1986

Route Open Junctions Section
1 M25 and A282 Feb 1986 J3-5 Swanley → Dunton Green
2 M42 and A42 Jun 1986 J1-3 Lickey End → Alvechurch
3 M42 and A42 Aug 1986 J10-11 Tamworth (Polesworth) section
4 M25 and A282 Sep 1986 J1a-2 Dartford Tunnel Southern Approach
5 M25 and A282 Oct 1986 J19-23 Micklefield → South Mimms
6 M74 and A74(M) Oct 1986 J8-11 Larkhall → Poniel
7 A1 and A1(M) Dec 1986 J2-4 Roestock → Stanborough

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