M6, m74

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  1. keith

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    About to open is the final stretch of the motorway linking the M6 with the M74. :Smile:

    This is the bit the planners forgot, running from just North of Carlisle to the Scottish border.

    It finally links London & the South to Glasgow by a continious maotorway, originally this was the A74 known locally as the Cumberland Gap, a notorious accident blackspot. It also has a new none motorway road for those who cannot/don't like to use the motorway, between Carlisle & Gretna. :thumb:

    More of interest to motorhomers is the brand new north bound VOSA checking area where they check vehicles for weight etc. This replaces the old one which was very small. The new one is much larger so they could get more of us in. :Eeek:
     
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    Hi Keith ,yes they had quite a few lorries pulled in the other day :Sad:Thank gooddness its finished well nearly.By the time we get back from our jaunts it will look like its always been there.

    Val
     
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    Matbe they are just practicing for now. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    They have allways "loved " lorries on the A74 .
    Especialy the bit between Carlisle and Crawford it used to be like a competition bewteen us and the police to see who would win
    :Wink::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    use the old road lol:Rofl1:
     
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    does this mean i no longer have to go all the way to Penrith, on the A66, to join the M74 to get to the borders? :Cool:
     
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    Depends where you coming from, but nowt to do with the A66 John. :Doh:
     
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    no john its still the A66 for us :Doh:
     
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    Don't like the A66 so we always go to Bishop Aukland then up the A68 and A69 when we go to the West of Gods Country. :thumb:
     
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    senior moment :Doh::Doh:

    dont really know where the hell i was thinking of.

    last time i was up that way, on the A66, i crossed some major roadworks.....for some reason i thought it was the M6.......miles before penrith i think.:Doh:

    i never read maps or take any notice of where i am...just listen to SWMBO alias TomTom female english:thumb: and do as i'm told (commonsense has priority:Rofl1:)
     
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    thats a good route Ken but not a lot of good if you want stranraer. :Doh::BigGrin:
     
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