Route Open Junctions Section
1 M6 Feb 1971 J4-5 Maxstoke → Bromford
2 M62 Feb 1971 J27-29 Gildersome → Lofthouse
3 M5 Mar 1971 J9-13 Tewkesbury → Moreton Valence
4 M9 Apr 1971 J10-11 Stirling Bypass Stage I
5 M8 May 1971 J2-3 Newbridge → Dechmont
6 M3 Jun 1971 J3-8 Lightwater → Popham
7 M6 Jul 1971 J2-4 Ansty → Maxstoke
8 M6 Jul 1971 J41-42 Penrith → Carlisle
9 M56 Sep 1971 J11-14 Preston Brook → Hapsford
10 M6 Nov 1971 J5-6 Bromford → Gravelly Hill
11 M6 Nov 1971 J0-2 Catthorpe → Ansty
12 M602 Nov 1971 J1-2 Eccles Bypass
13 M62 Nov 1971 J22-23* County Boundary → Pole Moor
15 M20 Dec 1971 J3-5 Ditton Bypass
16 M4 Dec 1971 J14-18 Wickham → Tormarton
17 M4 Dec 1971 J10-14 Winnersh → Wickham
18 M5 Dec 1971 J13-15 Moreton Valence → Filton
19 M4 1971 J9-10 Holyport → Winnersh
20 M8 1971 J16-17 Glasgow IRR, Woodside section

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