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Standing on Ermine Street (in field!) looking north into the buried town of Durobrivae (Water Newton)beside the A1.
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Looking here at the old route of the A345 towards Salisbury from Amesbury, The road was abandoned around the late 1960s when the new A303 Amesbury by pass opened. Today the new A345 comes out from Amesbury up the hill with an overtaking lane before re joining itself at the top of the hill and this old road has become a truck stop for the all day burger van that is always there,
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Old route of the A303 from Weyhill towards Andover. When the Andover bypass opened in 1969 this small original part was cut at the start of the new west end dual carriageway leaving it to serve some local houses then in 1986 the A303 become subject to more improvements creating a constant Dual carriage way on to Stonehenge...Leaving the old to become the A342.
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Three generations of A303 Stood on the pre 1969 route with the 69 to 86 part coming in from the right hand side of the picture now the A342 and the A303 as it appears today with the lorry thundering its way through. Old A303 near Weyhill Hampshire..
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What could be the old A31 Willett road towards Wimborne Minster, I can't find any evidence of this being the old route closed around 1981 when the new A31 that skirted around to the south of Wimborne opened but it shows as a through road that joined up to the A349 and A341 on all older road maps. In the shot two rather worn warning signs are still giving their advice of bends and cows..
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Italian representatives at the 1938 World Road Congress, held at The Hague, surveying the newly completed motorway to Amsterdam ('Le Strade', September 1938)
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B3072 - West Moors Road, redundant bit within the A31 junction. Looking down from the bridge at Slop Bog, where the A31 meets the B3072. The Ferndown By-pass was put through in the late 1980s, before which the B3072 was a squiggly little road within thick woodland. We see part of its old course here, now just fizzling out all forgotten.
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B3072 - West Moors Road, redundant bit within the A31 junction. Looking down from the bridge at Slop Bog, where the A31 meets the B3072. The Ferndown By-pass was put through in the late 1980s, before which the B3072 was a squiggly little road within thick woodland. We see part of its old course here, now just fizzling out all forgotten.