Talk:A46 road

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Strictly speaking, the A46 does not start at Cleethorpes but ends there. The first digit of GB road numbers indicates the zone they start in: Bath is in the 4-zone and Cleethorpes in the 1-zone. -- Picapica 20:41, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I agree but sometimes it's easier to write in a way that's most familiar with you. I've added the original route the "right" way round though. Maybe we could re-write the main article the other way, it needs doing anyway. Chavster01 12:37, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

GSJ?[edit]

There are a number of references to GSJ without explanation of the term. Could someone enlighten us please? --Yendor1958 09:14, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

It's short for grade separated junction. It's basically a high-capacity motorway-style junction where the mainline of the major road does not have to stop at a roundabout/traffic lights etc. but has a flyover/underpass and is separated by grade (height) from the minor road that it meets at the junction. The minor road then has slip-roads to join the mainline of the major road. More elaborate GSJs are found at motorway to motorway or motorway to other major road connections where both roads have flyovers/underpasses to eliminate the need for traffic to stop on both roads. Richard B 21:10, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
In this case I do think it may be being over/misused - e.g. at one point, where it merges into the M1, it's described as having a GSJ with the B5380... where there is no junction with this road either from the A46, M1 OR M69, but it does meet with the A47 shortly before the latter has a simple bridge crossing over the M1 (and there is a two-way (not south-only) GSJ roundabout as the first A46 junction north of the M1 with a set of unclassified roads that ultimately, but not directly, connect to the B5380). Can anyone explain *that* one?

Article Style[edit]

This article is a bit too wordy for me, which is why I've added the {{essay-entry}} template. See A1 and A66 for good examples of how a roads article should be laid out, and not simply a narrative of all its waypoints, which is not useful for an encyclopedia. See wp:mos. — superbfc [ talk | cont ]21:22, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

I have started the tidy up on the section local to me. It would be useful if someone else could do the sections North of Leicester as I don't know them too well. Be careful, I noted many incorrect facts in the sections I have tidied up, it may be the same in the Northern sections. I will have a go at the Northern sections after a couple of weeks if nobody steps forward. Jenuk1985 (talk) 12:30, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: A46[edit]

I've added a few of the roads joined to the list (not a definitive list though) as there was nothing there previously. The article still seems to be written in the style of an essay, maybe this could be tidied up and reworded? SteveMcSherry 11:42, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

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