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> October 28 & 9th, 15-18th + 22-25th November A34 closure, Massive disruption ahead for resurfacing work
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post Oct 10 2013, 07:24 PM
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Some major A34 work a few weeks away, with above dates seeing full closures 10pm-6am on local section, J13 to Didcot.

Received Highways Agency letter today, as no doubt some others will have.

Website for more details not active as yet, but will be I hope as commencement date gets closer.
http://www.highways.gov.uk/a34beedonbridge

Also 29/10 to 14/11 50mph limit applies on sections north of J13/M4, and lane closures at night.
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post Oct 10 2013, 07:53 PM
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yeah......... MASSIVE disruption........

......between 10pm and 6am.....

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post Oct 10 2013, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ Oct 10 2013, 08:24 PM) *
Heads up: mellow.gif

Some major A34 work a few weeks away, with above dates seeing full closures 10pm-6am on local section, J13 to Didcot.

Received Highways Agency letter today, as no doubt some others will have.

Website for more details not active as yet, but will be I hope as commencement date gets closer.
http://www.highways.gov.uk/a34beedonbridge

Also 29/10 to 14/11 50mph limit applies on sections north of J13/M4, and lane closures at night.
What's with the sporadic random underlining and italics?
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post Oct 10 2013, 09:58 PM
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Is this the section with the huge dip and crest on it that's getting redone, on the inside lane where the road curves gently to the right?



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post Oct 10 2013, 10:43 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 10 2013, 10:58 PM) *
on the inside lane where the road curves gently to the right?

If you come the other way it curves to the left......
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post Oct 11 2013, 07:17 AM
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Yes, but coming the other way doesn't give the bump......


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post Oct 11 2013, 07:39 AM
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They've got to do the repairs sometime and at night seems to be least disruptive. We've had lots of folks complaining about the state of the roads in the area and now we seem to be having complaints about them being mended!
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post Oct 11 2013, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for the warning, although it shouldn't impact me I do frequently take trips to hospital in Oxford at unusual times so this is useful to know.
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post Oct 11 2013, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE (Claude @ Oct 11 2013, 09:05 AM) *
Thanks for the warning, although it shouldn't impact me I do frequently take trips to hospital in Oxford at unusual times so this is useful to know.


The emergency services will be able to cope with this and have well practised processes and procedures. I suspect what Mr Brown is getting at is the way the announcement is made, an unqualified 'massive disruption', and claims that the web site isn't up. This isn't the first time, by any means, that parts of the A34 has been closed at night. Actually, the news should be quite positive; big benefits to motorists as A34 brought up to scratch. Good to know that road repairs are happening!
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post Oct 11 2013, 09:18 AM
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Now in NWN with more meat;
it's surprising how much traffic travels the route in those hours, and diversion
is a b**++dy roundabout route to follow.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2013/more-ch...th-a34-closures
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post Oct 11 2013, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE (gel @ Oct 11 2013, 10:18 AM) *
Now in NWN with more meat;
it's surprising how much traffic travels the route in those hours, and diversion
is a b**++dy roundabout route to follow.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2013/more-ch...th-a34-closures

What solution would you suggest?
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post Oct 11 2013, 09:34 AM
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I didn't know there was an M404!
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post Oct 11 2013, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Oct 11 2013, 10:34 AM) *
I didn't know there was an M404!


You are correct, but there is an A404(M), junction 8/9 on the M4


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post Oct 11 2013, 11:27 AM
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HAHAHA

Being sent to Maidenhead on the M4 and then up the 404 to the M40... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Oct 11 2013, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 11 2013, 12:27 PM) *
HAHAHA

Being sent to Maidenhead on the M4 and then up the 404 to the M40... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Isn't that suggested route for HGV's?
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post Oct 11 2013, 12:10 PM
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What, to get to say, Northampton from Southampton?

No they'd go up the A34 the whole way.


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post Oct 11 2013, 12:14 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 11 2013, 01:10 PM) *
What, to get to say, Northampton from Southampton?

No they'd go up the A34 the whole way.




Rubbish!!!

M3/M25/M1

Check route planners


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post Oct 11 2013, 01:42 PM
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What about leaving the road as it is. As the surface deteriorates it will have the effect of naturally reducing speeds. Speed causes accidents according to the great and the good. So win-win, no disruption, no upset villagers, no costs of repair to pay, reduced number of accidents, new speed limit without cost of signs.
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post Oct 11 2013, 01:46 PM
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And what stupid route planner have you checked?



Maps.google.com
A -> Southampton (goes to Southampton Uni)
B -> Northampton (goes to Northampton Uni)

Even looking at it on the Map, why would you put a loop into what is otherwise basically a straight line.

From Newbury, to go to Northampton (And trust me as I go very regular to that area for shows and what not) it is only a few minutes longer in time, but another 25 miles or so, to go M4-M25-M1.


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post Oct 11 2013, 02:13 PM
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Truckers follow the line of least resistance. Wheras boy racers like adverse cambers & such like to get a bit of a rise as they speed over them, truckers like to set the cruise to 56 & meander along. Unless they are an owner driver the cost of the fuel & the mileage is of no concern. Having said that the Motorway route is likely to be more economic in a truck.

I agree that in a car the A34, A43 is the best option, but not in a 44t truck. All those roundabouts on the A43.....

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