In 1998, 90% of responses to a government consultation were in favour of roads, but the government decided that 75% of the responses were connected with 'local lobbying campaigns' and so decided to ignore them. As a result only 37 of 125 schemes were approved. Doubtless if 75% had been from the environmental lobby, the government would not have ignored them.
The list below includes new roads other than bypasses, improvements to existing roads, schemes that have been approved but are still awaiting construction, and roads that are obviously needed.
Information on this page has been gleaned from various sources at various times, some schemes may have undergone a name change, resulting in duplication. It is very difficult to keep this list up to date as some projects are run by the Highways Agency, whilst others are run by local councils; and the DfT do not provide a central source of data. Please advise the webmaster of any errors or updates.
Schemes are grouped by prefix (A1.., A2.., Motorways). Within each section schemes are listed in numerical order (A1, A10, A11, A100, etc, followed by any B roads). Un-numbered routes follow. Northern Ireland, with it's own set of A and M routes, appears in the last section.
Latest government update: 24 Oct 2010 — Transport Secretary gives the go-ahead to 24 New Schemes and announces over £600M of further funding
(This update is not yet integrated into this page)
|A1 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A1 Bowerhouse – Spott Road dualling, Scotland||Approved||2001|
|A1 Thistly Cross to Bowerhouse dualling, Scotland||Approved||2001|
|A1 Howburn to Houndwood dualling, Scotland||Approved||2001|
|A1 Berwick–Morpeth Dualling, Northumberland.|
|A1 Gateshead Western bypass improvement, Tyne & Wear||Under review|
|A1 Willowburn–Denwick, Northumberland||Approved||July 98|
|A1(M) Ferrybridge–Hook Moor improvement, N/W Yorks||Approved|
|A1(M) J6–8 widening, Herts||Under review||July 98|
|A1(M) Redhouse–Ferrybridge improvement, N Yorks||Under review||July 98|
|A1(M) Stamford bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A1(M) Wetherby–Walshford improvement, N Yorks||Approved|
|A1(M) J60..62 Crawler Lanes, Co Durham||Approved||Mar 2001|
Replacement of 6 roundabouts between Peterborough & Blyth with flyovers or underpasses. £31M
|A10 Wadesmill bypass||Underway||Spring 2004|
|A10 Royston south-eastern bypass, Herts||Needed||2001|
|A10 Broxbourne to M25, graded junctions, Herts||Needed||2001|
|A11 Attleborough bypass, Norfolk||Under review||July 98|
|A11 Fiveways – Thetford improvement, Norfolk||Under review||July 98|
|A11 Roudham Heath – Attleborough, Norfolk||Underway||2001|
|A12 widening, Colchester to M25||Approved||2003-07|
|A12 Wrentham bypass, Suffolk||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A12 Yoxford bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A13 Lakeside – M25 widening, Essex||Under review||July 98|
|A14 upgrade to motorway standard|
(M1/M6 junction – M11 – Felixstowe link, Northants/Cambs/Suffolk)
This major freight route should have been built as a motorway in the first place!
Cambridge News campaign
|Under review||July 98|
|A14 Rookery Crossroads, Suffolk||Approved||July 98|
|A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Approved in 2005. BBC||On hold||2010-06|
|A16 Market Deeping bypass, Cambs/Lincs||Approved||Nov 96|
|A16/A52 Boston bypass, Lincs|
Boston Bypass Pressure Group
|A120 Braintree – Marks Tey dualling, Essex. Braintree Times.||Cancelled||2009|
|A128 Chipping Ongar bypass, Essex||Needed||2002|
|A140 dualling, Suffolk, including numerous bypasses.|
A140 Campaign • Long Stratton Bypass Petition
To be reviewed.
|A142 Fordham bypass, Cambridgeshire||Approved||Dec 1999|
|A143 Ellingham & Broome bypass, Norfolf||Approved||Dec 1999|
|A158 Improvements, Lincs|
BBC — Partney Bypass Open
|A167 Chilton Bypass, Durham||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A184 Boldon Bypass, Tyneside||Proposed||Nov 2002|
|A1033 Hedon Road improvement, E Yorks||Underway||2002|
|A1073 Spalding to Eye improvements, Lincs/Cambs||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A1237 York Ring Road (North & West Section) Dualling|
Anyone with any gumption would have built this as a dual carriageway in the first place.
York City Council try to get York City FC to pay for it!
|A2 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A2 Bean–Tolgate improvement, Kent||Approved||July 98|
|A2 Lydden – Dover improvement, Kent||Under review||July 98|
|A2 Tolgate – Cobham improvement, Kent||Approved||July 98|
|A2/A282 Dartford improvement, Kent||Approved||July 98|
|A21 (M25 – Hastings) Trunk Route|
This should be treated as a single route which requires upgrading to dual carriageway along it's entire route, not piecemeal sections of dual carriageway with utterly inadequate narrow twisting single carriageway in between.
|— A21 Tonbridge – Pembury dualling, Kent||On Hold||2010-06|
|— A21 Pembury – Lamberhurst dualling, Kent||Cancelled||1996|
|— A21 Lamberhurst bypass, Kent||Construction scheduled||2001|
|— A21 Lamberhurst – Hastings dualling, Kent/Sussex||Needed||2001|
|A24 (M25 – Worthing) Trunk Route|
Upgrade all remaining single carriageway sections to dual carriageway.
Another example of the government treating one route as lots of little bits.
|A27 South Coast (Southampton–Folkestone) Trunk Route, including:|
|— Arundel bypass, W.Sussex||Cancelled||2003-07|
|— Worthing & Lancing bypass, W.Sussex||Cancelled||2003-07|
|— Sotherham (Lewes) to Beddingham dualling, E.Sussex|
|Downgraded to single carriageway||2004-03|
|— Selmeston bypass, E.Sussex||Cancelled||2003-07|
|— Wilmington bypass, E.Sussex||Cancelled||2003-07|
|— Polegate bypass, E.Sussex Highways Agency Newsletter|
Actually only half of it is Underway. John Prescott cancelled the western part that would have included the Wilmington bypass mentioned above. Who in their right mind would build half a bypass?
|— Pevensey–Bexhill improvement, East Sussex (replacing A259)||Under review||July 98|
|— Bexhill & Hastings bypass (to replace A259)|
Urgently needed, existing mostly single carriageway urban road is totally inadequate, even for local traffic.
|— Guestling Thorn & Icklesham bypass (to replace A259)||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|— Winchelsea bypass, E.Sussex (to replace A259)||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|— Rye bypass, E.Sussex (to replace A259)||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|— New Romney bypass (to replace A259)||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A205 Catford town centre improvement, London||Local?||July 98|
|A249 Iwade–Queenborough improvement, Kent||Approved||July 98|
|A3 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A3 Hindhead improvement, Surrey, Hants; including a 1.7km tunnel.||Approved||Mar 2001|
|A30 Bodmin – Indian Queens (Goss Moor) dualling, Cornwall|
Highways Agency BBC News Cornwall County Council PR
|Public Enquiry||Jun 2003|
|A30 Blackwater – Carland Cross dualling, Cornwall||Needed||2001|
|A30/A303 Honiton – Marsh, and A35 Honiton eastern bypass, Devon||Under review||July 98|
|See also A303 below.|
|A30 West Coker bypass, Somerset|
Cancelled by County Council in favour of traffic calming!
|A30/A37 Yeovil bypass, Somerset||Needed||2001|
|A31 Poole Link Road, Dorset||Local?||July 98|
|A34 Congleton bypass, Cheshire||Proposed||2002|
|A34 Trent Vale bypass, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs|
Using river valley to the west of Trent Vale
|A34 Talke bypass, Staffs|
Using route of dismantled railway from the A500 to the A5011 thence east to the A34.
|A34 Chieveley/M4 (J13) improvement, Berks||Approved||July 98|
|A35 Chideock – Morecombelake bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A36 Codford – Heytesbury improvement, Wilts||Local?||July 98|
|A36 Salisbury bypass||Cancelled||Oct 97|
|A37 Bristol – Yeovil improvements, Somerset||Needed||2001|
|A38/M1 junction Derbyshire. Underpass linking A38 North direct to M1 North.||Needed||1999|
|A38/A52 junction Derby. Flyover for A38.||Needed||1999|
|A38/A61 junction Derby. Improvements.||Needed||1999|
|A38 Derby ring road (NE), Derbys||Under review||July 98|
|A38 Dobwalls bypass, Cornwall||Approved||Mar 2001|
|A38 Saltash – Stoketon Cross improvement, Cornwall||Under review||July 98|
|A38 Selly Oak bypass, Birmingham||Approved||2006|
|A39 Walton & Ashcott bypass, Somerset Walton Relief Road Action Group |
Promised for over 40 years. Top of County Council list in 2001, but turned down by the Government Office for the South West.
|A39 Barnstaple western bypass, Devon||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A39 Bideford–Bude improvements, Devon/Cornwall||Needed||2000|
|A39 Camelford bypass, Cornwall||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A303 (M3 to Exeter) Trunk Route|
Why do they have to waste time and money on reviews, when it is patently obvious to anyone that all the remaining non-dual carriageway sections of the A303 require upgrading? This route must be treated as one, not lots of little sections with inconsistent decisions. Beware of the speed camera on a short uphill stretch with an overtaking lane!
|— Stonehenge, Wiltshire Highways Agency announcement||Approved||July 98|
|— Winterbourne Stoke bypass||Approved||Nov 96|
|— Wylye – Stockton Wood improvement, Wilts||Under review||July 98|
|— Chicklade Bottom – Mere improvement, Wilts||Under review||July 98|
|&mdash Sparkford – Marsh improvement, Somerset||Under review||July 98|
|A325 Wrecclesham bypass, Farnham, Surrey ||Requested||2001|
|A350 Poole to M4 improvements, Wilts/Dorset|
|A350 Semington – Melksham diversion, Wilts||Underway||2003/4|
|A354 Weymouth Relief Road, Dorset||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A356 Crewkerne & Misterton bypass, Dorset||Needed||2000|
|A358 Taunton (M5) to Ilminster (A303) dualling, Somerset. BBC||Proposed||2004|
|A377 Crediton bypass, Devon||Under review||2000|
|A380 Kingskerswell bypass (Missing link in the route to Torbay)||On hold||2010-06|
|A4 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A4 Henlys/Waggoners Corner improvement, Hounslow, west London||Cancelled||July 98|
|A40 Llandeilo bypass, Carmarthenshire. Press article||Delayed until||2008|
|A41 Aston Clinton bypass, Bucks Highways Agency Newsletter||Underway|
|A42 (M42 to M1) upgrade to Motorway||Needed||1995|
|The whole of this route should have been built as 3 lane motorway in the first place.|
|A43 Stamford – Oxford Trunk Route|
|— A43/A16 Stamford Relief Road, Lincs||Local?||July 98|
|— Geddington/Corby bypass, Northants||Approved||Dec 2002|
|— Moulton–Broughton improvement, Northants||Local?||July 98|
|A45 Weedon, Flore & Upper Heyford bypass, Northants||Local?||July 98|
|Locals have been campaigning for a bypass for 50 years!|
House of Lords Select Committee (Sections 1878+, 1916+)
Contact: Paul Holdsworth, Flore Parish Council.
|A45/A46 Tollbar End improvement, Warks||Under review||July 98|
|A46 Newark (Fosse Way) – A606 junction near Widmerpool improvement, Notts.|
|A46 flyover at M40 junction, Warks||Underway||2009|
|A46 between M69 and M5 — Upgrade to Motorway||Needed|
|A47 Birmingham – Great Yarmouth Trunk Route|
Another inconsistent mis-managed shambles with bits of dual carriageway having been added over decades, but many sections still single carriageway. It could be argued that the section from Birmingham to Leicester has been largely replaced by the M6/M69 but you have a problem when you get to Leicester — there is no bypass — you have to go through the city. The very fact that the Highways Agency have an anuual safety report on the A47 in East Anglia [pdf] is proof of their own failure.
|— Leicester southern bypass (M69–A47)|
All eastbound traffic coming off the M69 is currently dumped into the city.
|— Thorney bypass, Cambs |
Still waiting after 65 years!
|— Tilney All Saints – King's Lynn dualling||Needed||2002|
|— Hardwick roundabout flyover, King's Lynn||Approved||2002|
|— King's Lynn – Swaffham dualling, inc Middleton & East Winch bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|— Swaffham – Dereham dualling, inc Little Fransham bypass, Norfolk||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|— Blofield – North Burlingham dualling, Norfolk|
|— Acle Straight dualling, Norfolk|
Norwich Evening News
|A49 Hereford bypass||Cancelled||July 98|
|A49/A51 Calveley – Tiverton bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A404 improvements, Bucks/Berks (several roundabouts need upgrading to flyovers)||Needed||2000|
|A406 North Circular Road, London|
|— Bounds Green–Green Lanes improvement, Enfield, London||Local?||July 98|
|— Golders Green Road junction improvement, London||Local?||July 98|
|— A406/A1/A598 Regents Park Road junction improvement, Barnet, London||Local?||July 98|
|A415 dualling (A40–A34), Oxfordshire||Needed||2002|
|A415 Marcham bypass, Oxfordshire|
Estimated construction start 2004. (Ought to be part of larger scheme above)
|A419 Blunsdon bypass, Wiltshire Highways Agency||Underway||2008/9|
|A420 Swindon–Oxford dualling, Oxfordshire||Needed||2002|
|A426 Rugby Western bypass||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A428 Norse Road Link, Beds||Cancelled||July 98|
|A428 Caxton Common – Hardwick||Under review||July 98|
|A429 Barford bypass, Warks||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A435 Studley bypass, Warwickshire||Local?||July 98|
|A452 Brownhills Bypass, Walsall||Proposed||2006|
|A453 Bassett's Pole, Sutton Coldfield (A38) to Tamworth (A5) dualling, Staffs||Needed||2000|
|A453 Clifton Lane improvement, Notts. Highways Agency||Approved||Sept 2004|
|A453 Clifton–M1 improvement, Notts||Approved||Sept 2004|
|A456 Kidderminster, Blakedown & Hagley bypass, Worcs|
The A456 is the Primary trunk route heading WSW from West Midlands conurbation, presently a chaotic mix of dual and single carriageway including narrow sections through Blakedown. Road requires complete dualling from Bewdley to Stourbridge. The section south and east of Kidderminster will also serve as part of the A449 Worcester–Wolverhampton route.
|A487, A489 numerous improvements & bypasses, Wales|
See National Assembly for Wales : Welsh North–South Transport Links Study
|— A470/A44 bypass, Rhayader, Powys||Requested||May 2002|
|— A470/A481/A483 Builth Wells bypass (orbital road), Powys||Requested||May 2002|
|— A483/A489 Newtown bypass, Powys||Requested||May 2002|
|A483 Pant/Llanymynech bypass, Shropshire|
Shropshire County Council Press Release
|B4009 Watlington bypass (single carriageway), Oxfordshire|
Narrow village streets totally unsuitable for traffic travelling to and from M40 Junction 6
|A5 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A5 Dunstable eastern bypass, Beds||Under review||July 98|
|A5 Towcester bypass, Northants||Needed||2000|
|A51 Littleton bypass, Cheshire||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A52 Radcliffe-on-Trent bypass, Notts||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A52 Grantham East–West bypass, Lincs||Requested||2000|
|A53 Hodnet bypass, Shropshire||Approved||Dec 1999|
|A57/A628 Tintwistle–Mottram–Hollingworth bypass, Derbys/Gtr Manchester GlossopSpur||Approved||April 2003|
|A500 Basford/Hough/Shavington bypass, Cheshire||Approved|
|A500 City Rd & Stoke Rd junction improvements, Stoke on Trent||Approved||July 98|
|A505 Dunstable northern bypass (A5–M1)||Approved||2003-07|
|A505 Baldock bypass, Herts|
Diary Maps and Photos Herts County Council
|A507 Ridgmont bypass and Woburn Link, Beds Website||Approved||Dec 1999|
|A509 Isham bypass, Northants. For info contact: flagaction (a) aol.com||Requested||Feb 2003|
|A550 Deeside Park – A5117 improvement, Cheshire||Under review||July 98|
|A555 Manchester Airport West Link||Approved||July 2001|
|A555/A523 Poynton bypass, Cheshire||Approved||July 2001|
|A556(M) M6–M56 link|
Main route into Manchester from south via M6 — should have been built years ago!
Unapproved, then some pityful token effort proposed.
|A564 Derby Southern bypass||Open||1998|
|A570 Southport–M58 dualling, including Ormskirk bypass, Lancashire||Local?||July 98|
All non dual carriageway sections between the M6 and Barrow-in-Furness require upgrading. Including:
|— High and Low Newton bypass A590 NOW! Message from Tim Collins, local MP||Underway||July 2006|
|— Ulverston–Dalton bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A595 Parton–Lillyhall improvement, Whitehaven, Cumbria||Approved||Mar 2001|
|A5117 M56–A550 improvement, Cheshire||Under review||July 98|
|A6 prefix routes||Status||Date|
|A6 Lancaster Western bypass|
Originally proposed in 1949
|A6 Broughton bypass, Lancs||Proposed||2000|
|A6 Stockport / Hazel Grove bypass, Gtr Manchester||Approved||July 2001|
|A6 Bedford Western bypass A428 – A421 Link||Approved|
|A6 Disley & High Lane bypass, Cheshire/Gtr Manchester||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A6 Kegworth bypass, Leics|
(To be included in M1 widening scheme)
|A6 Loughborough Inner Relief Road, Leics||On hold||2010-06|
|A6 Kibworth bypass, Leics||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A63 Castle Street improvement, Hull||Under review||July 98|
|A63 Melton grade seperated junction, E.Yorks||Approved||2002|
|A64 York–Scarborough dualling||Needed||2005|
|A65 Coniston Cold bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A65 Gargrave bypass, N.Yorks||Local?||July 98|
|A65 Hellifield and Long Preston bypass, N.Yorks||Local?||July 98|
|A66 Dualling, Workington to M6J40, Cumbria. Times & Star Petition|
Three sections already dualled. Incredibly, the western section was improved as recently as 2002, but was only built as single carriageway! The incompetence of road planners is staggering.
|A66 Penrith to Scotch Corner dualling|
Including: Kirkby Thore bypass Kirkby Thore Traffic Steering Group
|A68 Dalkeith Northern Bypass, Mid Lothian|
Unfortunately this is only being built as a single carriageway.
|A69 Haydon Bridge bypass, Northumberland|
Bypass Campaign: Telephone Eileen Charlton (01434) 684505, or Mike Jeffs
|A69 Warwick Bridge bypass, Cumbria||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A607 Rearsby bypass, Leics||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A614 Middleton-on-the-Wolds bypass, East Yorks|
Single carriageway bypass needed around village with narrow streets.
|A619 Chesterfield to M1 junction 30, Derbyshire|
A new dual carriageway to bypass communities along the existing A619.
An appalling road barely worthy of B-road status.
|A628 Dodworth bypass, Barnsley||Open, but a pretty dismal effort with excessive silly little roundabouts and a 40mph speed limit.||2006|
|A629 Skipton–Kildwick improvement, N.Yorkshire||Cancelled||July 98|
|A631 West Bawtry Road Improvement, Rotherham||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A650 Hard Ings Road improvement, Yorks||Cancelled||July 98|
|A650 Shipley Eastern bypass||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|A685 Kirkby Stephen bypass||Needed||1999|
|A688 Wheatley Hill to Bowburn Link, Durham||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A689 Sedgefield to Wynard Improvements, Durham||Approved||Dec 2000|
|A7, A8, A9 prefix routes (Scotland)||Status||Date|
|For A1/A6 prefix routes in Scotland see A1 prefix routes / A6 prefix routes|
|A71 Kilmarnock to Darvel dualling, East Ayrshire|
Including bypasses for Hurlford, Galston, Newmilns, Greenholm, Darvel.
|A77 Ayr bypass — dualling||Needed||2005|
|A77 Maybole bypass||Needed||2005|
|A77 Turnberry climbing lane||Approved||2001|
|A77 Girvan bypass||Needed||2005|
|A701 Bilston bypass, Mid Lothian||Proposed||2003|
|A737 dualling, Howwood to A78 south west of Kilwinning, including Dalry bypass||Needed||1999|
|A8 M8J6–M8J8 Upgrading to Motorway and addition of third lane||Approved. Due||2010|
|A82 Pulpit Rock — improvement and removal of traffic lights. BBC||Approved||2006|
|A82 Crianlarich bypass. BBC||Approved||2006|
|A83 Inveraray bypass, Argyll|
Single carriageway bypass to take through traffic (esp HGVs) away from tourist centre.
Would also bypass a single track bridge controlled by traffic lights.
|A85/A816 Oban Development Road, Argyll. Argyll & Bute council||Proposed||2006|
|A830 Arisaig to Kinsadel (Morar), Highland. Improvements||Approved||2001|
|A8000 from M8/M9 to the Forth Bridge — dualling|
Previously cancelled by Labour in 1997
|A9 Perth–Inverness dualling
At present this 100 mile primary north-south route consists of a few sections of dual carriageway linked by many sections of single carriageway. A consistent approach is needed. In places a corridor has been cleared to allow for widening but no construction work is planned. Mile-long queues can build up behind lorries and other slow moving vehicles. Some short sections are being widened a bit by adding an overtaking lane; this is a complete waste of money when the road needs dualling properly.
BBC — Businesses voice road frustration
The Scotsman — A9
ABD PR 558 — We'll Take The High Road
|A9 North Kessock, Graded junction||Approved||2001|
|A90 Aberdeen bypass ('Western Peripheral Road') |
Official Site BBC — Deal reached on route
|A90 Glamis, Angus. Graded junction||Approved||2001|
|A90 Glendoick. Graded junction||Approved||2001|
|A90 Kinfauns. Graded junction||Approved||2001|
|A90 Kirriemuir, Angus. Graded junction||Approved||2001|
|A92 Arbroath–Dundee dualling, Angus. Angus Council||Underway||Due 2006|
|A95 Gaich – Craggan, Re-alignment||Approved||2001|
|A96 Keith bypass, Grampian||Cancelled||May 97|
|A96 Elgin bypass, Grampian||?||?|
|A96 Fochabers and Mosstodloch Bypass, Moray||Approved||2001|
|A96 Newtongarry, Grampian. Realignment & climbing lane||Approved||2001|
|A96 Coachford. Realignment & climbing lane||Approved||2001|
|A96 Nairn bypass, Highland||?||?|
|M1 J6A–10 widening, Herts||Open||2010|
|M1 J10–14 widening in Beds and Bucks||Underway||2010|
|M1 J21A–28 widening in East Midlands||Underway||2010|
|M1 J31–32 widening at Rotherham, South Yorks||Under review||July 98|
|M1 J40A – M62 J27B new 3 mile link road to reduce congestion at M1/M62 junction and save 7 mile journey.||Needed||2004|
|M4 Newport Southern Relief Road BBC||Proposed||Dec 2004|
|M4 J4B–8/9 widening in Bucks and Berks||Under review||July 98|
|M5 J17–21 widening in Gloucs and Somerset||Cancelled||July 98|
|M6 J0 / M1 J19 / A14 junction improvements, Leics|
This junction of three major routes is a joke, and was obviously done on the cheap. It consists of two tiny roundabouts joined by a three lane road under the M1 that used to be a B road. A full interchange is required.
Read the government study. We'd sum it up as "Why didn't you do the job properly is the first place?"
|M6 J11A–19 widening, Staffs/Cheshire||Under review||July 98|
|Preliminary bridge work already carried out. Now they're reviewing it !|
|M11 J4 improvements, London||Needed||2001|
|M11 J5 north facing slip road improvement, Essex||Cancelled||July 98|
|M11 J8–9 widening|
Should have been built with three lanes in the first place!
|M11 J14 improvement, Cambs||Under review||July 98|
|M11 extension north to Humber Bridge||Needed|
|M23 J8–9 widening, Surrey||Cancelled||July 98|
|M25 J2 (A2) — upgrade existing roundabout to full interchange||Needed||2000|
|M25 J12–15 (M3–M4) widening Highways Agency info||Approved||July 98|
|M25 J15–16 (M4–M40) widening to 5 lanes||Cancelled||July 98|
|M25 J16–19 widening, Herts and Bucks||Cancelled||July 98|
|M40 J4 improvements, Bucks|
The M40 needs widening to three lanes beneath Junction 4, and a full interchange with the A404 south is required.
|M40 southbound from J6, add Crawler lane where road climbs over Chilterns|
What fool decided to build one of the steepest inclines on any motorway without a crawler lane?
|M40 J9 improvements, Oxfordshire|
Link road between M40 southbound and A34 southbound, or A34 flyover, to stop traffic queuing back onto M40.
|M42 J3A–7 widening, W.Mids||Under review||July 98|
|M54 extensions east to M6 northbound and M6 Toll, Staffs. Highways Agency PR|
Another job that wasn't done properly in the first place.
|M60 J5–8 widening (formerly M63 J6–9), Manchester||Approved||July 98|
|M62 East – M606 link road, West Yorkshire||Under review||July 98|
|M62 J6 (M57) improvement, Merseyside||Approved||Mar 2001|
|M62 J12–18 improvement, Gtr Manchester||Underway||2002|
|M74 extension westwards to M8 near Kingston Bridge. |
The slip roads for this route were built 35 years ago!
|M80 — connect M80 Jn 3 to Jn 4, and link in the M73||Needed||1999|
|M876 extension across River Forth to bypass Kincardine|
Construction of new bridge began June 2006 BBC. Due to open 2008.
Kincardine southern bypass open.
|Ambleside bypass, Cumbria ||Requested||?|
|Bristol & Bath southern motorway – M5–M4 link||Needed|
|Malvern – M5 link road, Worcs||Requested||2002|
|Mersey Gateway Bridge, Halton||On hold||2010-06|
|Inverness southern bypass — A82–A9–A96 link ('Inverness Trunk Road Link')||Postponed||2008|
|Poole Harbour crossing, Dorset||Local?||July 98|
|West Midlands conurbation — Western Orbital Route (Mway)||Cancelled||Nov 96|
|Wrexham Industrial Estate Link Road. PR|
By area this is one of the largest industrial estates in Europe, yet the access roads are little more than country lanes making it impossible for lorries to pass one another.
|Start postponed to 2009||2004|
|Proposed Outer London Orbital (Mway)||Needed||May 2001|
|A1 dualling north of Newry||Proposed||2002|
|A2/A37 Limavady bypass (single). Roads Service page||Part Open||2003|
|A29 Cookstown (on the Coleraine – Dungannon route)||Proposed||2002|
|A4 Augher and Clogher (on the Belfast – Enniskillen route)||Proposed||2002|
|A5 Newtownstewart bypass (single). Roads Service page||Underway||2002|
|A5 Omagh bypass||Proposed||2002|
|A5 Strabane bypass (single). Roads Service page||Underway||2003|
|A6/M22 Toome bypass (dual).||Underway||2004|
|A6 Dungiven bypass||Proposed||2002|
|A8 dualling north of Belfast part of the way to Larne||Underway||2004|
|M1 widening Black's Road to Stockman's Lane. Roads Service page||Planned||2003|
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