Where is it?
Can you show me that on a map?
I can see the A1058, but where's the A1058(M)?
I'm hardly surprised. It's tiny, and it's not marked either.
Yes, that's right.
It's there all right, though!
What are you ranting about now then?
If you exit the A167(M), and head for Tynemouth along the A1058, then you use the A1058(M) to do it.
Half way along, in both directions, there are nice route confirmation signs, showing the fact that you are on the A1058, but they are blue signs - showing that you are still under motorway restrictions.
You're on the A1058, it's under motorway restrictions, hence the A1058(M)!
Interestingly, this is also the very start of an unbuilt motorway called the Coast Road Motorway - part of Newcastle County Borough Council's (as was) transport plans of the early 1970s. Here's a map from 1975 showing a part of that plan.
I give up! You find these all over the place, don't you?
Well, let's just say that I keep my eyes open for them!
Let's see the photos then!
Can I comment on this motorway?
Of course! Contact me and I'll put them here!
Have any other visitors commented?
This is an interesting little spur because its appearance is rather striking when viewed from the nearby youth hostel. when looking from eastern side the traffic lights I could see both ends of Jesmond Road (A1058), which disappear down a big hole into the A1058(M).
This makes more sense when seen in the flesh. The design of the A167(M) doesn't seem to fit in with its surrounding environment at all.
Your pictures must have been taken on a quiet day. I use this 'motorway' quite regularly and one of the most striking things about it are the 90 degree sliproads from the A167(M) - they are really dangerous!!!!
From the North on the A167(M) heading onto the A1058 you hit a blind sliproad....round the corner and are given an awful surprise by queueing cars 50yrds away which have stopped at the traffic lights!
Joe Williams writes [Oct 08]:
I moved to Newcastle four years ago, and I started attending a church that overlooks the infamous A167(M)/A1058/A1058(M) interchange. I engaged in a (heated) debate with a friend as to whether what we were looking at was motorway or not. The A1058(M) was one of the particular sections under discussion, and thank you for vindicating me in affirming its motorway status!