1981

Route Open Junctions Section
1 M53 Mar 1981 J10-11 A5117 → Stoak
2 M56 Mar 1981 J14-16 Hapsford → A5177
3 M25 and A282 Jun 1981 J24-25 Potters Bar → Waltham Cross
4 M67 Sep 1981 J1-2 Denton Relief Road
5 M20 Oct 1981 J11-13 Sellindge → Folkestone
6 M25 and A282 Oct 1981 J13 Egham → Yeoveney
7 M65 Oct 1981 J10-12 Burnley → Brierfield
8 M20 Dec 1981 J9-11 Ashford → Sellindge

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