Route Open Junctions Section
1 M25 and A282 Feb 1976 J6-8 Godstone → Reigate
2 M25 and A282 Feb 1976 J17-19 Maple Cross → Hunton Bridge
3 M27 Mar 1976 J8-9 Windover → Park Gate
4 M275 Mar 1976 Entire motorway
5 M62 May 1976 J36-38 Goole → North Cave (inc. Ouse Bridge)
6 M5 Oct 1976 J26-27 Chelston → Willand
7 M42 and A42 Nov 1976 J4-8 Solihull section
8 M62 Nov 1976 J4-6 Queens Drive → Tarbock
9 M69 Nov 1976 J2-M1 Leicester section
10 M25 and A282 Dec 1976 J12-13 Thorpe → Egham

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South London's lost motorways

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