M45

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M45
M45 motorway at Dunchurch - Geograph - 1286639.jpg
M45 at Dunchurch
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From: Watford Gap (SP587698)
To: Thurlaston (SP465714)
Length: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Meets:  M1, A45
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Traditional Counties

Northamptonshire • Warwickshire

Route outline (key)
M45 Watford Gap — Thurlaston
Junction List
Junc Westbound Eastbound
M1 J17 M1 Start of road
- No Access A45
1 Start of road A45
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database and Pathetic Motorways

Built as a spur to the A45 towards Coventry and Birmingham when the original M1 was built in 1959. It is D2M and is extremely quiet. It is currently almost original, with the exception of the junction in the middle which acts as a bypass of the village of Dunchurch.

Junctions

Kilsby Interchange

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Main Article: Kilsby Interchange

The Kilsby Interchange is the junction linking the M45 to the M1. It is a south-facing fork, and the oldest motorway-motorway interchange in the United Kingdom.

History

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M45 Timeline
The M45 c. 1960. At this point, A45 traffic still had to go through Dunchurch.

The M45 was opened in its entirety in November 1959, on the same day as the initial section of the M1.

Since the motorway's opening, the only significant change has been a limited access junction to the east of Dunchurch with the A45, which allows the M45 to act as a Dunchurch bypass.

Links

CBRD

Roads UK

Pathetic Motorways



M45
JunctionsDunchurch Interchange • Kilsby Interchange • Thurlaston Interchange
RoadsE33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool)
PlacesRugby
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