|Location Map ( geo)|
|The slip roads of the junction|
|Highways England • Transport for London|
|Fork + Half Roundabout Interchange|
|M1, A1, A41|
Fiveways Interchange is where the Barnet bypass and Watford bypass met at the southern end of their shared section through Mill Hill. These bypasses have carried several different road numbers, but since the 1950s have been A1 and A41 respectively. The M1 has its junction 2 here.
The M1 had a temporary terminus just north of here from 1967, forming a fork on Watford Way just north of the roundabout (which itself only appears circa 1962). The final junction opened in stages finishing in 1977, with all sorts of different access arrangements for northbound traffic, using the flyover that still exists, and the temporary terminus' access to the northbound M1 (a simple gap-in-fence roadway)
The southbound temporary route used the disused rail alignment passing under Watford Way alongside Bunns Lane. The disused sliproad was occasionally used post-77 as a temporary exit when the M1 south of here to Staples Corner was closed medium-term, providing access to the A41 that the finished junction layout that fully opened in 1977 doesn't. This sliproad was recently (2010s) fenced off, but before, if you knew where it was, you could walk along it and end up right next to the M1 southbound carriageway (with a crash barrier between you and the motorway).
|The NORTH, Watford, (M25 West)|
|C. London (West End), Brent Cross, (N Circular), (A406 West)||accessed to/from M1 only|
|The NORTH, Hatfield, Mill Hill, (M25 East), Aylesbury (A41)||no access to/from M1|
|C. London (The City), Holloway, Finchley, (N Circular Rd), (A406 East)|
|C. London (West End), (N Circular), (A406 West), Wembley, Brent Cross, Hendon||no access to/from M1|
|Mill Hill Village (not signposted)||Page Street. Exit left-turn only but can then manoeuvre around the mini-gyratory|
|local facilities including The Laboratory gymnasium||Hall Lane. Entry only from A1. Remainder two-way with entry also from A41.|
|The NORTH, Hatfield (A1), Mill Hill, (M25 East), Aylesbury||now A1|
|Aylesbury, Watford||Watford Bypass (1935 - 1950s)|
|West End, Hendon||Watford Bypass (1935 - 1950s)|
|The City, Finchley||Barnet Bypass (1935 - 1950s)|
|Aylesbury, Watford||Watford Bypass (1920s - 1935)|
|West End, Hendon||Watford Bypass (1920s - 1935)|
|The City, Finchley||Barnet Bypass (1920s - 1935)|
- The M1 Motorway (Junction 2) (50 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit) Regulations 2020 - These Regulations introduce a 50 miles per hour speed limit to lengths of the roads at junction 2 of the M1 motorway which connect with the A1.