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Opening dates for Motorways in the UK in chronological order

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Order

Scheme

Date

Miles

Spur Miles

1

M6. Preston By-pass (J29 to J32)

Dec 58

8.3

 

2

M4. Chiswick flyover (J1)

Sep 59

0.4

 

3

M1, M10 & M45. Berrygrove to Crick (J5 to J18), St Albans By-pass & Dunchurch Link

Nov 59 [Dec 59 (M45)]

61.5

10.5

4

M6 & A601(M) Lancaster by-pass & Carnforth Link (J33 to J35a)

Apr 60

10.4

0.9

5

M63. Stretford Eccles By-pass (M60 J7 to J13)

Oct 60

5.9

 

6

M50. Brokeridge Common to Ross on Wye (J1 to J4)

Nov 60

19.8

 

7

M20. Maidstone By-pass west (J5 to J7) (opened as A20(M))

Dec 60

3.1

 

8

M4. Maidenhead By-pass (J7 to J9)

May 61

2.8

 

9

A1(M). Doncaster By-pass

Jul 61

15.0

 

10

M20. Maidstone By-pass east (J7 to J8) (opened as A20(M))

Sep 61

3.4

 

11

A1(M). Stevenage By-pass (J6 to J8)

May 62

7.8

 

12

M1(NI). Belfast to Lisburn (to J6)

Jul 62

6.5

 

13

M5. Lydiate Ash to Strensham (J4 to J8)

Jul 62

25.4

 

14

M50. Strensham to Brokeridge Common (M5(J8) to J1)

Jul 62

1.6

 

15

M6. Stafford By-pass (J13 to J14)

Aug 62

5.4

 

16

M6. Hanchurch to Cheshire Boundary (J15 to J16)

Nov 62

9.2

 

17

M6. Stafford By-pass to Hanchurch (J14 to J15)

Dec 62

11.1

 

18

M4. Slough to Maidenhead By-pass (J5 to J7)

Mar 63

5.9

 

19

M6. Warrington to Preston (J20 to J29)

Jul 63

29.2

 

20

M6. Cheshire (J16 to J20)

Nov 63

22.6

 

21

M1(NI). Lisburn to Sprucefield (J6 to J7)

Dec 63

1.7

 

22

M2. Medway bridge to Stockbury (J5)

? 63

11.0

 

23

M90. Forth Road Bridge & North Approach Roads (J1 to J2)

Aug 64

1.0

 

24

M1(NI). The Birches to Verners (J12 to J13)

Dec 64

3.3

 

25

M6. Preston-Lancaster (J32 to J33)

Jan 65

13.2

 

26

M4. Chiswick to Slough (J1 to J5)

Mar 65

12.0

0.9

27

A1(M) & A66(M). The Darlington By-Pass motorway

May 65

9.6

2.2

28

M1. Crick to Kegworth (J18 to J24)

Nov 65

36.7

 

29

M5. Quinton to Lydiate Ash (J3 to J4)

Nov 65

5.7

 

30

M8. Harthill Bypass (J4 to J5)

Nov 65

6.3

 

31

M1(NI). Sprucefield to Moira (J7 to J9)

Dec 65

6.8

 

32

M2. Stockbury to Faversham (J5 to J7)

? 65

12.3

 

33

M2. Three Crutches (J1) to Medway Bridge

? 65

1.5

 

34

M4. Tormarton to Almonsbury (J18 to J20)

Jan 66

10.8

 

35

M1(NI). Moira to Lurgan (J9 to J10)

Feb 66

6.0

 

36

M6. Shareshill to Dunston (J11 to J13)

Mar 66

8.0

 

37

M1. Kegworth to Sandiacre (J24 to J25)

May 66

5.1

 

38

M4. Port Talbot by-pass (J39 to N of J41)

Jul 66

3.4

 

39

M32. Hambrook Spur (M4 to J1)

Sep 66

0.4

 

40

M4. Almondsbury to Aust (J21 to J20)

Sep 66

2.0

 

40a

M5. Almondsbury to Filton By pass (J15 to J16)

Sep 66

1.1

 

41

M48. First Severn crossing and Wye bridge

Sep 66

5.4

 

42

M6. Darlaston to Shareshill (J10 to J11)

Sep 66

5.7

 

43

A8(M)(NI). Corr's corner to Sandyknowes

Oct 66

1.0

 

44

M2(NI). Greencastle to Sandyknowes

Oct 66

3.5

 

45

M1. Brockley to Berrygrove (J4 to J5)

Nov 66

4.1

 

46

M1. Sandiacre to Nuthall (J25 to J26)

Nov 66

6.0

 

47

M74. Uddingston Bypass to Hamilton (J4 to J5)

Dec 66

3.4

 

48

A57(M) Mancunian Way

Mar 67

1.5

 

49

M1. Wakefield to East Ardsley (J41 to J42)

Apr 67

1.3

 

50

M1. Nuthall to Pinxton (J26 to J28)

May 67

9.1

 

51

M1. Page Street to Brockley (J2 to J4)

May 67

4.2

 

52

M4. Newport by-pass (J24 to J28)

May 67

6.9

 

53

M40. Handycross to Stokenchurch (J4 to J5)

Jun 67

7.6

 

54

A1(M). Baldock By-pass (J8 to J10)

Jul 67

6.4

 

55

M1. Thurcroft to Tinsley (J32 to J34)

Jul 67

6.5

 

56

M4. Newhouse-Coldra (J2(M48) to J24)

Aug 67

12.0

 

57

M8. West of Harthill - Newhouse (J5 to J6)

Aug 67

5.6

 

58

M1. East Ardsley to Stourton (J42 to J44)

Oct 67

3.1

 

59

M1(NI). Lurgan to Ballynacor (J10 to J11)

Nov 67

2.4

 

60

M1. Pinxton to Thurcroft (J28 to J32)

Nov 67

27.7

 

61

M18. Thurcroft to Wadworth (J32(M1) to J2)

Nov 67

8.5

 

62

M1(NI). Verners to Dungannon (J13 to J15)

Dec 67

5.7

 

63

M1(NI). Ballynacor to The Birches (J11 to J12)

Jan 68

5.5

 

64

M8. Renfrew Bypass (J26 - J29)

Mar 68

3.3

 

65

M74. Hamilton - Larkhall (J5 to J8)

May 68

8.1

 

66

M1. Meadowhall to Tankersley (J34 to J36)

Jun 68

6.7

 

67

M9. Polmont and Falkirk Bypass (J4 to J9)

Aug 68

11.6

 

68

M1. Tankersley to Darton (J36 to J38)

Sep 68

8.5

 

69

M1. Darton to Wakefield (J38 to J41)

Oct 68

8.7

 

70

M6. Penrith By-pass (J40 to J41)

Nov 68

3.2

 

71

M6. Bescott to Darlaston (J9 to J10)

Dec 68

1.3

 

72

M8. Glasgow IRR West and North Flanks - Townhead (J15 - J16)

? 68

0.7

 

73

M40. Wycombe End to Handycross (West of J2 to J4)

Mar 69

5.5

 

74

M5. Filton By Pass to Avonmouth (J15 to J18)

Mar 69

5.1

 

75

M2(NI). Ballymena By-pass

Apr 69

4.5

 

76

A102(M). Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach road

July 69

2.0

 

77

A1(M). Durham motorway (J59 to J63)

Sep 69

21.4

 

78

M8. Dechmont - Whitburn (J3 to J4)

Sep 69

5.9

 

79

M61. Horwich to Preston

Nov 69

12.4

 

80

M90. Crossgates - Kelty and Cowdenbeath Bypass Stage I (J2 to J3)

Dec 69

6.4

 

81

M5. Twyning to Tewkesbury (J8 to J9)

Feb 70

3.8

 

82

A194(M). White Mare Pool to Black Fell

Mar 70

3.7

 

83

A1(M). Birtley By-Pass

Apr 70

3.0

 

84

M5. Gordano Valley (J19 to J20)

Apr 70

6.4

 

85

M5. M6 to Quinton (J8(M6) to J3)

May 70

9.0

 

86

M6. Rayhall to Bescott (J8 to J9)

May 70

2.6

 

87

M12(NI). Portadown Urban Motorway

Jun 70

1.0

 

88

A40(M)/M41. Westway and West Cross Route

Jul 70

2.5

0.6

89

M32. Hambrook to Eastville (J1 to J2)

Jul 70

2.7

 

90

M6. Great Barr to Rayhall (J7 to J8)

Jul 70

0.8

 

91

M90. Crossgates - Kelty and Cowdenbeath Bypass Stage II (J3 to J5)

Jul 70

3.0

 

92

M6. Westmorland (J35 to J40)

Oct 70

40.7

 

93

M62. Pole Moor to Outlane (West of J23 to J23)

Nov 70

2.2

 

94

M9. Newbridge - Kirkliston and Forth Bridge Connecting Roads

Nov 70

1.1

 

95

M6. Carlisle By-pass (J42 to J44)

Dec 70

6.8

 

96

M61. Worsley Braided Interchange to Horwich

Dec 70

9.2

 

97

M8. Bishopton Bypass Stage I (J29 - J30)

Dec 70

3.3

 

98

M8. Glasgow IRR West and North Flanks - Kingston Bridge (J19 - J20)

? 70

0.6

 

99

M2(NI). Templepatrick to Dunsilly

Feb 71

6.5

 

100

M6. Maxstoke to Bromford (J4 to J5)

Feb 71

5.4

 

101

M62. Gildersome to Lofthouse (J27 to J29)

Feb 71

5.7

 

102

M5. Gloucester - Moreton Valence (J9 to J13)

Mar 71

19.9

 

103

M9. Stirling Bypass Stage I (J10 to J11)

Apr 71

2.5

 

104

M8. Newbridge - Dechmont (J2 to J3)

May 71

5.3

 

105

M3. Lightwater to Popham (J3 to J8)

Jun 71

24.5

 

106

M6. Ansty to Maxstoke(J2 to J4)

Jul 71

12.6

 

107

M6. Penrith to Carlisle (J41 to J42)

Jul 71

12.4

 

108

M22(NI). Dunsilly to Ballygrooby (J1 to J2)

Aug 71

2.3

 

109

M56. Preston Brook to Hapsford (J11 to J14)

Sep 71

8.1

 

110

M6. Bromford to Gravelly Hill (J5 to J6)

Nov 71

3.1

 

111

M6. M1 at Catthorpe to Ansty to (J1 to J2)

Nov 71

10.9

 

112

M602. Eccles By-pass

Nov 71

2.1

 

113

M62. Boundary to Pole Moor (J22 to West of J23)

Nov 71

5.1

 

114

M62. Eccles to County Boundary (J12 to J22)

Nov 71

19.4

 

115

M20. Ditton By-pass (J4 to J5)

Dec 71

2.7

 

116

M4. Wickham to Tormarton (J14 to J18)

Dec 71

40.4

 

117

M4. Winnersh to Wickham (J10 to J14)

Dec 71

29.3

 

118

M5. Michael Wood and Alveston Sections (J13 to J15)

Dec 71

17.7

 

119

M4. Holyport to Winnersh (J9 to J10)

? 71

7.2

 

120

M8. Glasgow IRR West and North Flanks - Woodside (J16 - J17)

? 71

0.7

 

121

A627(M) Rochdale to Oldham Motorway

Jan 72

3.6

0.6

122

M56. Wythenshawe to Bowdon (J1 to J7)

Jan 72

7.3

0.8

123

M53. Mersey tunnel to Hooton (J1 to J5)

Feb 72

11.0

 

124

M57. Liverpool Outer Ring Road. Phase 1 (A59 to A580)

Apr 72

3.6

 

125

M73. Maryville - West of Mollinsburn

Apr 72

5.7

 

126

A38(M). Aston Expressway

May 72

2.3

 

127

M6. Gravelly Hill to Great Bar (J6 to J7)

May 72

4.2

 

128

M90. Kinross and Milnathort Bypass (J5 to J8)

May 72

6.5

 

129

M18. Hatfield to Thorne (Thorne By-pass) (J5 to J6)

Jun 72

2.1

 

130

M606. A6177 to Cleckheaton Road

Sep 72

2.0

 

131

M621. Leeds South Eastern Urban Motorway (J3 to J7)

Dec 72

2.0

 

132

M9. Newbridge-Lathallan (M8(J2) to J4)

Dec 72

12.6

 

133

M4. Morriston by-pass (J44 to J46)

? 72

3.8

 

134

M62. Ainley Top to Chain Bar (J24 to J26)

? 72

7.0

 

135

M62. Outlane to Ainley Top (J23 to J24)

? 72

1.0

 

136

M8. Glasgow IRR West and North Flanks - Charing Cross (J18 - J19)

? 72

0.6

 

137

M8. Glasgow IRR Woodside - Charing Cross (J17 - J18)

? 72

0.2

 

138

M22(NI). Ballygrooby to Artresnahan (J2 to end)

Jan 73

2.3

 

139

M5. Clevedon and Mendip Hills Sections (J20 to J22)

Jan 73

15.2

 

140

A329(M). Reading - Wokingham link

Feb 73

4.3

 

141

A1(M). Stanborough to Welwyn (J4 to J6)

May 73

3.2

 

142

M2(NI). Belfast to Greencastle

May 73

2.5

 

143

M606. Cleckheaton Road to Chain Bar (J26)

May 73

0.3

 

144

M62. Chain Bar to Gildersome (J26 to J27)

May 73

4.2

 

145

M40. Denham to Wycombe End (J1 to West of J2)

Aug 73

8.0

 

146

M5. Highbridge By-Pass (J22 to J23)

Aug 73

5.0

 

147

M62. Tarbock to Croft (J6 to J10)

Nov 73

10.3

 

148

M621. Gildersome Street to Beeston (J27(M62)) to J1

Nov 73

3.4

 

149

M5. Bridgwater By-pass (J23 to J24)

Dec 73

4.9

 

150

A102(M). Hackney Link

? 73

1.6

 

151

M40. Stokenchurch to Waterstock (J5 to J8a)

Mar 74

10.2

 

152

M57. Liverpool Outer Ring Road. Phase 2 (A580 to M62)

Mar 74

5.7

 

153

M62. Hopetown to Ferrybridge (J31 to J33)

Mar 74

5.7

 

154

M5. Taunton By-Pass (J25 to J26)

Apr 74

6.9

 

155

M62. Risley to Worsley (J10 to J12)

Apr 74

9.5

 

156

M5. Avonmouth Bridge (J18 to J19)

May 74

4.0

 

157

M80. Haggs-Pirnhall

May 74

6.4

 

158

M9. Stirling Bypass Stage II (J9 to J10)

May 74

4.8

 

159

M3. Sunbury to Lightwater (J1 to J3)

Jul 74

12.8

 

160

M62. Lofthouse to Hopetown (J29 to J31)

Aug 74

5.7

 

161

M63. Sale Eastern and Northenden By-pass (M60 J4 to J7)

Sep 74

4.5

 

162

M62. Ferrybridge to Pollington (J33 to East of J34)

Oct 74

8.4

 

163

M23. Hooley to Mertsham (J7 to J8)

Dec 74

1.0

 

164

M56. Bowdon to M6 (J7 to J9)

Dec 74

5.3

 

165

M62. Rawcliffe to Goole (J35 to J36)

Mar 75

3.3

 

166

M32. Eastville to Ashley Street (J2 to J3)

May 75

0.8

 

167

M63. Sharston By-pass (M60 J2 to J4)

May 75

1.3

 

168

M8. Monkland Motorway Stage 1 (J12 - J15)

May 75

2.0

 

169

M11. S Harlow to A120 (J7 to J8)

Jun 75

9.5

 

170

M18. Thorne to East Cowick (J6 to J7)

Jun 75

4.5

 

171

M53. (M531) Hooton to A5117 (J5 to J10)

Jun 75

5.2

 

172

M62. Pollington to Rawcliffe (East of J34 to J35)

Jun 75

3.8

 

173

M55 The Preston Northern By-pass

Jul 75

11.9

 

174

M56. M6 to Preston Brook (J9 to J11)

Jul 75

6.3

 

175

M27. Cadnam to Ower (J1 to J2)

Aug 75

2.7

 

176

M66. Bury Easterly By-pass - Southern section (J3 to J19(M60))

Aug 75

3.1

 

177

M2(NI). Sandyknowes to Templepatrick

Sep 75

5.9

 

178

M25. South Mimms to Potters Bar (J23 to J24)

Sep 75

2.7

 

179

M5. Killerton and Sowton Sections (J27 to J30)

Oct 75

15.6

 

180

M23. Bletchingley to Pease Pottage (J8 to J11)

Nov 75

14.9

 

181

M23. Gatwick Link (J9 to J9A)

Nov 75

0.8

 

182

M5. North Petherton By-Pass (J24 to J25)

Nov 75

6.6

 

183

M8. Bishopton Bypass Stage II (J30 to J31)

Nov 75

3.5

 

184

M27. Ower to Chilworth (J2 to 4)

Dec 75

5.2

 

185

M271. Nursling Link

Dec 75

2.3

 

186

M54. Forge to Cluddley (J5 to J7)

Dec 75

3.8

 

187

A167(M). Newcastle Central Motorway East

? 75

1.1

 

188

A58(M)/A64(M). Leeds Inner Ring Motorway

? 75

2.0

 

189

M621. Leeds South Western Urban Motorway (J1 to J3)

? 75

1.8

 

190

M25. Godstone to Reigate (J6 to J8)

Feb 76

4.8

 

191

M25. Maple Cross to Hunton Bridge (J17 to J19)

Feb 76

4.2

 

192

M27. Windover to Portbridge (J8 to J12)

Mar 76

9.2

 

193

M275. Portsmouth Link

Mar 76

2.1

 

194

M62.Goole to North Cave (inc Ouse Bridge) (J36 to J38)

May 76

10.9

 

195

M5. Chelston to Willand (J26 to J27)

Oct 76

8.2

 

196

M42. Solihull Section (J4 to J8)

Nov 76

10.8

 

197

M62. Queens Drive to Tarbock (J4 to J6)

Nov 76

3.5

 

198

M69. Leicester section (J2 to M1)

Nov 76

6.5

 

199

M25. Thorpe to Egham (J12 to J13)

Dec 76

3.2

 

200

M90. Arlary (J8) to Arngask

Mar 77

3.7

 

201

M11. Redbridge to S Harlow (J4 to J7)

Apr 77

11.5

 

202

M25. Dartford to Swanley (J2 to J3)

Apr 77

3.2

 

203

M4. Pontardulais by-pass (J46 to J49)

Apr 77

8.5

 

204

M20. Swanley to West Kingsdown (J1 to J2)

May 77

7.4

 

205

M5. Exminster Section (J30 to J31)

May 77

3.6

 

206

M1. N Circular Road to Page Street (J1 to J2)

Jul 77

2.4

 

207

M18. Armthorpe to Hatfield (J4 to J5)

Jul 77

3.9

 

208

M69. Coventry section (M6 to J2)

Jul 77

9.8

 

209

M180. Brigg By-pass (J4 to J5)

Sep 77

6.6

 

210

M4. Tredegar Park-St Mellons (J28 to J29A(A48(M))

Oct 77

2.1

 

211

M77. M8 to Dumbreck Road (M8 to J1)

Oct 77

0.8

 

212

M8. Renfrew Motorway (J20 - J26)

Oct 77

4.2

 

213

M4. Pyle by-pass (E of J37(A48) to J39)

Nov 77

5.5

 

214

M4. Coryton-Pencoed (J32 to J35)

Dec 77

12.1

 

215

M90. Muirmont to Craigend (J9 to J10)

Dec 77

2.2

 

216

M58. Regional Road upgraded to Motorway (J4 to M6)

? 77

4.0

 

217

M27. Hedge End to Windover (J7 to J8)

Feb 78

4.7

 

218

M67. Hyde By-pass (J2 to J4)

Mar 78

3.1

 

219

M180. Thorne to Sandtoft (J1 to J2)

May 78

7.1

 

220

M66. Bury Easterly By-pass - Northern section (A676 to J3)

May 78

6.4

 

221

M90. Craigend to A90 (J10 to J11)

May 78

1.9

 

222

M90. Craigend to Broxden (J10 to A9)

May 78

3.1

 

223

M180. Sandtoft (J2) to Trent

Oct 78

3.5

 

224

M180. The Scunthorpe Southern By-pass (J3 to J4)

Nov 78

6.8

 

225

M180. Trent to Scunthorpe (J3) including M181

Dec 78

1.0

2.6

226

M18. Wadworth to Armthorpe (J2 to J4)

Feb 79

7.4

 

227

A(1)M. South Mimms to Roestock (J1 to J2)

May 79

3.4

 

228

M8. Monkland Motorway Stage 2A (J11 - J12)

Jun 79

1.2

 

229

A3(M). Horndean to Bedhampton

Nov 79

5.6

 

230

M11. A120 to Stump Cross (J8 to J9)

Nov 79

15.2

 

231

M25. Sundridge Road to Godstone (J5 to J6)

Nov 79

9.0

 

232

M11. Cambridge Western By-pass (J9 to J14)

Feb 80

14.2

 

233

M20. West Kingsdown to Wrotham (J2 to J4)

Feb 80

6.0

 

234

M876. Dennyloanhead to Bowtrees

Feb 80

7.2

 

235

M9. Longdyke - Pirnhall

Feb 80

7.8

 

236

M8. Baillieston Interchange - Glasgow City Boundary (J8)

Apr 80

0.2

 

237

M8. Monkland Motorway Stage 2B (J8 - J11)

Apr 80

3.3

 

238

M25. Dunton Green to Sundridge Road (J5)

Jul 80

0.9

 

239

M4. Castleton-Coryton (J29 to J32)

Jul 80

7.5

 

240

M26. Sevenoaks to Wrotham

Sep 80

8.9

 

241

M5(NI). Greencastle to Rush Park

Sep 80

1.6

 

242

M58. Aintree to Skelmersdale (to J4)

Sep 80

7.4

 

243

M25. Chertsey to Thorpe (J11 to J12)

Oct 80

2.0

 

244

M90. Arngask to Muirmont (J9)

Oct 80

4.7

 

245

M53. A5117 to Stoak (J10 to J11)

Mar 81

0.9

 

246

M56. Hapsford to A5117 (J14 to J16)

Mar 81

6.2

 

247

M25. Potters Bar to Waltham Cross (J24 to J25)

Jun 81

5.3

 

248

M4. Bridgend Northern by-pass (J35 to E of J37(A48))

Sep 81

8.9

 

249

M67. Denton Relief Road (J1 to J2)

Sep 81

1.7

 

250

M20. Sellindge to Folkestone (J11 to J13)

Oct 81

5.2

 

251

M25. Egham to Yeoveney (J13)

Oct 81

0.5

 

252

M65. Burnley to Brierfield (J10 to J12)

Oct 81

3.6

 

253

M20. Ashford to Sellindge (J9 to J11)

Dec 81

9.4

 

254

M53. Stoak to Chester (J11 to J12)

Jul 82

3.4

 

255

M63. Stockport East-West By-pass (M60 J27 to J2)

Jul 82

2.8

 

256

M25. Yeoveney to Airport spur (A3113) (J13 to J14)

Aug 82

2.0

 

257

M25. North Ockendon to Mar Dyke (J29 to J31)

Dec 82

4.8

 

258

M602. Extension to Salford (J2 to J3)

Dec 82

1.7

 

259

M25. Theydon Garnon to North Ockendon (J27 to J29)

Apr 83

10.6

 

260

M54. Hilton Park to Forge (M6 to J5)

Nov 83

17.7

 

261

M25. Wisley to Chertsey (J10 to J11)

Dec 83

4.9

 

262

M65. Brierfield to Nelson (J12 to J13)

Dec 83

1.1

 

263

M65. Hyndburn to Burnley (J7 to J10)

Dec 83

5.3

 

264

M27. Chilworth to Hedge End (J4 to J7)

? 83

2.2

 

265

M25. Waltham Cross to Theydon Garnon (J25 to J27)

Jan 84

7.8

 

266

M65. Whitebirk to Hyndburn (J6 to J7)

Dec 84

2.2

 

267

M25. M40 to Maple Cross (J16 to J17)

Jan 85

5.7

 

268

M3. Popham to Bar End (J8 to J10)

Aug 85

12.8

 

269

M25. M4 to Iver Heath (J15 to J16)

Sep 85

5.2

 

270

M42. Umberslade Section (J3 to J4)

Sep 85

5.7

 

271

M25. Reigate to Wisley (J8 to J10)

Oct 85

14.3

 

272

M25. Airport spur to M4 (J14 to J15)

Dec 85

1.9

 

273

M42. Tamworth (Water Orton & Kingsbury) Sections (J8 to J10)

Dec 85

7.6

 

274

M25. Swanley to Dunton Green (J3 to J5)

Feb 86

7.7

 0.8

275

M42. Lickey End to Alvechurch (J1 to J3)

Jun 86

7.1

 

276

M42. Tamworth (Polesworth) Section (J10 to J11)

Aug 86

7.3

 

277

M25. Dartford Tunnel Southern Approach

Sep 86

1.5

 

278

M25. Micklefield to South Mimms (J19 to J23)

Oct 86

12.3

 

279

M74. Larkhall - Poniel (J8 to J11)

Oct 86

10.0

 

280

A1(M). Roestock to Stanborough (J2 to J4)

Dec 86

3.2

 

281

M42. Southern Links (M5 to J1)

Mar 87

0.9

 

282

A6144(M). Carrington Spur

Oct 87

1.2

 

283

M74. Poneil - Millbank (J11 to J12)

Nov 87

1.3

 

284

A601(M). Carnforth quarry link road (J35 to B6254)

? 87

0.9

 

285

M65. Nelson to Colne (J13 to J14)

Sep 88

1.7

 

286

M66. Portwood to Denton (M60 J24 to J27)

Apr 89

3.2

 

287

M40. Longbridge to Umberslade (J15 to M42)

Dec 89

10.5

 

288

M42. Northern Turn (M5 to J1)

Dec 89

1.6

 

289

M40. Waterstock - Longbridge (J8A to J15)

Jan 91

45.8

 

290

M20. Maidstone to Ashford (J8 to J9)

May 91

13.5

 

291

M74. Millbank - Nether Abington (J12 to J13)

Nov 91

7.4

 

292

M3. Pitmore to Chilworth (J12 to M27(J4))

Dec 91

4.0

 

293

M12(NI). NW Link to Craigavon

? 91

0.9

 

294

M80. Stepps By-pass

Jun 92

3.0

 

295

A74(M). Elvanfoot (J14) - Paddy's Rickle

Aug 92

2.4

 

296

A635(M) Extension to Mancunian Way

Sep 92

0.2

 

297

A74(M). Kirkpatrick Fleming - Gretna (J21 to J22)

Dec 92

4.5

 

298

M2(NI). Crosskennan junction

Oct 93

0.9

 

299

M74. Nether Abington - Elvanfoot (J13 to J14)

Nov 93

5.0

 

300

M74. West of Fullarton Road - Maryville (J1 to J4)

Apr 94

2.5

 

301

A74(M). Dinwoodie Green to Ecclefechan (J16 to J19)

Sep 94

10.1

 

302

M4. Baglan-Lon Las (N of J41 to J44)

Dec 94

5.6

 

303

A74(M). St Ann's (J16) to Dinwoodie Green

Jan 95

2.8

 

304

M3(NI). Dock Street to Middlepath Street

Jan 95

0.4

 

305

M3. Bar End to Compton (J10 to J11) & Compton to Pitmore upgrade (J11 to J12)

Jun 95

4.9

 

306

A1(M). Walshford to Dishforth

Nov 95

13.1

 

307

A74(M). Ecclefechan to Kirkpatrick Fleming (J19 to J21)

Nov 95

6.3

 

308

M8. Newbridge (J2) to Edinburgh City Bypass

Dec 95

3.2

 

309

M77. Dumbreck - City of Glasgow Boundary (J1 to J3)

Apr 96

3.1

 

310

M4. Second Severn crossing

Jun 96

10.7

 

311

M49. Severn crossing Link road

Jun 96

5.5

 

312

M77. City of Glasgow Boundary - Malletsheugh (J3 to J5)

Dec 96

3.4

 

313

M65. M6 to Whitebirk. (J1a to J6)

Dec 97

11.8

 

314

A823(M). Halbeath Interchange (J2)

Mar 98

1.1

 

315

M3(NI). Middlepath Street to Sydenham By-pass

May 98

0.5

 

316

A1(M). Alconbury to Peterborough (J13 to J17)

Oct 98

12.8

0.8

317

M1. Extension to A1(M) (J43 to J48)

Feb 99

11.3

 

318

A74(M). Paddy's Rickle - to St Ann's (J16)

Apr 99

19.8

 

319

M60. Denton to Middleton (J19 to J24)

Oct 00

9.4

 

320

M6 Toll. Birmingham Northern Relief Road

Dec 03

27.0

 

321

A1(M). Wetherby to Walshford

Apr 05

4.6

 

322

M77. Malletsheugh to Fenwick

Apr 05

15.2

 

323

A1(M). Hook Moor to Ferrybridge

Jan 06

7.6

 

324

M6. Carlisle to Guards Mill

Dec 08

6.0

 

325

A1(M). Bramham to Wetherby

Dec 09

6.0

 

326

M74. Completion from Fullarton Road junction to M8 Motorway

Jun 11

5.0

 

327

A1(M) Dishforth to Leeming

u/c

13.0

 

328

M80. Stepps to Mollinsburn 

u/c

5.0

 

329

M80. Mollinsburn to Auchenkilns

u/c

1.7

 

330

M80. Auchenkilns to Haggs

u/c

4.6

 

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