Northern and Western Motorway
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|Northern and Western Motorway|
|To:||Salford / Bootle|
|Via:||Coventry • Wolverhampton • Newcastle-under-Lyme • Aylesbury|
The Northern and Western Motorway was a very early motorway plan, dating from 1923. It would have been grade-separated and tolled, though a 4-lane single-carriageway. Because there wouldn't be the Special Roads Act until 1949, it would legally be a light railway.
A core section was to run from the A45 to the east of Coventry, round the south of Birmingham and the west of the Black Country and Wolverhampton, heading north to Manchester and Salford, ending on the A57.
There was a southern section branching off at Coventry heading down to London, via a line heading parallel to, but some distance to the north of the A41, and then, bypassing Aylesbury and heading down the A413 corridor to end at the end of the planned Western Avenue, at the Denham Roundabout, giving a decent run into London.