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Network changes - 2020s

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 2020 - 2029. Includes road openings and renumberings.

Road Openings



Year Number on opening Location County Notes
2020 A15 Lincoln Lincolnshire The A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass opens to traffic in December 2020. Single carriageway route parts with overtaking lanes (S2+1), almost whole route suitable for online dualling in the future. The B1533 was created as a link between the bypass and the cities B road network. Old A15 become the A607 & A1434
2020 A272 Billinghurst Spine Road Sussex Hilland road. The 0.7 mile north-eastern bypass from A29 Hilland Roundabout to Coneyhurst Road was opened on 14 December 2020. It had been built by a consortium of housing developer firms.
2020 A327 Arborfield Bypass Berkshire Observer Way opened on 16 November 2020. 1.4 miles between Reading Road and Eversley Road. It included a green bridge and a memorial to the Arborfield Royal Observer Corps who manned a nearby observation post.
2020 A49 Wigan : Westwood Way Lancashire The 1.5 mile dual carriageway from Warrington Road to the Poolstock / Chapel Lane junction was opened on 26 June 2020 by David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Borough Council. Contractor was Jones Bros. Civil Engineering UK, cost £20 million. It was the first section of a projected route linking the M6 / M58 to M61.
2020 A6196 Glasshoughton Southern Link Road Yorkshire The 1 mile westwards extension of Whistler Drive from the Whistler Drive Industrial units to A6539 Cutsyke Road North was opened on 30 June 2020. 7.3m single carriageway. Contractor was Tarmac, cost £7.3 million.
2020 A9 Berriedale Caithness Realignment of Berriedale Brae Hairpin with new road alignment. Built by RJ McLeod
2020 - Castle Donington Relief Road Leicestershire The 1.5 mile single carriageway road to the west of the village opened on 14 February 2020. Contractor was Chasetown Civil Engineering. Funded by a consortium of developers.
2020 A451 Kidderminster Worcestershire New Churchfields link road opened 18 August 2020 providing northbound access from A456 Ringway through to Blackwell Street. Blackwell Street now becomes one-way southbound. Funded by various local enterprise partnerships and housing infrastructure fund.
2021 A120 Little Hadham Bypass Hertfordshire The 2.4 mile road from Tilekiln Roundabout to Hadham Park Roundabout was opened to traffic on 22 December 2021. The official opening was on 11 December 2021 by Richard Roberts, Hertfordshire County Council leader, and Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire. Contractor was GRAHAM, cost £40 million.
2021 A1231 Sunderland : Northern Spire Bridge Link Durham The 1.5 mile dual carriageway from Woodbine Terrace to Deptford Terrace (for Trimdon Street to the City) opened on 3 November 2021. 1 mile was offline. Contractor was Esh Construction, cost £42.5 million. It was phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor to connect the City Centre and Port to A19.
2021 A1307 Huntingdon : Views Common Link Road Huntingdonshire The 0.4 mile link from Views Common Roundabout to Hinchingbrooke Park Road opened on 3 September 2021 and allowed traffic from Spittals Interchange to access the town centre via Brampton Road. Archaeological work unearthed the earliest evidence of beer brewing in Britain, dating back to 400 BC.
2021 A2690 Hastings Queensway Sussex B2092 north of A2690 Combe Valley Way to The Ridge West become part of the A2690
2021 A361 Chipping Warden Bypass Northamptonshire The 0.6 mile road was opened on 18 June 2021 by Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire. Designed and built by High Speed Two Ltd.. A361 was an approved route for construction traffic. Northamptonshire County Council made a contribution of £2 million. Contractor was originally Dawnus who went into administration shortly after commencement of work. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. completed the scheme.
2021 A3259 Monkton Heathfield Western Relief Road Somerset Opened on 26 July 2021. Yallands Hill to Sellicks Road. Built by developer Persimmon, cost £3 million.
2021 A536 Congleton Link Road Cheshire Wolstenholme Elmy Way. The 3.5 mile northern bypass of the town from Sandbach Road to Macclesfield Road opened to traffic on 19 April 2021 (walkers and cyclists on 16 April 2021). Contractor was Graham Construction, cost £90 million.
2021 A82 Inverness Inverness-shire Opening of Inverness West Link Phase 2. New swing bridge. Opened 1st July 2021.
2021 A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Perthshire Dualling. Opened 30th August 2021.
2021 - Winnersh Relief Road Berkshire Longdon Road extension completed the relief road and was opened on 10 May 2021 by Malcolm Richards, Wokingham Borough Mayor. Contractor was Balfour Beatty.
2021 - Middle Deal Link Road Kent Albert Road to South Wall Road, Deal. Reported as opened by a 19 October 2021 Kentonline article. Opened by Natalie Elphicke, MP for Deal and Dover. Cost £2.5 million. Funded by Quinn Estates with contributions from the Local Growth Fund and South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).
2021 - Stafford Western Access Route Staffordshire Linking A518 Newport Road to A34 Foregate Street at Madford Retail Park. The final part of the scheme, the viaduct over River Sow, connecting Doxey Road to A34 was reported as completed by the Express and Star on 19 November 2021. Unicorn Way had opened earlier in the year. The Doxey Road bridge and re-alignment had opened by 2 July 2021. The existing Martin Drive and Kingsway was used for the A518 link.
2022 A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass Caernarfonshire The 6 mile road from Goat roundabout to Plas Menai roundabout opened on 19 February 2022. The original opening, planned for the day before, was cancelled due to Storm Eunice. Measures to minimise the environmental impact of the scheme included 170,000 plants, providing around 14 hectares of new native species, woodlands and scrub, as well as over 12.5 miles of new hedgerows. Contractor was a Balfour Beatty / Jones Bros joint venture, cost £139 million.
2022 A6211 Gedling Access Road Nottinghamshire Colliery Way was opened on 21 March 2022 to pedestrians and cyclists by Mike Quigley, County Council Chairman. It opened to all traffic on 22 March 2022. 2.4 miles from B684 Mapperley Plains to A612 Trent Valley Road, Burton Joyce. Contractor was Balfour Beatty, cost £49 million.
2022 A77 Maybole Bypass Ayrshire The 3 mile road was opened on 31 January 2022 by Jenny Gilruth, Transport Minister. Contractor was Wills Bros. Civil Engineering, cost £29 million.
Network changes - 2020s
Historical Information
1922 Road Lists Class IZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1922 Road Lists Class IIZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1935 Road numbering revisionZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9
Republic of Ireland1977 Road Lists
Mass renumbering schemes1922 Draft Road Lists • 1924 A1 Renumbering • 1920s South Buckinghamshire Renumbering • 1933 A30 Renumbering • 1933 Scotland Renumbering Proposals • 1934 A82 Renumbering • Tyneside Renumberings • Motorway linked Renumberings • Republic of Ireland T and L roads
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