Spontaneous Motorway

It should be that where a motorway starts, traffic not allowed on it is given a way off at the last second. This is the case all over the country — but in one location it was different. The Micklefield Bypass on the A1 in West Yorkshire was half motorway, half all-purpose, with the two sections joining directly onto each other. It's gone now, and the whole thing is now motorway.

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