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Re: Largest settlement withou…
by ChrisH View the latest post
Sat Jun 19, 2021 15:51
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Originally conceived as the London to Yorkshire Motorway, the M1 was the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom. It was, however, not the first motorway as the M6 Preston Bypass holds that honour. The initial section between what are now junctions 5 and 18, together with the M45 and the then M10, opened in November 1959 and remains the longest stretch of any motorway (or probably any road) to have opened on one day.
The route of the M1 has evolved over the
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