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M40

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M40
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From:  Denham, Buckinghamshire (TQ043859)
To:  Umberslade, Warwickshire (SP131725)
Via:  Oxford, Banbury
Distance:  89 miles (143.2 km)
Meets:  M25, M42, A34, A40, A43, A46
Former Number(s):  A40(M)
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National Highways

Traditional Counties

Buckinghamshire • Northamptonshire • Oxfordshire • Warwickshire

Route outline (key)
M40 Denham — Umberslade
M40 Umberslade - Catshill
M40 Lydiate Ash Link
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
1 Start of Motorway A40
1A M25 M25
Services symbol.gif Hedgerley services
2 A355 A355
Services symbol.gif Beaconsfield services (at J2)
- A40 A40
3 A40 No Exit
Services symbol.gif Abbey Barnes services
4 A404 A404
Services symbol.gif Booker services
5 A40 A40
Services symbol.gif Stokenchurch services (at a replacement J5)
6 B4009 B4009
Services symbol.gif Lewknor services (at J6)
Services symbol.gif Tetsworth services
7 A329 No Exit
8 A40 No Exit
8A A40, A418 A40, A418
Services symbol.gif Oxford services (at J8A)
Bridge Wheatley Bridge
9 A34, A41 A34, A41
10 A43, B430 A43, B430
Services symbol.gif Cherwell Valley services (at J10)
Bridge Aynho Bridge
Bridge Jurassic Way Bridge
11 A422, A361 A422, A361
12 B4451 B4451
Services symbol.gif Gaydon services (at J12)
Services symbol.gif Warwick services
13 A452 No Exit
14 No Exit A452
Bridge Longbridge
15 A46, A429 A46, A429
Services symbol.gif Longbridge services (at J15)
16 No Exit A3400
M42 J3a M42 End of Motorway
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For detailed information about this topic, see Roads.org.uk Motorway Database


The M40 is the LondonBirmingham Motorway. The High Wycombe and Beaconsfield bypasses were originally allocated the number A40(M). For many years, it only ran as far as Oxford, bypassing the A40. However, the plan had long been to extend it to the Birmingham area, which happened in 1989-1991. Some proposals had it reach the M5 via what is now the M42.

The M40 cuts through the Chilterns at Beacon Hill. To minimise the visual impact, it was planned to only put the new northbound carriageway in the cutting (or possible tunnel) - the southbound side would have been an online upgrade of the A40.

Between the junctions with the A34 and the M42, the M40 forms part of the North-South E05 that runs from Scotland to Spain.

Major Junctions

Denham Interchange

M40 Motorway - Signs for junction 1a - Geograph - 1792765.jpg
Main Article: Denham Interchange

Denham Interchange is the location of a large free-flowing interchange between M40 and M25 in Buckinghamshire.


Handy Cross Interchange

Handy Cross remodelled - Coppermine - 13482.jpg
Main Article: Handy Cross Interchange

Handy Cross Interchange is a busy junction for High Wycombe and the trunk A404 linking to the M4. In 2006, it was upgraded with cut-through lanes and free-flow turns.


Wheatley Interchange

M40 Motorway, Heading West. Junction 8 Sign For Oxford Services - Geograph - 1281573.jpg
Main Article: Wheatley Interchange

Wheatley Interchange is the location of a major interchange between M40, A40 and A418 in Oxfordshire. It is where the extension to Birmingham had its southern end.


Wendlebury Interchange

M40 J9 sign.jpg
Main Article: Wendlebury Interchange

Wendlebury Interchange is the location of a major interchange between M40, A34 and A41 in Oxfordshire. It is where North-South traffic turns off, and is often congested.


Ardley Interchange

Queue on slip road at M40 J10 - Coppermine - 13535.jpg
Main Article: Ardley Interchange

Ardley Interchange is the location of a major interchange between M40 and A43 in Oxfordshire. It originally was a diamond interchange, but was reworked to its current, controversial, design as part of the A43 upgrade. The new layout of the junction causes long delays at peak hours, as there are many conflicting traffic movements on a single roundabout.


Longbridge Island

M40 westbound at junction 15, Sunday lunchtime - Geograph - 1521315.jpg
Main Article: Longbridge Island

Longbridge Island is the location of a major interchange between M40 and A46 in Warwickshire. It originated as a junction between A46 and A41, and an A46 bypass for the roundabout was constructed recently.


Umberslade Interchange

M42 Motorway Splits, Crazy Road Sign - "It Could Be You?" - Geograph - 1283020.jpg
Main Article: Umberslade Interchange

The Umberslade Interchange is a triangular junction between M42 and M40 towards London. Priority is given between M40 and M42 westbound, with traffic wishing to remain on the M42 having to turn off. This junction would also have been the northern terminus of the unbuilt Strensham - Solihull Motorway. The M40 may have formed the East-West mainline, with the M50 taking the North - South mainline.


Services

Beaconsfield services

Beaconsfield services - Geograph - 1363580.jpg

Main Article: Beaconsfield services

Beaconsfield services is a single-site MSA at M40 junction 2, and it is also signed on A355. The MSA, which opened in 2009, was the first to have a pub, which opened in 2014.


Oxford services

Welcome Break Services - Geograph - 1258368.jpg
Main Article: Oxford services

Oxford services is a single-site MSA at M40 junction 8A, and it is also signed on A40 and A418.


Cherwell Valley services

Cherwell Valley Services - Geograph - 839605.jpg
Main Article: Cherwell Valley services

Cherwell Valley services is a single-site MSA at M40 junction 10, and it is also signed on A43 and B430.


Warwick services

Warwick Motorway Services, M40 - Geograph - 495153.jpg
Main Article: Warwick services

Warwick Services was the first MSA constructed on M40. It opened in 1994.


Opening dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M40 Timeline

Traffic Data

From http://www.dft.gov.uk/traffic-counts/

Link 2002 AADF 2006 AADF 2010 AADF 2014 AADF
J1 78,944 73,862 81,318 79,282
J1-1A 94309 100443 88406 100475
J1A-2 111467 122900 108695 125942
J2-3 113690 119880 119378 121531
J3-4 97816 99554 111048 102332
J4-5 88954 91027 90781 92476
J5-6 88133 102765 101264 88356
J6-7 84670 94400 90588 94661
J7-8 91858 94204 96450 83690
J8-A40 21256 21749 21471 25454
J8-8A 54576 66174 61159 63564
J8A-9 63789 73457 57931 63228
J9-10 110711 105490 111540 100501
J10-11 96926 83299 79817 79508
J11-12 78372 78768 73501 81997
J12-13 81002 80170 79183 88464
J13-14 74208 75915 76370 78875
J14-15 94388 100956 96093 101097
J15-16 81700 81461 81497 87321
J16-M42 80295 86428 87654 92551
M40-M42N 48179 51857 52594 55531
M40-M42W 32116 34573 35061 37020


Links

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