A40

M50, A40 and A449

Strensham
to
Newport

Between them, the M50, A40 and A449 form a single dual carriageway route connecting the West Midlands to South Wales, incorproating one of the UK's oldest and most scenic motorways.

Routes

Out of London: A40 7 September 2018

The A40 travels more than 260 miles west from St Paul's Cathedral in London. This is what a journey along its whole route, from start to finish, looks like.

Routes

Opening booklets 27 January 2018

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

Oxfordshire Signs 9 January 2010

This is the story of one man at Oxfordshire County Council who pre-empted the development of modern road signs - much to the annoyance of the men from the Ministry.

Routes

Histories