A1/London - Peterborough

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Route in Detail

A1 Aldersgate Street
Main Article: A1 Central London - South Mimms

From the heart of the capital, the central London part of the A1 has remained unchanged since the creation of the classified road system in 1922. One key change being the diversion of the original A1 from what is now the A1000 to Multiplex along the A406 and follow a new route through Barnet,

A1(M) North, from St Albans Road, South Mimms
Main Article: A1(M) South Mimms - Baldock

Jct 1 to 10 - Opened in stages as motorway between 1962 and 1986, the first real taste of the open road heading north forms bypasses for Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Letchworth and Baldock.

A1 Great North Road
Main Article: A1 Baldock - Alconbury

Jct 10 to 14 - Relatively unimproved stretch of the A1, awaiting a significant change with the future upgrade to the A14 nearby.

Alconbury North Interchange
Main Article: A1(M) Alconbury - Peterborough

Jct 14 to 17 - Known for being perhaps the only really over engineered motorway in the country, the DBFO project between the A14 and Peterborough formed part of a bigger vision for upgrading the A1 to a full motorway, that stalled on completion of this section in 1998



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SectionsA1(M)/Alconbury - Peterborough • A1(M)/Blyth - Adwick le Street • A1(M)/Darrington - Birtley • A1(M)/South Mimms - Baldock • A1/Adwick le Street - Darrington • A1/Baldock - Alconbury • A1/Birtley - Morpeth • A1/Central London - South Mimms • A1/Dunbar - Musselburgh • A1/Morpeth - Dunbar • A1/Musselburgh - Central Edinburgh • A1/Peterborough - Blyth • A1/via Tyne Tunnel
ProjectsA1(M) Bramham to Wetherby • A1(M) Dishforth to Barton • A1/Newcastle Western Bypass
JunctionsAlconbury South Interchange • Angel • Blue House Roundabout • Boot and Shoe Roundabout • Busby Stoop Roundabout • Catterick North Interchange • Catterick South Interchange • Eighton Lodge Interchange • Ferrybridge • Follingsby Interchange • Gainsborough Corner • Howdon Interchange • Lindisfarne Interchange • Neville's Cross • Racecourse Roundabout (Doncaster) • Scotch Corner • St Marys Roundabout (Doncaster) • St Pauls Gyratory
ServicesBaldock services • Barnsdale Bar services • Barton Park truckstop • Barton services • Blyth services • Brampton Hut services • Colsterworth services • Durham services • Ferrybridge services • Grantham North services • Kirby Hill services • Markham Moor services • Newark services • Peterborough services • Scotch Corner services • Seaton Burn services • South Mimms services • Sprotbrough services • Wansford services • Washington services • Wetherby services
CrossingsA1 Blaydon Bridge • A1 Bridge (East Linton) • Alnwick Viaduct • Berwick Bypass Bridge • Blaydon Bridge • Coquet Viaduct • Dunglass Bridge • Royal Tweed Bridge • Stainby Road Bridge • Stamford Bypass • Swing Bridge (Tyne) • Tempsford Bridge • Wansford Bypass Bridge • Wentbridge Viaduct • Winthorpe Bridge • Wrestlers bridge
RoadsA1 • A1(M)/Newcastle Central Motorway East • E104 (Teesside - Penrith) • E15 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • Ermine Street • Holyhead Road • Peddars Way • T21 (Britain) • T24 (Britain) • T25 (Britain)
PlacesAlnwick • Barnet • Berwick-upon-Tweed • Boroughbridge • Central London • Edinburgh • Gateshead • Grantham • Haddington • Huntingdon • Morpeth • Newark-on-Trent • Newcastle upon Tyne • Peterborough • Pontefract • Potters Bar • Stamford • Stevenage • The City
MiscellaneousA1/1924 Renumbering • A1/Early Improvements • A1/Named Junctions • A1/Roaders Digest Entry
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