East Coast Motorway

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East Coast Motorway
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From: M11 junction 9 (TL496427)
To: Thirsk / Sunderland (NZ398502)
Via: Newmarket, Littleport, Long Sutton, Wragby, Market Rasen, Humber Bridge, York
Length: 227 miles (365.3 km)
Met:  M11, A14, A47, A17, A16, M180, A63, A64, A19
Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire • Durham • Lincolnshire • Norfolk • Suffolk • Yorkshire

Route outline (key)
East Coast Motorway M11 J9 — Sunderland
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
M11 J9 Start of Motorway M11
M11 J9a A1301, B184 A1301, B184
A505, A1307 A505, A1307
A1304 A1304
No Exit A14
A14 No Exit
A142, A1123 A142, A1123
A1101, (A10) A1101, (A10)
A1122 A1122
A47 A47
A17, A1101 A17, A1101
A17, A151 A17, A151
A16 A16
A1121 A1121
A153, A155 A153, A155
A157, A158 A157, A158
A46, A631 A46, A631
M180 J5 M180, A180, (A18) M180, A180, (A18)
A1077 A1077
Toll Humber Bridge
- A63, A1105 A63, A1105
(B1230) (B1230)
A614 A614
A1079 A1079
A64 A64
A19 A19
? ?
- A168, A170 A168, A170
- A172, A684 A172, A684
A19 A19
(A67) (A67)
A66 A66
A19 A19
? ?

The East Coast Motorway was a completely unofficial proposal from the early 90s to try and gain marginal constituencies for an upcoming election to vote for the proposers and also a way of trying to make some use of the Humber Bridge.

Using the A11 between M11 junction 9a and the A14 Newmarket bypass, sharing pavement with that road for about a mile and a half, the plan was to strike north to Soham, Littleport (passing Ely some way to the east) and pass SW of Downham Market, NE of Wisbech to Long Sutton and Holbeach. From Holbeach it would head to the west of Boston and Horncastle, passing near to the A153/A155 junction and A157/A158 junction, before reaching Market Rasen. From there it would head to M180 junction 5, and then take the A15 route across the Humber Bridge. On the north side of the Humber, it would pass between Beverley and Market Weighton, running south of the A1079 before heading north, east of York and meeting the A64 near to the Hopgrove Roundabout. From there it would head north along the A19 corridor, before taking it over at Thirsk and continuing up it (other than a bypass of the Teesside section) before ending at Sunderland.

The route was never more than a line on a map, doing some join the dots between existing roads. Much of the route passes away from large places (especially between Boston and the Humber Bridge) and would have been unlikely to gain much traffic. Junction locations were only planned as far up as Hartlepool.



East Coast Motorway
JunctionsBarnetby Top • Barton on Humber Junction • Fourwentways • Hopgrove Roundabout • M11 J9 • Nine Mile Hill • Stump Cross Interchange
Other nearby roads
NewmarketA11 • A1303 • A1304 • A14 • A142 • A45 • B1061 • B1063 • B1103 • B1506 • C224 (Cambridgeshire) • C229 (Cambridgeshire) • C230 (Cambridgeshire) • E112 (Old System) • E24 • E28 (Birmingham - Ipswich) • Icknield Way • NCN51 • T2 (Britain) • T45 (Britain)
BostonA1121 • A1137 • A1138 • A154 (Lincolnshire) • A16 • A52 • B1182 (Boston) • B1183 • B1360 (Boston) • B1371 • B1391 • B1393 (Boston) • B1397 • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1 • T23 (Britain)
Humber BridgeA1077 • A1105 • A1177 • A15 • A164 • A63 • E20 • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1
YorkA1036 • A1079 • A1176 • A1237 • A166 • A19 • A59 • A64 • A66 • B1222 • B1224 • B1225 (York) • B1226 (York) • B1227 • B1228 • B1363 • Dere Street • Ermine Street • T68 (Britain) • T69 (Britain) • T70 (Britain)
TeessideA1042 (Teesside) • A1044 • A1045 • A1185 • A171 • A172 • A173 • A174 • A176 (Stockton on Tees - Middlesbrough) • A177 • A180 (Durham Coast Road) • A19 • A66 • A67 • B1264 • B1265 • B1269 • B1273 (Darlington - Egglescliffe) • E104 (Teesside - Penrith) • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1 • T24 (Britain) • T68 (Britain)
Motorways in Great Britain
Current MotorwaysM1 • M2 • M3 • M4 • M5 • M6 • M6 Toll • M8 • M9 • M11 • M18 • M20 • M23 • M25 • M26 • M27 • M32 • M40 • M42 • M45 • M48 • M49 • M50 • M53 • M54 • M55 • M56 • M57 • M58 • M60 • M61 • M62 • M65 • M66 • M67 • M69 • M73 • M74 • M77 • M80 • M90 • M180 • M181 • M271 • M275 • M602 • M606 • M621 • M876 • M898
A1(M) • A3(M) • A8(M) • A14(M) • A38(M) • A48(M) • A57(M) • A58(M) • A64(M) • A66(M) • A74(M) • A92(M) • A167(M) • A168(M) • A194(M) • A195(M) • A308(M) • A329(M) • A404(M) • A601(M) • A627(M) • A635(M) • A666(M) • A823(M) • A1058(M)
Motorway Spurs • (M4 Heathrow Spur • M25 T5 Spur • Walton Summit M'way)
Former MotorwaysM10 • M15 • M16 • M30 • M41 • M52 • M62 • M63 • M64 • M65 • M68 • M85 • M110 • M111 • M270 • M274 • M531 • M600
A2(M) • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) • A11(M) • A18(M) • A20(M) • A21(M) • A23(M) • A36(M) • A40(M) (Central London) • A40(M) (Buckinghamshire) • A41(M) • A46(M) • A48(M) (Morriston) • A48(M) (Port Talbot) • A65(M) • A102(M) (North) • A102(M) (South) • A423(M) • A446(M) • A604(M) • A638(M) • A696(M) • A1231(M) • A6127(M) • A6138(M) • A6144(M)
Unbuilt MotorwaysM4 Toll • M12 (Woodford - Brentford) • M12 (Woodford - Maplin) • M12 (Brentwood - -Chelmsford) • M13 • M17 • M19 • M31 • M58 • M59 • M60 • M62 RR • M64 • M81 • M82 • M83 • M100 • M272 • M601 • M650
A2(M) • A6(M) (West) • A6(M) (East) • A14(M) • A48(M) • A59(M) • A61(M) • A556(M) • A695(M)
A Ring • Bilston Link • Belmont Link • B-W M'way • CME Bypass • CMW • Central Spine • Chippenham Spur • Coventry N-S M'way • Cublington Airport M'way • Denham Spur • Derby Urban M'way • Droitwich-Leicester M'way • East Coast M'way • EXR • East Kilbride M'way • E-W Underground M'way • Eastern M'way • Euroroute • Friars Goose Xing • Furness Link • Glasgow IRR • GM Western Relief Road • Hamilton-Cumbernauld M'way • Hook Road • Johnstone M'way • Kendal Link • Liverpool Inner M'way • LOX M'way • Malvern Radial • Manchester IRR • Morecambe Link • NE Urban M'way • NXR • N&W M'way • Paisley-Hamilton M'way • POLO • Princess P'way M'way • Reading Urban M'way • Ringway 2 • Sheffield Spur • S Bristol Spur • SCRPDR • SXR • Stirling Corner Link • Strensham-Solihill M'way • Strensham-Solihill M'way • TGAAR • Townhill Link • Trafford Park M'way • Warndon Radial • Watford Urban M'Way • Western Orbital • Weston Spur