The former J25 road marker
|Maintained by MOT|
|Length||6 metres (19 ft)|
|Existed||May 2018–1 November 2020|
|Nation||Principality of New Eiffel|
|List of roads in New Eiffel|
The J25 – formerly designated 05f under the New Eiffelic Road Numbering System (NERNS) – was the designation of a former, roughly 6-metre (19 ft) long road in southern Plitvice, near 39, 41 Bomb Shelter in the small, erstwhile European micronation of New Eiffel. The roadway, which split-off from the J16 (01f) and immediately led back into it, was used as a diversion to the aforementioned road after a part of it had flooded. The roadway existed between May 2019 to 1 November 2020, becoming completely disused by the dissolution of New Eiffel. After the territory was seceded to Australis, the roadway was not re-designated. The J25 comprised one street, Randouler Street (formerly La-la-lee Street), which was designated on 10 March 2020.
The J25 was entirely located in southern Plitvice. It began at the J16 near a bicycle parking lot, headed west for roughly 6-metres (19 ft), passing the New Eiffel-United Kingdom South Border to the south, and the rugbull field to the north, before terminating by leading back into the J16 near 39, 41 Bomb Shelter. It was used as a diversion to the aforementioned road after a part of it had flooded, and subsequently turned into a muddy slope.
In 2018, the J16 was the most frequently used road in New Eiffel, and throughout early 2018 the roadway gradually became covered with dirt and mud. As the J16 had a lowering slope near 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, whenever it rained a puddle would form by the slope, causing it to become muddy and subsequently hazardous to cyclists. It became a large problem, and the J16 had to be briefly closed for a short period in February 2018, though with no alternative route it had to be reluctantly reopened. The problem continued to worsen within the following months, and the condition of the J16 became so noticeably poor that the slope became a primary filming location for the battlefield in Z&jProductions' The Great War Part I, a film about World War I, released on 12 April.
Formation of the route
In late April 2018, a flowerbed next to the slope of the roadway had withered away, and after the flowers were removed in May, cyclists began using the area as a diversion to bike past the muddy slope of the J16, though the route remained undesignated. In October, a pile of dirt was poured onto the unofficial route, but as it was not an officially designated road cyclists were unable to protest against it, and were forced to reuse the original route of the J25 again. Even though the route had since regrown its grass, by November it had again turned into a muddy slope. In January 2019, on order of the Minister of Transportation Zarel Smith, Janus Smith turned the dirt pile into a flat and rideable surface, and in February the road marker was also painted, a first for New Eiffelic roads.
Throughout February–May 2019, the use of the roadway had gradually declined, and maintenance became less frequent, though a major repair took place in May by adding more dirt. As a result of this, the road began to crumble and became hazardous, and by July the roadway was nearly entirely unused. To fix the problem, the J25 was levelled between 19—25 January 2020, though it ultimately proved unhelpful in increasing its usage. On 10 March, La-la-lee Street was designated on the route, being proclaimed by the Minister of Transportation. It was later renamed to Randouler Street on 13 June 2020, in honour of the micronationalist Nicholas Randouler who passed away a week earlier. Following the dissolution of New Eiffel on 1 November, the roadway lost its designation. After the territory was seceded to Australis on 12 January 2021, the roadway was not re-designated. Presently, it has not been used since at least November 2020.
The J25 was roughly 6-metres (19 ft), and located entirely in southern Plitvice, near 39, 41 Bomb Shelter in the small, erstwhile European micronation of New Eiffel. The roadway, which split-off from the J16 (01f) and immediately led back into it, was used as a diversion to the aforementioned road after a part of it had flooded.
|0||0||→ J16 (start)||01f|
|6||19||→ J16 (end)|
|1.000 m = 3.280 ft; 1.000 ft = 0.304 m|
- J16–the only road it intersects with
- List of roads in New Eiffel
- Transportation in New Eiffel
- History of New Eiffel
- New Eiffel Roads Index and Smith, Zed. "List of roads" – via Google Sites. Archived on 17 December 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
- New Eiffel roads index
- Lycon, Jayden et al. (15 February 2021) Cupertino Alliance Factbook | February 2021. p. 18–19; entry for Australis, includes a map of New Eiffel with the roadway. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
- New Eiffel Maps, August 2019 edition.
- Smith, Zarel (10 May 2019) Crude video of the J25 on Google Drive. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
- Images of the J25 at Royal Archives. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
- Royal Archives
- J25 entry, image galley at Royal Archives. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
- Minister of Transportation. "Road Closure Data" – via Google Sites. New Eiffel Roads Index. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
- List of Streets in New Eiffel. New Eiffel Roads Index. Retrieved 10 March 2020.