devon

This sign doesn't actually point anywhere.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2007 by A358Tony
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Dulverton

Wall-mounted sign in Dulverton, Somerset

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2007 by A358Tony
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School advisory limit

An advisory 20mph limit sign when lights flash in Ilfracombe, Devon. These are common in this part of the world.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 20, 2005 by DavidBrown
Approaching Roundswell Roundabout on the A39 from the west - Geograph - 3968581.jpg
Approaching Roundswell Roundabout on the A39 from the west This roundabout is currently being redeveloped which is causing significant traffic congestion in and around Barnstaple during the morning and evening rush hours. See also: 3968567
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North Devon - The A361 The A361 heading towards Aller Cross in North Devon.
An interesting section of cycle lane on Heywood Road - Geograph - 2709664.jpg
Just approaching the Heywood Road roundabout
New Traffic Lights on the A39 at the Westleigh Junction near completion - Geograph - 2709668.jpg
Traffic Lights on the A39 at the Westleigh Junction near completion
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Gapemouth Corner
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Devon flag
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New flyover at Penn Inn roundabout This flyover is part of the Kingskerswell by-pass. Traffic between Torquay and Exeter will use the bridge to avoid the bottleneck of the Penn Inn roundabout below. Sadly, there is no longer a Penn Inn public house at the roundabout
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Penn Inn roundabout A chance to check on progress in constructing the flyover that will cross this roundabout when the new link road is complete. Taken from the top deck of an X46 bus.
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Overbridges at Drumbridge, A38
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Blackmoor Gate

 
 
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