Route Open Junctions Section
1 M18 Feb 1979 J2-4 Wadworth → Armthorpe
2 A1 and A1(M) May 1979 J1*-2 Cecil Lane → Roestock
3 M8 Jun 1979 J11-12 Monkland Motorway Stage IIa
4 A3 and A3(M) Nov 1979 J1-5 Horndean and Waterlooville Bypass
5 M11 Nov 1979 J8-9 Stansted → Stump Cross
6 M25 and A282 Nov 1979 J5-6 Sundridge Road → Godstone

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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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