Route Open Junctions Section
1 M5 Feb 1970 J8-9 Strensham → Tewkesbury
2 A194(M) Mar 1970 Entire motorway
3 A1 and A1(M) Apr 1970 J63-65 Birtley Bypass
4 M5 Apr 1970 J19-20 Gordano Valley
5 M5 May 1970 J1-3 M6 → Quinton
6 M6 Apr 1970 J8-9 Ray Hall → Bescot
7 Jul 1970 Westway and West Cross Route Opened as A40(M) and M41, now part of A40 and A3220
8 M32 Jul 1970 J1-2 Hambrook → Eastville
9 M6 Jul 1970 J7-8 Great Barr → Ray Hall
10 M90 Jul 1970 J3-5 Cowdenbeath Bypass
11 M6 Oct 1970 J35-40 Lancaster → Penrith
12 M62 Nov 1970 J23*-23 Pole Moor → Outlane
13 M9 Nov 1970 J1-2 Newbridge → Kirkliston (and spur)
14 M6 Dec 1970 J42-44 Carlisle Bypass
15 M61 Dec 1970 J0-4 Worsley → Horwich
16 M8 Dec 1970 J29-30 Bishopton Bypass Stage I
17 M8 1970 J19-20 Glasgow IRR, Kingston Bridge section

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