Route Open Junctions Section
1 M40 Mar 1969 J2*-4 Holtspur Temporary Terminal → Handycross
2 M5 Mar 1969 J15-18 Filton → Avonmouth
3 A1 and A1(M) Sep 1969 J59-63 Durham Motorway
4 M8 Sep 1969 J3-4 Dechmont → Whitburn
5 M61 Nov 1969 J4-M6 Horwich → Preston
6 M90 Dec 1969 J2-3 Crossgates → Kelty
7 1969 Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach Opened as A102(M), now part of A102

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