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Please post in this thread any roads that opened in the 1980s

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1986 Stratford Upon Avon Northern Bypass A46
1987 A27 Chichester to Havant section


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M11. Cambridge Western By-pass (J9 to J14) Feb-80
M20. West Kingsdown to Wrotham (J2 to J4) Feb-80
M876. Dennyloanhead to Bowtrees Feb-80
M9. Longdyke - Pirnhall Feb-80
M8. Baillieston Interchange - Glasgow City Boundary (J8) Apr-80
M8. Monkland Motorway Stage 2B (J8 - J11) Apr-80
M25. Dunton Green to Sundridge Road (J5) Jul-80
M4. Castleton-Coryton (J29 to J32) Jul-80
M26. Sevenoaks to Wrotham Sep-80
M5(NI). Greencastle to Rush Park Sep-80
M58. Aintree to Skelmersdale (to J4) Sep-80
M25. Chertsey to Thorpe (J11 to J12) Oct-80
M90. Arngask to Muirmont (J9) Oct-80
M53. A5117 to Stoak (J10 to J11) Mar-81
M56. Hapsford to A5117 (J14 to J16) Mar-81
M25. Potters Bar to Waltham Cross (J24 to J25) Jun-81
M4. Bridgend Northern by-pass (J35 to E of J37(A48)) Sep-81
M67. Denton Relief Road (J1 to J2) Sep-81
M20. Sellindge to Folkestone (J11 to J13) Oct-81
M25. Egham to Yeoveney (J13) Oct-81
M65. Burnley to Brierfield (J10 to J12) Oct-81
M20. Ashford to Sellindge (J9 to J11) Dec-81
M53. Stoak to Chester (J11 to J12) Jul-82
M63. Stockport East-West By-pass (M60 J27 to J2) Jul-82
M25. Yeoveney to Airport spur (A3113) (J13 to J14) Aug-82
M25. North Ockendon to Mar Dyke (J29 to J31) Dec-82
M602. Extension to Salford (J2 to J3) Dec-82
M25. Theydon Garnon to North Ockendon (J27 to J29) Apr-83
M54. Hilton Park to Forge (M6 to J5) Nov-83
M25. Wisley to Chertsey (J10 to J11) Dec-83
M65. Brierfield to Nelson (J12 to J13) Dec-83
M65. Hyndburn to Burnley (J7 to J10) Dec-83
M27. Chilworth to Hedge End (J4 to J7) ? 83
M25. Waltham Cross to Theydon Garnon (J25 to J27) Jan-84
M65. Whitebirk to Hyndburn (J6 to J7) Dec-84
M25. M40 to Maple Cross (J16 to J17) Jan-85
M3. Popham to Bar End (J8 to J10) Aug-85
M25. M4 to Iver Heath (J15 to J16) Sep-85
M42. Umberslade Section (J3 to J4) Sep-85
M25. Reigate to Wisley (J8 to J10) Oct-85
M25. Airport spur to M4 (J14 to J15) Dec-85
M42. Tamworth (Water Orton & Kingsbury) Sections (J8 to J10) Dec-85
M25. Swanley to Dunton Green (J3 to J5) Feb-86
M42. Lickey End to Alvechurch (J1 to J3) Jun-86
M42. Tamworth (Polesworth) Section (J10 to J11) Aug-86
M25. Dartford Tunnel Southern Approach Sep-86
M25. Micklefield to South Mimms (J19 to J23) Oct-86
M74. Larkhall - Poniel (J8 to J11) Oct-86
A1(M). Roestock to Stanborough (J2 to J4) Dec-86
M42. Southern Links (M5 to J1) Mar-87
A6144(M). Carrington Spur Oct-87
M74. Poneil - Millbank (J11 to J12) Nov-87
A601(M). Carnforth quarry link road (J35 to B6254) ? 87
M65. Nelson to Colne (J13 to J14) Sep-88
M66. Portwood to Denton (M60 J24 to J27) Apr-89
M40. Longbridge to Umberslade (J15 to M42) Dec-89
M42. Northern Turn (M5 to J1) Dec-89

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A30 Okehampton bp. July 1988
A30 Whiddon Down - Okehampton 1987

A35 Charmouth bp. July 1990
A35 Bridport bp. 1988
A35 Dorchester bp. Sept 1988
A37 section of Dorchester bp. Dec 1988

A350/A354 Blandford bp. March 1985
A351 Wareham bp. Sept 1988
A31 Ferndown bp. Dec 1986
A31 Wimborne bp. Sept 1981
A31/A35 Bere Regis bp. 1982


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A361 North Devon Link Road:

Barnstaple - South Molton: Oct 1988
South Molton - Tiverton: Early 1989
Bideford Bypass: May 1982. Almost exactly 25 years before the Barnstaple Western Bypass opened.

Unsure about the Barnstaple-Bideford and Tiverton - M5 stretches. I think the latter was 1983, but I'll need to check on that.


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A282 Dartford Tunnel (Second Bore) - 1980

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1986 Stratford Upon Avon Northern Bypass A46

This Was 1987 IIRC and opened at a similar time (certainly same year) to the A435 Evesham Eastern Bypass (Now A46).

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M45 Tailback wrote:
RichardA35 wrote:
1986 Stratford Upon Avon Northern Bypass A46

This Was 1987 IIRC and opened at a similar time (certainly same year) to the A435 Evesham Eastern Bypass (Now A46).


Stratford Bypass June 1987
Evesham Bypass July 1987

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A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass - May 1989
(along with associated link roads at M6 Jn 2 - mainly the extension by a few hundred yards of the M69)

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A 40 Brecon bypass 1980


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1982 - A13 and A1089 Grays By-pass (as well as A13 to A128 Orsett)
(i am not too sure when Orsett to Stanford to Basildon to Pitsea to Sadlers Farm opened!!!!)

1985 - A118 Winston Way, Ilford and the adjoining A1083 Griggs Approach (of "A108" fame!)

1989 - A406 South Woodford to Barking (well, more Beckton really!)
(NB: date based on SI, not 100% certain if it opened that year)

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1986: A46-Lincolin By-Pass
A12-Chlemsford By-Pass
A467-Risca By-Pass
A10-Ely By-Pass
A142-Mepal By-Pass
A56- Accrington By-Pass
A693-Annfield By-Pass West
A1-North of Anwick Straghterned
A1-Musselburgh By-Pass
A9-Perth By-Pass & Dualling
A9-Killiecrankie By-pass compliteion
Frraserbugrh By-Pass P1 finished

1985: A78 rerouted to A742. Old A78 renumbered A770.

1983: IRL M7 Nass By-Pass

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Craggs wrote:
M45 Tailback wrote:
RichardA35 wrote:
1986 Stratford Upon Avon Northern Bypass A46

This Was 1987 IIRC and opened at a similar time (certainly same year) to the A435 Evesham Eastern Bypass (Now A46).


Stratford Bypass June 1987
Evesham Bypass July 1987
You're correct 1987 - terrible mistake seeing as I was working on it at the time


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1984 A40 Northleach bypass.
1980 A418 Thame bypass.

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1984 - A6116 Bypasses (Stanion, Brigstock, Lowick and Islip)

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1982 - A47 Uppingham Bypass

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A303 Bullington Cross - Popham Beacon Improvement 1983
A303 Ilminster Second Bypass July 1988
A303 Thruxton - Amesbury improvement 1988
A303 Weyhill Bypass 1985-6
A303 Dualling of Thruxton Bypass 1985-6 (the bypass was built by act of parliament of 1761)
A3088 Montacute etc. bypass 1984


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DavidBrown wrote:
A361 North Devon Link Road:

Barnstaple - South Molton: Oct 1988
South Molton - Tiverton: Early 1989
Bideford Bypass: May 1982. Almost exactly 25 years before the Barnstaple Western Bypass opened.

Unsure about the Barnstaple-Bideford and Tiverton - M5 stretches. I think the latter was 1983, but I'll need to check on that.


Barnstaple to South Molton was most certainly not opened in October 1988! It was the last section to open, sometime in 1990, along with the A39 between Barnstaple and the Torridge Bridge.

I believe the road opened as follows. I know the sequence is correct but not entirely sure on dates.

A361 - M5 jnc 27 to Bolham Roundabout (A396 Tiverton). Opened sometime in 1983.

A39 - Bideford bypass including Torridge Bridge. Opened sometime in 1986/1987.

A361 - Bolham Roundabout (Tiverton) to Bish Mill (South Molton). Opened late (October?) 1988.

A361/A39 - Bish Mill to Torridge Bridge. Final section, opened early 1990.


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1981 - A283 Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding Bypass

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