1978

Route Open Junctions Section
1 M27 Feb 1978 J7-8 Hedge End → Windover
2 M67 Mar 1978 J2-4 Hyde Bypass
3 M180 May 1978 J1-2 Thorne → Sandtoft
4 M66 May 1978 J0-3 Bury Eastern Bypass (north)
5 M90 May 1978 J10-11 Craigend → A90 Opened as M85
6 M180 Oct 1978 J1-2 Sandtoft → Trent
7 M180 Nov 1978 J3-4 Scunthorpe Bypass
8 M180 Dec 1978 J2-3 Trent → Scunthorpe Bypass

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