M48

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M48
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From: Tockington (ST598861)
To: Llanfihangel Rogiet (ST444879)
Length: 13 miles (20.9 km)
Meets:  M4, A403, A466
Former Number(s): M4
Highway Authorities

Highways England • South Wales Trunk Road Agent

Traditional Counties

Gloucestershire • Monmouthshire

Route outline (key)
M48 Tockington — Llanfihangel Rogiet
Junction List
Junc Westbound Eastbound
M4 J21 Start of Road M4
1 A403 A403
Toll Westbound Only
2 A466 A466
M4 J23 M4 Start of Road
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database and Pathetic Motorways

The M48 is a motorway which crosses the Severn and Wye Bridges between England and Wales, near Chepstow. It opened as a part of the M4, but was renumbered upon opening of the Second Severn Crossing in 1996.

Junctions

Chepstow Interchange

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Main Article: Chepstow Interchange

The Chepstow Interchange is a roundabout junction between the M48 and A466, and is the most easterly motorway junction in Wales.

Services

Severn View services

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Main Article: Severn View services

Severn View is a small quiet MSA just to the east of the Severn Bridge. It is accessed via junction 1, and despite its name there is no view of the Severn from the services, since moving from the original building. It was originally known as Aust Services.

Bridges

Severn Bridge

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Main Article: Severn Bridge

The Severn Bridge opened in 1966, and replaced the Aust Ferry crossing between Aust and Beachley, and in common with the remainder of the M48 was originally part of the M4. As well as the motorway, there is a footway and cycleway along the bridge.

Wye Bridge

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Main Article: Wye Bridge

The Wye Bridge opened along with its neighbour in 1966, and is a cable-stayed girder bridge which carries the M48 motorway over the River Wye between Chepstow and Beachley as part of the Severn Crossing. The River Wye forms the modern boundary between England and Wales, and therefore it is this bridge rather than the Severn Bridge that marks the border.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M48 Timeline

Links

CBRD

Roads UK

Pathetic Motorways



M48
JunctionsAust Interchange • Awkley Interchange • Newhouse • Rogiet Interchange
ServicesSevern View services
CrossingsSevern Bridge • Wye Bridge
RoadsEuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN4
PlacesChepstow • Newport
Related Pictures
View gallery (141)
Landing for the former Severn Ferry - Geograph - 1694887.jpgM48 eastbound - Coppermine - 18822.jpgOld M4 - Coppermine - 9781.jpgSevern Bridge Construction - Coppermine - 15466.jpgWye Bridge.jpg
Other nearby roads
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