Route Open Junctions Section
1 M90 Mar 1977 J8-8* Arlary → Arngask
2 M11 Apr 1977 J4-7 Redbridge → Harlow
3 M25 and A282 Apr 1977 J2-3 Dartford → Swanley
4 M4 Apr 1977 J46-49 Pontardulais Bypass
5 M20 May 1977 J1-2 Swanley → West Kingsdown
6 M5 May 1977 J30-31 Exminster section
7 M1 Jul 1977 J1-2 Brent Cross → Page Street
8 M18 Jul 1977 J4-5* Armthorpe → Hatfield
9 M69 Jul 1977 J0-2 Coventry section
10 M180 Sep 1977 J4-5 Brigg Bypass
11 M4 Oct 1977 J28-29 Tredegar Park → Castleton
12 M77 Oct 1977 J0-1 M8 → Dumbreck Road
13 M8 Oct 1977 J20-26 Renfrew Motorway
14 M4 Nov 1977 J37*-39 Pyle Bypass
15 M4 Dec 1977 J32-35 Coryton → Pencoed
16 M90 Dec 1977 J9-10 Muirmont → Craigend
17 M58 1977 J4-6 A506 Regional Road upgraded to motorway

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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?

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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?

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Road signs

A field guide to the UK's road signs, explaining the colours, shapes, symbols and everything else you need to know to avoid putting a foot (or a wheel) wrong.