Route Open Junctions Section
1 M40 Mar 1969 J2*-4 Holtspur Temporary Terminal → Handycross
2 M5 Mar 1969 J15-18 Filton → Avonmouth
3 A1 and A1(M) Sep 1969 J59-63 Durham Motorway
4 M8 Sep 1969 J3-4 Dechmont → Whitburn
5 M61 Nov 1969 J4-M6 Horwich → Preston
6 M90 Dec 1969 J2-3 Crossgates → Kelty
7 1969 Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach Opened as A102(M), now part of A102

In this section

What's new

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.

No smoke without ire

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has just expanded to cover the whole inner city, and across the UK, other cities are implementing their own Clean Air Zones. Is this the future?

Devon help us

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?

Have you seen...

Scammonden Bridge

If you've ever been on the M62 across the Pennines, you'll know the one. It's the huge arched bridge 120ft above the road. And this is what it's like when you're standing on top of it!