TL1305 : M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009)

taken 10 years ago, near to Chiswell Green, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009)
M10 Motorway (1959 - 2009)
On the penultimate day of its operation before being downgraded to an A road, this is the M10 Motorway viewed looking towards the Parkstreet roundabout from the B4630 Watford Road bridge. The motorway was built in 1959 as a distributor spur to assist in the dispersal of southbound traffic on the M1 into the ordinary road system, without causing a bottleneck at one point. Before the M1 was eventually extended northwards the M45 was designed and built to perform a similar role at the M1's then northern end.

The downgrading, plus the redesigning of Junctions 7 and 8 of the M1 during the recently completed widening, will now allow non-motorway traffic to travel between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans along an A grade road.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 April, 2009
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Road > Motorway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 138 053 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.0914N 0:21.1632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 137 053
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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