Signage

Devon help us 16 September 2021

Road signs are colour coded for different types of road, but in Devon there are more colours than anywhere else. What do Devon's colourful signs mean?

Somerset shows the way 27 January 2021

Somerset County Council have started restoring the county’s many fingerposts to their former glory. Somerset resident JR offers a guided tour of some of the county's remarkable historic signposts.

Local signs for local people 26 August 2019

Blue-bordered “local” direction signs are rapidly disappearing from our roads. They had their problems - but also an awful lot of fans.

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Clear and legible

A century ago, one short memorandum issued by the Ministry of Transport laid the groundwork for a system of standardised, uniform road signs and a great deal more.

Histories

Oxfordshire Signs

This is the story of one man at Oxfordshire County Council who pre-empted the development of modern road signs - much to the annoyance of the men from the Ministry.

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Old Signs

Examples of the increasingly rare signs from before the big change-over in the mid 1960's.

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What's new

Up for adoption

For most people, highway maintenance is not a day to day concern. But not every road is the responsibility of the local council. What if your street is “unadopted"?

Gifts for road lovers

Keep being asked what you want for Christmas? No problem: here’s our pick of road-related Christmas treats for 2021.

Go west! New Ringways pages are here

A new set of Ringways pages are now online, looking at unbuilt motorways and road projects west of London.

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Operation Stack

If there's trouble crossing the Channel, you'll see the lorries queuing on the M20. What is Operation Stack? Why does it cause so much trouble? And why, more than twenty years after it started, are we still using it?