A2

M2 and A2

Medway Towns Bypass

London to Lydden

The M2 may not be a long, important or significant motorway in its own right, but when it's taken with its partner the A2 it's a force to be reckoned with.

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M2 A2

A2 and A2(M)

London's ancient main road to Canterbury and Dover has been bypassed over and over again, and in the sixties was supposed to be replaced in part with an urban motorway. Parts were finished in the end, even if they weren't quite to the original designs.

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A2

Opening booklets

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.

Histories

East Cross Route

The strangest part of London's planned inner Motorway Box - not just because it's nothing like the other three sides, but also because it actually got built.

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We need to talk about Wisley

National Highways are spending a third of a billion pounds rebuilding one of the most congested junctions on the M25. Is it money well spent?

Oxford's Ground Zero

Oxford's Zero Emission Zone is just a trial, but transport policy in Oxford has become the catalyst for pitched battles and drawn in protestors from across the UK. What's happening to this genteel university town?

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The most Frequently Asked Questions where British Roads are concerned, and the answers. A good place to start if you're new to the subject or you're looking for quick facts.