SP5171 : M45 at Onley

taken 3 years ago, near to Barby, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

M45 at Onley
M45 at Onley
The M45 was opened in 1959, essentially as a way of distributing traffic leaving what was then the northern end of the M1. When the M6 opened a little further to the north, this motorway lost its raison d'etre; it has remained, however, largely in its original state and it can be remarkably quiet as in this Sunday afternoon scene. The significance of the markings on the hard shoulder, which appear to read '70 team & start', are unknown but could be instructions to maintenance gangs.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motorway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5192 7129 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.2346N 1:14.3644W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5180 7128
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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