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M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009) - Geograph - 1279637.jpg
M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009)
M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009) - Geograph - 1278303.jpg
M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009)
M10, from bridge - Geograph - 1265.jpg
M10, from bridge
Park Street roundabout - Coppermine - 20937.jpg
Park Street roundabout

What is the number of the road to the right? Two of the three numbers are unbracketed. This is the A5183 approaching the junction from the north - the sign on the A405 approach has a similar treatment.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 06, 2008 by t1(M)
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M10 chopsticks

At the roundabout itself all is as it ever was. Note A414 in brackets.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 06, 2008 by t1(M)
M10 divergence - yellow gore signs - Coppermine - 20935.jpg
M10 divergence - yellow gore signs

This rather poor quality shot shows the approach to M1 J7 from the c/d road. The temporary yellow sign shows the left hand lane to be for the M10 - but what colour is that gantry ahead?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 06, 2008 by t1(M)
M10 divergence - now signposted as the A414 - Coppermine - 20934.jpg
M10 divergence - now signposted as the A414

Approaching from Hemel it is already (Dec 6th) possible to access the St Albans bypass without using the main carriageway of the M1. The signs here give no mention of the M10.

(Apologies for poor quality - it was getting dark and there was no time for a second attempt)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 06, 2008 by t1(M)
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The end.

And among all those yellow lines, there's a roundabout at the end of this motorway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
End of motorway... - Coppermine - 6041.jpg
End of motorway...

We come up to the advance warning sign of the end of a pathetic motorway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
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In the middle

In the middleish of a quiet motorway... on a Saturday at midday! There's lots more traffic behind on the M1.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
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M10.

Is that all the sign has to say? Does the road go nowhere? Is there nothing of interest?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
Coming back the other way... - Coppermine - 6038.jpg
Coming back the other way...

Now I'm returning home, and the M10 sign is in clear view as we join the M1 at one junction and leave at another.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
The lanes merge - Coppermine - 6034.jpg
The lanes merge

The two lanes merge as we join the M1.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
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A small hill

The motorway goes slightly down a hill, then back up again

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2006 by BigToe
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M10 Southbound

Looking southbound towards J1 (A414), from the B4630.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 15, 2005 by Alex406
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M10 Northbound

M10 looking northbound towards the M1, taken from the B4630.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 15, 2005 by Alex406
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In memoriam

If I'm not allowed two entries, can we postpone the A303 one as this one is more topical

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 25, 2009 by t1(M)
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges 1959.PNG
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges as they were in 1959.
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges 1988.PNG
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges as they were in 1988
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges 2007.PNG
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges as they were in 2007.
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges 2008.PNG
Beechtrees & Breakspears Interchanges as they were in 2008.
RAC Know your motorway 1967 - Coppermine - 319.jpg
RAC Know your motorway 1967

A leaflet produced by the RAC in 1967 outlining driving rules for the motorway, what to do if you break down and maps of Britains motorways. There is a 'Motorway Picture' and individual maps of motorways.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 05, 2005 by M4Simon
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HA Traffic Flow Sensor #2

HA Traffic Flow Sensor on top of the M10, forward facing, reading traffic heading southbound from M1 to J1/A414

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 15, 2005 by Alex406
HA Traffic Flow Sensor -1 - Coppermine - 2238.jpg
HA Traffic Flow Sensor #1

Closeup of HA Traffic Flow Sensor and notices on top of the M10, forward facing, reading traffic heading southbound from M1 to J1/A414

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 15, 2005 by Alex406
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How Park Street Roundabout could have looked if an alternative route for the M25 was chosen in the 1970s. One of the options was for the motorway to closely follow the A405 and A6 between Park Street Roundabout and Bignells Corner. The M10 would have provided M1 to M25 east movements and there would have been a short section of D4M motorway immediately west of Park Street Roundabout where the M25 merges into the M10 to cater for the additional traffic on the weaving section. There would have been no east facing slips at the roundabout and traffic heading east would use the existing A405. There is however an exit slip westbound from the M25 to the A405. All road numbers shown are from the period. A5 is now A5183 and A405 east of A5 is now A414.
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Basic grade separation of Park Street Roundabout as one of the proposals for completing the northwest section of the M25 in the 1970s. Some of the options maintained the M10-A405-A6 route for movements between the M1 and M25 east. In this case all the junctions would have been grade separated to provide a freeflow route throughout.
Park Street with M10 A405 merge.png
An online upgrade of the A405 and A6 between Chiswell Interchange and Park Street Roundabout was one of the proposals in the 1970s for completing the northwest corner of the M25. The road however would have been all-purpose although the report states that a motorway would be possible. It would have resulted in flyovers for the A405 and M10 which would have merged above the roundabout making it a three level junction. The route would then be on a new alignment between there and London Colney Roundabout with the existing A405 being used for eastbound traffic joining at the roundabout since there are no east facing slips to the new alignment from the roundabout.
Chiswell Interchange with M10.png
1970s plan for an alternative Chiswell Interchange using the existing M10 for turning movements between north and east. There are also movements between south and west. The junction is slightly to the north of its current location as what became the M25 uses the existing M10-A405-A6 corridor to reach Bignells Corner.
Bridge 20 - Beechtree flyover junction carrying northbound carriageway from Park Street over Watford leg.jpg
St. Alband bypass - Bridge 20 - Beechtree flyover junction carrying northbound carriageway from Park Street over Watford leg
StAlbansBypass 3.JPG
Part of the St Alban's bypass in Spring 1959, what was then the M10, looking west towards the M1 junction in the distance. This is now the A414, at a place called St Michael, about 1 mile east of the M1, with Windridge Farm clearly visible on the right. The wood the M10 passes through is called Birch Wood. In the distance you can see the A4147 passing under the M10 and over the M1.
Potters Crouch- Potterscrouch Lane bridge - Geograph - 1362379.jpg
Potters Crouch- Potterscrouch Lane bridge The bridge dates from 1959 when it was built to carry the M10 Motorway over the lane. In 2009 the M10 was downgraded from its motorway status to become the A414.

 

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