Monday, 13 March 2017

M25 Waterdale


Post to the west East Lane Abbots Langley
Post to the north Chiswell Junction
Post to the east Bricket Wood


Chequers Lane
Chequers. This was once a pub. It is a 16th house with a timber frame, and rendered brick casing, part weatherboarded.

M1
This section of the road opened in 1959 and was then two lanes only in both directions and was widened in the early 1980s to three lanes in both directiosn..
Junction 6. This is Waterdale Interchange. It connects the M1 to the A405 North Orbital Road with an original bridge by Owen Williams. It opened in 1959 and remains basically the same except that originally both carriageways of the M1 crossed the North Orbital Road using the western bridge. When the M1 was widened a new bridge to the east which carries the southbound carriageway, while the western bridge now carrying the widened northbound carriageway.

North Orbital Road Waterdale
This is the A405 which was originally planned as part of a London orbital road. It was built in the 1930s and this is part of the original section.
Junction with M1. The road becomes a trunk road northeast of the junction and runs on link to the

M25

Winch Hill Wood
Woodland cut in two by the M1

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
GLIAS newsletter
SABRE, Web site

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