Features

Detailed information, historical investigations, photo galleries and the famous Bad Junctions pages all live in the "Features" section. Click a heading to see more.

Articles

Explore the road network in serious detail — from investigations into the past and detailed tours of specific roads to biographies of the people who had a major impact on the way we travel.

Ringways

Explore the biggest thing never to happen to London: a network of motorways running around and through the city, planned in the 1960s, which came very close to being built and would have turned the city into a very different place.

Photo Gallery

Visit somewhere you've never been or take a virtual tour along an unfamiliar road with this extensive archive of photos.

Bad Junctions

A catalogue of the worst interchanges on the major road network of Great Britain. Each Bad Junction has its own page, explaining where it is, what it does, and exactly why it's wrong. You can even respond - if you think a junction hasn't had a fair hearing, you can post your views for others to see.

M65 Construction Photos

Explore the making of a motorway, from green field to blacktop, in a unique and historic series of more than 500 aerial photographs taken during the construction of the M65 between Preston and Blackburn.

What's new

South London's lost motorways

Completing the story of London's epic Ringways, we've just published the Southern Radials, five more motorways that never saw the light of day.

To the north east!

Two new additions to our collection of Opening Booklets take us to Darlington and Middlesbrough.

The ghost junction

The only UK motorway that didn’t connect to ordinary roads finally got its own interchange in 2019. But it's not open, because it still doesn’t touch any ordinary roads.

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Old Motorway Photos

A gallery of images sent in by visitors to the site of original photos of motorways — including some impressive views of the M4 and M11 under construction.

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Published9 January 2017

Last updated8 November 2021