M62

M62

Lancashire-Yorkshire Motorway

Liverpool to North Cave

For most of the north of England, the M62 is a lifeline. It is the nearest that Britain has to a coast-to-coast motorway, linking Liverpool with Hull, more or less, and it is the motorway that has evolved and shifted its route more than any other.

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Liverpool Inner Motorway

There's almost no evidence of Liverpool's 1960's plans for an inner ring road on the ground - but the motorway that never materialised would have been astonishing. The full details on the route, and the missing part the M62, are here.

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What's new

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.

The ghost junction

The only UK motorway that didn’t connect to ordinary roads finally got its own interchange in 2019. But it's not open, because it still doesn’t touch any ordinary roads.

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Roundabouts

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