M1 versus A1 - any preference? (1 Viewer)

Teasy2007

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Hi, we are setting off for Spain on Sunday and wondered if anyone knew what the motorways were like at the moment. When we went down in the Autumn the M1 was very congested with roadworks etc, does anybody know if it is reasonably clear at the moment, and if not should we try the A1. We are travelling from Yorkshire.

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Ginny and Mike
 

johng

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hi Ginny, I tend to prefer the A1.. it's slightly more interesting.. and last time I used it, it seemed painless (I think a lot of the intersection roadworks had gone)

John
 

kenavy

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Clear run from Kent to Shrewsbury last week using the M1. M1 just before M25 now open, M2 has still got a few road works.
 

highwayman

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Beware the M2 roadworks
They have average-speed cameras, and they work!!!! :Blush:


regards....nige
 

ubuntu1

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M1 or A1

I tend to prefer the M1 on Sundays, it seems a bit quieter than the A1. However avoid the M1 after about 4pm when it seems to get very busy with people heading home or to work.

I have travelled down from Derbyshire to London and the only bad bit was around Jn 28 to 26 where they are widening the road near to Nottingham.

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We normally use the A1 but last week moving from Chertsey to York we used the M1 and found it problem free apart from one accident sslow down.

rgds
Bill
 

Boppintone

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No Contest Mike A1 everytime for where you are heading, assuming you are heading for Dover, go A1, A14, M11, M25, A2/M2.

Tone, (40 years Trucking) retired 3 years but doubt anything major has changed.:thumb:
 

dshague

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look forward to seeing you both Monday lunch time in france .:Cool:
will be two hours in front of you on A1 will text you if any hold ups .:thumb:
Spain here we come ::bigsmile:
 

wasp

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A1 is preferable we always use that when heading for Dover same as Tone A1 A14 M11 M25 M2/A2 M1 always seems to be a pain plus thre are some new services on the A1 :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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maxitai

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Use the a1 every time on your way to dover, used to do this at least every year and never had any problems.have a nice trip!
 

roverman1

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every time i go home from leeds to dover i go down a1. m11. m25 .and m20 or m2 its a great run down now the road is being upgraded all the time.:thumb:

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