Route Open Junctions Section
1 M6 Jan 1965 J32-33 Preston → Lancaster
2 M4 Mar 1965 J1-5 Chiswick → Slough
3 A1 and A1(M) May 1965 J56-59 Darlington Bypass
4 M1 Nov 1965 J18-24 Crick → Kegworth
5 M5 Nov 1965 J3-4 Quinton → Lydiate Ash
6 M8 Nov 1965 J4-5 Harthill Bypass
7 M2 and A2 1965 J5-7 Stockbury → Faversham
8 M2 and A2 1965 J1-2 Three Crutches → Medway Bridge

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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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M1-A1 Link Road

Those last few miles of the M1 east of Leeds were completed in 1999. It looks for the most part like a fairly average piece of road, but one of the project's engineers describes some of the challenges that were faced.