Droitwich - Leicester Motorway
|Droitwich - Leicester Motorway|
|From:||north of Bromsgrove (SO963748)|
|Met:||M1, M5, M6|
The Droitwich - Leicester Motorway was an early (pre-war) motorway idea that hung around right into the motorway age (getting canned about 1962). It was to be one of two motorways crossing the Midlands between the London - Yorkshire Motorway and the Bristol - Birmingham - Preston motorway corridor (this SW-NE, the other SE-NW). It eventually morphed into both the M42 and M69 schemes. Most maps in which it features show it as meeting the Birmingham - Bristol motorway to the north of Bromsgrove, rather than at Droitwich. During suggestions for motorway numbering schemes it was numbered M4 and M46.