A1 or M1, any ideas??

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    Hi We are off to Spain on Sunday and cant decide whether to go on the M1 or the A1. Last time we went on the M1 and the roadworks were bad.

    Can anyone advise which would be the better option?

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    A1 everytime.
     
  3. pappajohn

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    personally i'd use the A1.....not as busy and many more miles of good dual carraigeway have been added and a lot of nroundabouts removed.

    still has roadworks but not as bad as the M1
     
  4. tick59

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    Go A1,, M11, M25, M20 or M2 if you are going for ferry fom Dover.
     
  5. WillH

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    A1 every time, I'll back the above post.

    Bill
     
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    We always go A1 do as Tick does A1 M11 M25 M20 lot better road The only bit I don`t like is round Cambridge :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Agree with all the above.
    A1 every time, more pleasant and less boring.
    M1 road works (long stretch) in Notts / Derbys can be a real pain.
     
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    I prefer A1 every time BUT have been so far down there for the last 2 days and it is closed so far down but can`t remember where as i didn`t go that far down, so recc you check the highways agency website for an update before you go.
     
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    its the A1. every time for us .you can stop when you want and let the dogs out.
    hope you have a safe journey and a lovely holiday .take care . all the best david :thumb:
     
  10. gazz

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    Deffo avoid the M1 at the mo, i live right where the roadworks are, they are adding a 4th caridgeway, they've actually compleated the bit from mansfield to south of nottingham but the cones are still present along with the speed limits,

    they are just starting the next stretch around leicester, the rate they are going by the time the whole M1 is 4 lanes, it'll be time to start making it 5 lanes.

    the A1 is a prety good road as others have said, especialy as most of the roundabouts have been got rid of (if the gonnerby moor roundabout wasnt there 6 years ago i'd have never had my accident)

    The A1 is a much more scenic road too, handy for passengers who dont have the traffic and road to concentrate on and keep them occupied,
    like others have said, go down the A14/M11 for the quickest route,

    wonder if the old McDonalds space ship at the A14 junction is stil for sale, i would have loved to have bought it and turned it into a house.
     
  11. Reallyretired

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    I'd like to add my vote for the A1. More interesting and the non-motorway bits have laybys some of which are off road and much nicer to stop at than the motorway services. Seems to usually be quicker as well, less traffic and roadworks.:thumb:
     
  12. Teasy2007

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    Thanks David, we will look out for you, is there still a chance you will make it this spring???
     
  13. kickstart

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    Hope you have a good time the pair of you,sorry we've not had chance to meet up but look forward to hearing how you get on.
    by the way I would use the A1 as well.
    Marsh and Sylv
     
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    Correct.
    Infact I would have thought the M1 to be way off track for someone heading to Dover from South Yorks.
     
  15. American Dream

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    A1 for me too.

    Much prefer the driving on it now they've taken away those annoying roundabout bottlenecks...

    Steve.
     
  16. GJH

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    Yes. We always use the A1 when heading for somewhere east of London.

    Graham
     
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    We went to Eurotunnell last weekend A1 is clear A14 was ok M11 has roadworks with 50mph midway down M25 roadworks after M11 50mph for 5 miles the reast of M25 / M20 was ok have a good trip.
     
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    A1:thumb:
     
  19. dellwood33

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    How are they getting on with the road widening of the A1 in North Yorkshire ?
    I will no doubt find out tomorrow on the drive to Misterton :BigGrin:
     
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    As an ex truck driver of far too many years to mention I would concur and say without a doubt use the A1..A 14..M11..then on the M25 at J27 then round to the Dartford Crossing and M2 down to Dover.:thumb:
    So much more to see on the A1 not quite as crowded as the M1..and those lay byes off the road you can get out and stretch your legs..better than lets say any of the services on the M1..it's part of your trip make it worth while and have something to look at on your way South!!:thumb:
     
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