Chronology Maps

1957 1958 1959

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Completed Route Name Start End Original number
M6 Preston Bypass J29 Bamber Bridge J32 Broughton
M55 Preston Bypass M6 J32 Broughton J1 Broughton M6

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Road numbering is a system with clear rules. What happens when the people responsible for numbering roads don't follow them?

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National Highways are spending a third of a billion pounds rebuilding one of the most congested junctions on the M25. Is it money well spent?

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Oxford's Zero Emission Zone is just a trial, but transport policy in Oxford has become the catalyst for pitched battles and drawn in protestors from across the UK. What's happening to this genteel university town?

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Sir James Drake

County Surveyor and Bridgemaster for Lancashire in the 1950s and 60s, Drake was instrumental in the motorway revolution.