Route Open Junctions Section
1 M4 Jan 1966 J18-20 Tormarton → Almondsbury
2 M6 Mar 1966 J11-13 Shareshill → Dunston
3 M1 May 1966 J24-25 Kegworth → Sandiacre
4 M4 Jul 1966 J39-41* Port Talbot Bypass Opened as A48(M)
5 M32 Sep 1966 J0-1 Hambrook Spur
6 M4 Sep 1966 J20-21 Almondsbury → Aust
7 M48 Sep 1966 Severn and Wye Bridges Opened as M4; became M48 in 1996
8 M6 Sep 1966 J10-11 Darlaston → Shareshill
9 M1 Nov 1966 J4-5 Brockley → Berrygrove
10 M1 Nov 1966 J25-26 Sandiacre → Nuthall
11 M74 and A74(M) Dec 1966 J5-8 Bothwell → Hamilton

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