The Evolution of Motorway Signs – Part One

On 5 December, the Preston Bypass passed its 60th year in service. It started off as a humble eight-mile length of road that many would barely recognise from today, with intermittent ‘soft’ shoulders and only two lanes in each direction. A wide grassy central reservation allowed for future expansion and there was only one interchange … Continue reading The Evolution of Motorway Signs – Part One

Pre-worboys signs

Prior to the publication of the Worboys Report in 1963, traffic signs were distinctly 'olde-worlde'. They are, legally, supposed to be extinct - but many survive. You may or may not know about signs prior to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1964. It took until 1957 for the first TSRGD to be published, … Continue reading Pre-worboys signs