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25 Feb 2019 10:08

At the moment there is no provision for the A556
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25 Feb 2019 21:10

So we won't be able to go from Brimingham to Manchester using M6 - A556 - M56 ?

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25 Feb 2019 23:23

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26 Feb 2019 00:30

Exelby/Leeming Bar?

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26 Feb 2019 00:31

I'm unsure of the location of the area, but I'm glad to see more progression of remaking the motorways in the UK.

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26 Feb 2019 00:53

adamski210886 wrote:
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Exelby/Leeming Bar?
I think you're right. I park here often in real life and the resemblance is uncanny! Great work!

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26 Feb 2019 03:38

YNM wrote:
25 Feb 2019 21:10
So we won't be able to go from Brimingham to Manchester using M6 - A556 - M56 ?
M56 connects to M6.
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26 Feb 2019 09:26

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26 Feb 2019 09:49

ScuL wrote:
26 Feb 2019 03:38
YNM wrote:
25 Feb 2019 21:10
Brimingham to Manchester using M6 - A556 - M56 ?
M56 connects to M6.
... Except for the fact that it doesn't do it fully.

There are no sliproads on the Lymm Interchange (M6 J20 / M56 J9) that'd allow direct movement between Manchester to Birmingham or Birmingham to Manchester. Highways England recently upgraded the A556 at Over Tabley because the old road passes right through a village and is not appropriate for the job of connecting two large cities.

I wouldn't mind being asked to turn around on the dumbbell at J20 for a while at the Lymm Poplar service to go between Manchester and Birmingham, but it's not the movement you'd see anyone doing in real life.

Or one can use M6 - M62 - M60/M602, but it's further away.

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26 Feb 2019 15:30

I find the whole M56 into Manchester a little strange.

Yes, it needs to run below Liverpool to connect Wales with the M6 in the game, but the M56 leads to nowhere. There is no industrial estates in central Manchester, only derelict areas around Gorton to the East. The only real industrial part of the city is Salford, that still hosts mills, Cargill's there with their plant, Kuehne & Nagel - lots of industry there.

Some points to consider:
1. You are right YNM about the sliproad and the A556 but I am sure there is no space for both, and even if there was, this space can be used a lot better in game; adding the A556 takes a large chunk of other potential areas away. If anything, it should be one or the other but A556 does not make sense then when you are coming from the north. I'm a bit surprised why this option was chosen.
2. So where does the M56 actually go? Into Manchester? and then what's going to be there? What's the plan? Sightseeing of the Hilton for the lorries?
3. You could do - M56 into M6 with half of J20 mapped/unlocked, and M62 from Liverpool winding around Manchester, to the north, and passing onwards to Leeds/Sheffield. Before it bypasses Manchester, it could go into M602 into Salford (Jct 12 of the M60), which is a much better approach, in my opinion. One, because of the industry in Salford that I mentioned, and two, M62 goes slightly around Salford/Manchester; couldn't see why it wouldn't fit if things we're shifted around with Liverpool going slightly more into the sea on the map, like Barcelona does. If there's struggle for space, you could always forget about the M602 and brand parts of the M62 that is rebuilt as M60, that then flows into Salford with a junction of it's own. Junction 13 at Worsley rings a bell.

Junction 12 of the M62/M60, that flows directly into M602:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.48602 ... 312!8i6656



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