Route Open Junctions Section
1 M53 Jul 1982 J11-12 Stoak → Chester
2 M60 Jul 1982 J27-2 Stockport Bypass Opened as M63
3 M25 and A282 Aug 1982 J13-14 Yeoveney → Heathrow Spur (A3113)
4 M25 and A282 Dec 1982 J29-31 North Ockenden → Mar Dyke
5 M602 Dec 1982 J2-3 Eccles → Salford

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Imperfectly Odd: Batheaston Bypass

It has viaducts, a tunnel and plenty of controversy, but the amazing Batheaston Bypass doesn’t really work. What went wrong?

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.

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