A18 road


A18 road

UK road routebox
road= A18
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direction= North-Southeast
start= Doncaster
destinations= Scunthorpe
end= Ludborough
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The A18 is a road in England that links Doncaster in South Yorkshire with Ludborough in Lincolnshire, via Scunthorpe.

Route

Principal settlements

* Doncaster
* Hatfield
* Scunthorpe
* Brigg
* Humberside International Airport
* Keelby
* Laceby
* Ludborough (merging with the A16 road, near Louth)

Doncaster - Thorne

It begins as a dual-carriageway at a junction with the A630 in Balby in Doncaster, under which runs the East Coast Main Line. It meets the A638 (former Great North Road) at a roundabout then becomes "Carr House Road", overlapping the A638. At the next roundabout in Belle Vue, the A638 leaves to the right (former Great North Road), and the road becomes "Leger [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/449144 Way] ", [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/275465 passing] the [http://www.deaf-college.com Doncaster College for the Deaf] on the left, and Doncaster Racecourse on the right. Near Intake, it becomes single carriageway, which it continues as for most of its length until it reaches Scunthorpe and also in Grimsby. On the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/449239 right] is [http://www.danum.org Danum School] (Danum is the Roman name for Doncaster) and Sandall Wood School. There is a roundabout with "Armthorpe Road", then another where the road meets its old route and becomes "Thorne Road". There is a roundabout with the A630, with exits for Shaw Lane Industrial Estate, and the road overlaps the A630 under a railway line. At the next roundabout, on the edge of Doncaster, the A630 leaves to the right. The road passes Hungerhill School on the left near "The Ridgewood" pub and passes through Edenthorpe. There is a roundabout and it enters Dunsville as " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/372142 High Street] ", where it passes the "Flare Path" pub on the right and [http://www.dunsville.doncaster.sch.uk Dunsville Primary School] on the left and becomes "Doncaster Road". It enters Hatfield, passing the "Hatfield Chase" pub and Hatfield Visual Arts College. It becomes "Manor Road" near the "Blue Bell" pub and passes the parish [http://www.hcol.co.uk church] on the left and the library on the right near "The Bay Horse Inn" and "Ingram Arms", becoming "High Street" and crosses the M18. It becomes "Epworth Road" and meets the A1146 to the left, near Hatfield Woodhouse, then meets the A614 from the right from Finningley. It becomes "Tudworth Road" and passes the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/194694 Green Tree] " Brewers Fayre pub on the left, overlapping the A614 (for Hatfield Woodhouse) from the right. There is a slip road for the M180 to the left, and it crosses the motorway and meets a large [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/194690 roundabout] near Tudworth Hall Farm, where an eastbound exit from the M180 joins, the A614 exits (for Thorne), and the A18 continues in the direction to the right.

Thorne - Brigg

As "High Levels Bank", it crosses a very flat [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/240655 landscape] known as Hatfield Chase, often quite windy, in the same direction and destination as the nearby M180. It passes the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/194685 Black Bull Inn] " on the right, then enters North Lincolnshire. It runs alongside a large [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60174 drainage canal] , and at Crowle, it [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/77478 meets] the A161, close to junction 2 of the M180 and Crowle railway station. It crosses " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60176 Pilfrey Bridge] ", passes Derrythorpe on the right near the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60180 T Bar Cafe] " and at Althorpe it passes the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60181 Dolphin Inn] " goes under the railway, then meets the B1392 (for Keadby), then past Althorpe railway station, running alongside the railway over the River Trent on the [http://www7.flickr.mud.yahoo.com/photos/loose_grip_99/503080179 King George V Bridge] . It passes through Gunness, crossing the B1216 (for Burringham) as "Station Road" and passes the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60186 Jolly Sailor] ". It becomes a trunk road and briefly a dual-carriageway where it meets the A1077 Scunthorpe ring road, and the M181 at a large roundabout near the Gallagher Retail Park, a Tesco, some fast food restaurants, " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/11238 The Old Farmhouse] " pub on the right, and Glanford Park. There is a roundabout for the retail park and then another roundabout, becoming "Kingsway" at the Esso "Parkside Service Station". It passes [http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/Leisure/golfcourses/KingswayGolfCourse.htm Kingsway golf course] on the right and crosses the railway. It passes close to North Lindsey College on the right and meets a roundabout for the trunk road A159, becoming the non-trunk dual-carriageway "Queensway". It passes through [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/189831 Brumby] and [http://www.brumby-jun.n-lincs.sch.uk Brumby Junior School] on the left, then St Bernadettes RC Primary School on the right. It is crossed by the B1501 and the next roundabout is with the A1029 from the town centre and an exit road for the Lakeside Retail Park and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/289364 Morrisons] near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/450184 steel works] . In Gadbury Wood, the B1398 leaves to the right (to Kirton in Lindsey), the road becomes single carriageway, and meets a roundabout on the line of Ermine Street, for junction 4 for the M180, the trunk-road A15 and " [http://www.forestpines.co.uk Forest Pines] " hotel and [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/13661 golf course] . There are crossroads with the B1207 (for Scawby), then it crosses the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/327475 M180] and meets the B1208 (for Broughton) from the left at Castlethorpe near the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/388417 Arties Mill] " pub.

Brigg - Ludborough

At Scawby Brook, there is a roundabout with the B1206 (for Scawby), and the road enters Brigg as "Scawby Road", passing the [http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/Leisure/leisurecentres/AncholmeLC Ancholme Leisure Centre] on the right, and JET "Brigg Service Station" on the left near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/178085 bridge] over the New River Ancholme, becoming "Bridge Street" passing the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/43801 Nelthorpe Arms] " and "Brocklesby Ox Inn", then "Ancholme Way". The road bends sharply to the right and it passes through the town centre, with a Tesco on the right, as "Barnard Avenue". There is a roundabout with the A1084 (for Caistor). It becomes "Wrawby Road" and the B1206 (former A15) leaves to the left and the road enters Wrawby as "Brigg Road" passing the "Jolly Miller" on the left, and parish [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/115452 church] on the right becoming "Melton Road". It crosses a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/232269 railway] and there is a turn to the right for Barnetby and a T junction, with the main direction to the right. Turning to the left is a small section of the A18 for the M180 junction 5, and the A180, also crossed by the Viking Way. It passes through Melton Ross, with a righ [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/786763 turn] for New Barnetby. The B1211 leaves to the left and it crosses the Grimsby [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/373784 railway] near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/287977 Melton Ross Quarry] , owned by [http://www.singletonbirch.co.uk Singleton Birch] . It passes next to Humberside Airport, opposite which is Kirmington and an old [http://www.roman-britain.org/places/kirmington.htm Roman fort] . At the B1210 (for Brocklesby) junction, the road heads to the right, entering Lincolnshire and the district of West Lindsey and passes through Great Limber near the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/65621 New Inn] " as "High Street". At an odd junction at Keelby, it meets the B1211 and heads to the right as "Barton Street" (a Roman road). Near Riby is a staggered junction at "Riby Cross Roads" with the A1173, and the road becomes a trunk road then a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/306285 dual-carriageway] close to where it enters North East Lincolnshire. There is a left turn for Aylesby, and at Laceby, the road meets the A46 Grimsby road, and heads straight on over the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/133355 roundabout] . There used to be the "Irby Dale Service Station" here, and the A18 used to continue from here along the present A46 into Grimsby, and now [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/307282 continues] over Welbeck Hill along the former B1431. There is a left turn for Barnoldby le Beck, and a small roundabout with the B1203 at "Ashby Hill" (for Brigsley and East Ravendale), and a left turn for Ashby cum Fenby. The boundary of Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire runs down the middle of the road for about three miles. There is a right turn for Wold Newton. The road re-enters Lincolnshire and the district of East Lindsey, close to [http://zurichmansion.org/halls/cadeby.htm Cadeby Hall] . There is a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/418429 private road] to the right to [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/418456 Wyham] . It turns to the left as "Lincoln Gate", then to the right at Ludborough following the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/460853 former A16] before the Ludborough bypass was built, then to the left as "Pear Tree Lane" and finally meets the A16 close to Utterby.

A18(M) motorway

The A18(M) was a short motorway about a mile long that connected the M18, from what is now junction 5 north of Hatfield to the A18. The A18(M) was built in 1972 but was redesignated after the M180 was built in 1978.

The western end of the M180 from M18 junction 5 to the junction 1 eastbound slip road was previously part of the A18(M). The eastbound slip road to the roundabout was the eastbound carriageway A18(M). About 0.5 miles of the westbound A18(M) carriageway was abandoned when the M180 was built on a new alignment.

External links

* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/18.shtml SABRE]
* [http://pathetic.org.uk/former/a18m/ Pathetic Motorways: A18(M)]


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